Preparation Equipment

Browse our articles on preparation equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more.

Specifying Standard Mixers

The type of mixer that’s best for an operation is mainly dependent on the menu, volume and application. These factors will determine whether a countertop or floor model is best as well as the necessary capacity.

Product Knowledge Guide: Immersion Blenders

For many chefs, immersion blenders represent one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in a commercial kitchen. Operators use these units for many of the same applications as standard blenders, but instead of being an all-in-one apparatus with the bowl attached, immersion units feature a stick format. Cooks use these units independently for mixing product in separate, various-sized vessels.

Consultant Q&A on Immersion Blenders

Q&A with Andy D’Amico, founding chef/partner of 5 Napkin Burger, with locations in New York City and Boston

Product Knowledge Guide: Proofer Cabinets

Proofers are essential to any bakery and restaurant that bakes menu items in-house. Unlike open air proofing, the temperature and humidity levels in a proofing cabinet are ideal for allowing dough to rise to perfection.

Countertop Mixers: Features and Capabilities

A variety of foodservice operators — including restaurants, bakeries and pizzerias — use countertop mixers to prepare dressing, sauce, batter, dough and other items from scratch.