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A Quick Look at Retrofitting a Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Apr 13, 2021 11:14:06 AM

 

Because commercial refrigeration is one of the biggest drains on energy consumption in foodservice, it goes without saying commercial refrigeration can also become an operation's biggest savings opportunity. But how, and what about new properties versus existing ones?

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Topics: remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, school, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting, Chain Restaurants

3 Ways to Spot Freezer Burn

Posted by RDT on Feb 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Freezer burn can be one of the biggest contributors to food waste and dissatisfied customers. From poor flavors to decreased profits, there are many harmful effects of freezer burn that can negatively impact restaurants and other types of foodservice operations.

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

Using Food Waste To Develop Creative New Dishes

Posted by RDT on Jan 15, 2021 11:36:00 AM

Many define food waste as throwing out food that is inedible or spoiled. But the term food waste also includes edible food that is leftover from food prep or cooking. With 30-40% of food in the U.S. thrown out every year, chefs are developing new ways to use food waste that is still safe to consume. There are many ways to transform leftover food into creative dishes and new menu ideas, helping with commercial kitchens' budgets. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

4 Blast Chilling Facts to Consider

Posted by RDT on Dec 2, 2020 9:46:48 AM

At its core, blast chilling is the safest and most efficient way to move foods through the Danger Zone into ideal storage conditions. Whether you're doing this with an under-the-counter reach-in option or turning your walk-in into a blast chiller, the benefits of using blast chillers are numerous.

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Topics: bacteria, food safety, food waste, Danger Zone, Blast Chillers

The Beginner's Guide to Digital Scroll Compressors

Posted by RDT on Jul 21, 2020 11:45:00 AM

 

What do foodservice operations like restaurants, schools, or hospital cafeterias have in common? The need for commercial refrigeration that is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. One way all these refrigeration challenges can be answered starts with a small but powerful piece of equipment – a digital scroll compressor.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

The Cold Hard Facts About Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Jun 23, 2020 3:48:52 PM

$160 billion. That’s a lot of money. It’s also how much Americans waste in food every year. That’s roughly 30-40% of the food supply in the United States. You might want to think twice about what you throw out when cleaning the refrigerator.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

A Quick Look at the Smart Kitchen Trend

Posted by RDT on Mar 12, 2020 8:53:51 AM

 

It's the decade of technological advances and discovering ways to become more sustainable in business. When it comes to foodservice operations, there isn't a shortage of appliances and controls that are currently available  to make your kitchen more profitable. With various opportunities to follow trends and maintain profitability, you'll find benefits around every corner. One major trend is smart kitchens, also known as connected kitchens, and how they help ease labor issues while ensuring quality service for those waiting consumers.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency

An Update on Zero Waste in the Food Service Industry

Posted by RDT on Feb 28, 2020 1:14:58 PM

 

We all want zero waste, especially in restaurants and other forms of foodservice operations. As a result, many restaurants, cafeterias, and food trucks are working towards sustainability to reduce waste and cost. There are several steps that can help control food waste and even improve the menus, and we're going to walk through a few of them now.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency

Consistent Refrigerated Temperatures Required for These 10 Foods

Posted by RDT on Feb 10, 2020 2:28:00 PM

Navigating the world of proper food refrigeration can sometimes be confusing. Here at RDT, we want to simplify it for you. We've previously detailed how you should properly store ice cream, and now we'd like to discuss ten foods that require consistent temperatures in refrigerators. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

The Keys to Storing Ice Cream

Posted by RDT on Jan 29, 2020 1:57:32 PM

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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