Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • Food Processing At Home!

    In the day-to-day hectic lives that we lead, it is often easier to pick up a pre-prepared dinner from the deli or grocery store than to make something from home- are we right? However, with the help of food processing equipment, you can quickly cut out the tedious and time-consuming prep work associated with making some of your favorite dinners, and start saving money by cooking from home. This Food Processor  by Waring is just the kind you'll need: processor We strongly suggest you reconsider the lightly-made food processors and invest in a sound unit that will perform beautifully over the years. Though they are less expensive, there is no doubt that the product life of these machines will be significantly shorter. With this showcased model, rest assured you will get years of absolute durability, performance, and quality for your home. Some of the features that make this food processor a household favorite include:
    • Its Super Durable (and Dishwasher-Safe) Bowl Waring has created a 2.5 quart clear bowl made of the most durable polycarbonate material- it is virtually unbreakable! It is lighter than metal but built for tough, professional use, and it has a single handle for easy maneuverability and transport. Best yet, it is dishwasher safe so you can be done with cleaning after use.
    • Its Extra-Large Feed Tube & Food Pusher Get more food processed in less time with the wide, large food chute which allows you to feed more food into the processor, all while saving time and making food prep easy for you.
    • The Thermal Protection Shut Off/ Safety Feature Doing a lot of food prep? This unit is equipped with a powerful 3/4 HP motor and can handle a significant amount of use! However, with this unique safety feature, the unit will know to turn off when it's getting too hot and if it's in danger of overheating. By automatically powering off, you can rest assured that no permanent damage will be incurred to the motor.
    • The Safe & Convenient Locked-in-Place S-Blade Waring is always thinking about your safety. Food Processors are huge time savers in the kitchen but they are very powerful and have extremely sharp blades to accomplish their work. That's why Waring integrated a sealed S-blade on this unit which locks in place while you're pouring contents from the food processor. This not only helps in eliminating messes but it will also keep you safe from accidental cuts or severe injuries.
    • Its Trademarked LiquiLock Seal System = No Spills! Waring's trademarked LiquiLock Seal System keeps food from spilling over the container and making a mess in your kitchen. So whether it is soups or bisques, sauces, marinades, or perhaps just finely grated vegetables, the process will be a clean one.
    • It's A Package Deal! When you purchase the WFP11S you are getting not just the traditional S-Blade but 3 additional blades that will allow you to do more with your purchase. Enjoy the added benefits of a slicing blade, a shredding blade and a grating blade, and work with confidence that you can handle more food prep tasks!
    Waring is a brand trusted by commercial customers and home users alike. It is built to perform, showcase its durability, while delivering the best food processing results with every use. Invest in the quality of a Waring Food Processor like the WFP11S and enjoy the brand's confident 2 year parts and labor warranty along with a limited 5 year warranty on the motor! Have further questions? Call us at 800-319-0690 Monday through Friday 7 AM-7PM (CST) and let us help you!
  • The Beauty of The Braising Pan

