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  • A Pressing Matter

    What is it about a hot cup of french press coffee? It's bold and delicious, super simple to make, and does just the trick when you need a morning, mid afternoon or late evening pick me up.  At MissionRS.com, there are a number of french press coffee makers by Bodum that will deliver perfect results. Simply remove the lid, add coffee grounds (approximately 1-2 tablespoon scoops per cup of water), fill with hot water and plunge!   For best results, pour just enough water to cover the grounds and wait 30-45 seconds. Stir and add more hot water, waiting 3-4 minutes to allow the  oils from the coffee to permeate the water. Then put the lid on and plunge slowly. It's also recommended not to leave the coffee in the carafe for a long period of time as the coffee will grow stronger and more bitter when left exposed to the grounds. We also advise that you buy coffee grounds that are more coarse as they'll be easier to steep and press with the best results.     The colorful Bodum Coffee Presses at Mission Restaurant Supply start at just $19.99 and truly offer a more bold flavor and satisfying taste that coffee drinkers will love. Plus, you can say goodbye to coffee filters since these presses only need the (included) mesh-lined plunger to get a great tasting cup of jo.   What's not to love? These French Presses make a great gift for the coffee aficionado in your life and they are the perfect complement to your home kitchen. Try one out today and let us know what you think!
  • Why Do Chefs Across The Nation Trust Garland?

    Buying new kitchen equipment is never an inexpensive ordeal, but long-time restaurant owners know that making a smart, high quality investment will pay off in the long haul. After all, the
    equipment is the heart and soul of a restaurant kitchen and investing in healthy, powerful, adept equipment will ensure a long, successful life.
     
    A quality product is a quality investment and that's exactly what The Garland Group believes. Since 1864, this foodservice manufacturer has been creating a line of range cooktops and stoves that are designed to meet the needs and the challenges chefs face on a day-to-day basis. Since then, the brand has been acquired by Manitowoc Foodservice and has expanded to include various other types of cooking equipment, from salamander broilers to fryers, but ranges continue to make up the forefront of their expertise. If your restaurant or foodservice operation is in the market for a new range, don't miss this article which will highlight some of the main reasons why chefs across the nation trust Garland for their businesses:


    Quality

    Garland prides themselves in being cutting edge and ahead of the curve, but most importantly, they pride themselves in their quality construction. By utilizing the most durable materials and engineering the product to withstand the rigorous demands of a commercial kitchen, Garland ranges are able to last over the years and they are also easy to clean and maintain.


    Support

    Though Garland is known throughtout the industry for having very few maintenance issues,  there are inevitable moments and unforseen circumstances when an issue may arise. Lucky for you, Garland's Support Team will be there and their unwavering commitment to the brand is a great confidence factor for potential buyers. Whether you need to trouble shoot an issue over the phone or you need help locating the nearest authorized service agent in your area, Garland Support is the team that's known industry-wide for being readily accessible while being able to solve your problems as quickly as possible.


    A Chef's Design

    Garland has set itself in a different league from its competitors by designing products that actually solve problems chefs face every day. The brand's design team uncovers the large and small obstacles chefs encounter and creates solutions for these obstacles by making the chef a central part of the design and engineering process.  


    Flexibility

    Garland is heralded by renowned chefs nationwide for their willingness to work with customers in designing their ultimate kitchen set-up. Whether it's a Garland island suite or a list of tight specifications, the brand will make it a priority to design your kitchen just how you like it. 


    Power & Cost

    Garland designs every range and stove with the power to keep up in a fast-paced kitchen. Built to consistently deliver unwavering heat, the Garland line creates a dependability that chefs can rely on while increasing consistency and efficiency in the back of the house. Garland also prides itself in being able to offer all these beneficial features at a competitive price point that kitchens large and small can enjoy.

