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Finding the Right Restaurant Equipment for Cooking

Finding the Right Restaurant Equipment for Cooking

chefWhen you set out to buy restaurant equipment in St Louis near Ladue for your recently opened restaurant, you will want to do a bit of research first.  Whether you were looking for used or new cooking supplies for your restaurant, having the right information is essential in making the right buying decision.

“Apart from having the right information, it is equally crucial to find the right store from which to buy. Ideally, with the right cooking tools, a restaurant should be a place ready to serve food for any number of customers at any given time.” So how do you go about choosing the best commercial cooking equipment for your restaurant?

It is of the utmost importance to choose the right cooking essentials.  After all, the tools you choose need to be suited for the specific needs of your restaurant, including the exact food you offer for sale there.  “For instance, if your restaurant makes pizzas, then it is certain that you will need ovens and grills for preparing pizzas. Therefore, it is important to choose cooking equipment based on your restaurant offerings. On the other hand, if your restaurant is the buffet type, then cook and hold ovens will be ideal.”  When it comes to restaurant equipment in St Louis near Ladue, we know that one of the most important aspects in cooling equipment is in the ventilation department.  We will spend time in the next post going over all of the details surrounding ventilation.  For now, just know that your restaurant equipment service and sales in St Louis is available to help you find all that your new commercial kitchen needs in the way of cooking equipment and other restaurant equipment for the kitchen you are building.  Getting experts involved in the process is essential to the success of your restaurant.

Commercial Kitchen Range Prices and Differences

Commercial Kitchen Range Prices and Differences

commercial kitchenKnowing that a basic range for a home or commercial kitchen can be obtained for under 1000 dollars, we set out to figure the differences in the higher dollar models on behalf of your Commercial Cooling Service in Earth City near Ladue.  It turns out that when you bump up to the $1,000- $3,000 price range you gain options in the form of cooking modes, more styles from which to choose and stainless is definitely obtainable in this price range.  Anyone looking for a slide in or drop in model which is more of a built in look, will likely be in this price range as a minimum as well.

From our recent research done on behalf of your Cooling install in Earth City near Ladue, we found the next step up in price to be the $3,000-$6,000 range.  This is steep for most home ranges, though some will foot the bill.  “Here is where you can start to get fancy with options like dual-fuel power, slide-in design and convection fans.”  Also, when looking at gas, say for instance, in the Viking Ranges, you will be offered higher and lower btu burners in order to provide more powerful and delicate heat settings.

“$6,000-$10,000: Products in this price range emulate professional-grade appliances you’d see in commercial kitchens. For ranges, you’ll see all-stainless steel construction (not just a finish on doors and control panels), models that are wider than the standard 30 inches to accommodate six or more burners, along with special options such as modular tops that allow for change ups between burners, woks, griddles, grills and other options for some.  Over ten grand is sort of crazy land for most people and you get a customized piece entirely.  Check them out by visiting your Earth City Cooling sales near Ladue MO today.

Commercial Ranges You Can Use at Home

Commercial Ranges You Can Use at Home

the topBefore researching and writing about commercial and industrial restaurant equipment, I used to actually be involved in appliance sales.  There are many brands that sell ovens, grills, convection ovens, freezers, ice machines, etc, that can be used either commercially in St Louis or in your very own kitchen.  One of my personal favorites, that could be serviced by American services in St Louis near Kirkwood, should the need arise, is made by Wolf.  They always seemed to have some of the best commercial cooking equipment that was nice looking and worked really well for restaurant use as well as high end home kitchens.

Selling to a wealthier community in Chesterfield Mo, convincing them to spend the extra on a commercial range for their home was rarely an issue.  They also have a greater need to keep up with the Jones’ so, once again, they wanted the best of the best.  “Ranges have come a long way since they first appeared in the late 17th century, and considering they can cost several thousand up to tens of thousands of dollars and are a major purchase in any household, it’s important to know what’s out there.”

Ranges, personal or commercial come in a few different styles and sizes.  They are ranked by width and come in 30 inch standard, customized narrower if need be, and 36, and 48 are the standards for free standing ranges.  There are also commercial restaurant equipment supplies in St Louis that offer slide in and drop in varieties of ranges.  Burner strength and type is the next thing to consider when looking into a Wolf or Viking range (the top two brands for home or restaurant equipment purchases.)   We will revisit this topic soon and cover all of the differences in burner strength and styles.

 

Factory Authorized Restaurant Equipment Repairs

Factory Authorized Restaurant Equipment Repairs

service iconBusiness owners who invest in quality restaurant equipment expect to get professional, factory authorized repairs and service they can count on.  That’s why so many Hazelwood area commercial restaurant equipment owners choose the team at American Services for all of their cooking equipment repair, sales, and service needs!

In fact, you won’t find a more complete list of available services from any other factory authorized dealers in St. Louis.  Our team can take care of your gas repairs, electric repairs, equipment sales, and equipment services.  American Services is also proud to offer sales, parts, and repairs for a number of major brands including: AccuTemp; American Metal Ware; Anets; Awyott; Berkel; Bevles; Blodgett; Bloomfield; Bunn – Bun-O-Matic; Bus Boy; Cecilware; Champion; Cleveland; Curtis; Cres-Cor; Dito Dean; Duke; Eagle; Edlund; Emberglo; Fisher & TNS; Frymaster; Garland; General Slicing; Globe; Groen; Hamilton Beach; Hatco Corp.; Henny Penny; Hobart; Holman; Imperial; Insinkerator; Intek; Jackson; Jade; Keating; Lang Legion; Market Forge; Merco; Moffat; Montague; Panni Grills; Pitco Frialator; Rankin Delux; Rational; Reynolds; Robot Coupe; Round Up; Salvajor; Savory; Southbend; Star; Stero; Toastmaster; TS Brass; U.S. Range; Univex; Vollrath; Vulcan Hart; Waring; Waste King; Wells; and Wolf.

