Category Archives: NAFEM Preferred Vendor

10 Reasons to Buy an Arctic Industries Walk-In Cooler

Arctic Industries

Since 1981, Arctic Industries has been among the premier walk-in cooler manufacturers in the U.S. They offer quality walk-ins at an outstanding value.

Here are 10 reasons to purchase an Arctic Industries walk-in cooler.

Arctic Blue Line Walk-Ins

At Central Restaurant Products, we carry Arctic’s Blue Line series of walk-ins which have been designed to provide quick delivery at a low cost.

Blue Line walk-ins feature NSF listed panels with Acrylume finish, which minimizes fingerprints and oxidation. An inside safety release is included to prevent lock-ins. Doors include 24″H diamond tread kick-plates. All self-contained units include hot gas condensate, which means no plumbing connection is required!

Arctic at Central

Shop Arctic’s Blue Line at Central today. Don’t forget, all units ship free within the contiguous United States! If you have any questions, our Product Consultants are here to help. Call 800-215-9293 for more information.

Turbo Air: Creating Energy-Efficient Commercial Refrigeration

Turbo Air

If you’re In the market for new commercial refrigeration and are looking to save money on energy use, look no further than Turbo Air. Turbo Air strives for less energy consumption and better performance throughout their line of commercial refrigerators and freezers, while keeping the size of the compressor the same.

Central Restaurant Products has Turbo Air’s full line of refrigeration products to help you find the solutions you need at competitive prices. Oh, and free shipping too!

Why Choose Turbo Air?

Turbo Air equipment includes several energy efficient technologies that save you money on utilities and prolong the life of your equipment. In fact, they have over 80 products qualified under the latest Energy Star guidelines. By purchasing Energy Star rated equipment, you could qualify for rebates from your utility company.

Other benefits include:

Self-Cleaning Condenser System

Turbo Air units are known for their self-cleaning condensers. When you have a high traffic area that produces a lot of dust, the ability of the condenser from properly reducing heat becomes compromised. This results in lessened efficiency. The self-cleaning condenser system cleans the condenser using a rotating brush that moves up and down 2-3 times per day. This prevents any dust build-up, which keeps your unit running efficiently.

Energy Saving Fan Controller

Every refrigerator has a fan motor, which runs continuously throughout the day to circulate cold air. The fan generates a lot of heat when in use. When the compressor is not running, that means the fan can start circulating warm air instead of cold.

To combat this, each Turbo Air refrigerator has a fan controller, which is used to strategically stop the fan motor from running once an increase in temperature is detected within the unit. This can translate into 15% to 25% in overall energy savings, as well as an increase in the lifespan of the compressor.

Larger Condensers

For higher efficiency, Turbo Air uses condensers sized 10% to 20% larger than the industry standard more efficiently draw heat from your condenser coils.

LED Interior Lighting

Turbo Air units use LED interior lighting, which not only are more energy efficient, but also use optimal light angles for enhancing your display effects.

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Ready to purchase Turbo Air? Central has their full selection on our website!

If you are in need of assistance, our Product Consultants are here to help answer any of your questions. Give them a call at 800-215-9293 or chat with them live now.

To request a free catalog, speak to your Product Consultant or request your free copy.

Everpure Logo

Everpure Keeps Restaurant Water Clean: Vendor Spotlight

Everpure believes that the health of the world depends on reliable access to clean water. As an industry leader of water filters, Everpure provides solutions for beverages taste, equipment protection and operational cost savings. A customer’s first impression of the dining experience in a restaurant is the water – make it exceptional water. 

Everpure Filtration
Improve Beverage Taste

A customer sits down excited for a great meal. They are greeted by their waiter with a glass of water, but there’s a problem…. their water is cloudy and has a strange taste. If the water is not clean, then how can the couple trust the quality of the food? The couple looks at each other and decides to find a different place to eat with clean water.

Everpure helps operators deliver clean, crisp and refreshing water that customers will love to drink. This fresh water is what makes the coffee, tea, and fountain drinks also taste delicious. Consistently great tasting drinks will keep customers coming back for more. So, how do Everpure filters clean the water?

  • Reduces chlorine, chloramines and unwanted chemicals
  • Decreases harmful contaminants
  • Minimize particulates that cause cloudy water

Protect Equipment

Steam cooking equipment has grown in popularity in recent years due to being user-friendly, the ability to cook large batches at a time, and the delicate results of food produced. However, the issue with steam cooking is the maintenance of the equipment. Regardless of whether the equipment is boiler-less or boiler-based, contaminants are left behind when water is converted to steam. These contaminants can cause scale and corrosion, which can lead to abrasion, clogging and corrosion.