  • The Highest Quality at the Lowest Price

    This new 20 quart food mixer by Jaxpro Foodservice combines the quality construction and performance of a commercial unit with a price point that can be enjoyed by all. Discover all the great features and benefits this Jaxpro mixer has to offer and equip your kitchen with savings when you invest in Jaxpro. To learn more about the brand, visit our site or visit the Jaxpro brand page!  
  • Turbo Air: 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs It

    In every industry or market, there are always a few core leaders who shine and stand out for their principles, integrity and stellar product performance. For the foodservice industry, Turbo Air Refrigeration is one such example. In fact, the company's core mission is "to be the most respected and trusted company in the foodservice industry." It is with the highest quality products and service that Turbo Air strives to meet this goal and expectation. If you're in the market for new refrigeration, we highly endorse Turbo Air as an exceptional candidate to consider. Here are 5 ways that this brand can help your business: 1. Their Eco-Friendly Design is Friendly to your Bottom Line: For years, Turbo Air has been leading the refrigeration sector of the foodservice industry with their commitment to eco-friendliness. Listed are a few of the ways they are going green and standing apart from the rest:
    • Foamed in place, CFC Free Polyurethane, High Density Cell Insulation keeps temperatures steady and performance efficient without eating up natural resources
    • By using Cylopentane as the blowing agent for polyurethane foam insulation, Turbo Air refrigeration is eliminating CO2 emissions and lessening the environmental impact due to the lack of hydro-fluorocarbons (HFCs), ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP)
    • Turbo Air has a vast line list of ENERGY STAR rated models, which is a win-win both for your business and the environment. Energy Star qualified products offer a strategic approach to saving energy and boosting your bottom line by using efficient management systems for your energy consumption.
    2. They Are Outfitted With High-Tech Systems So You're Always Ahead Of The Curve: Turbo Air equips all their units with high tech, digitally controlled refrigeration systems that are oversized and balanced, ensuring that temperatures are always uniform throughout the cabinet. It is also equipped with powerful cooling circulation systems thanks to their highly efficient evaporators, which ensures even temperature flow and enhanced food preservation along with food safety precautions. Like any piece of machinery, there may be times when the need for service arises, and Turbo Air understands this. To make troubleshooting and maintenance a quick, hassle-free process, the brand outfitted their refrigeration with comprehensive diagnostic systems for speedy diagnosis and recovery. These are just a few of the ways Turbo Air is integrating innovative technology to keep your business ahead of the curve. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, you can be confident that your unit will possess the ultimate in quality performance thanks to Turbo Air's rigorous 5-point quality control inspection program which runs every unit before shipping it out to you. With these high standards, you can rest assured your Turbo Air will be ready to perform when it arrives at your door. 3. Location, Location, Location With 12 distribution branches stretching across the USA, Turbo Air makes sure that you have access to readily available inventory, immediate distribution, and quick ship times so you can get what you need when you need it, and fast. Click here to view their distribution map and to find the branch nearest you. 4. Low Ownership Cost Turbo Air prides themselves in being able to offer you a low ownership cost. They do this by providing the lowest AAA value, that is, the sum of the acquisition, operating cost and the maintenance cost. 5. Impressive Aesthetics Turbo Air's boxes are known industry- wide as being some of the most attractive and durable in the industry. Made of high quality stainless steel, their refrigeration exudes elegance and modern designs with rounded corners and rust-resistance. Create the image your kitchen and dining establishment desires by filling it with state of the art equipment, like Turbo Air refrigeration, which will spruce up the aesthetics in your workplace.   Visit our Turbo Air Page and explore all the different quality refrigeration available to you!
  • Introducing Jaxpro

     We are very excited to announce one of the newest product lines to be added to the site, Jaxpro Foodservice Products. The brand brings a highly versatile product offering to the table with items ranging from heavy-duty 20 quart mixers and food slicers to round inset food pans, chafing dishes and restaurant furniture. Jaxpro is setting itself apart from others in the industry by manufacturing high quality kitchenware at prices that will keep restaurants and foodservice venues both large and small on budget. Below are some of the categories available to you currently online and we hope you'll check back in the coming months for more additions (and more savings)!       Visit the Jaxpro Brand Page to learn more about this new line and to view all products!
  • Our 3 Leaders in Commerial Refrigeration

