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Scotsman Refrigeration Products in St Louis MO

Scotsman Refrigeration Products in St Louis MO

ice machineBesides the fact that Scotsman ice machines will allow you to keep your commercial ice fresher than most and minimize waste, you will also benefit by their many advanced industrial ice machine and refrigeration features according to your St Louis Refrigeration Installation near OFallon MO.  Scotsman ice machines in the refrigeration category of needs for your next commercial business or office setting are being chosen to be written about according to the high end ratings that are scattered about on the internet.  Apparently these are some of the highest acclaimed ice machines with some of the most impressive ratings.

Manufactured by Scotsman Industries, Scotsman ice machines are global and people all over the world can attest to their superiority in the field of refrigeration.  So many different machines will make ice and let it sit, where Scotsman is inclined to speak to the need for economy and ability to minimize waste from excess ice production which doesn’t stay fresh in the end.  Stale ice is never a problem for your commercial kitchen in St Louis near OFallon when you have an ice maker or other refrigeration product made by Scotsman.

They are also the most well-known and lead the industry not only globally, but nationwide and also locally in areas such as St Louis and OFallon MO.  “With over 300 commercial Scotsman ice machine cubers, flakers, bins, and ice dispensers, including undercounter units, Scotsman leads the industry in reliability and care-free maintenance by designing forward-thinking ice machines.”  You will also have the widest variety of ice types from which to choose when you decide to buy a Scotsman from the Refrigeration Sales near OFallon MO.  Try one today at your local dealer of Scotsman ice machines and see what you think of their stellar products.

Seasoning Your Wok

Seasoning Your Wok

wokWe previously covered some of the smaller restaurant equipment you may or may not need in St Louis at your local restaurant commercial business near Edwardsville IL.  The wok was a tiny piece of great interest in speaking to our restaurant equipment customers from our St Louis Restaurant Equipment Sales near Edwardsville IL.  We want to elaborate here on what to do in order to prepare your wok for proper use.  The process begins with seasoning these little pieces of restaurant equipment.

Depending on the material with which it is constructed, the process will vary.  There are two different styles of material used, one is carbon steel and the process goes as follows:

  1. Wash the wok with mild soap and water, making sure it is both totally clean and dry.
  2. Heat the wok so the surface is completely heated, all the way through.
  3. Spread oil in a thin layer all over tthe heated wok’s cooking surface. You may wish to use paper towels or a basting brush to spread the oil evenly across the surface when preparing your wok to join the rest of your St Louis Restaurant Equipment near Edwardsville IL for use.
  4. Heat the wok at medium-low heat for right around 10 minutes next.
  5. Take the wok off of the heat source then and wipe off the oil with a paper towel.

 

When your wok is made of carbon steel you will want to adjust your seasoning steps to the following whilst preparing you restaurant equipment for use at your St Louis Commercial Kitchen near Edwardsville IL.

  1. Heat up the wok over the highest heat until the surface is completely heated, all the way through.
  2. Coat the heated wok’s cooking surface with a thin, even layer of cooking oil. A basting brush is good to use for this.
  3. Make sure the wok gets totally coated with oil.
  4. Proceed to cook the oil in the wok for a few minutes, then turn the heat source off.
  5. Cool the wok to room temperature, wiping off the oil used to prepare you St Louis Restaurant Equipment near Edwardsville.
  6. Return the wok to the heat. Heat it until the oil starts to smoke. Tilt the wok from side to side so the wok seasons evenly. Once the oil has burned off, brush on the next layer of oil, cooking it a few minutes and turning off the heat again. You will want to repeat these steps until the wok is dark, oily and a little bit sticky.

 

Vegetation and Solar All Save on Cooling Bill

Vegetation and Solar All Save on Cooling Bill

vegetationWe spoke, previously, to the points of energy savings in the heating and cooling of your commercial business setting.  We know, per our research done on behalf of your Cooling install and service in St Louis near Florissant, that you will use multiple different sources of energy in order to effectively operate your new business.  One way to save from an HVAC perspective is to make sure you partake in annual maintenance for your heating and cooling systems, but that isn’t the only way to save.