Utilizing clean water to run the steam equipment is essential for efficient performance and a long life for the equipment. Everpure offers a range of systems to ensure clean water for this equipment. These systems:

  • Remove chlorine and minerals that cause damage
  • Improve efficiency and reduce breakdown
  • Allow for fewer delimings
  • Lower energy and maintenance costs
  • Extend the life of your equipment investment

To find the right filter for any piece of equipment, utilize Everpure’s sizing guide here!

Everpure Filter

Make The Move

Browse online for all filters offered by Everpure and talk with one of our helpful product consultants at 800.215.9293 for personalized assistance!

 

Lakeside Foodservice Food Cart

Vendor Spotlight: Lakeside

With over 70 years of experience, Lakeside’s focus has remained centered on helping operators tackle tomorrow’s challenges. A diverse range of product lines helps operators transport, store, heat, cool, serve, dispense, organize, display and merchandise with the option for custom designs that fit your unique set up. Lakeside is dedicated to bringing innovative, sustainable and efficient equipment to the foodservice industry. Simply put, Lakeside is here to simplify your operations.

Utility and Bussing CartsLakeside Utility Cart

Lakeside offers utility carts in every size, style, and construction type that your operation needs. These carts are ideal for transporting heavy ingredients, dirty dishes during catering events, or every day service set up. Lakeside offers construction of durable stainless steel or plastic. Also, add on’s of silverware boxes and waste containers are also available to allow operators to customize their utility cart. Cart designs are thoughtfully made to ensure easy maneuvering. Many carts include features such as bumpers to protect walls, non-marking wheels, and ergonomic handles. The perfect utility carts!

Do you know what weight capacity your operation needs?

Carts Weight Capacity

 

Food Bars & Portable Bars

Lakeside Foodservice Food Carts

Portable food carts and bars from Lakeside give operators the ability to serve breakfast, snacks, drinks, and more from anywhere! Most carts feature durable welded stainless steel construction with stainless steel serving tops and insulated ice bins. The carts are easy to move with heavy-duty casters and easy-grip handles. Additionally, bumpers are featured on many carts to protect walls and furniture when maneuvering. Carts are customizable with various laminate finishes and graphic front panels. Because of all these fantastic features, the carts are perfect for breakfast at elementary schools, snack cart in a hospital, or anything else your operation may need!

Pan Racks

Lakeside Pan Racks

Pan racks are durable and efficient storage systems that are perfect for every kind of operation. The pan racks hold and transport sheet pans and trays safely on a variety of available casters including 4″ economical and 5″ heavy duty. Also, most models are made of welded stainless steel construction to withstand continual use.

 

Time to Shop!

Safely transport and store food with the plethora of Lakeside products available. Browse their full product offering online or call one of our helpful product consultants at 800.215.9293 for one on one help!

 

 

Vendor Spotlight: Tablecraft

Tablecraft makes it all. They’re an essential brand in tableware, offering a comprehensive selection of tabletop and serving supplies tailored to their creed of “conscience-driven foodservice innovations.”

Tablecraft was founded by Adolf Davis in 1946 as an import distribution company specifically catering to the foodservice industry. Since then, they’ve grown to offer more than 3,000 products spanning several product lines including buffet service and serveware like serving bowls and platters, to contemporary tabletop necessities like shakers and squeeze bottles. They also offer a complete line of bar service supplies including syrup dispensers and liquor pourers, glass rimmers, beer buckets, shakers, sealers and more.

Serving Baskets

Among the diversity of assortment Tablecraft offers, some of their most popular items are serving baskets, available in a variety of colors, shapes and styles. Central offers their best-selling 1076 Large Serving Basket at an economical price point. This basket is perfect for sandwiches and side orders, featuring a durable polypropylene construction that is both dishwasher and microwave safe. They are also stackable for convenient storage. This basket is a standard for quick eats, available in black, brown, green, red, and yellow.

Tablecraft Serving Basket

Central Model #682-020

Tabletop Displays

Tablecraft as a brand always manages to keep their products affordable while staying on trend, putting themselves in the shoes of the restaurant owner. Their array of displays and risers add a certain elegance to products. Like their collection of baskets, their displays also come in a variety of styles to add a flare to any catered event or buffet.

Tablecraf CR3 3 Piece Riser Set

Central Model #682-29D

Tablecraft CW40309B Half Stand

Central Model #682-R41

Tablecraft BKT3 3 Tiered Basket

Central Model #682-18U

Presentation matters. Tablecraft is determined to continue to produce innovative solutions to assist, inventing new ways to showcase your products in ways your guests will adore. See all Tablecraft products here.