    If you've ever worked in a restaurant or foodservice facility, chances are you know first hand how important quality-made refrigeration is to your day-to-day agenda. Ensuring that food and drinks are  at the right temperatures and safe for your customers to consume starts with having reliable refrigeration. At Mission Restaurant Supply we only carry brands that exude reliability and quality in every aspect, like Turbo Air, Hoshizaki and True Manufacturing. If you are in the market for a new reach-in refrigerator or freezer, sandwich/salad preparation table, pizza prep table, chest freezer, bakery display case or something in between, chances are that one of these three leading refrigeration brands will have what you need and will exceed your expectations in the workplace. Here's some more information on the 3 brands along with links to where you can learn more about them and where you can purchase. Turbo Air:  There's a reason customers nationwide love Turbo Air and it starts with the company's truthful motto, "Reliable, Beautiful, Efficient." Turbo Air uses high quality stainless steel to build their energy-efficient boxes and with a five-point inspection test administered on every unit, there is no doubt that quality control is a priority for the brand. At Mission Restaurant Supply you'll find a full line list of Turbo Air refrigeration from heavy-duty reach-ins to undercounters, food prep tables, glass door merchandisers and the list goes on. With 13 distribution centers around the USA, we're able to get you what you need with speed in mind, plus we throw in Free Shipping & Liftgate to your commercial address. What's not to love? Find out more about Turbo Air and start shopping here.   Hoshizaki: As the nation's largest distributor of Hoshizaki America, you can probably guess we are passionate about this brand. There's something special about a brand that is always striving to be innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly and the overall leader at what they do. Hoshizaki is the world's 2nd largest manufacturer of refrigerated foodservice equipment with their ice machines being some of the most respected and highest performing in the industry and their ever-expanding line of reach-ins, undercounters, food prep stations and more are growing in popularity every day.  Find out more about Hoshizaki America and start shopping here.   True Manufacturing: With over 65 years in the commercial refrigeration industry, there's no denying that True Manufacturing is here to stay. It's been over half a century that True has been supplying restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other foodservice institutions like yours with quality refrigeration, and as time goes by, their techniques continue to get better and better, making them an undisputable leader in this market. Mission Restaurant Supply is a certified True Mfg Dealer and we are proud to offer our customers a refrigeration brand that is made in the USA. We are also pleased to offer our customers Free Shipping and Liftgate on all True Refrigeration going to their commercial address!  Find out more about True Manufacturing and start shopping here.
  • Planning For The Holidays

    Every year when that first autumn chill settles in and fire places and furnaces start warming up, the first signs of the holiday season begin to unfold. This year you can get ahead on your holiday shopping at Mission Restaurant Supply. We've loaded our shelves with some of your favorite oldies that we know you love giving (and receiving!) and we've brought in some new items that we think your family and friends will love. Here are five gift ideas for starters and check back as we get closer to the end of the year for more gift ideas from MissionRS.com!  Ready to Purchase or want to get more details on these 5 different gift ideas? Click through to read more about these products!

