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Induction Burners in Restaurant Equipment

Induction Burners in Restaurant Equipment

inductionWhen looking at restaurant equipment needs and sales in St Louis near St Charles, we know that there are many out there that will not be in the loop regarding different burner types and which one or ones might work best in a restaurant environment.  On behalf of your Restaurant Equipment Sales in St Louis near St Charles, we will begin with an in-depth description of induction.

“Induction cooking has been popular in European restaurant kitchens for decades, but slow to catch on in the states. Although this method does require a different way of thinking, chefs who make the leap appreciate the technology’s speed, efficiency, and safety.” How does it work when you choose induction burners for your restaurant’s commercial kitchen?

There is definite science behind the induction cooking method and it comes down to electromagnetism, which is the same type of energy that accounts for everything from visible light to microwaves and radio waves. In a commercial induction range, for example, electricity flowing through a dense copper coil inside creates a magnetic field just above the cooktop’s surface. When that field comes in contact with an induction-ready pan, which by the way is a necessity when using induction as part of your St Louis Restaurant Equipment, electrons in the pan’s metal begin to move around rapidly. The resulting friction creates the heat you cook with.  There are definite reasons why one would pursue induction burners, according to the research we have done on behalf of your St Louis Restaurant Equipment Installation near St Charles.  It’s highly energy-efficient to use induction. “Because as much as 90 percent of energy used is turned into heat that cooks food, compared to the less than 40 percent of gas and the 74 percent efficiency of traditional electric equipment, a commercial induction range is the most energy-efficient cooking equipment you can buy.”  We will go into more depth in our next post here on behalf of your Restaurant Equipment Sales and Service near St Charles MO.

Sharp Restaurant Equipment

Sharp Restaurant Equipment

microwaveWhen it comes to St Louis Restaurant Equipment sales near Ladue, it can be hard to decide and to know where to turn when it is time to gather your details and do your restaurant equipment research.  Let me just throw out a brand that I have found intriguing over the years.  Sharp.  That’s right, sharp is a brand that we are all aware of in the realm of electronics, but did you know that they also make a mean microwave?  One of the very best commercial grade microwaves I know of came from Sharp and it highly recommended by anyone who sells and services restaurant equipment in St Louis near Ladue.

Here is a bit of history regarding Sharp, they started in 1912 as a small metal workshop in Tokyo. Tokuji Hayakawa was an inventor, and the Sharp Corporation derived its name from Tokuji’s Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil, which he designed in 1915. However, his pencil business was destroyed by an earthquake and the Japanese inventor relocated to Osaka and started designing the first Japanese radios. This eventually led to the production of televisions, calculators, sound equipment, the world’s first camera phone, and household and commercial appliances as well.

Then came the commercial microwave by Sharp.  Not only do they make a highly functional commercial microwave, but their everyday convection microwave is also amazing.  “With such a vast history in technology and product innovation, let’s dive into the world of Sharp Commercial microwaves to see why our customers love them so much.  Sharp categorizes its microwave ovens as medium duty, heavy duty, or TwinTouch™.”   Check these microwaves out when you are shopping for your next piece of restaurant equipment and call your St Louis Restaurant Installation near Ladue for any help you may need.

Avoid Heat Buildup in Your Home

Avoid Heat Buildup in Your Home

coolingCooling your home in the most effective manner, means doing all that you can to avoid heat buildup within the space you wish to cool.  This concept applies not only to your home, but also to your office or commercial environment.  Anywhere you are trying to cool, really, can benefit from some of the following information from your American Services St Louis.  “Keeping the outside heat outside, avoiding heat-generating activities, and using spot ventilation can help keep your home cool during hot days.”

You can plan ahead when working in your yard.  Landscaping can be particularly helpful when you create shade for your house to sit in.  “To avoid heat buildup in your home, plan ahead by landscaping your lot to shade your house.”  Roofs can be most helpful when designed using lighter colored material that will reflect rather than attract the heat.  When you are working with insulation, the more the better to assist in keeping the heat levels to a minimum inside your home.   Also, consider the use of a radiant barrier, say some experts online.  Here is more advice taken straight from one expert article on behalf of your St Louis Cooling Experts at American Services near Ladue.  “On hot days, whenever outdoor temperatures are higher than the temperature inside your house, close tightly all the windows and exterior doors. Also install window shades or other window treatments and close the shades.”  Shades are magnificent at blocking out direct sunlight and actual heat that radiates from outside.

Cooking can also create a ton of heat inside your home, great for winter, but not when trying to cool your home or work environment.  On the hottest days try not to use the oven at all.  The microwave is actually the least heat creating source in your kitchen when it comes to cooking.  Try using that a much as possible when attempting to use the best form of cooling in your home.

 

Selecting Quality Restaurant Equipment

Selecting Quality Restaurant Equipment

restaurant equipment installation For small restaurant owners, finding and purchasing the right restaurant equipment in Florrisant is not always the easiest task.  Purchasing equipment and supplies can be a challenging job facing the new restaurant owner particularly if you are just breaking in to the industry.

The list of equipment and supplies will be different for each individual restaurant owner. Equipment will match your menu and your restaurants concept. Here are a few things you will want to be sure to put on your list. Being conservative with equipment purchases is important. Limit your equipment to the items that are really needed. If you have a sandwich shop for example, your equipment might be a refrigerator, a prep table, and a meat slicer. Determine the equipment you need to be a be essential at first, then you can take the time to look for extras such as a food processor or perhaps a microwave could be considered an extra, these extras should provide labor saving in the kitchen, while enhancing taste and appearance of your restaurant theme.

Basic kitchen utensils are some of the smallest things you will need to consider and will be critical for daily operations, don’t overlook the smallest things. Time saving utensils and equipment, vegetable cutters and slicers, will increase productivity, and increase food prep volume. Consider storage and shelving to include dry and refrigeration requirements. Depending on your restaurant, specialty care should be given in selecting dinnerware and table top accessories. Safety city code requirements should be top consideration in selecting the right equipment.

These are just some basic consideration for new restaurant owners.  To inquire about new equipment instillation such as ranges and refrigeration systems, don’t hesitate to contact American Services in St. Louis MO.