    Untitled-4 Chefs across the globe are inherently different in style, technique, and the way they demonstrate their skills, but one thing that is consistent among them is their search for equipment that will prove versatile for their needs. Combi ovens are a great example of this sought after versatility but one item that is often overlooked-though  rapidly gaining popularity- is the Braising Pan. The beauty of a braising pan is that one device can cover such a wide range of products and production needs. At Mission Restaurant Supply, we understand that chefs need equipment that will meet their high standards and expectations day after day, night after night, which is why we are excited to share with you Groen's Eclipse Tilting Braising Pans. Untitled-2 Why Choose A Groen Eclipse Braising Pan?
    1. For over 40 years, Groen's Eclipse Braising Pans have been leading the industry standard in both gas and electric models.
    2. By combining the functions of a skillet and a kettle, these braising pans will braise, boil, simmer, saute, steam, bain marie, thaw, warm, proof, hold, roast and serve with ease!
    3. Fast, high-capacity pan features a bi-metal cooking surface that heats evenly and quickly (350°F in 4 minutes!), eliminating hot spots and improving product quality.
    4. Rounded, seamless pan corners have a 3'' radius and keep food from building up, allowing your team to easily stir food while in use (and clean, after the fact)
    5. Central tilting feature and hinged pan allows you to pour the product from the pan directly into containers with little hassle! Groen's Eclipse line also has the shortest pour path in the industry making it even easier to pour while minimizing spills.
    6. One pan minimizes messes and clean up time; Open leg construction makes it easy to clean underneath and around the unit.
    7. Ideal for the foodservice establishment (i.e. schools, hotels, restaurants) preparing a wide variety of meats, soups, sauces and virtually anything in high volume! Need to make a few hundred pancakes for the morning shift? Steaks for lunch? Stews for dinner? No problem.
     Untitled-3 Is Gas or Electric Better? Both the Gas and Electric Braising Pan models are designed to perform with equality, heating evenly from the bottom of the pan by gas burners or electric elements. Which you choose will largely be a factor of the utilities at your commercial venue. Here are the differences: GAS: Groen's Eclipse Gas Braising Pans are equipped with gas jets for radiant heat and fins for conductive energy which are welded into the back base of the pan. ELECTRIC: Groen's Eclipse Electric Braising Pans are outfitted with heated strips that have been bonded in pairs across the bottom of the pan. This allows for uniform, even heating. *Please note that some of these pans are available with Power Tilt or Manual Tilt options* How Do I Clean It? Confining your mess to one pan is one of the great features of these products. To clean, simply spray out the debris, clean it with soap and water, sanitize the pan, and tilt to an angle to let it air dry. We've just recently loaded Groen's newest 15 gallon braising pan to the site, but should you like a quote on a larger unit (30 gallon, 40 gallon), please give us a call at 800-319-0690, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm CST, and our team will be glad to assist!
  • Investing In Quality Cookware

    Some of the most frequently used tools in any kitchen large or small are pots and pans. Their various styles and array of applications make them an absolute staple in the world of cooking! Frying, boiling, blanching, poaching, steaming, cooking- you name it. Which is why at Mission Restaurant Supply, we believe you should invest in a cookware line that will last and hold up amidst the constant use in your home or professional kitchen. This is where Thermalloy Pots and Pans comes into play. The top-tier line by Browne-Halco, Thermalloy represents a premium cookware experience with quality stainless steel construction and optimum cooking performance. Thermalloy pots and pans are induction ready and can be used with all cooking heat sources, including on gas and electric ranges, ceramic countertops and with halogen making them some of the most versatile cooking tools on the market. Below are the top features and benefits of the stainless steel Thermalloy line:   74 copy Invest in quality and experience a true difference in cooking performance, versatility, and durability over time. Spending a little bit more upfront on cookware that's designed to hold up is a better investment than having to replenish your stock every couple of months. Explore the variety of Thermalloy available to you at Mission Restaurant Supply, from braziers to double boilers, to saute pans and stock pots, and don't hesitate to call our team at 800-319-0690 from 7AM to 7PM  (CST) Monday through Friday should you have any questions.
  • Water Filter Buying Guide

