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Central Exclusive Value Series

Central Exclusive and Value Series Refrigeration and Ice Machines

Great Features and Prices

In the market for a new commercial refrigeration or an ice machine? Central has you covered! Our selection of Central Exclusive and Value Series refrigeration and ice machines has great features at great pricing! No matter what your budget is, these two lines of equipment will work for you. From merchandisers and coolers to prep tables and all of your ice needs, we have an option for you.

Plus, most items are in stock and have free same-day shipping. This will get the equipment you need to you as quickly as possible!

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Central Exclusive equipment are products designed with you in mind and can only be found at Central.  They have been hand-selected for you and your operation because of their high-quality design and construction. Central Exclusive equipment meets the extreme demands of a commercial kitchen, school cafeteria and all other foodservice establishments.

By choosing Central Exclusive equipment for your business, you can also take advantage of:

  • Free shipping
  • Extended warranties
  • Great pricing

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Our Value Series line of equipment meets our high quality standards but are priced lower than leading national brands. We feel you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality when trying to keep to your budget and making your customers happy.

All Value Series products must meet the following standards:

  • Affordable pricing
  • Quality grade materials and construction
  • Efficient performance
  • Reliability and durability

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Be sure to take advantage of great prices and quality products with our Central Exclusive and Value Series refrigeration and ice machines. Plus, most items qualify for free same day shipping.

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: June 2, 2017

Friday has finally arrived!  Start your weekend with the latest foodservice industry news and Central-exclusive content for the week of May 29-June 2!

Foodservice Industry News

  1. Restaurant Business Online: 50 Twists on Iconic Sandwiches
  2. National Restaurant Association: 7 NRA Show Standouts for Healthful Menu Options
  3. Nation’s Restaurant News: Burgers at Quick Service Become Less Popular as Price Climbs
  4. Bloomberg Businessweek: America’s Fastest Growing Restaurant is on a Roll
  5. CNBC: This is Denny’s Ace in the Hole as it Ventures into Delivery
  6. Restaurant Hospitality: Snail Comes out of the Shell and onto the Menu
  7. Delish: The 55 Most Delish Ice Cream Cakes
  8. FESMag: 10 Foodservice Trends for 2017 and Their E&S Implications
  9. Business Insider: Burger King’s Most Bizzare Menu Item is “Back by Popular Demand”
  10. CNBC: McDonald’s Delivery to be Available in 3,500 Restaurants by end of June

Central Blogs

  1. Tuesday Tip: Choose the Right Knife for the Job
  2. Grilled Nachos: A Summertime Favorite

Central Promos

The new catalog has arrived! Want the latest version? Click here to request a copy!

Visit CentralRestaurant.com to view current promotions, or click the links below.

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Central Exclusive Cooking and Refrigeration

Central Exclusive Cooking and Refrigeration

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Great news! Our latest master catalog featuring our Central Exclusive line of cooking and refrigeration is out! Central Exclusive equipment has been designed with your foodservice in mind and can only be found through us!

All items are in-stock and ship for free.

But wait, there’s more! If you need them fast, just place your order by 5 p.m. EST and we’ll be sure to get it out the door that day. Does it get any better?

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Wondering what cooking equipment we have through the Central Exclusive? We’ve got a great selection for you!

  • Ovens
  • Ranges
  • Holding Cabinets
  • Countertop Equipment

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When it comes to refrigeration, we have you covered with the following items that include a two year parts and labor warranty (except on ice machines, which have either a one or three year warranty depending on the model):

  • Reach-In Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Prep Tables
  • Glass Door Merchandisers
  • Undercounters
  • Self-Contained Ice Machines
  • Cuber Ice Machines

Ready to Shop?

Ready to buy? Check out our Central Exclusive cooking and refrigeration 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.

Frosted Glass from BevAir RC-500

Hot New Products in Our Cool Refrigeration Lineup

If the heat of the summer has you down, just open the pages of Central’s new July catalog and feel the cool relief from one of our newly added Refrigeration products! Check out a new glass chiller from Beverage Air, new compact merchandisers from Summit, or the 72 cu. ft. glass door merchandiser from our own Central Exclusive line. For your ice cream needs, there are new Value Series ice cream freezers and merchandisers and new Waring waffle cone bakers.  New ice producing products include Scotsman’s updated nugget ice makers/dispenser line and introduction of their updated Prodigy Plus ice machines. It is a lot to take in, but your Central Restaurant Product Consultants will be there to help.

Frost and a Light Show with the Beverage Air RC-500

Is your bar looking for a little flash to go with that frost? Beverage Air introduced their new rapid chill glass froster at the NAFEM show in February. Our buyers and salespeople loved it. It’s great for chilling beer, champagne and cocktail glasses without watering down the drink. The froster uses a blast of CO2 (canister sold separately) and takes less than ten seconds per glass. It is counter-mountable and requires two AA batteries to power the LED light show. We wrote about the RC-500 on our May 11th blog titled The RC-500: Frost and Flair from Bev-Air. Check out it out for more detail, including a video of the froster in action. We know you are hooked! Buy one now.

