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This foodservice equipment blog focuses on relevant industry insight and highlights Unified Brands’ cooking, refrigeration, ventilation, utility distribution, conveyor, meal delivery and warewashing technology of its Groen, Randell, Avtec, A la Cart and Power Soak product lines.
  • Sous Vide Cooking hits the mainstream

    December 05, 2017

    A decades-old cooking process has finally become common in the culinary world. Sous Vide is a French term that translates to “under vacuum”. The process of cooking food in vacuum-sealed packages at a very tightly controlled low temperature in circulated water is generally known as cooking with the Sous Vide Process.…

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  • How the “Groceries at a Hardware Store” Concept Applies to Commercial Kitchens

    October 03, 2017

    I saw a franchising ad for Ace Hardware the other day and it mentioned groceries. I will admit, it kind of caught me off guard. It seemed unusual until I thought of the big box stores that sell everything from rope to rabbit food.…

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  • Everything Old is New Again – Resurgence of Automat-Style Service

    August 22, 2017

    When I was a lad, my father took the family to New York City for the World’s Fair. For the record, that would be the 1964-65 event – not the 1939–40 version……

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  • Electronic Controls - An Idea Takes Shape

    August 15, 2017

    As a Groen enthusiast, and also as a chef, I feel like a proud papa today! While reading the electronic August edition of FE&S magazine, there on page seven was a full page ad for The New Electronic Controls by Groen. For those who have worked on this project -- Three Cheers! For those of us who will use these controls -- Five Cheers!…

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