    Untitled-1 Water filtration is a small- yet highly important- investment that will add years to your ice machine while boosting your ROI. Not to mention it will keep your ice and water tasting (and looking) clean. Finding the right filtration system will differ depending on the kind of ice machine you have, how big it is, and what kind of water situation you have in your geographical area. Untitled-2
    • Excess sediment and scale in water will clog up the interior of your machine, clinging to the evaporator plate, tubes, valves and other parts, reducing its efficiency and its ability to produce ice.
    • Failure to inhibit bacteria and scale build-up will result in more service calls, shorter product life, and higher cost of ownership.
    • Areas where water has a high chlorine content will cause ice and beverages to smell and taste bad
    This brief buying guide will break down the Water Filtration available at Mission Restaurant Supply and allow you to find what you need. If you still have questions at the end please feel free to call us at 800-319-0690. We'd be happy to help! Untitled-3 1. 202-DSP and 20-202-DSP: Our most popular filtration option, this is a dual filter assembly that contains 2 cartridges: a coarse filter cartridge to remove sediment (to 5 microns) and a phosphate crystal filter to treat lime scale and calcium. These 2 filter cartridges are contained in a blue reinforced polypropylene housing with a brushed aluminum mounting bracket for easy installation. This filter assembly comes in both a 10'' long assembly and a 20'' long assembly depending on the volume of your ice machine.
    • The 10'' assembly, 202-DSP, is meant for ice machines capable of producing up to 900 pounds of ice per day.
    • The 20'' assembly, the 20-202-DSP, is designed for ice machines producing anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 pounds of ice per day.
    BEST USE: These filtration systems are a great standard option for the everyday location that needs a good filtration system to keep ice production up while inhibiting scale. These units are designed for use with cuber ice machines -not those producing flaked ice. 2. 102-DSP and 20-102-DSP: This is another dual filter assembly that comes in both 10'' and 20'' configurations, but it is equipped with slightly different filters. The first cartridge is the same aforementioned coarse pre-filter to remove sediment (to 5 microns), but the second cartridge is a combination carbon & phosphate filter designed to improve the taste and odor of your water and ice while reducing the build-up of lime scale and calcium. These cartridges are contained in a blue reinforced polypropylene housing with a brushed aluminum mounting bracket for easy installation.
    • The 102-DSP 10'' assembly is meant for ice machines producing up to 900 pounds of ice per day.
    • The 20-102-DSP 20'' assembly is for ice machines producing anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 pounds of ice per day.
    BEST USE: These filtration systems are a good investment for the region that has both mineral-rich water with a smell or odor to it due to excess chlorine. These units are designed for use with cuber ice machines -not those producing flaked ice. 3. TRI-PLEX and 20-TRI-PLEX: This is a triple-filter assembly filtration system that has three unique cartridges holding the following filters: 1 coarse pre-filter to remove sediment (to 5 microns), a phosphate crystal filter for lime scale/ calcium reduction, and a carbon block filter to improve the taste and odor of your ice. Housed in the same blue reinforced polypropylene container with the brushed aluminum mounting bracket these filters are ideal for hard water applications or virtually any venue with bad-tasting water.
    • The 10'' TRI-PLEX assembly is recommended for machines making up to 900 pounds of ice per day
    • The 20'' 20-TRI-PLEX assembly is meant for machines making from 1,000 to 2,500 pounds of ice per day.
    BEST USE: The TRI-PLEX systems tackle sediment, lime scale and calcium along with bad tasting or odorous water, making them ideal for the end user looking to improve the quality of their drinking water. These units are also well-suited for use with flaker ice machines- unlike the other models.  Untitled-4
    • IN1013: If space is an issue along with mineral rich water and bad taste, the IN1013 Inline Phosphate Carbon Water Filter is a great option. This compact filter measures 10'' long and controls sediment (to 5 microns), reduces lime scale and calcium, and improves the taste of water coming through it. These filters generally last 6-12 months before needing a replacement. Though not quite as heavy-duty as the 102-DSP, this inline filter will get the job done and work efficiently in a space crunch. Great for beverage machines.
    • IN1017: Another great space-saving alternative, the 10'' IN1017 Inline Phosphate Water Filter is designed to tackle the lime scale and calcium in hard water applications while reducing sediment to 20 microns. These filters generally last 6-12 months before needing a replacement. Though not quite as heavy-duty as the 202-DSP, this inline filter will work efficiently to inhibit the build-up of scale in your ice machine.
    Untitled-5 Filters have a life span of generally 6-12 months which is why we keep an extensive inventory of replacements stocked and ready!  You will find carbon block filters, phosphate white crystal filters, pre-filters to reduce sediment, along with combination carbon-phosphate filters, all available in both 10'' and 20'' long models. You will find all of these replacements online at very affordable prices (starting at just $12!) and ready to ship promptly to your business. Having a good water filtration system is extremely important and we want to help you find the right one for your needs. Feel free to leave your questions in the comments section below or call us toll free at 800-319-0690 Monday through Friday 7 am to 7 pm (CST).
  • T&S Brass Pre Rinse Units

