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  • How Quiet is the Quiet One?

    The famed "Quiet One" by Vitamix is the quietest commercial blender available on the market. Pretty cool, right? No one likes to hear the screeching sound of a blender, particularly over and over again, so The Quiet One by Vitamix has proved a revolutionary solution to many businesses' problems. This high-tech machine is obviously a perfect fit for the business that's doing a lot of blending, particularly in the front of the house, like Coffee and Smoothie Shops. Trust in The Quiet One for unparalleled sound reduction and efficient service time after time.  So what makes it so quiet?
    • Advanced Vibration Dampening Technology makes The Quiet One up to 4 times quieter than its competitors
    • Magnetically Secured Floating Sound Enclosure
    • 48 oz Advance® high impact clear container  creates  quieter, faster & easier blending and pouring, resulting in happy customers!
    Other Reasons We Think You Should Invest:
    • 6 program buttons able to hold 34 optimized blending programs in memory, keeping drinks consistent time after time
    • Designed for High Performance with its 3 HP motor
    • Easy to clean and disassemble!
    • Variable speed control and automatic shut off are added benefits
    • With a 3 year warranty on motor base parts and a 1 year warranty on labor, there is no better unit than The Quiet One!
  • True Mfg Milk Coolers

    When it comes to quality, commercial refrigeration, True Mfg continues to set the bar very high. Some of the items True manufacturers best are their Commercial Milk Coolers, both single and dual sided. Here are a few things you should know about True Milk Coolers, particularly when the next purchasing opportunity comes around for your school cafeteria or other foodservice need.

     

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    1. True's unique oversized refrigeration systems keep milk temperatures colder while maintaining an excellent energy efficiency rating (and lower utility costs for you!) 2. 1 year warranty on all parts and labor plus an additional 4 year warranty on the compressor 3. Milk temperatures are kept in the range of 33 to 38F thanks to forced air refrigeration systems, including extra large evaporator coils, condensers, and higher horsepower compressors, so you can rely on the unit to do its job. 4. The all Stainless Steel Doors are great for easy, self service and they conveniently drop down when not in use and flip up, holding their position when they need to be open for a period of time. Door locks also come standard on these units. 5. Many True milk coolers are built with a non-chip, non-peel vinyl exterior with stainless steel service doors. The interior is constructed of an NSF-Approved  aluminum liner and a reinforced stainless steel flooring. {Note that some milk coolers, like this one have a solid stainless steel exterior while others have a solid stainless interior and exterior} 6. True Milk Coolers also come equipped with a convenient clean out drain as well as racks for easier storage 7. True manufactures all of their milk coolers in the USA-become a part of this great company!

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    Common Questions Why do some of the models have a -DS at the end of them? The -DS is referring to the Dual-Sided Construction, meaning there are doors on either side of the unit for double access Why do some of the models have a -S and a -SS at the end of them? The -S is referring to the solid stainless exterior of the cooler while the -SS means that both the interior and exterior of the unit are constructed of stainless steel. How Many Crates Will These Units Hold? The number of crates a True Mfg Milk Cooler will hold is dependent upon how big the cooler is. For instance, the TMC-34-DS holds 8 milk crates while the TMC-49-DS holds 12. You should be able to find the number of crates each model holds on the product page. Shop for Milk Coolers on MissionRS.com and get Free Shipping & Liftgate to your address!
  • What You May Not Know About Floral Coolers...

    Often times we get the question from customers about whether or not they should buy a floral cooler specifically for their floral operation, or if they would be better off with a standard merchandiser for their blooms. The answer is in fact more technical than you'd think and could directly effect your business if flowers are your field.   The main difference between floral coolers and basic refrigerated merchandisers that you would display food or beverages in is the refrigeration system. Floral coolers have refrigeration systems that are specifically designed to hold flowers at a precise temperature and humidity level. In fact, the True Mfg Floral Coolers on MissionRS.com are designed to hold 35°F with a baffled airflow, blossom supporting system that keeps the inside of the floral cabinet at the perfect temperature and humidity, ensuring the flowers have a longer shelf life. Other glass door merchandisers utilize refrigeration systems which don't maintain the correct humidity levels that a commercial floral case does, thus they can quickly deyhdrate and "burn" the flowers inside the cavity. As a result, this expedites the aging process and diminishes the life span of your freshly cut flowers. Invest in the Best with True Mfg Commercial Floral Cases and get longer lasting blooms! Plus, when you buy a commercial floral cooler or any refrigeration from True Mfg with us online, you get Free Shipping and Liftgate to your commercial address.
  • Get Your Ice Machine Ready For Summer