One thing you can, and should definitely do yourself, is to regularly change (or clean if reusable) HVAC filters every month during peak cooling or heating seasons. This is such a low expense to maintain and such an imperative energy saver in the long run that it really is a no brainer, as long as you can remember to do it.  “New filters usually only cost a few dollars. Dirty filters cost more to use, overwork the equipment and result in lower indoor air quality.”

Another cost saver when it comes to heating and cooling energy use is direct sun through windows, depending on the season and local climate. During cooling season in St Louis near Florissant, you will want to make your best effort to block direct heat gain from the sun shining through glass on the East and especially West sides of your building. You may want to check on adding things to your St Louis business near Florissant, such as solar films, screens or awnings fo vegetation.  These are all things that can enhance by adding to your place of business, vegetables and oxygen are awesome additions.  Solar energy can be used and the panels effective in blocking out the heat.  These things are all win-win examples of saving on cooling bills.

Restaurant Equipment Air Temp vs Product Temp

Restaurant Equipment Air Temp vs Product Temp

refrigeratorWe brushed on the subject of oil-filled temperature sensors in restaurant equipment, namely in the commercial refrigeration unit used by most any commercial company who needs to refrigerate their product.  They can be very advantageous to the right business, given their accuracy in measure for your commercial restaurant equipment when it comes to product temperature.  “These Oil-Filled Temperature Sensors are most commonly used in situations where the monitoring point is intended to mimic internal product temperature, rather than to precisely measure the surrounding air.”

Our research on behalf of your Commercial Restaurant Equipment sales in St Louis sites a few examples in the form of experiments.  One, was rather simple, yet does a stellar job at demonstrating the difference that an oil-filled sensor in your St Louis Restaurant Equipment can make for you in terms of functions.  The experiment is described below.

“…if you put two room-temperature thermometers in your home refrigerator, but have one sitting in a small cup or vial of cooking oil, you will notice that the non-oil-suspended thermometer very quickly shows the correct temperature inside the fridge (usually about 35ºF). The one suspended in oil will typically take significantly longer to reflect the temperature change. Same thing when you take them out of the fridge and put them on a countertop. The bare thermometer quickly reflects the actual air temperature, while the oil-filled sensor shows a slower change that resembles the internal temperature of food.”  There are many different scenarios in which this oil filled temperature sensor can present itself as beneficial.  In the next post we will cover the application of this restaurant equipment device and how it can work for you and your commercial business needs.

The Benefit of Multiple Ice Machines

The Benefit of Multiple Ice Machines

benefitsHave you ever considered using more than one ice machine in your commercial business?  Well, many people do it and it can offer many benefits to you and your customers.  In writing and researching for your St Louis Cooling Service near Ballwin MO, we happened upon more commercial ice machine information that we found interesting enough to pass along to you.  It involves the question of whether or not to get all of your commercial ice needs filled by one machine, no matter how large, or considering the owning and operating of multiple machines.  Here is some of what we found:

Investing in the multiple commercial ice machine idea can save you and your employees’ time, which equates to money.  “It may seem easier to supply all your ice from one large machine and bin, but in the end this is usually inefficient. With only one large machine, your staff will constantly be running back and forth from the ice bin to soda machines, under bar ice chests, and salad bars…”  Another thing it increases, besides the time it takes to conduct business, is contamination potential.  So, the idea of multiple ice machines in a variety of locations throughout your restaurant or other place of business will also promote a cleaner environment, according to our research done on behalf of your Cooling installation and repair near Ballwin MO in St Louis.

One way to consider putting the solution in place is described in Appliance Magazine, “Instead, consider using several smaller machines, one on top of the soda dispenser, a small underbar unit, and a small ice maker with a bin near your salad bar, for example. This way your staff will always have ice when and where they need it, while also keeping the ice safe and sanitary!”  Any questions about the service or installation of these commercial ice makers, as well as any sales related questions can be fielded by your Heating and Cooling experts near Ballwin MO at American Services in St Louis.

