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Introducing Polarcraft: Value Refrigeration Backed by Quality Engineering

Posted by RDT on Dec 3, 2021 7:00:00 AM

When you're considering value refrigeration options, don't sacrifice quality. Polarcraft Refrigeration Products was formed to solve that challenge. With a complete line of medium and low temp AWEF-compliant systems available, and unmatched engineering behind the products, Polarcraft could be a perfect fit for your foodservice operation.

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Topics: Polarcraft

3 Refrigeration Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Winter

Posted by RDT on Nov 25, 2021 7:00:00 AM

As we head into the colder winter months, it's a great time to make sure your refrigeration systems are up-to-date. While that might seem counterintuitive, the coming change in seasons provides an opportunity to make sure you're following the recommended preventative maintenance checklist.

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RDT and the Commitment to Growth

Posted by RDT on Nov 17, 2021 6:00:00 AM

One of the advantages of being a family-owned and operated company is that it allows us to maintain close ties to our local community, and more importantly, continue to grow right here where we got started.

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Topics: RDT team

How to Your Upgrade School Refrigeration System on a Tight Budget

Posted by RDT on Nov 9, 2021 2:04:19 PM


While budgetary concerns are something most schools deal with on an annual basis, it's something that can be prepared and accounted for. Throw in a pandemic that lasts for multiple school years, and you can throw most of that preparation out the window. School budgets have never been tighter, and schools are looking to save on costs more than ever before.

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Topics: school

Five Food Waste Initiatives That Can Increase Profit Potential

Posted by RDT on Oct 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to food waste, there are many reasons why foodservice operations across North America look to reduce it. In fact, over the last few years, it's been one of the hottest initiatives in the industry.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

Why C-Stores Are Getting More Profitable

Posted by RDT on Sep 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM


With all the pandemic restrictions on gatherings and movements, everyone expected the downfall of business activities and the cutback on profits. Surprisingly for c-stores, this has not been the case. Data released by the NACS State of the Industry show that convenience retailers were unshaken during the pandemic period that affected global economies.

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Topics: convenience stores, convenience store foodservice

How Acidity Affects Your Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Sep 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM


When's the last time you checked the pH level of your pool? Easy question if you own one. Now when's the last time you checked the pH levels of your refrigerated items? Now that one could leave a few folks scratching their heads.

We've previously written about all the specialized refrigeration rooms and projects that we've helped operators come to life. We've also spoken about how some professions require a specific humidity inside their refrigeration system in order to keep their specific product viable. And while certain materials require specific refrigeration needs to maintain quality or freshness, did you know storing items can corrode your refrigeration system due to low pH?

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, storage

Why Ice Builds Up in Commercial Freezers (and how you can prevent it)

Posted by RDT on Sep 21, 2021 1:45:23 PM


Having ice build-up in commercial freezers not only looks unattractive, but it can also damage your refrigeration unit. Here are several reasons why ice builds up in commercial freezers and how to help prevent it from happening.

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Topics: freezer, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting

What Is The Ideal Temperature For Commercial Refrigerators?

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2021 2:05:23 PM


Are your commercial refrigerators holding food at the right temperature? If not, they could be putting your food in the 'Danger Zone' of potential foodborne pathogens! A commercial freezer that doesn't maintain the proper temperature can result in substandard quality and substantial food waste. Commercial refrigerators are no different and learning the ideal temperature for your commercial refrigerator is important for all foodservice operators to know.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, storage

The Keys to Storing Ice Cream

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Americans love their ice cream. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American eats more than 23 pounds per year. With the increasing availability of non dairy ice cream, the treat is now an option for even more people.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

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