The Unified Blog

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.
  • Blast Chillers - Why the type of airflow is so important

    April 14, 2017

    When cooling food, it is extremely important to move the heat energy away from the food as quickly as possible. So it stands to reason the faster the air is moving, the faster the product will be cooled, right? From a basic level this is correct but a better way to rate performance is type of airflow employed and heat exchange efficiency during the cooling process. For the purpose of this post, let’s focus on airflow.…

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  • Blast Chillers – A good choice for Retailers

    March 30, 2017

    With the developments in food awareness, consumers are becoming more sophisticated in their food selections. In many cases the visual appeal alone determines the selection. Operators must step up the game to stay relevant by offering differentiated entrees, soups, salads and sweets. Menu items must be prepared thoughtfully to meet the mark, this includes select ingredients, ethnic variety and professional preparation.…

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  • New Groen Electronic Controls Debuting at NAFEM: The Key to Cooking Consistency

    February 02, 2017

    A few months ago I sang the praises of the Groen braising pan and listed my top 5 reasons why it’s the most versatile pan in the food service industry. Fast-forward to today and there’s a new reason that not only enhances the pan’s versatility but makes it a must-have for any commercial kitchen that wants to improve cooking consistency and food quality while reducing costs.…

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  • Farm-to-Table on Campus

    January 17, 2017

    Across the country, the phrase “farm-to-table” is commonplace in school dining facilities— from farmers’ names and biographies on menu boards in college campus dining halls to in-season produce offerings at an elementary school cafeteria.…

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