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Buying Guides

  1. The Ultimate Slush Machine Buying Guide

    The Ultimate Slush Machine Buying Guide

    Over the years the slush market has grown in popularity becoming a cold treat enjoyed by any generation, all year round. Continuing to go from strength to strength, the commercial slush machine is now a solid feature for many shops, supermarkets, cafes, concession stands, kiosks and snack bars.

    In order to realise how your business could harness the full potential of a slushie maker it’s vital to understand how a slush or granita machine works and what you should be looking for when it comes to choosing the right one for your establishment.

    This buying guide aims to explain all things slush from what it actually is and how equipment works, to the components of the machine and different features plus a few top tips and handy hints along the way.

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  2. The In-Depth Chilled Drinks Dispensers Buying Guide

    The In-Depth Chilled Drinks Dispensers Buying Guide

    The simple drinks dispenser is often overlooked yet remains critical to cold beverage service. A common addition to many foodservice businesses, it sits unnoticed and unappreciated, quietly displaying drinks at optimal temperatures and ready to serve.

    Chilled drinks machines offer a compact countertop solution to guarantee that thirst quenching beverages are always available. Making the right choice for your business will depend on a number of factors. With this buying guide for chilled drinks dispensers we run you through the basics and help you to make sure your cold drinks service goes without a hitch.

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  3. The Complete Cellar Cooling Buying Guide Inc. Keg Coolers

    The Complete Cellar Cooling Buying Guide Inc. Keg Coolers

    Cellar cooling is most commonly associated and often seen in pub and bar cellar areas however can also be utilised in a number of other settings. With the installation of an outdoor and indoor unit, you can transform any standard room into a chilled storage space.

    For businesses with limited space, keg coolers can be a great bar refrigeration alternative.

    While the concept seems simple, there are many factors that must be considered when purchasing your climate refrigeration system. Here we aim to clarify important aspects and information, with a few top tips thrown in along the way to make sure you’re equipped with the knowledge that you need to make the right choice when buying cellar refrigeration or looking to buy commercial keg coolers.

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  4. The In-Depth Blast Chiller and Freezer Buying Guide

    The In-Depth Blast Chiller and Freezer Buying Guide

    Representing the pinnacle of food safety, blast chillers and freezers pull core food temperatures down quickly through the food danger zone between 8°C and 68°C in line with and compliant with FSA guidelines and HACCP legislation. Not only limiting bacterial growth but also allowing safe extended storage to reduce food waste and permit advance preparation prior to busy services, blast chillers and blast freezers are a fundamental part of any commercial catering and foodservice operation.

    Find out everything you need to know about buying blast chillers and freezers and guarantee that you make the right decision for your business and your customers.

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  5. The Ultimate Refrigerated Prep Counter Buying Guide

    The Ultimate Refrigerated Prep Counter Buying Guide

    Commercial preparation counters are an integral part of any commercial kitchen or catering operation. Forming the hub of operations, this is where ingredients are prepped and, in some cases packed or plated up. Choosing suitable equipment is vital to ensure smooth kitchen operations that can make your chefs job easier while ensuring your customers enjoy quality food and timely service.

    This handy guide aims to highlight all important areas for consideration before investing in a food prep counter to help you make the right buying choices.

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  6. The Definitive Ice Cream Refrigeration Buying Guide

    The Definitive Ice Cream Refrigeration Buying Guide

    Ice cream sales can be big business and so it’s vital that, if you want to crack the market, you understand exactly what commercial ice cream refrigeration consists of and how to go about choosing equipment best suited to your requirements.

    This definitive ice cream refrigeration buying guide gives the full scoop, detailing everything you need to know before making a purchase.

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  7. Wine Cooler Buying Guide

    Wine Cooler Buying Guide

    Wine is a valuable commodity for any business. Customers will always be quick to let you know whether it’s too warm or just tastes ‘funny’. To guarantee that you never receive complaints it is essential to invest in a quality wine cooler that protects wine and achieves optimum storage conditions.

    Before choosing your perfect wine chiller it is vital to understand how wine should be stored and the basic principles of wine refrigeration as opposed to alternative standard forms of refrigeration.

    This buying guide aims to highlight important aspects that should be considered before making a purchase and provide information on why a commercial wine bottle cooler is the only way to store your prized wine collections.

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  8. True Refrigeration Buying Guide

    True Refrigeration Buying Guide

    The True name has proven to provide quality commercial refrigeration to the catering, hospitality and foodservice industry for over 65 years. This global company is based in Missouri, USA and equips professional kitchens around the world. As one of the biggest refrigeration suppliers in America it is undeniable that the increased energy efficiency, sleek designs and advanced technology improves operations in any catering establishment.

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  9. The Comprehensive Storage Refrigeration Buying Guide

    The Comprehensive Storage Refrigeration Buying Guide

    When starting a new business that involves food and fresh produce you will undoubtedly need to purchase some commercial refrigeration. This area can seem quite overwhelming with so many different models, sizes, specifications and temperature ranges etc. Making sure that you make the right decision the first time may be a daunting task but a little time and research now will save you money in the future.

    Commercial refrigeration can be very pricey and although your budget may be tight, don’t scrimp on your choice to save a few pounds. Your purchase will be what keeps your stock delicious and fresh and the old saying, ‘you get what you pay for’ has never been truer than when applying it to this area. By breaking down the fundamentals of commercial refrigeration and in particular, storage fridges and storage freezers and comparing them with your personal business needs and requirements, the choice you have to make should hopefully become a lot clearer.

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  10. The Complete Serve Over Counter Buying Guide

    The Complete Serve Over Counter Buying Guide

    How can businesses boost food sales whilst maintaining visual impact and achieving precision storage temperatures? Investing in the perfect serve over counter will ensure that all stock is not only well presented but is delivered to your customers in premium condition.

    Getting your selection right will rely on a number of individual factors personal to every business. Understanding the ins and outs of a serveover counter and its many options will guarantee you make the right decision for your business.

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