Beverage Air RC-500

Beverage Air RC-500

New Merchandisers of all Sizes

At fast food and fast-casual restaurants, upsell grab-and-go beverages at the register are big sellers. Plus, offering premium beverages from Monster or others can really help your profit line. To help you merchandise these products properly, we have added a number of countertop and undercounter merchandisers from Summit. At around 26″H, the #804-019 can be placed on your counter near your register to grab last-second sales. It has a glass door and LED lighting to highlight the product. The #804-014 and #804-017 are upscale look solid door models that will complement your back bar or similar environments. Check out our entire new assortment, including freezer models online.Need a large freezer merchandiser? We added the Central Exclusive 72 cu. ft. freezer with three glass doors to our Central Exclusive lineup. The new #69K-059 has the same great features of our other Exclusive models, including a two year parts and labor, five year compressor warranty. Plus, we’ve included free shipping and an extremely affordable price.
New Summit Merchandisers

New Summit Merchandisers

#69k-059 Freezer Merchandiser

#69k-059 Freezer Merchandiser

Upgrade your Ice Cream Experience

In the ice cream business? We’ve added a new Value Series 4-tub ice cream storage freezer. The #354-036 has a slim footprint that allows you to stock high-volume flavors near your main dipping cabinet. It’s only 15″ wide and has a selectable temperature from -13 to +19 degrees – making it perfect for any environment or ice cream type. We also added new Value Series curved top merchandising freezers. Available in six sizes, they make it easy for your customers to select and grab any number of frozen treats through the glass top. Storage baskets keep product at hands reach, but can be removed for access to excess boxed stock below. Choose standard white or with a graphics package available in four colors (at an additional charge).If you serve ice cream cones, consider offering the upsell to a waffle cone. It’s easy with our pair of newly added Waring waffle cone bakers. These compact makers are made from heavy duty die-cast housing and will be the workhorses of your ice cream shoppe. The #800-187 can produce up to 60 cones per hour, while the double iron #800-187 makes up to 120. Each comes with cone rolling and forming tools to ensure a perfect cone every time!
New Ice Cream Freezers

New Ice Cream Freezers

Waring Single Waffle Cone Baker

Waring Single Waffle Cone Baker

Ice Machine Improvements

You say that there isn’t much innovation in ice machines? Our new offering from Scotsman says otherwise. First, we added their new Meridian™ series of nugget ice makers with touch-free ice and water dispensing. They are an update from the now discontinued MDT line. These countertop machines feature 260 lbs. to 500 lbs. of ice production a day in a space-maximizing footprint and are more energy and water efficient than their predecessors. While these units are popular in healthcare environments, they are perfect for any establishment when ice and water are frequently dispensed. Check out our three models, the HID312A-1 (260 lb. production with 12 lb. bin), the HID-525A-1 (500 lb. production with 25 lb. bin) or the HID-540A-1 (500 lb. production with a larger 40 lb. storage bin).Upgrades have also come to the Scotsman line of cuber heads with the move to Prodigy Plus® technology. Scotsman moved the air filter to the front on air cooled models to allow more efficient ice production and tighter installations between walls or other equipment. Service and maintenance are simplified with new Industry-exclusive QR codes that allows your technician to easily connect with serial number-specific service history and user manuals for your unit. Plus, new AutoAlert ™ indicator lights lets you know the machine’s operational status and warns of possible production interruptions. Finally, a hard water condition detector will purge mineral-laden water with every freeze cycle, reducing scale buildup and extending time between normal cleanings. These new features are available throughout the entire line of Scotsman modular cube ice machines.
Meridian Series Nugget Ice Machines with Dispenser

Meridian Series Nugget Ice Machines with Dispenser

Prodigy Plus™ Units now have front air filters

Prodigy Plus™ Units now have front air filters

Request your Catalog Today!

We’ve been working hard to find the new products that meet our high quality standards while still providing the value you expect from Central. Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to introduce you to our newest additions – all of which are available on our website and in the pages of our printed catalog. If you are not already on our mailing list, drop us a catalog request and we’ll ship one right out to you. It’s a great way to browse our wide selection commercial restaurant equipment and supplies when you are away from your computer or smartphone. Be sure to reach out to one of our knowledgeable Product Consultant when you have questions. Give one a call at 800-215-9293, or start an online chat with us right now!

Central Exclusive Cutlery

The Real Secret to Easy Cubed Watermelon – Central Exclusive Cutlery

"The Easiest, Fastest Way To Cut A Watermelon"

Still from YouTube video

Have you seen the YouTube video of the real-life fruit ninja who cubes half a watermelon in seconds with just a few cuts from his knife? He first makes two cuts perpendicular to the rind on each side for the watermelon, then separates the flesh from the rind with a circular cut. Finally, he scores the flesh with criss-cross cuts and places the whole melon in a large plastic bag. With a quick upside down flip he now has bag full of perfectly cubed watermelon!

Of course, the one step he forgot to mention is that you always need a great knife to make this job simple. If you are looking for the right knife to become a fruit ninja, we recommend using our Central Exclusive series knives. Plus, just in time for the summer watermelon season, they are on sale now through the end of August.

20% off Central Exclusive Cutlery

Central Exclusive products are specially chosen by our buyers for their quality features and construction at prices that provide significant value to our customers. In cutlery, we offer a variety of dishwasher-safe economy knives with hand-honed edges. They feature stamped, stain-free carbon steel blades for durability and textured polypropylene handles for slip resistance.

20% Central Exclusive Cutlery through 8/31/14

20% Central Exclusive Cutlery through 8/31/14

Choose from six models to find the right knife for each of your food prep needs. Included in the promotion are an 8″ or 10″ Cook’s knife, 12″ slicer, 8″ bread knife, 6″ boning knife and a 3 1/2″ pairing knife. We would recommend our 8″ scalloped edge bread/utility knife to tear through the tough rind of a watermelon.

But this offer is only good through August 31st, 2014…so order today.

Choosing the Right Knife for You

Cutting more than just watermelon and still pondering what knife you will need? Check out our blog on how to choose the right knife for any need. Click through to learn about blade types, handle construction and the best type of knife for your application. Of course, our helpful product consultants are ready to walk you through the different applications.

So, now that you’ve learned how to choose the right knife, and have saved 20% on your Central Exclusive knife purchase – it’s time for the demonstration via YouTube.