    In the hot summer months, the demand for ice in your restaurant or place of business goes up dramatically. Therefore, it's important to take extra maintenance precautions on your commercial ice machine(s) so you can extend the lifecycle of the unit while ensuring the cleanliness and purity of your ice. Remember, your ice is important to your customers and to the overall quality of your drinks.

    The most common analogy to help prove the importance of commercial ice machine maintenance is to think of your ice machine as a car. If you never maintain the car, change the oil, etc., it will eventually burn up and destroy the engine. Your ice machine is the same way. When it's working hard, particularly in the summer months, to produce a sufficient amount of ice for your demand, it's vitally important to maintain the machine often and regularly it so it doesn't wear down. No ice on a hot summer day = unhappy customers. How Often Do I Need To Maintain My Machine? Maintenance frequency is largely dependent on the usage. The general rule of thumb is that your machine should be serviced every 6 months. However, this largely depends on what kind of kitchen and demand you're talking about. Fast food chains, drive-thrus, delis, and other places would be advised to maintain their unit on a more regular basis to prevent the build up of scale and other impure substances that could harm the taste, clarity, and quality of the ice.  Heat is one of the biggest factors that can cause poor ice machine performance but so is neglecting to service it. Make sure the condenser coil and the evaporator are clean so production doesn't slow down. Our Suggestion For You We suggest scheduling a professional service and maintenance at the beginning of the summer. Having an authorized service agent physically take apart the unit, clean all the parts, sanitize it properly, change out the filters, and put it back together will ensure optimal, hassle-free performance when you need it most. To find a local, authorized service agent call the Manufacturer of the Ice Machine you have to schedule an appointment! Other Helpful Tips & Ideas: 1. The next time you're looking to invest in a new machine, think Energy Star. We have lots of Energy Star Rated Ice Machines that will rake in 10% more water savings and 15% more energy savings than comparable, non-Energy Star Rated units!

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    2. Keep the Machine in a Cool Place in the Kitchen (if possible) 3. Set the machine to run overnight for added energy savings 4. It's easy to forget about regular maintenance, so keep track of service dates and plan ahead so you're always on top of the proper maintenance schedule Check out all the Commercial Ice Machines available on MissionRS.com! Have you Read our Blog on Equipment Care & Cleaning Tips???
  • Father's Day Gift Guide!

    It's that time of year again! June 17th is Father's Day and we invite you to check out our Gift Guide for all the Fathers out there! These 5 Products are Best-Sellers at MissionRS.com and for good reason! Each is very handy with great prices to match! 1. Portable Butane Stove- With over 9,925 BTUs of power, this portable butane stove with a convenient, hard carrying case, is a fantastic gift for the camper and lover of outdoors-only $38.55. Get yours here!  2. Meat Tenderizer-With 3 rows and a total of 48 steel blades, this Meat Tenderizer is the most effective at properly tenderizing and marinating your meat selection. Get the best steaks and more with this easy to use tool- only $17.95! Buy it here! 3. Teak Boards- These gorgeous Teak Boards by Proteak are used as grilling tools or as a presentation for appetizers, cheeses, and more. Each slate is unique and eco-friendly and they're available in a number of shapes, styles, and sizes. If the board will be used as a meat board for grilling, make sure to snag one that has a juice canal carved along the perimeter. Get yours here! 4. Hunting Knife Set- This NSF approved knife set by Mundial is a fan-favorite for the 4 piece package deal. Great for fileting a fish or processing meats, this high quality set, available for $44.55, is the quintessential gift for the outdoorsman in your life. Buy it here! 5. Beer Schooner Glasses- For icy cold beer, there's no better glass than a frosted beer schooner. These Schooners, sold individually or in case packs are a hit with both our residential and commercial customers! The heavy-duty weight and ability to keep beer at the perfect temperature keeps the appeal high for customers near and far. Get some just in time for summer!
  • Food Trucks: Are You On Board?

