Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • True® Commitment To Sustainability

    In recent years, the foodservice industry has been "going green" thanks to the implementation of more and more sustainable practices. Our leading commercial refrigeration brand, True Manufacturing, is a great case study of this commitment to sustainability. Over their 65 year history, this family-owned company has made significant, meaningful steps to minimize their carbon footprint while leading the way for green innovation in the foodservice industry. They've done this by utilizing not only energy efficient practices (i.e. using recycled composite materials) but also by pushing advanced technology to update their refrigeration systems as a whole.   true
      Here are the ways True is making a difference:
    • The Ecomate® insulated blowing agent used in their boxes has zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and zero GWP (Global Warming Potential)
    • True uses a closed loop water system to conserve water
    • They use recycled composite materials
    • True's reversing condenser fan motor ensures that the condensers are free from dirt and debris which equates to optimal condenser performance, colder holding temperatures and better overall efficiency on your investment
    • True Equipment meets RoHS compliance ("Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances") in electrical equipment (Hazard substances like lead, mercury and cadmium have been reduced by 99%)
    From 2013 compared to 2000, True has reduced its footprint in the following ways:
    • Reduced water usage by 40% per square foot
    • 100% of all scrap metal was recycled
    • Natural gas consumption was reduced by 60% per square foot
    • CO2 release was reduced by 136,000 metric tons
    • 99.97% reduction in TRI (toxic release inventory)
    • Water usage was reduced by 50% per square foot
    True is an ENERGY STAR® Partner for Commercial Refrigeration and they continue to meet & exceed DOE (Department of Energy) and CEC (California Energy Commission) requirements. If you'd like to read more about the ways True Manufacturing is reducing their carbon footprint on the environment, click here!
  • All Your Commercial Catering Essentials

    istock Like every new season, the holidays bring with it a renewed excitement for entertaining. With all the events that are starting to pick up, just as they do with the first of spring, summer, and fall, there is much to be done to get your catering business in order. Below are some of the essentials to get you ready & on your way:istock
    • One of the most essential items for caterers large and small is the trusty insulated pan carrier for safe transporting of food from one place to the next. Since most catered foods are prepared away from your client's site, having a durable, efficient, and food safe place to transport food is imperative. Our Cambro "Camcarriers" are made of a highly durable, double-walled polyethylene that won't break, rust, or dent. These units are available in all different sizes, colors, and capacities, and they are designed to keep your food temperatures at 135°F or higher, or at 41°F or lower. (Remember this article on the Temperature Danger Zone?) Convenient beverage dispensing is also paramount to a well-catered event. These insulated beverage dispensers keep your drinks at the right temperature and make for easy transport.
    • Having plenty of ice on hand, whether it be for keeping drinks iced down or separate for serving with drinks, is very important, as is the way in which it is stored. Ice caddies, or mobile ice bins, are the ideal way to move large volumes of ice safely and efficiently- get yours today, and don't forget about investing in a dependable commercial ice machine!
    • Chafing Dishes are a mainstay in the world of catering and they make serving foods at maintainable, safe temperatures both elegant and dependable. At Mission we have an assorted array of chafing dishes for commercial or home use, and they range in style, aesthetic, and price point, so you can find a natural fit for your business interests. (Make sure to buy your chafer fuel as well!)
    • Portable Cooking Equipment like Commercial Outdoor Grills & Griddles are designed for caterers doing lots of on-site, mobile food preparation. Crown Verity makes the highest quality, moveable, outdoor griddles and grills on the market with 6-7 minute high temperature pre-heat times, and they come fully assembled and crated for the most convenience. They are also equipped with oversized traction wheels for easy maneuverability by one person in all different outdoor settings. Choose between many different sizes, styles, and accessories to get the ultimate grilling experience for your catering needs.
    • Disposables are often a big consumable for the catering industry, from food pans to aluminum foil to dinnerware. At Mission Restaurant Supply you will find a selection of bulk disposable products that will make life easier for the next catered event.
    • Banquet Carts are essential to the large-volume catering company for two reasons: mobility and hot food holding over a period of time. With mobile banquet carts like the ones we have online by Alto-Shaam and other food service brands, you can rest assured that supplies can be easily transported and food can be properly maintained until ready to serve.
    • Portable Buffet Units and Portable Bar Service are two other essentials that make serving food and beverages more streamlined and organized for your catering staff.
    • There are many, many smallwares that make up a well-stocked catering kitchen, from elegant linens to flatware and cookware, not to mention all of the equipment that goes into preparing these foods, like Combi Ovens which maximize space and multi-task to bring you more efficiency and menu versatility all in one space-saving footprint.
    • Having adequate refrigeration is key to every catering business as refrigerated and frozen storage is crucial to keeping ingredients fresh, safe, and ready. At MissionRS.com you will find a wide selection of commercial Refrigerators and commercial Freezers in all sizes.
    To learn more about what kind of equipment and supplies you'll need for your catering business please call our friendly staff at 800-319-0690 Monday through Friday 7 AM to 7 PM for assistance.
  • Tips For Using & Caring For Your Texas Waffle Maker

