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Cleaning Carbon Build-Up: The Key to Prolonging the Lifespan of Your Kitchen Equipment

In the high-stakes environment of a commercial kitchen, where every piece of equipment must perform at its best, the battle against carbon build-up is ongoing. This silent adversary not only compromises the efficiency of kitchen tools but also shortens their lifespan. However, with innovative solutions like the DECARBONATOR, tackling this challenge head-on can significantly extend the life of your kitchen equipment, from mats and pans to cutting boards, grills, hood baffle filters, and oven racks.

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Beyond Clean: The Role of Baking Pan Cleanliness in Baking Mastery

The cleanliness of bakery pans is not just a matter of appearance; it’s a cornerstone of food safety, taste consistency, and operational efficiency. Let’s dive into several key reasons that highlight the importance of maintaining spotless pans in a bakery environment and how the DECARBONATOR, with its innovative heated soak tank and proprietary chemical blend, stands out as an essential tool in achieving these goals.

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The Truth About the Three Compartment Sink

A three-compartment sink is a mandatory requirement in commercial kitchens and food service establishments for the proper cleaning and sanitization of dishes, utensils, and kitchen equipment. State laws enforce this regulation, stating that every food service establishment must have either a 3-compartment sink or a functional commercial dishwasher to operate legally. However, many establishments in the F&B industry fail to fully comply with these regulations. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of using a three-compartment sink. Additionally, we will demonstrate how incorporating the DECARBONATOR appliance can offer significant time and cost savings.

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Major restaurant chains reduce hours

Surging cases of the Omicron variant and continued labor shortages, are forcing major chains to reduce their hours. McDonald’s, Starbucks, Del Taco, Chipotle and Shake Shack, just to name a few, have been reaching out to their customers informing them of reduced hours and services. Store hours have been cut back by an average of 10-15%–hours and service reductions vary on a store-to-store basis. 

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The Best Hood Baffle Filter Cleaner

Hood filters in any commercial kitchen that are cleaned and maintained regularly have a widespread positive effect in the kitchen, but if they are neglected, it could have a significantly detrimental impact on your restaurant and on the safety and well-being of the employees. The ever-present threat of a fire is a stark reminder that this task cannot be neglected. Dave Ott, in a well-presented article highlighting the significance of dirty hood filters and how they impact on a restaurant, proposes that filters are cleaned on a regular schedule, preferably on a daily basis. “Easy way to get an employee to clean restaurant hood baffle filters on a daily basis.” Although this is a valid idea, it provokes the thought of why the filters are being neglected from the beginning. In the ideal situation, all the hood filters should be clean at all times, but this takes time and is a hassle when there are other important tasks to be performed. Dave Ott, in a well-presented article highlighting the significance of dirty hood filters and how they impact on a restaurant, proposes that filters are cleaned on a regular schedule, preferably on a daily basis. See the article below “Easy way to get an employee to clean restaurant hood baffle filters on a daily basis”

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BEST in Baking Award Winner

Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, in partnership with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, is pleased to announce the 2019 BEST in Baking Program top honors and qualifiers who will be recognized and celebrated during the triennial trade show September 7-11, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Launched in 2010, the BEST in Baking was originally developed to recognize suppliers who demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. This year’s IBIE BEST in Baking program has been expanded to recognize both suppliers and bakers who have demonstrated excellence in the industry’s most paramount topics including sanitation, product innovation, and workforce development. This prestigious program demonstrates IBIE’s commitment to recognizing leadership within the industry and its dedication to supporting the growth and wellbeing of talented suppliers and bakers around the world.

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Easy way to get an employee to clean restaurant hood baffle filters

Keeping employees productive in a restaurant is always an ongoing task, and below I will offer a simple solution for one area. Cleaning is another responsibility that the kitchen staff usually hates. Sometimes it can be the amount one is given to clean in the kitchen on any given day. Many restaurant operators will wait until the cooking, and other kitchen equipment is heavily caked with grease, and dirt to finally get on the staff about cleaning. This is the same way with the hood filters, and it is usually a cook that complains about the smoke, and heat that are not leaving the kitchen through the exhaust system. The reason is the filters have been neglected and not cleaned on a regular basis or cleaning schedule, and are now not doing their job. The restaurant exhaust fan’s motor is overloaded, and straining to pull heat and smoke through the clogged filters.

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