You can also count on the fact that all of American Services technicians are expected to stay trained and up-to-date on all the needed certifications it their field, and thus provide the quality service you’ve been looking for!  This combination of training and real-world experience gives them the edge needed to stand out as the premier group of technicians you want working for you.

Don’t trust your investment to any other team.  Contact American Services at 888-733-1776 now!  We look forward to serving you in the  most timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner!

Cooling Services For All Commercial Clients

Cooling Services For All Commercial Clients

Let Us Work For You If you are a business owner in the St. Louis area, finding the right commercial cooling service provider near Jefferson County isn’t always the easiest task. Yet, the team at American Services is here to help!  In fact, if you haven’t used our full-lineup of products and services, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. That’s because since 2003, our team of professional HVACR technicians have been providing what commercial business owners all around St. Louis have been looking for- 24 hour, 7 day-a-week service that gets done right, the first time on-site!  Our complete list of services includes:

  • HVAC Service for rooftop packaged units, split systems, boilers, chiller, and more!
  • Regrigeration Service for walk-ins, reach-in units, and more!
  • Ice Machine Service for cube, crushed, or flaked machines of all brands!
  • Industrial Equipment Service for chillers, exhausts, make-up air units and more!
  • Cooking Equipment Service for grills, ovens, fryers, steamers, and more!
  • Beverage Equipment Service for coffee, cappuccino, soda, frozen beverages, and more!

Plus, you can count on our highly-trained team to understand your needs based on our experience with an abundance of industries.  Some of the industries we proudly serve include: national chain restaurants; convenience or c-stores; food service industry; national chain food stores; cold storage facilities; retail grocery industry; truck stops; travel centers; independent supermarkets; independent restaurants; retirement communities; schools; office complex; apartment complex; hotels; and many, many more!

So, next time you have an overnight, weekend, or holiday emergency don’t waste your time calling any other HVAC, refrigeration, or restaurant equipment service provider!  Go straight to the best and call the American Services team!  Our friendly on-call technicians will be happy to accommodate you need in a timely and efficient manner.

Focus On – Cooling Towers

Focus On – Cooling Towers

St Louis Commercial Cooling ServiceHave you ever wondered what a cooling tower is how it can work for providing air conditioning to your commercial property?  If so, today’s focus on cooling towers is perfect for you!  Let’s get started with a quick overview regarding the actual function of this type of unit.

According to www.HowStuffWorks.com, a cooling tower works like this, “The tower creates a stream of cold water that runs through a heat exchanger, cooling the hot condenser coils. The tower blows air through a stream of water causing some of it to evaporate, and the evaporation cools the water stream.”  It is noted that a disadvantage associated with this type of system is that water has to regularly be added to make up for evaporated liquid loss and that the efficiency of this type of unit relies heavily upon the relative humidity of the air, along with the barometric pressure.  Just a few things to think about!

The team at American Services wants you to completely understand your cooling options.  Please feel free to contact our Florissant area commercial cooling sales department to get all the details regarding the cooling tower-based systems we have to offer.  Our team can additionally help you with a full range of HVACR needs.  Our list of services includes: HVAC services like rooftop packaged units, split systems, boilers and chillers; Refrigeration units like walk-ins and reach-ins; Industrial Equipment like chillers, exhausts, and make-up air; Cooking Equipment like grills, ovens, fryers, and steamers; plus Beverage Equipment like coffee, cappuccino, soda, and frozen beverages. You can count on our team to have the knowledge needed to assist you with your purchase, perform your installation, custom-design a maintenance plan, and perform all needed repairs.  There really is no other HVACR team that can do that in St. Louis!

Installation of Restaurant Equipment – Ice Machines

Installation of Restaurant Equipment – Ice Machines

ice machines in MOAmerican Services knows that ice machines are a necessity for customer satisfaction and productivity in your operation. Purchasing a new ice machine can be an exciting experience and a relief to know that your operation can continue providing a service to your customers. Although restaurant equipment is expensive you can save a little money by installing your new ice machine yourself. There are just a few basics to understand to ensure your ice machine will function properly once installed.

The most important decision will be the location of your commercial ice machine, which should be free of airborne and other contaminants. For safety and sanitary reasons, you do not want foreign matter to transfer to the ice. The air temperature must also be considered. Air temperature between 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 110 degrees Fahrenheit will ensure your system runs efficiently without overheating, or freezing up. Additionally, you do not want the location of your ice machine to be hear heat-generating equipment or in direct sunlight. Specifically, do not place it next to ovens, steamers, grills, or steam tables. This will cause your system to overwork itself in an attempt to keep the ice cold inside of the machine. An overworked machine will reduce the life of the components and increase the number of repairs required throughout the year. Additionally, the location you choose must not obstruct air flow through or around the ice machine. Air cooled equipment will require larger clearance measurements around the system where as water cooled ice machines will allow the machine to fit within a more confined space. Additionally, always check the electrical requirements to ensure your location can accommodate the ice machine.

If your commercial restaurant equipment such as ice machines in MO are on the brink, contact us today at American Services.