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How to Eliminate Frost in Your Walk-In with Eco-Smart

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2017 5:08:51 PM

 

Many people look at frost in a walk-in as a good thing. It means it’s properly cooling, right? Wrong. Frost in a walk-in can have detrimental effects on your commercial kitchen. 

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

Why Frost In Your Walk-In Freezer Is Bad

Posted by RDT on Jun 12, 2017 5:09:34 PM

 

One way of thinking is to see the frost in your commercial walk-in freezer as a good thing. It's cold. It's icy. Therefore, it must be holding ingredients at the right temperature. In reality, though, frost in your walk-in freezer is bad.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

What Is On-Demand Defrost for Commercial Kitchens?

Posted by RDT on Apr 24, 2017 4:58:54 PM

 

Here at RDT, on-demand defrost is made possible through our Eco-Smart solution, but not everyone is familiar with on-demand defrost for commercial kitchens. So let's take a closer look at what that means and why it can impact the bottom line for restaurants and foodservice operations.

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Topics: freezer, remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, Eco-Smart

HACCP 101: A Brief Look at Health Codes and Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2017 2:45:19 PM

In terms of foodservice, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program put in place by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is wide reaching. From fisheries to farms and eventually to tables, there are rules and regulations in place to help ensure consumer safety. But what are these rules? How can you increase compliance? And how does HACCP relate to commercial refrigeration?

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Topics: bacteria, food safety, freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, USDA, sanitation, hospitals, NASA, US Army, Pillsbury, FDA, HACCP

Why Commercial Refrigeration Is Important to These Foodservice Applications

Posted by RDT on Feb 13, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Commercial refrigeration systems are vital to foodservice operations. They preserve ingredients at ideal storage conditions, keep food and beverages cold at proper consumption temperatures, and they help move foods through the Danger Zone as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure safe food consumption and storage.

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Topics: freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, Walk-Ins, Merchandisers, Deli Case, Drop-In Well, Grab-N-Go, Blast Chillers, Reach-Ins

The Five Most Harmful Effects of Freezer Burn in Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Jan 6, 2017 12:56:44 PM

 

There's nothing worse than pulling out a cut of meat from the walk-in freezer during dinner prep, only to find it covered in freezer burn spots. But what does freezer burn actually mean, and what are the five most harmful effects of freezer burn in a restaurant or commercial kitchen?

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Topics: freezer, freezer burn, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration