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The Impacts of Icing in Your Commercial Freezer (and How to Stop It)

Posted by RDT on Aug 21, 2018 3:22:26 PM

 

The buildup of ice in your commercial freezer might look cool, but it's not. There are a whole host of reasons, but simply put, frost and icing are bad because they cost money.

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Topics: energy efficiency, food waste, freezer, Walk-Ins, Ingredients, freezer burn, food safety

Why Remote Refrigeration Monitoring Makes Life Easier for Operators

Posted by RDT on Jan 12, 2018 10:22:21 AM

In all walks of life, we’re always looking for that “easy button” – that one solution that solves our most pressing challenges without causing us worry, stress, or financial burden. While the real “easy button” is just for show, remote refrigeration monitoring is one solution that’s making life easier for foodservice operators.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, commercial freezer, freezer, Walk-Ins, food waste, food safety, remote monitoring, temperature monitoring

What is the Ideal Temperature for Commercial Freezers?

Posted by RDT on Dec 14, 2017 7:56:42 AM

Just a few degrees can separate food waste from profitable food. Store food in temperatures that are too warm and it will spoil. Store food in frozen conditions for too long and you run the risk of freezer burn. However, all that costly food waste can be eliminated through proper storing conditions in a commercial freezer. Which begs the question, are you saving money by maintaining the quality of the food in your walk-in freezer?

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, commercial freezer, freezer, freezer burn, Walk-Ins, food waste, food safety

How to Eliminate Frost in Your Walk-In with Eco-Smart

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2017 5:08:51 PM

 

Many people look at frost in a walk-in as a good thing. It means it’s properly cooling, right? Wrong. Frost in a walk-in can have detrimental effects on your commercial kitchen. 

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Topics: energy efficiency, food waste, freezer, Walk-Ins, Ingredients, freezer burn, food safety

Why Frost In Your Walk-In Freezer Is Bad

Posted by RDT on Jun 12, 2017 5:09:34 PM

 

One way of thinking is to see the frost in your commercial walk-in freezer as a good thing. It's cold. It's icy. Therefore, it must be holding ingredients at the right temperature. In reality, though, frost in your walk-in freezer is bad.

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Topics: energy efficiency, food waste, freezer, Walk-Ins, Ingredients, freezer burn, food safety

What Is On-Demand Defrost for Commercial Kitchens?

Posted by RDT on Apr 24, 2017 4:58:54 PM

 

Here at RDT, on-demand defrost is made possible through our Eco-Smart solution, but not everyone is familiar with on-demand defrost for commercial kitchens. So let's take a closer look at what that means and why it can impact the bottom line for restaurants and foodservice operations.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, remote refrigeration, Eco-Smart, food waste, HACCP, freezer, Walk-Ins

HACCP 101: A Brief Look at Health Codes and Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2017 2:45:19 PM

In terms of foodservice, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program put in place by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is wide reaching. From fisheries to farms and eventually to tables, there are rules and regulations in place to help ensure consumer safety. But what are these rules? How can you increase compliance? And how does HACCP relate to commercial refrigeration?

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Topics: hospitals, FDA, USDA, NASA, freezer, US Army, bacteria, Pillsbury, sanitation, Danger Zone, food safety, commercial refrigeration, refrigeration, HACCP

Why Commercial Refrigeration Is Important to These Foodservice Applications

Posted by RDT on Feb 13, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Commercial refrigeration systems are vital to foodservice operations. They preserve ingredients at ideal storage conditions, keep food and beverages cold at proper consumption temperatures, and they help move foods through the Danger Zone as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure safe food consumption and storage.

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Topics: freezer, Danger Zone, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, Grab-N-Go, Merchandisers, Blast Chillers, Reach-Ins, Deli Case, Drop-In Well

The Five Most Harmful Effects of Freezer Burn in Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Jan 6, 2017 12:56:44 PM

 

There's nothing worse than pulling out a cut of meat from the walk-in freezer during dinner prep, only to find it 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: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, freezer, freezer burn