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Tip of the Day Tuesday: Value Series Products

Opening a restaurant is a very exciting milestone, but there is no doubt that it is also very expensive. As an owner, you want quality products that will prepare and display your food properly and eloquently without breaking the bank. Central Restaurant Products has a specific line of products just for this purpose!

Here at Central, we feel you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality while trying to stay within a692-088 budget—and for this very reason, we have established our Value Series products.

Carefully selected in a wide range of food service categories, our Value Series products will help you grow your business without putting a huge dent in your budget. In order to meet this requirement and receive the Value Series designation, all products must meet the following standards:

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

Browse all of the value series categories today and contact a product consultant with any questions at 800.215.9293!


Tip of the Day Tuesday: Cleaning Time!

When was the last time you cleaned the coils on your refrigerators? It is suggested that the evaporator coil and condenser coil are cleaned at least every 3 to 4 months. These coils collect dust and lint that is in the air and can cause your refrigeration to not cool properly if not cleaned regularly. Doing so will keep your refrigeration running properly for far longer! So odds are, it’s time to get to cleaning!


To clean the coils, wipe with a commercial coil cleaner. Then on the condenser coil, brush the fins from top to bottom (never side to side). Be sure that the unit is disconnected from power to clean the coils. While you’re at it, be sure to give the exterior, interior, and the shelves a good wipe with a clean, wet cloth. This should be done daily for the protection of your produce and to avoid cross-contamination.








Have questions? Looking to order a new refrigerator? Browse our wide selection online or give one of our helpful product consultants a call at 800.215.9293!


Tip of the Day Tuesday: Kitchen Shortcuts

Tedious tasks lead to kitchen nightmares. Have you ever spent hours on a monotonous food prep assignment where there is literally no logical explanation why it’s taking so long to complete? Fortunately, there are ingenious, out of the box shortcuts that make life bearable for everyone involved in the food prep process. Here are a few simple suggestions, but let’s keep the conversation going! Share your own shortcuts in the comments section!

  1. Peel ginger with a spoon rather than with a paring knife of peeler. Scraping a spoon against ginger’s skin helps bypass the frustration of navigating around every notorious bump and irregularity often present on ginger plants.
  2. Invest in an immersion blender. Immersion blenders are awesome for quickly creating consistency, removing ugly lumps in sauces, puréeing soups, or making your own in-house condiments!
  3. Use a strainer for cutting or squeezing citrus items! A strainer takes away the need to remove pesky seeds or skin after cutting and squeezing lemon/lime/etc. into your dish to give it that extra freshness.

We would love to hear more about the time-saving, frustration-relieving shortcuts you’ve discovered, and share them with our wonderful customers! Comment below!

Energy Star

Tip of the Day Tuesday: Energy Star Equipment

Did you know that restaurants that invest strategically can cut utility costs 10 to 30 percent without sacrificing service, quality, style or comfort? ENERGY STAR® products are those that are run by emitting fewer greenhouse gases. No matter which type of commercial kitchen you operate, there are many ways you can cut energy usage and lower your utility bills, all while making significant contributions to a cleaner environment! Many Energy Star items also qualify for additional rebates, varying by amount depending where you are located. View the more than 600 products that meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines offered by Central Restaurant Products here and then check how large of a rebate you can receive here!


Click here to learn more, or call your Product Consultant at (800) 215-9293!