Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Appliances December 03, 2017 15:46:07
While online restaurant supply houses bring in goods from splatter covers and barbecue spatulas to cases of wine glasses a few of the more modest-size items also seem to fly off the websites both because they re better quality and because they look like the stuff used by"real" chefs and caterers.
"The induction cooktop while not yet a part of most households is becoming increasingly accepted as a useful energy-efficient method of preparing food according to a fact sheet produced by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. The cooktops contain coils made of a magnetic material. When current passes through the coil it produces a magnetic field that transfers to the pan above it. The pan and its contents heat up but neither the cooktop nor the air above it becomes hot. When the pan is removed the energy transfer stops.
If you re just putting up with stainless steel when you d prefer a pro-grade stove with some color consider Lacanche s double-oven commercial stoves."They have excellent features you wouldn t find in the typical American oven like dual fuel and a warming oven for people who really want to cook says Linda Applewhite an interior designer in Sausalito Calif."Here on the West Coast we re seeing a trend towards French stoves and one of the reasons is that they re professional-looking and also come in all these great enamel colors."
If you ve been bitten by the all freezer bug take the benefits and shortfalls into consideration before choosing one for a remodel says Justin Breckle branch manager for Roth Concept Center in St. Louis. His company has lavish showrooms in six American cities that display the latest appliances in complete kitchens. Pick a size based on what your space will allow and how often you use the freezer. While units like the 36-inch Sub-Zero All Freezer are very attractive"you should first consider how much food you store" he says."If you re the type who goes to the store every couple of days for the freshest stuff or eats mostly organic produce you probably don t need a separate freezer at all. If on the other hand you have lots of kids or you re always on the go and eat lots of frozen dinners that large freezer might make sense."
What s your cooking style? If you do lots of stir-frying or heat large quantities of food you ll want at least one high-heat element or burner as mentioned above. Many ranges include a wok ring which sits on top of the burner grate to hold a wok. If you simmer lots of sauces you ll want a"simmer burner which cooks at a low temp. Check with the manufacturer on these;"a simmer technically is 190 degrees Franke says and some low-heat burners are really warming burners because they maintain a 150-degree temperature which is fine for keeping a dinner warm but not for simmering your gravy.
Online restaurant supply houses can offer such great discounts because they have bulk buying power — after all they re designed to serve restaurants. That usually means though that any customer will have to buy an entire case of certain smaller or low-margin items or meet a minimum dollar amount. In general the bigger the supply house the more likely the"by the case" requirement."Keep in mind that most of the bigger restaurant suppliers are getting great discounts because they re working with lots of smaller manufacturers and it s not cost-effective for them to break a case [into smaller amounts] — plus it encourages damage" says Herschberger.