    Food Trucks. At this point we bet you've heard about them and their continued rise to fame. Whether you are interested in running your own mobile food truck business or you simply enjoy the convenience of having them around and in your city, there is no denying that their presence is here to stay. Did you know that Food Trucks are the single fastest growing sector in the foodservice industry? In 2011 alone, the mobile food industry did over $1 billion in sales! Why the huge surge? There are many reasons: 1. First, Food Trucks provide a unique culinary opportunity that can't be matched by your traditional brick and mortar restaurant as chefs can prepare their gourmet foods on the go and can take their kitchens directly to the consumer. 2. Food Trucks offer up an affordable entry to the foodservice industry. Companies like Kitchen On Wheels, who we talk about below, do everything from the equipment sourcing to the consultation, CAD drawings and custom fab work for you, all for a competitive price.  3. Food Trucks are customizable, providing a mobile platform that can be specifically designed for your needs and your creative culinary endeavor.

    Kitchen On Wheels (KOW) provides a great opportunity to build and customize your own food truck by collaborating on a mobile platform that can be designed specifically to your needs.  "Getting started in the mobile food catering business starts with a solid chassis (food truck frame), easy maintenance exterior, and above all, an efficient food preparation interior. Kitchens on Wheels® offers three designs: the Bistro Bus, the KOW Trailer, and our largest mobile catering truck, the Bistro Box. For our mobile catering trailers, choose from one of the rugged trailer designs designed by the folks at HAULMARK. Our Bistro Box is designed in the roomy interior of the Mercedes Sprinter. With 73" of standing room and 473 cubic feet of space, the Bistro Box gives you the ultimate mobile catering kitchen without the feel of a large truck. For virtually unlimited mobile kitchen space, our Bistro Box is the true Kitchen on Wheels. Set on the chassis of the box truck of your choice (including used vehicles), Kitchens on Wheels will build your dream catering truck in the roomy interior."- Kitchen On Wheels

    Whether you are operating a cupcake/dessert truck or a Taco/BBQ joint, Kitchen On Wheels will work with you every step of the way to ensure your truck is filled with kitchen equipment that will best suit your every day need. Aside from being the 3rd oldest food truck manufacturer in the industry, they have over 50 years of experience and a list of nationally recognizable clientele.

    Here are some neat facts about Kitchen On Wheels: 1. (KOW) food trucks have passed safety inspections in every state. (That's right, they service nationally!) 2. They are committed to ensuring the health and safety of their patrons working directly with Fire Marshals and other safety inspectors to build relationships and industry expertise that can be passed on to their customers. 3. Consulting and Inspection Services provided for every client including obtaining insurance, passing health code inspections, and sourcing equipment and food! Specific state health regualtions are adhered to with every truck that KOW makes. 4. Watch your truck being made with the Kitchen On Wheels Streamlined Video feature! This neat feature allows you to witness your business coming to life, every step of the way. 5. Short Term Rentals are available. Why Rent Short Term? Great for larger companies who are promoting special products or promotions.

    Explore the options available to you through this dynamic Texas company!

  • True Mfg: An Energy Star Partner

    With more and more emphasis these days on eco-friendliness and relieving our carbon footprints, the foodservice industry is seeing an influx in the number of manufacturers who are doing their part to go green. True Mfg, one of the industry's resounding veterans and leaders of commercial refrigeration, is doing just that and many of their products are earning their Energy Star Ratings. This approach to being more environmentally friendly and energy efficient is changing the way that True manufacturers their products without compromising the quality or performance. 

     

    Here are a few ways they are making the move:
    • Removal of Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) Chemicals from True's Refrigeration Systems
    • Eliminated the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of blowing agents used in the equipment's foaming insulation process from 142,000 TONS of Carbon Dioxide to ZERO!  (True explains this as the equivalent of removing 23,500 cars off the road each year!) 
    • Reduced EPA Reportable Chemical Releases by 80%
    • Reduced Total Water Usage by 58%
    • Reduced Natural Gas Consumption by 23% per square foot of manufacturing
    • Reduced the use of Hazardous Substances in the making of True Products, including Lead, Mercury & Cadmium by 99%
    • As of 2007 True is ROHS Compliant (Meaning they complied to the Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    There is a reason people are choosing True- check out our products available online and start saving!

