A commercial walk-in freezer or a walk-in freezer has become an integral part of restaurants, institutional kitchens, food joints, and other commercial food establishments. Commercial kitchens or food establishments require walk-in freezers to keep food products at ideal temperatures. Building a walk-in freezer instead of buying a commercial freezer can be commercially viable. In this blog, we discuss how to build a walk-in freezer, things to consider when building a walk-in freezer, and a comparison between commercial walk-in freezers and DIY walk-in freezers.Read more
Mushrooms are a popular favorite, however, their short shelf-life and tendency to bruise make people averse to using these delectable fungi in their dishes. If you’ve been pondering about how long will mushrooms last in the fridge or about tricks to store mushrooms, we’ve got you covered. We offer various methods on how you can use your fridge and freezer to store mushrooms using the best practices, making sure your mushrooms retain their texture, freshness, and aesthetics.Read more
The paper vs plastic debate has been in the public consciousness for a long time. Environmentally-inclined lawmakers have favored the use of paper bags because of their seemingly low impact on the environment and have worked towards enacting laws to encourage their use. Boutiques and clothing stores use paper bags as a statement and the branding on these bags serves as free advertising. Plastic bags, however, have their own niche, such as storing food long-term by freezing them. These are also the optimal choice for disposing of expired food products and other kitchen undesirables. Neither can replace the utility of the other and it depends on the customer to make a conscious effort to make sure that these bags end up in the correct recycling facilities.Read more
Cheese is a delicious component of many meals, but it can be tricky to know how to save cheese properly. The type of cheese you buy will determine how and where you should store it.Read more
Baking is both an art and a science. And just like every ingredient has a purpose in your recipe, so does every type of pan you use. Find out more about the major types of bakeware out there, their potential uses, and disposable baking pans.Read more
As a restaurant owner or chef, understanding how your walk-in cooler condensing unit functions is vital to ensuring that your equipment works correctly. But if you don’t know what each part of your walk-in refrigeration unit does, how do you know if something isn’t working correctly?Read more
Buying crabs in bulk is the secret to cutting costs and including it in your menu frequently. But if you do buy in bulk, you need to keep in mind that crab spoils quite easy.
So, can crab meat be frozen? If yes, how? We explore these questions, and all you need to know about freezing crab meat.
Cream cheese is a favorite addition to dozens of different recipes and is even an excellent spread on its own. Whether you enjoy traditional cream cheese or a fun flavored option, it is essential that you know the answer to one vital question: how long does cream cheese last?Read more
Did you know that there are distinct differences between a walk-in freezer and a walk-in cold room? Having the right equipment in your establishment will determine the success of your business.Read more
Marinating meat requires caution and skill in order to produce succulent and safe meat that anyone would want to eat. Any good chef knows there are a lot of steps involved when marinating meat, but many people are unsure how long they should store said meat in the fridge.
There are several things to consider before you begin marinating your meat, because one wrong move could affect the final product. But fear not, because we have all the tips and information you need to prep a beautiful piece of meat.
We often associate Foodborne illness with a mistake the restaurant made during cooking, but it can just as easily be a product of how the chefs stored the food. Proper food storage in the refrigerator is important in preventing mishaps, such as cross contamination, among others.
But what is cross contamination?Read more
Whether you're out traveling and have a handy cooler packed with snacks and beverages, or you have a small cooler in the back of your restaurant/hotel with ready-to-serve beverages – you want to make sure you are doing your best to keep these goods fresh for your consumers.Read more
For meat lovers all around the world, we know how important the quality of our meat is. Great quality meat is, after all, what makes it so delicious. Preservation plays a vital role in determining the meat’s quality and safety. You need to know how long the meat should be kept in the fridge or frozen before cooking.Read more
When looking to make the most of your kitchen budget, it's not enough to invest in the best of the best when it comes to a roll-in freezer or walk-in refrigerator. It's vital that you take the time to get to know each piece of equipment and how best to utilize it. One common misconception when it comes to using your freezer is that you simply need to toss your goods in, and that's it. Unfortunately, it's not that simple, not if you want to make the most of your ingredients. That's why you'll want to try a variety of freezer organization ideas to see what works for you when it comes to optimizing the use of your equipment.Read more
For food business owners, a commercial refrigerator isn’t just another kitchen appliance—it’s the lifeline of their business. It keeps food products and supplies cool, fresh, and easily accessible. But, as with any other appliances, commercial refrigerators can—and do—malfunction. When they do, it pays to know how to troubleshoot it so you can get it up and running again before your perishables go bad.Read more
There are many different types of refrigeration systems for you to choose from. To simplify the process, you should determine the exact need, your required capacity, and how you want the unit to dissipate the heat it creates.Read more
There has been a debate among confectioners of the difference in the types of icing, and their best uses. Marzipan versus fondant, frangipane versus almond paste—which is the best?
The finest bakers are familiar with the top bakery trends in 2021 and continue to advance their culinary talents, including learning the best ways to use icing to help them stand out above their competition.
If you are one of the 184,990 bakers in the U.S., you may know quite a bit about these malleable confections. But are you really familiar with the many differences in these sweet treat toppers?Read more
Whether you're looking for answers on how to store a cake while waiting for a customer to pick it up or if you're looking to answer this common question asked by customers who frequent your bakery – it's important to know how to store a cake to maintain its overall quality.Read more
Whether you're passionate about food or you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community, opening your own food and/or beverage business can be an extremely rewarding experience. However, how do you go about finding the most profitable food business ideas worth exploring?Read more
After deciding to invest in a walk-in freezer for commercial use, it’s crucial that you take the time to get to know your unit, how it works, and the best ways to keep it running optimally. You want to make sure you have all the answers to important questions like what temperature a walk-in freezer should be, how I can best maintain my walk-in freezer, and more.Read more
It is important for any business to have major kitchen appliances that perfectly fit their daily operations. You have to make sure that you get a good deal when purchasing a walk-in freezer, one that would suit your needs.
Before making this very significant decision for your business, let’s take a look at 5 things you have to keep in mind when purchasing a walk-in freezer.Read more