    Pre-Rinse Units are an integral component to the commercial dishwashing sector being found in nearly every restaurant kitchen. Their primary purpose, as you may know, is to spray off leftovers and soiled dishes before they enter the wash cycle, which increases the efficiency and ensures you're getting the best cleanliness with every wash cycle. If you are in the market for a new Pre-Rinse Unit, we recommend looking at the Easy Install Series by T&S Brass. These units are designed for you, the end user, with the following goals in mind:
    • To get the longest life out of your investment
    • To be quickly installed- under 10 minutes!
    • To save you money thanks to low flow rates and less water usage
    The following graphic below outlines the key features and benefits to investing in a T&S Brass Easy Install Pre-Rinse Unit: Untitled-1   At Mission Restaurant Supply you will find a small yet diverse selection of these pre-rinse units available for purchase! So whether you're looking for one with an add-on faucet, a wall bracket, deck mount or wall mount, you will more than likely find just what you need. Check out our selection today and get the best quality, durability and performance for your wash station! Have questions? Don't hesitate to call our sales team at 800-319-0690 Monday through Friday 7AM to 7 PM CST!
  • 5 Reasons to Reconsider Installing A Commercial Range At Home

    One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at Mission Restaurant Supply is why manufacturers of commercial ranges void their warranties for residential installations. There are a number of reasons for this which we will cover in this article.
    For serious cooking enthusiasts, having commercial-grade cooking equipment in your home is a luxury. Once you've experienced the durability and cooking capabilities of a commercial range, it's hard to downsize to a residential model. However, due to the nature of this powerful equipment, many commercial manufacturers have dissuaded residential end users from putting them in their homes, even going so far as to void the warranty entirely if they choose to purchase. Furthermore, it could also void your homeowner's insurance policy. Here are the Top 5 Reasons for keeping commercial ranges out of the residential sector: 1.      HAZARDOUS HEAT Commercial ranges are equipped with burners that generate heat levels much stronger than a range intended for residential use (approximately 25,000 to 35,000 BTUs versus 12,000-15,000 BTUs). Because these ranges aren't equipped with much insulation, heat radiates out, all while heating up the temperature of the kitchen and exposing a dangerous, scalding surface that could cause severe burns on contact to kids, pets, or yourself. As a result, most commercial ranges require a significant amount of clearance near and around the unit plus the installation of a high-heat fire wall and a fire suppression system. 2.      GAS RESTRICTIONS Heavy-duty commercial ranges require a lot of gas to perform the way they do. Constantly keeping all the pilot lights running and ensuring fast start up times essentially consumes a lot of fuel and produces a lot of extra ambient heat in the kitchen. To ensure this steady flow of gas, commercial ranges need to be hooked up to a natural gas or propane line that's sufficient in size. However, since the natural gas lines in most homes are generally smaller than what's required many manufacturers automatically void their warranty terms for such sales. 3.      VENTILATION SAFETY Commercial ranges put off a lot of smoke from the high heat used to cook your food. To ensure that grease and smoke are removed safely, you'll need to invest in a heavy-duty ventilation hood to go over the range. However, because most commercial ranges are deeper than the average 24'' deep countertop, they will stick out and you will more than likely need a customized hood to safely remove all the combustion gas in the air. These heavy-duty hoods are also much noisier than their residential counterparts.  4.      STRINGENT CODES Every state and locality has their own safety policy, and when it comes to installing commercial cooking equipment, there is a wide array of regulations. Check with local authorities to learn more about zoning and fire regulations along with the limitations of building codes in your area. 5.      LOST INSURANCE COVERAGE Due to the fire and safety hazards associated with operating a commercial range at home many insurers will void their clients' home insurance policies if they choose to go through with the installation. Having a thorough understanding of fire and safety codes in your area is critical as is knowing the risks associated with ownership.   We hope that this has helped answer your questions, and as you move forward, we encourage you to consult local authorities for more information. You may also find "professional-style" residential ranges at your local appliance dealer. The Team at Mission Restaurant Supply is here to help you and your business grow. For more information or if you'd like to speak to one of our educated sales executives, please give us a call at 800-319-0690, Monday through Friday 7 AM to 7 PM CST.

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