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Turn Your Walk-In Into a Blast Chiller or Shock Freezer

Posted by RDT on May 13, 2019 5:15:00 PM

To cook great food, chefs use two elements: heat and time. To get the best results, quite often heat is used in moderate quantity and at a slow pace. In the oven and on the stove, slowness can be a virtue. This isn't always the case, though.

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Topics: Danger Zone, Walk-Ins, Blast Chillers, Shock Freezers

What C-Store Energy Managers Should Know About Eco-Cool

Posted by RDT on Apr 30, 2019 10:16:52 PM

Saving money. This is one of the most important tasks any convenience store energy manager can achieve. After all, if you're saving energy, you're saving money.

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Topics: energy efficiency, c-stores

A Quick Look at Commercial Refrigeration and Changing Environmental Regulations

Posted by RDT on Apr 26, 2019 5:09:04 PM

 

The Department of Energy and other organizations have new sets of standards for walk-in coolers and freezers. These changing energy regulations are impacting commercial refrigeration choices across the foodservice industry, so we'd like to take a few minutes to walk you through what they are and how they will impact your operation.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, SNAP

Is This the Next Generation of Farming and Foodservice?

Posted by RDT on Apr 18, 2019 3:58:40 PM

We all know about farm-to-table, the idea of going out in our local communities and sourcing ingredients as close-to-home as possible. In fact, in last year's What's Hot Trends Report, the National Restaurant Association listed hyper-local sourcing as their top trend of 2018.

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Topics: Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy, dry aging

Four Preventative Maintenance Ideas for Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Mar 25, 2019 11:27:57 AM

 

Imagine your operation going into shutdown mode during the dead heat of summer. Perhaps it's the Fourth of July holiday when your restaurant sees a massive surge in business and your kitchen staff is in the weeds. Then, your refrigeration goes down.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, redundancy, service technician, maintenance

What You Need to Know About Aging Beef: The Basics

Posted by RDT on Mar 13, 2019 10:35:59 PM

 

A few months back, we provided a more detailed look at the benefits and processes to dry aging steak. While those tips were certainly important, especially in today's steakhouse world where dry aging is all the rage, we thought we should take a step back to go through the basics of not just dry aging, but aging beef in general.

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Topics: HACCP, humidity, dry aging

What is Heat Reclaim and How Can It Save You Money

Posted by RDT on Mar 5, 2019 2:37:13 PM

When it comes to finding energy savings in a foodservice operation, a number of opportunities present themselves. From lighting and ventilation to HVAC and food preparation, restaurant utility costs can be a source of frustration for operators, while at the same time, a source of savings.

A refrigeration system that uses heat reclaim is one way for operators to cut costs using the heat they already have.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, heat reclaim

How Copper Piping Can Impact Your Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2019 3:17:14 PM

Copper is a plumber’s best friend and an invaluable material in piping systems for commercial refrigeration.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, piping

Green Restaurant Trends to Look for in 2019

Posted by RDT on Feb 21, 2019 11:27:14 PM

 

The Green Restaurant Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to creating green, sustainable practices in the restaurant industry. In addition to detailing ways operators can green their restaurants, the Green Restaurant Association also provides a breadth of knowledge on sustainable foodservice practices.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Refrigeration Systems

Posted by RDT on Feb 5, 2019 12:52:34 PM

 

When it's time to upgrade your commercial refrigeration, there's an enormous opportunity to save money no matter what type of foodservice operation you run. 

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Topics: healthcare, energy efficiency, hospitals, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

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