 

Commercial Ice Machine Configurations

Commercial Ice Machine Configurations

ice machineWe write daily on behalf of your refrigeration experts at American Services in St Louis near Hazelwood MO and today we are beginning a long journey covering many different facets of refrigeration and more specifically, the ins and outs of ice machines of the commercial variety.  These may seem like a small thing in the restaurant or commercial businesses of today, but they are actually imperative to many different business, especially restaurants and hotels/motels.  There also exist so many different styles and types that the selectin process can be a little overwhelming.  “Nearly every type of food service business needs an ice machine. Because there are so many different configurations and styles available, it’s important to understand what is available to find the best ice maker to suit your business’s needs.”

On behalf of your St Louis Commercial Refrigeration Company near Hazelwood, we will begin by looking at all of the different configurations for ice machines.  There are three basic styles, or configurations to know about:  Modular or Ice Machine Head, Undercounter machines and the countertop variety.  The modular ice machines are usually available in 22,30 or 48 inch widths.  They are made to correspond with or work with an ice machine bin underneath or as part of an ice machine dispenser or soda dispenser.  These types can make as much as 1000 lbs per day, depending on the machine itself.

Undercounter ice machines in St Louis are great for small bars, cafes or businesses.  They do not put out as much ice per day, with the max being around 350 lbs per day.  These are sized to fit under most 40” counters, hence the name.  Finally, the countertop variety of commercial ice machines are very compact and used often in health care businesses.  They sometimes also dispense water as well as ice.  They also don’t yield as much ice as a modular style ice machine, their max is usually around 400 lbs a day.  They typically dispense nugget style ice as well, which will be the topic of our next post here on behalf of your Refrigeration and Ice Machine Sales Company in St Louis MO near Hazelwood.

Selling Your Used HVAC or Restaurant Equipment

Selling Your Used HVAC or Restaurant Equipment

make moneyWe began a series here on the best way to earn back some of your restaurant, or other commercial business’s money.  According to your HVAC installation near Jefferson County, it is wise to consider buying and selling used restaurant equipment or HVAC equipment.  Basically, anything that your business no longer needs can be sold.  Chances are that someone out there needs it even if you do not.  Also, if you need something, save money and search for ways in which to purchase the restaurant or HVAC equipment used.  This may be a real money maker/saver for your business.  Then, make sure that truly qualified and reputable professionals are involved in the service and installation of your HVAC or restaurant equipment, like those available to you at American Services in Earth City near St Louis MO.

Here are a few things we discovered in our research on behalf of the HVAC install company near Jefferson County MO, “There are two ways to go about selling your equipment. The first is to sell it by yourself and target your market. For example, a Mexican restaurant might not need your deep fryer, but they might need extra ovens or refrigerator racks. Some smaller equipment might appeal to any restaurant. In this case, you might need to do your own advertising or put your items on Craigslist. The second way to sell your equipment is to sell it to a dealer.

These three easy tips can make your life a lot easier when selling your used restaurant equipment:  You will want to begin by cleaning the restaurant equipment that you wish to sell, says your HVAC sales company.  This will put it in the best selling position possible.  Locate the paperwork in the form of product manuals, warranties, service receipts and anything that shows you took great care of it.  Finally, determine a fair price for the HVAC or restaurant equipment you wish to sell.

Capacity of Ice Making Needs for Your Commercial Business

Capacity of Ice Making Needs for Your Commercial Business

capacityCommercial Ice Machines are so important for your business and many people enter the search unaware of their choices and the importance of making the right one for their business, that your Cooling Installation Company in St Louis near Ladue has been working hard to bring you all of the important information here, in our in-depth analysis of the subject.  In fact, this is the fourth article in a series of posts on the subject of commercial ice machine sales.  We covered that different configurations and ice types from which to choose.  We then looked at the details surrounding the different compressor types available in the commercial ice machines for sale today in St Louis.