  • Chlorine Test Strips

    Sanitation- it's a word in the foodservice industry that requires serious attention. After all, keeping your kitchen and your cooking equipment properly sanitized is a huge responsibility that keeps your customers free from food poisoning and you free from a potential law suit. Keeping your kitchen clean starts with having a proper cleaning solution that's strong enough to kill the hardest, deepest germs without leaving behind harmful residue. That's where our best-selling Chlorine Test Strips by Krowne Metal come into play.

     

    These inexpensive test strips packaged 100 to a vial are a great, easy way to test how much chlorine is in your cleaning solution. Depending on the requirements at your local health department, the color code shows the various shades that the strip will change to after making contact with the solution. As you can see below, the white strip changes to various colors of purple, from a pale lavender at 10 p.p.m, gradually darkening at 50 p.p.m., 100 p.p.m. and finally 200 p.p.m. Check with your local health department to determine the standards required of you at your commercial kitchen.

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    Start cleaning smart with the Krowne Metal 25-123 Chlorine Test Strips and rest assured your foodservice establishment is ready for business.
  • Summertime Entertaining

    Whether you're catering a wedding or you're hosting a simple summertime party, the summer months tend to get busy. Every caterer or host needs to be equipped with the must-have equipment and supply list in order to provide their services in the best way possible. Here are 5 simple product investment ideas that will get you ready for the entertaining rush:

     

    1. Custom Tablecloths There's nothing like a crisp, white tablecloth to set the tone and the table for a fresh summer meal. Our tablecloths come in many other colors and in various patterns and they are all customizable per your table specifications! 2. Elegant Serving Trays Boost your presentation by passing out beverages and appetizers with a classic silver tray. We have  a number of different sized trays by different manufacturers and with varying detail and price points so you can find the product right for you. 3. Party Buckets & Serving Bowls Great for icing down drinks or showing off your food product, our selection of hammered metal Party Buckets and crystal-inspired Serving Bowls have both visual appeal and functionality, bringing an elegant statement to your party scene. 4. Alternative Drinkware Providing a great alternative to classic drinkware, our heavy-duty Polycarbonate drinkware is made to last and mirror your favorite glass styles, from Pilsner to Wine and Margarita. Though not suitable for every setting, our Plastic Drinkware has a nice aesthetic and is a good investment for someone who's tired of the cost lost to broken glassware.
  • Lighting The Way...

    What's not to love about a welcoming entrance? Whether you are hosting a party at your business or home, a great way to make a memorable entrace and a powerful statement is with Tiki Torches.

    At MissionRS.com we sell different styles of Tiki Torches (like the one pictured above) along with the Tiki Fuel by Hollowick Mfg, which just so happens to be America's #1 brand of citronella fuel and outdoor torches! Below is a guide to the different styles we carry:

    The Royal Polynesian: Exotic in nature, this torch style features a contemporary bamboo head with a bamboo pole. Packed in a case of 6 with 16 oz refillable canisters in each, this is a great option for the customer who's looking for something different. Shop the Royal Polynesian! The Mediterranean: This hand-crafted torch design juxtaposes contemporary metal with bamboo. The metal pole is sturdy and wears well with age. Packed in a case of 6 with 12 oz refillable canisters in each. Shop the Mediterranean! The Islander: Perhaps the most traditional in appearance, the Islander has a wicker-woven head, a wooden pole, and is packed in a case of 6 with 16 oz refillable canisters in each! Shop the Islander! The Heritage Patio: For more light and more of a statement, go for the Heritage Patio Torch which has two wicks instead of one. Here are some other features that make the Heritage Patio a customer favorite: 1. Easy Assembly- No Tools Required! 2. "No-Touch Pour Technology" keeps refills clean and hassle free (when you need more fuel just pour directly into top of the torch!) 3. Aluminum Alloy Construction for optimal weather resistance 4. Torch Cover for Protection 5. Extra heavy base for added stability Shop the Heritage Patio! Read more about our Tiki Torches here and visit our Outdoor Lighting Page to load up on Fuel, Stands & More!

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