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The Five Most Harmful Effects of Freezer Burn in Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Aug 6, 2019 2:15:00 PM

 

There's nothing worse than pulling out a cut of meat from the walk-in freezer during dinner prep, only to find that it's 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

4 Energy Saving Tips for Restaurants This Summer

Posted by RDT on Aug 5, 2019 2:30:07 PM

Rising temperatures may not be the only thing to worry about in the dead of summer. While the warm air outside may be welcome, it may result in increased energy bills that can really make you sweat. Those rising energy bills can lead directly to a reduction in profits.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, Energy Study, Eco-Smart

A Quick Look at Refrigeration in Warehouses and Industrial Buildings

Posted by RDT on Jul 25, 2019 8:11:42 AM

Warehouses, industrial buildings, and manufacturing facilities all require a significant level of cooling that requires larger scale refrigeration. Depending on the size, though, the requirements could be quite different.

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

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

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 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 Importance of Efficient Refrigeration in Stadiums and Arenas

Posted by RDT on Feb 1, 2019 4:04:19 PM

Grabbing something to eat at sports arenas and stadiums used to be a quick and, hopefully, not too messy affair. Fine dining was not part of the experience of watching a live baseball or hockey game. Times have changed, though. Sporting venues are becoming part of larger entertainment districts that offer attractions every day of the week.

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

Ways Restaurants Can Save Energy in Winter

Posted by RDT on Jan 11, 2019 4:15:28 PM

 

In terms of commercial refrigeration in restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice operations, we often think of the summer months as being the prime time for energy savings. It makes sense because it requires more effort (a.k.a. energy) to keep things cold in the dead of summer, but that doesn't mean summer is the only opportunity for reducing energy consumption.

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Topics: freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HVAC, Lighting

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