Here we move onto one more aspect worth discussing, on behalf of your St Louis Cooling Sales near Ladue, “Once you’ve settled on the type of ice machine you need and the type of ice you want, you must select a machine with the right capacity for your needs.”

If you are a new business, you may not yet know how much ice you will use.  Be sure you allow for growth and future increase in needs.  You don’t want to fall short and end up with a commercial ice machine that does not fill your needs or demand.  If you are looking to replace your current commercial ice machine in St Louis near Ladue, consider if the current one kept up with your demands, recommends your Cooling Repair Company near Ladue.  If not, make sure you go with one that makes more this time. Here is the last bit of information as it relates to determining ice making capacity and volume for your business.  “Ice consumption at peak times should be considered, as well as any possibility for a future increase in demand. It’s always better to have extra ice on hand than to rely on a machine that is too small to meet your needs.”  For more information regarding ice machine sales, service or installation, contact your St Louis Heating and Cooling Sales team near Ladue MO today!

 

Shopping Restaurant Equipment

Shopping Restaurant Equipment

shopping onliineAt American Services in Bridgeton MO we are here to help with your restaurant equipment needs.  We are available to service much of what you have at your commercial business, as well as sell some of these things as well.  If you have a need in the restaurant equipment arena, please give us a call.  Today, we will cover the topic of how to shop for your St Louis Commercial Restaurant Equipment.  “When it comes to shopping for new restaurant equipment – big and large – it can be trying to find reliable reviews.”  That can be one major problem is that restaurant equipment owners often time do not take the time, or have the time to spend reviewing equipment, both for better or worse.

You will need to do some category research first.  Make sure you research the actual category, or product type.  Though reviews might be tough to find, some will be out there if you do an extensive enough search and actually google something like, “Commercial blender reviews”, for example.  Also, select video searches on your Google page.  You will be surprised how many people will actually show you how the product works, well, or not-so-well.  There are usually comments below the videos of what people think as well, sort of serving as a mini review, according to your local Restaurant Equipment service and sales in Bridgeton MO.

You may want to come right out and as, professionals in the industry.  Most commercial sales and service businesses will have live chat features on their websites and if you find placed that repair restaurant equipment, they can likely guide you in which brands to consider and which ones to avoid.  Also, ask your peers in the same industry.  This way you will be inquiring with people you know you can trust.

 

How to Shop HVAC in St Louis MO

How to Shop HVAC in St Louis MO

commercial HVACChoose an HVAC dealer.  This is the first step in the process when it comes to your HVAC needs.  We, at your commercial HVAC company in Bridgeton MO, know that there are so many things to consider when replacing or buying your first HVAC system for your commercial business needs.  This article and the next one are designed to shed some light on what might otherwise be a rather confusing venture.  Finding the right place involves looking for, if you can, a commercial HVAC company in Bridgeton MO who has done good or great work for someone else you can talk to.  Word of mouth and referrals really are the way to go in the HVAC business.

Here is what one article online had to say about the importance of whom you choose to give your business.  “Our best source of a good company is one that has done good work for someone you know. So ask friends & neighbors what firm they use. If they had good results with this dealer, you have a much better chance yourself. There are way too many careless dealers and good dealers with lousy help – you have to be careful. There are many shortcuts that can be taken with the installation of new equipment that homeowners don’t understand. There are issues like sizing, brand, efficiency, how it installed – that play an important part to the operation and comfort the system produces.”

Deciding on the brand of HVAC system you want is also important.  Some are high end and some are lower end, all are relatively similar when it comes to one brand versus the next.  The best thing to do is ask the dealer with whom you plan to do business what they feel about the brands they sell and how they went about choosing them over others and how long they have had them.  Also find out who sells them locally in and around the St Louis and Bridgeton MO areas.  Sometimes certain brands may be used based on the availability of local support and service like the ones that American Services will handle in the St Louis area.