Cooking with Cody – Amana RMS10TS Microwave

Our content specialist Cody has his own cooking show! Check it out below, featuring the Amana RMS10TS light duty microwave! Amana is a trusted manufacturer of commercial microwaves. They have a large variety of microwaves to fit your needs, from high speed models to light duty units. Visit CentralRestaurant.com for all your restaurant equipment needs.

Vendor Spotlight: Arctic Air

Since 1995, Arctic Air has been producing quality, affordable refrigeration products to the commercial equipment market in the United States and Canada. Arctic Air is a division of Broich Enterprises, Inc. and was created as a quality, lower cost alternative to the standard commercial refrigeration products offered at the time. Since that time, Arctic Air products have come to be known as very reliable alternatives for many common commercial applications.

Reach-In Refrigerators and Freezers

Arctic Air’s most popular model is the AR series of reach-in refrigerators and freezers. These solid door reach-in refrigerators and freezers are designed to bring you commercial performance at a great price. Their reach-ins are designed in a smooth stainless steel exterior which provide a quality, professional look. Features include electronic thermostat, bottom mounted compressor, which allows you to use the top of the unit for storage. The model’s front accessible condensing unit slides out for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Food Prep Units

Arctic Air’s food prep units are tested to NSF Standard 7 requirements for open food storage, meaning your food will remain safe for customers throughout the day. Their sandwich and pizza prep tables include a full-length, heavy duty cutting board to do all of your prep work. Self-closing doors remain open at 90 degrees, making it easy to replace ingredients. Plastic pans come standard with each prep unit, which means your model is ready to go to work as soon as it arrives!

See Arctic Air’s complete line of products here.

 

 

Hamilton Beach Commercial Appliances

Vendor Spotlight: Hamilton Beach

Hamilton Beach appliances are a fixture in households across the country. Hamilton Beach Commercial, the company’s global commercial brand, is highly regarded for their continuous innovations in food and bar blenders, juicers, warmers and cookers, and other product lines. Their durable products can be seen in hotels, restaurants and bars worldwide. Founded in the early 1900s by Louis H. Hamilton and Chester Beach, Hamilton Beach is now celebrating more than a century of leading the way in commercial appliance technology.

Beach’s creation of a universal electric motor that operated on both alternating and direct currents was a game changer. At the time, this new technology was used to power sewing machines and other attachments, thereby ending the era of treadle sewing machines and other muscle-powered chores. Building momentum from this early success, Hamilton and Beach were able to pioneer their way to others, marketing many new innovations, like electric fans, glass washers and vacuum cleaners, under their Hamilton Beach name.

Hamilton Beach Drink Mixers

Perhaps one of the greatest Hamilton Beach staples is the electric drink mixer. First created in 1911, their original drink mixer created quite the sensation, quickly mixing up malts for customers across America. As the twentieth century progressed, one could hardly step inside any soda fountain or ice cream parlor without spotting a Hamilton Beach mixer. And even though times change and technology advances, even though soda fountains have since faded into nostalgia, one can still spot Hamilton Beach blenders and mixers at nearly any restaurant bar or establishment serving up smoothies or ice cream treats.

Hamilton Beach’s HMD400 Three Spindle Drink Mixer is one of their most popular mixers on the market because it mixes nearly twice as fast as other three spindle mixers with an automatic start/stop operation.

Hamilton Beach Bar Blenders

In addition to mixers, Hamilton Beach’s line of commercial bar blenders range from light duty to high performance, depending on intended use. The popular Hamilton Beach HBB908 Light Duty Bar Blender is one of their most economical blenders enabling smaller establishments to add high profit frozen drinks to their menu at a low upfront cost.

Hamilton Beach HBB908 Light Duty Commercial Bar Blender

Light Duty Bar Blender, Central Model #815-058

It’s not, however, ideal for bars with high volume.  The Hamilton Beach HBH550 three-horsepower Fury high performance bar blender is. This model features an all-metal drive coupling that’s built to last.

Hamilton Beach HBH550 Fury High Performance Commercial Bar Blender

High Performance Bar Blender, Central Model #815-076

Coming back to Central’s catalog is the Hamilton Beach HBS1400 Revolution Ice Shaver and Blender. This model offers precise ice portion control and can make up to four 16 oz. drinks at a time. One of the main features of this model is the sensor technology that alerts the users to ensure the hopper lid is in place or if the drain line is full. The double-wall hopper minimizes noise while keeping ice solid.

Hamilton Beach HBS1400 Revolution Ice Shaver and Blender

Revolution Ice Shaver/Blender, Central Model #815-065

View Hamilton Beach’s extensive commercial line here.