    Untitled-3 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not make it Texas-sized? At Mission Restaurant Supply your very own Texas Waffle Maker awaits you. This best-selling, non-commercial waffle maker has been a best-seller on the site for years and it makes delicious, golden waffles with every use. Here are some tips for getting the best use out of your investment:   Operating Tips For Your New Texas Waffle Maker:
    • Before use, it's always important to season your non-stick cooking surfaces. Open the waffle and season the griddles with cooking oil using a paper towel. Wipe off excess oil and discard the first waffle or two, which will more than likely be oily.
    • The operating light will turn on when the waffle is plugged in and begins to heat up. After about 5 minutes, the light will turn off, telling you the griddle is nice and hot, and ready for your mix! The light will stay off and the griddle will stay hot as long as the unit is plugged in.
    • Use roughly 2/3 cup of pancake or waffle mix per baking cycle! Once poured on the griddle plate, the ready light will turn on and you can close it lightly. *Be sure not to push it tightly closed as the waffle will need to steam and rise as it cooks. When the waffle is ready the ready light will turn off.
    • Cleaning your Texas Waffle Maker is very easy and should be done after the unit has completely cooled off. Do not clean the waffle maker when it is still hot. This Texas Waffle Maker cooks fast thanks to its 800 watt grill plates, and it should be completely cool so you don't burn yourself in the process, or warp the elements. When it's cool, simply wipe down the grill plates with a damp sponge of soft cloth and do the same with the outside of the waffle maker. Avoid using abrasive elements to scrub and resist from applying chemical cleaners directly on the unit.
      Toppings To Try:
    • Eggs
    • Fruit
    • Bacon
    • Jam
    • Nuts
    • Syrup & Honey
    Untitled-2   texas-box Ready to purchase your own? Head on over to the website to pick up a Texas Waffle Maker for your own kitchen and feel free to give our sales team a call at 800-319-0690 Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM, with any questions!
  • The Anatomy Of A Dormont Gas Hose

    Untitled-2 "Behind every piece of gas cooking equipment is a high quality, code compliant gas connector designed to provide maximum operation, mobility, cleanliness and safety for your equipment and kitchen." - Dormont


    In a nut shell, the truth is that a kitchen can't function without safe, flexible gas connections. Outfitting your commercial cooking equipment with the right tools for gas safety starts with one name: Dormont. (To read more about the importance of gas safety, we recommend reading this helpful article.) For over 50 years, Dormont has been manufacturing gas hoses that are designed for the commercial industry and credit is given to them for actually introducing the first moveable-grade gas connector. At the heart of this innovation is the brand's iconic Blue Hose, which is found in many of our gas connection kits. Dormont's Blue Hose is an absolute essential for the foodservice operator looking for the best connector for their gas-powered kitchen equipment. As you can see in the diagram below by Dormont, the Blue Hose is designed to withstand the rigors of commercial use and is engineered to deliver the best safety, sanitation, and efficiency to your venue. The Dormont Blue Hose is a moveable-grade connector meaning that it is designed for strength and with use with equipment that is caster-mounted or subject to mobility.  Below is  a diagram provided by the brand that showcases the key features and benefits of the Blue Hose:
      Untitled-1   Other cool tidbits about Dormont Gas Hoses?
    • Every Dormont Hose is Made in the USA
    • Every Connector is 100% Leak Tested
    To purchase a Dormont hose visit our Gas Connector page and feel free to call our sales team at 800-319-0690 to find out the right size hose for your equipment.

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