A Focus on Smallwares A Pop of Color Add some color with Vollrath’s Colored Double Wall Insulated Serving Bowls. The bowls, which require no preheating or chilling, are dishwasher-safe and made of heavy-gauge stainless steel. They come in square and round sizes and are available in metallic colors, including Tangelo, Cobalt Blue and Lemon Lime, as well as in such classic colors as Nugget Yellow, Pearl White and Fire Engine Red. For more details, call (800) 628-0830 or visit www.vollrathco.com. Steam Lo LoLo Commercial Foodservice Equipment offering its Electric Steamer school nutrition operations. The multi-mode steamer features a high-performance mode for fast mixed-menu and la carte cooking. It also includes an energy-saving batch production mode for prep cycles and an idle setting that quickly recovers to cook mode. The LoLo Electric Steamer is pressureless and boilerless. It is available in four-and six-pan models. For more information, visit www.getlolo.com or call (877) 246-5656. Crafty Solutions The TableCraft SaferFood Solutions product line has been designed to address both food safety and waste issues. Food safety and cross-contamination can be reduced through use of its KenKut® 3 film and foil dispenser, flexible cutting mats, WideMouth™ Squeeze Dispensers, Ridal Collection™ serving baskets and BBQ brush and BBQ brush dispensing system. Preparation efficiency can be raised with the company’s Pour-N-Save Transfer System and InvertaTop™ and ValveTop™ Squeeze Dispensers. To learn more about SaferFood Solutions products, visit www.protectionisserved.com. Staying Sharp Knives are one of the most valuable tools in a school nutrition operation, but they sharp in order to stay safe. The Chef’sChoice® Commercial™ family of products from EdgeCraft includes a variety of sharpening products. Among these are the Commercial Diamond Hone® Knife Sharpener #2100, which creates a triple bevel edge on straightedge and serrated knives, the Commercial Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener #2000 and the EdgeSelect-Pro™ Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener #125. The products come in a selection of sizes. To learn more, visit www.chefschoice.com or call (800) 342-3255. Press to Success Keep tortillas and pizza dough warm and flat with Dutchess Bakers’ Machinery Company’s Manual Dough Press. The product can be used for flour or corn tortillas, pizza dough and flat breads and is equipped with 15x15-in. dual-heated platens that press or bake at up to 450°F. The Manual Dough Press can be used for cold pressing and has a dough thickness adjustment. For more information, visit www.dutchessbakers.com or call (800) 777-4498. Kitchen Monitor Kitchen Data Systems from Winston Industries allows operators to monitor from remote locations the temperatures of such equipment as coolers, freezers, walk-ins and store rooms to assess potential maintenance issues or food safety concerns. A wireless thermometer automatically checks and sends temperatures from the monitored equipment to a secure website; an alert is sent via text, e-mail or phone when there is a concern with the equipment. For more information, call (800) 234-5286 or visit www.winstonind.com. Color-Coded Polar Ware Edge Pan and EdgePro serving utensils are designed to prevent burns in school nutrition operations. The six different portion size serving spoons are color-coded by size and come both solid and perforated. The spoons have a special contour handle with a patentpending Scoop-n-Lift feature that allows operators to use the utensils to more securely lift steam pans out of hot wells. To learn more, visit www.polarware.com or call (800) 354-9586. Slicer on Duty The HS Series Heavy-Duty Slicers from Hobart feature sealed seams, compliant fasteners and removable parts for easy cleaning, as well as a 13-in. stainless-steel knife with a stellite-alloy edge and a sharpener that comes with Borazon® stones. The HS Slicer is available in manual and automatic models to handle a variety of products. A patented removable ring-guard cover prevents debris build-up on the cutting surfaces. To learn more, visit www.hobartcorp.com or call (888) 446-2278. Put a Lid on It Universal Lids from Carlisle Food Service Products are designed to fit the company’s Top Notch Food Pans, as well as standard pans from other manufacturers. Handled, handled notched and flat lids are available. The lids stack together for easy storage and are dishwasher-safe. They are available in polycarbonate or high-heat material. Find out more by visiting www.carlislefsp.com or calling (800) 654-8210. On the Safe Trak DeltaTRAK offers food safety temperature monitoring tools, including the Digital Thermocouple Thermometer. The expanded-range, handheld tool can be used to monitor or verify the temperature of food and equipment, such as refrigerators or freezers. Other food safety-monitoring tools from Delta- TRAK include the TempDot High Temperature Thermolabel, Waterproof Dishwasher Thermometer Kit and Automated Cooking and Cool Down Thermometer. To find out more, visit www.deltatrak.com or call (800) 962-6776. Need a Lift? The Pan Lifting Ring from GA Systems slides under steamtable pans, allowing school nutrition employees to lift them easily from wells. The product, which features handles on either side, is designed with operator safety in mind. For more details, visit www.gasystemsmfg.com or call (714) 848-7529. Measure of Excellence Camwear® Measuring Cups from Cambro Manufacturing Company measure liquid ounces, pints, quarters and liters and are made of polycarbonate, with a sturdy, molded-in handle. Also available are StoreSafe® Food Rotation Labels, which can be used to date prepared contents in food pans and storage containers. The labels are said to dissolve off containers quickly after being put through the dishwasher or under running water. For more information, visit www.cambro.com or call (800) 833-3003. Cutting Edge Save time in your school nutrition operation with the R201E food processor from Robot Coupe. The product contains a 2.9-liter cutter bowl and a coarse serrated blade, designed for grinding and kneading, plus a fine serrated blade, developed for more delicate cutting tasks. Two openings in the lid allow for larger fruit and vegetables, which can be added while processing. To learn more, call (800) 824-1646 or visit www.robot-coupe.com. A Closer Look at… Produce Sectionizers With a regulatory mandate to increase the amounts of fruits and vegetables in school meals, many operators find that sectionizers are one of the most helpful tools in a school kitchen. They help to save labor while allowing cafeteria staff to menu produce options in kid-friendly sizes and shapes. One such product, Sunkist Foodservice Equipment’s Commercial Sectionizer, is designed to help speed up the process of slicing, halving and wedging a variety of fruits and vegetables, including firm apples and potatoes. It also can slice or wedge mushrooms and hardboiled eggs. The Sectionizer can help reduce the hazard of accidental injury when cutting. Operators may select among Sunkist Foodservice Equipment’s Basic, Four Wedge, Six Wedge, Six Slice, Eight Wedge, 3-in-1, Apple or Single-Cut Sectionizer for their particular operational needs. Operators can choose one of seven different blade cups; additional blade cups may be purchased. Made of sturdy plastic, the equipment weighs 14 pounds. Also available from the company is the Sectionizer Jr™. To learn more, visit www.sunkistfs.com/equipment or call (800) 383-7141.
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