    Texas Waffle Maker

    Proteak Wooden Boards

    Fleur de Lis Waffle Maker

    Vitamix Blenders

    Cheese Board Sets

  • The Road To Hobart's Warewashing Legacy

    In the restaurant industry, Hobart is a name that commands tremendous respect for their long-standing commitment to quality construction and premium performance. It's this commitment over the years that has carved out a space for the brand in the foodservice landscape for generations to come. One of the arenas Hobart excels in is commercial warewashing. Whether you're looking for a small Undercounter, a Door-Type Dishwasher or a heavy-duty Conveyor Dishmachine for your resort, cafeteria or other foodservice venue, the road to your purchase should lead you to Hobart. Find out more about Hobart Warewashing and how it can help your business: Hobart Undercounter Dishwashers: Hobart Undercounter Dishwashers are highly regarded for their heavy-duty stainless steel build, along with their water conservation, their compact size and their truly exceptional performance. There are two different series of Hobart Undercounter Dishmachines online, including the LXi and the SR24, which both are available in low temperature chemical sanitizing models as well as high temperature models. Make an economical investment for your low-to-mid-volume establishment with a Hobart Undercounter Dishwasher. The LXi Series: Hobart's top-of-the-line undercounter dishmachines await in the LXi series. This series of high temperature and low temperature chemical sanitizing dishmachines uses only 0.74 gallons of water per rack to clean(the lowest in the industry for an NSF rated, 2 minute cycle machine) and it can handle 30 racks per hour!  The LXi Series by Hobart is also ENERGY STAR® rated and will be sure to save you significantly over the years on water and energy costs. The SR24 Series: Hobart's SR24 Series of undercounter dishmachines is ideal for the lower volume establishment that still needs a dependable and quality-made dishwasher they can trust. These units are compact and economical, using only 2.4 gallons of water per rack and they are available in both high temperature and low temperature/chemical sanitizing models with the high temp models capable of washing 19 racks per hour while the chemical sanitizing can wash 14 racks per hour. All of the SR24 dishmachines are equipped with NSF compliant chemical sensing alarms for your convenience along with many other enviable features for your low-volume dishwashing demands. Note: The main difference between a high temp and a low temp/chemical sanitizing dishmachine is the way in which they sanitize. High Temperature Dismachines utilize a 180°F high temperature final rinse to sanitize while low temperature dishmachines use a chlorine-based sanitizing agent in the final rinse of the wash cycle. Both are highly efficient but low temperature/chemical sanitizing models use considerably less energy than their high temperature counterparts.   Hobart Door-Type Dishwashers: Hobart Door-Type Dishwashers are sought after industry-wide for their medium build, their energy saving design and their versatile configuration capabilites which allow them to fit into just about any washing line. There are three main categories available, starting with the AM Select, the Advansys Ventless, and finally the LT1. Find out more about these 3 groups of door-type dishwashers by Hobart and how they can add to your commercial kitchen: The AM Select: The AM Select Series is an ENERGY STAR qualified line of door-type dishmachines that is NSF-certified to clean all your soiled dishware, delicate glasses, along with your heavy-duty, grimy pots and pans thanks to its four different washing cycles. Using only 0.74 gallons of water per rack thanks to an exclusive rinse arm design, these heavy-duty stainless steel dishmachines will save you and your bottom line considerably in water, energy and chemical costs. The AM Select Series is broken down into 3 groupings, starting with the AM Select Standard and the AM Select Tall which can be  converted from a straight-through to a corner configuration, and finally the AM Select Front Loading dishmachines which feature a convenient drop down shelf for quick and easy loading and unloading. All of these groups are available to you in both low temperature/chemical sanitizing and high temperature models.   The Advansys Ventless: Hobart's Advansys Series is the 1st ventless door-type dishwasher of its kind to feature energy recovery technology. This ENERGY STAR qualified series, which can clean everything from heavy pots to delicate glassware, utilizes a state-of-the-art internal condensing system that minimizes water vapor and eliminates the need for a vent hood, saving you enormously in hood costs and installation along with utility costs over time. Like the AM Select, the Advansys Ventless Dishmachines come available in 3 different sizes so you can find just what you need to best fit your wash line. Choose from the Advansys Standard, the Tall and the Front Loading model. The Advansys Ventless Door-Type Dishmachines are the ideal investment for the restaurant or foodservice venue that's committed to sustainability.  
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      The LT1:  The LT1 Door-Style Low Temperature Dishmachine by Hobart is simplicity at its best without compromising quality performance. This machine requires no booster heater or high voltage, needing only to be plugged into the wall, and it comes standard equipped with detergent, rinse aid and sanitizer pumps along with an exclusive deliming cycle to keep it running properly. With the LT1, you can wash up to 37 racks of soiled dishes per hour using only 1.7  gallons per rack, and people love its versatility given that it is field reversible from straight through to corner configuration to fit your unique washing line! Hobart Conveyor Dishwashers: For the large-scale restaurant, resort, banquet setting, or hospital that needs to wash hundreds of racks per hour without a hitch, there is no better warewashing solution than a Conveyor Dishwasher by Hobart. Unlike Hobart's Undercounter and Door Type models mentioned above, Conveyor dishmachines utilize an automated system to pull racks through the chamber to wash, rinse and sanitize with every use, creating an easier and more efficient system for your cleaning staff. The CL44e Series Automatic Rack Conveyor Dishmachines are built-to-last with a heavy-duty stainless steel construction and they are loaded with enviable features, like the exclusive Opti-Rinse technology which uses 50% less rinse water and 50% less energy than conveyor dishmachines without it! That means you can wash up to 202 racks of soiled dishes per hour with just 0.62 gallons of water per rack in these ENERGY STAR machines. Choose from a multitude of other features, like right to left or left to right operation, and find the ultimate conveyor dishwasher for your high volume venue. Feel free to call our friendly customer service team at 800-319-0690 for guidance on which unit is right for you!
  • 2012 National Food Safety Month

