Cooking Equipment

Browse our articles on cooking 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. 

Commercial Ranges: An Overview

Operators can choose from many different types of commercial ranges that can vary in widths, features, configurations and available options. Typically, these involve a range top and base.

Fryers: An Overview

The menu will determine the type of fryer that best suits a foodservice operation. Typically, operators use fryers to prepare chicken and fries, but flat-bottom models can accommodate floating products, like fish and seafood.

Combi Oven Care & Cleaning

To ensure a long and productive service life, operators should follow manufacturer recommendations for cleaning and maintaining their combi ovens. In general, operators should rinse their combi units daily and thoroughly clean this equipment weekly.

Combi Oven Specifying Considerations

When deciding whether to purchase a combi oven, begin by assessing the menu to ensure the equipment can handle the operation’s cooking needs and volume. Two stacked combi ovens will provide more cooking versatility than a larger, single unit.

Combi Ovens

Versatility represents one key attribute that often makes combi ovens attractive to high-volume foodservice operators.

THE Quarterly Product Knowledge Guide: Cook-and-Hold Equipment

Cook-and-hold ovens become staple pieces of foodservice equipment for various operations, including caterers, because of their ability to cook, roast, reheat and hold in the same cabinet. This applies to a variety of menu items, including roasted meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and frozen entrees.

THE Quarterly Product Knowledge Guide: Induction Ranges

Induction cooking began in Europe and Asia but has become popular throughout the world in various applications, including catering and buffet lines. Operators can use induction ranges for traditional gas and electric units. Induction units plug into almost any electrical outlet and are suitable for display cooking.

THE Quarterly Product Knowledge Guide: High-Speed Ovens

High-speed ovens empower applications that would otherwise not be able to cook very efficiently, economically or to high-quality standards. Without these ovens, many foodservice operators would need to install a full-size kitchen to cook food, which is not a viable solution. These units also can complement an existing kitchen to help with speed of service on items that take a prohibitively long time to cook.