Summer 2013 :o)

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Summer is here and we at Wholesale Food Equipment want to wish everybody a happy summer but also remind you of some warm weather tips and tools you may need. It’s going to be hot this year and there is no reason you should not take full advantage of this great weather to come.

If you haven’t gotten them already, start stacking up on your sundae dishes, bowls and ice cream soda glasses. Ice cream and frozen treats will definitely be on the menu this summer.  Also look to stay stocked with Iced-Tea glasses and spoons.

Check your ice machines, freezers and refrigerators to make sure they are at the right temperature.  Check to see if doors are closing properly, or that any parts needed for proper refrigeration are ordered before repairs are made.

Mixed drinks will be all the rage as the thermometer rises to record breaking temperatures. Check your blenders to see if they are in working order. Or buy a new one or two if you are just opening.

Make sure your kitchen staff looks the part. Replace your chefs wear, it has been a long winter.  Aprons, chef jackets and shirts should be crisp and clean this summer to give your restaurant/ hotel a fresh, fun look.

And above all have fun and stay cool.

-Wholesale Food Equipmentt

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Why You Should By A New Commercial Fryer

Here at wholesale food equipment we get a lot of customers who like to buy used equipment. Used equipment can be great buy for any restaurant or commercial establishment, especially when you are in a tight budget crunch. The lower price point can be a huge deciding factor when making major purchases. Many businesses purchase used equipment to outfit their food service business and cut startup costs.

Americans, we love fried food. No one wants to admit it but we do. This makes creating a restaurant that sells fried foods a no brainer. And with that comes the need to buy a commercial fryer and not just one. Many restaurant owners want to stretch their dollar as far as it can take them. We understand, who doesn’t want to get more for less.

As great as cutting your costs is, when looking for a commercial fryer, more is definitely more. Let us give you some honest advice, if you can afford it get a new one. It is a fact of life that fryers will break down. Fryers can cost a lot to get fixed. And unfortunately, fryers can only be fixed so many times. A new tank can far outweigh the price of buying a new fryer. The average fryer runs around $800.00 brand new. The cost to replace a fryer tank alone can cost up to $1200.00. That is more than the brand new fryer sticker price.

There is probably a reason why the fryer is being sold used. Don’t get us wrong, if the history of the items is known, used equipment can be a valuable asset. Used equipment is not bad. In fact, most used equipment is very good. However, if you are in the market for a commercial restaurant fryer please buy new and save yourself the headache. Buying a commercial fryer new will save you a lot of time and agony in the long run. Please, trust us on this one.