    Every September marks the beginning of a large push for food safety awarence and education within the restaurant and foodservice industry. September of 2012 marks the 18th annual National Food Safety Awareness campaign with this year's theme being "Be Safe, Don't Cross Contaminate." The NFSM website is dedicated to providing an educational experience through activities, promotions and other resources which are available to you- you can check the site out here.

     

    At Mission Restaurant Supply we believe in the importance of food safety and the impact that purchasing good, food safe equipment can have on your daily routine. The risk of cross contamination or food preparation malpractice is an enormous liabity for your restaurant and truly a risk that you can't afford to take. With the help of educational food safe information and the use of products that make food safety a priority, you can make sure you and your kitchen staff are performing the way they should. San Jamar is a great first stop for the commercial kitchen that wants products constructed on a principle of food safety. From ice handling to colored cutting board sets that prevent cross contamination, San Jamar has a great selection for you. Other popular items include the Krowne Metal Chlorine Test Strips which ensure fast, easy verification of the effectiveness of your bleach cleaning solution. For other great resources on food safety awareness check out some of these other helpful blogs and articles: Restaurant Inspections San Jamar- Leading The Way In Food Safety Food Safety 101: Leftovers Restaurant Health Codes Ways to Combat Foodborne Illness Kick off a great food safety initiative this month and if you're on twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #foodsafetymonth to join the conversation!
  • The Hottest New Charbroiler On The Market

    What if your charbroiler could make all your customer's favorite menu items, like your famous steaks, burgers, fajitas and more, with virtually no flare-ups and more product yield? Well now it can thanks to Vulcan's newest line of VTEC Charbroilers which features a patented IRX® infrared burner technology that maximizes production, creates a more energy efficient cooking solution, and all while achieving that great charbroiled taste your customers love. Here are the Top 5 distinguishing factors that set the VTEC Series by Vulcan apart from other charbroilers in the industry: 1. Independent Burners Create More Even Heat: Each burner section features high range, precision-driven gas controls that distribute the most even heat on the market. 2. High Efficiency Infrared Burner System: The IRX® patented burner system uses infrared, radiant heat that uses more then 50% less gas than traditional radiant convective charbroilers! That's 90,000 BTUs per square inch versus 200 BTUs per square inch. 3. Unparalleled Temperature Control: With the VTEC Series, you can experience a range of temperatures  on the same charbroiler with each burner capable of holding its own temperature without transferring from one to the next.(You can even get + or - 20° F from corner to corner- no other piece of equipment in the industry will do this!) 4. No More Nasty Clean Ups: The unique VTEC infrared burner system utilizes a solid carbon steel emitter panel that rests above the burner and underneath a stainless steel grate, eliminating the chance of flare ups by blocking the food from the flames. Any grease or debris that attempts to fall down into the hard to reach burner area is blocked by this solid emitter plate made of carbon steel and is instantly vaporized or turned to ash due to the extreme temperatures. This makes clean up a breeze! Simple take a feather brush and whisk away the ash off the emitter plate and into the crumb tray- no more grimy, nasty clean ups! 5. No More Flare Ups + More Product Yield: The VTEC patented stainless steel grate design combined with the carbon steel emitter panel is designed to eliminate flare ups by keeping grease away from any open flames and reducing the use of convective heat which not only worsens the flare ups but tends to dry out food's natural moisture. The VTEC can save up to 30% of your food product's natural moisture thanks in large part to the absence of this convective air. The VTEC Charbroilers are available at Mission Restaurant Supply in 14'', 25'', 36'', 48'' and 60'' widths with varying burners. Invest today and get Free Shipping to your business!

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