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    Gas to Electric Tilt Skillet?

    Hey Everyone! I'm looking to buy a 40 Gallon tilt skillet to sauteed onions, cook soups, possibly pasta...etc. Does anyone have a recommendation for gas vs. electric? Any reason one is better than the other? And I read that the gas tilt skillet needs to light the pilot every time?  Thanks!
  2. jonfields

    Gas or Electric Tilt Skillet?

    Hey everyone! I'm looking to buy a 40 Gallon tilt skillet to sauteed onions, cook soups, possibly pasta...etc. Does anyone have a recommendation for gas vs. electric? Any reason one is better than the other? Thanks!
  3. jonfields

    Electric of Gas Tilt Skillet Better?

    Hey everyone! I'm looking to buy a 40 Gallon tilt skillet to sauteed onions, cook soups, possibly pasta...etc. Does anyone have a recommendation for gas vs. electric? Any reason one is better than the other? Thanks!
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    Dish Washer that will wash full size sheet pans?

    Does any have any recommendations on commercial dishwashers that will fit & wash full-sized sheet pans? The dishwashers I've seen are a bit too small for that, and I'd love to be able to fit a bunch of sheet pans in a cycle. Thanks a bunch in advance!
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    Anyone ever use a 140 quart Hobart mixer? Trying to decide on 80qt vs. 140qt - Thanks!

    I'm trying to decide between the 80 quart and 140 quart mixer for making falafel. I'm moving kitchens and am replacing the equipment. previously, I would do 1.5-2 batches in the 80 quarts so I figured the 140 quart would be a better fit. However, I'm worried about the size of the 140 quart...
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    Anyone ever use a 140 quart Hobart mixer? Trying to decide on 80qt vs. 140qt - Thanks!

    I'm trying to decide between the 80 quart and 140 quart mixer for making falafel. I'm moving kitchens and am replacing the equipment. previously, I would do 1.5-2 batches in the 80 quarts so I figured the 140 quart would be a better fit. However, I'm worried about the size of the 140 quart...
  7. jonfields

    Anyone ever use a hobart 140 quart mixer?

    I'm trying to decide between the 80 quart and 140 quart mixer for making falafel. I'm moving kitchens and am replacing the equipment. previously, I would do 1.5-2 batches in the 80 quarts so I figured the 140 quart would be a better fit. However, I'm worried about the size of the 140 quart...
  8. jonfields

    Hobart Mixer vs. another brand?

    Anyone have any thoughts on Hobart standing floor mixer vs. another brand? I'd like to buy something very large. Probably 140 quarts or more. I'm currently using a Hobart, but have never tried anything else. Should I be checking out other brands? The one I'm using now is one that I am borrowing...
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    Are combi ovens worth the price & what do they do (compared to a regular oven)?

    I'm setting up a new kitchen that is a meal delivery service so we make things in large batches and was hoping to get some advice regarding combi ovens. They are much more expensive than a regular oven, so are they worth it? What is it particularly good for? I've seen videos of people cooking...
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    Are Pasta Boilers much better than pots or kettles?

    I'm setting up a kitchen that will be cooking a lot of pasta (hundreds of servings at once for a meal delivery service), and I am wondering what people think of pasta boilers. Are they much better than pots? Could I cook my pasta in soup kettles or will it not be boiling fiercely enough? I've...
  11. jonfields

    Are Pasta Boilers much better than pots or kettles?

    I'm setting up a kitchen that will be cooking a lot of pasta (hundreds of servings at once for a meal delivery service), and I am wondering what people think of pasta boilers. Are they much better than pots? Could I cook my pasta in soup kettles or will it not be boiling fiercely enough? I've...
  12. jonfields

    Robot Coupe Vegetable Prep Machines

    Any use these machines and willing to share their thoughts? I'm looking to buy the Robot Coupe CL52 in the next few days, but don't have any experience with them and haven't read any reviews on them either except for a few professional videos. I would love to just get help with julienne, dice...
  13. jonfields

    Robot Coupe Vegetable Prep Machines

    Any use these machines and willing to share their thoughts? I'm looking to buy the Robot Coupe CL52 in the next few days, but don't have any experience with them and haven't read any reviews on them either except for a few professional videos. I would love to just get help with julienne, dice...
  14. jonfields

    Robot Coupe Vegetable Prep Machines

    Any thoughts on these machines? I'm looking to buy the Robot Coupe CL52 in the next few days, but don't have any experience with them and haven't read any reviews on them either except for a few professional videos. I would love to just get help with julienne, dice, slice, veggies for me in the...
  15. jonfields

    Best Way to Dry Produce (Lettuce, broccoli...etc.)

    Hi All! What do you typically do to dry your produce (lettuce, broccoli, peppers...etc.) for salads or other dishes if necessary? Commercial salad spinner? Other methods or equipment?
  16. jonfields

    Best Food Processor or Equipment for Catering/Meal Delivery

    I'm looking for the best food processor or multiple food processors (or any pieces of equipment) that can help me in the kitchen prepare meals in bulk (100-500 meals/day) a couple times a week to deliver to clients. Most of the meals are vegetables (i.e. salads) and I want the meals to last 7-10...
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    Can a Commercial Food Processor Replace The Need for A Prep Cook?

    Just curious to those who has experience with commercial food processors in their kitchens. Can it replace the work of a dicing/slicing/julienning/cutting prep work of a line cook? Obviously, a food processor is faster but how about quality? Pros and cons?
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    How do restaurant owners usually interview exec chefs?

    Do they have the exec chef cook? Do you pick the dishes or do they pick the dishes? What if you are starting a restaurant and don't have a kitchen ready yet to conduct the cooking test in? Where do you do it in that case? Do you pay for the ingredients or do they pay (more relevant if you...
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    How do I cook food so it tastes good days later when it's reheated with a microwave?

    I'm trying to figure out how I can cook healthy meals that will taste good even when it's reheated several days later in the microwave. Does anyone have any tips or special tricks?
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    What's your impression of sous vide?

    What's your impression of sous vide? Would you order meals that have been sous vide already that would be quicker to prepare/easy to heat up & eat?
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