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Maintaining Proper Temperature and Humidity Levels with the Controlled Environment

Posted by RDT on Mar 3, 2023 12:06:04 PM

Environmental control is critical for ensuring the quality of your commercial products. While controlling the environment means controlling the temperature, it means controlling the humidity level as well. There are a variety of commercial products that require controlled environments, which means it is critical to think about not only temperature control but also humidity control.

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Topics: Eco-Smart, humidity, humidity room, storage

The Top Three School Foodservice Refrigeration Challenges

Posted by RDT on Feb 20, 2023 1:45:00 PM


How can we get more students to eat healthier lunches at a lower cost? That's the goal of any school nutrition director, and it's the main challenge every school nutrition director faces when school resumes every fall.

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Topics: food safety, Walk-Ins, HACCP, school, Regulations, redundancy, food storage

2022 Wrapped: Popular Commercial Refrigeration Content

Posted by RDT on Jan 10, 2023 9:47:50 AM

Last year saw a lot of advances in foodservice, as well as many challenges. As we tie the final bow on 2022, here's the RDT content that was the most popular. You voted with your views and here are the results.

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Topics: trends, RDT team

The Future of Refrigeration Systems Relies on Innovation

Posted by RDT on Dec 27, 2022 7:15:00 AM

In the past, some refrigeration systems were not environmentally friendly. Through years of innovations and efforts, this is changing. Now, commercial refrigeration can be more sustainable and better for the environment.

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Topics: Eco-Cool, trends

How Upgrading Your Refrigeration Technology Lowers Your Total Cost of Ownership

Posted by RDT on Dec 21, 2022 7:30:00 AM


Upgrading commercial refrigeration technology can help restaurants save money even when that equipment comes with an investment. It only takes one failure for a restaurant or foodservice operation to lose a walk-in full of ingredients, or on the other side, a system could drain energy every day. Neither is ideal in the books.

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Topics: remote refrigeration, Eco-Smart, remote monitoring

The Facts On Chewable Nugget Ice And Its Profitability

Posted by RDT on Dec 20, 2022 1:21:45 PM

One of the newest food crazes is chewable ice. Also known in the industry as nugget ice, this trend has plenty of people talking . . . and chewing! And that's great for foodservice businesses that can use chewable ice to make customers happy and help increase profits. 

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Topics: commercial freezer, chill team

Get Your Restaurant Refrigeration Ready For The Holidays

Posted by RDT on Nov 3, 2022 2:42:53 PM

As the holiday season approaches, more people are preparing to host friends and family for big meals. While holiday gatherings have been on hold for the past couple of years, consumers are ready to get back in action. 

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Topics: Eco-Cool, Eco-Smart

How Restaurants Can Stop Wasting Food And Energy

Posted by RDT on Sep 28, 2022 9:07:17 PM

Compared to other commercial spaces that are similar in size, quick service restaurants (QSRs) on average consume more energy per square foot than different types of commercial businesses. One main reason is the need to store foods and ingredients in walk-in coolers and freezers, a need that requires a significant amount of electricity. When refrigeration fails, it can be costly in different ways. Freezer burn, for example, can lead to food waste, leading to lost revenue.

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Topics: Chain Restaurants

The Effect Of Cold Storage And Moisture On Food Storage

Posted by RDT on Aug 17, 2022 10:24:36 AM

Food quality is highly dependent on proper storage climates. Temperature and moisture levels must remain within an ideal range for food to stay fresh, delicious, and safe to eat. Overly-warm and moist conditions encourage the growth of microorganisms in food. And when an item becomes contaminated, it can also quickly spread to the food stored around it. On the other side of the coin, some foods can be destroyed by being kept in conditions that are too cold. The proper temperature and moisture levels are crucial to food storage.

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Topics: food storage

How Does It Work? The Refrigeration Cycle

Posted by RDT on Jul 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Knowing how refrigeration works is crucial to finding the right solutions for your foodservice operation, and fortunately, the basics are easy to understand and quite interesting to learn. 

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Topics: refrigeration

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