For many business owners, having cash flow is always top of mind. Leasing equipment minimizes upfront costs and allows you to earn profits from your new equipment while making monthly payments on it. Below are some tips on how to better manage cash flow, the benefits of leasing and some best practices. Click here to see leasing options from Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies.
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We haven’t gone anywhere, we’ve just been, stop us if you’ve heard this before, we’ve been a little busy. At last, we have proof that we really were busy and we’re excited to show off our hard work.
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Our customers are too busy running their own businesses and kitchens and this revamped site was designed with that in mind. Simpler interface. Improved photography and videos. A Burkett.com experience like never before.
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You love to cook and there is nothing quite as satisfying as the look of delight on your loved ones’ faces when they take that first bite of a new recipe. However, today’s bustling society makes it more and more difficult to find the time to cook in the home. Your knives may well be adding to the problem and it may be time to replace them with a better option. Read more.
Dexter Russell manufactures more than 1,500 different knives and utensils in the United States and has been doing so since June 18, 1818. The Southbridge, Massachusetts company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of knives and also the oldest.
For nearly two centuries, Dexter Russell has maintained a tradition of excellence in both material and workmanship that can be seen in its products. Professionals around the globe agree that Dexter Russell produces the broadest line of professional cutlery made by any single manufacturer in the world.
If you’re in the market for a professional knife, then look no further than Dexter Russell. Their products were built to be tough and long-lasting. They offer a superior blade shape for easier slicing, while also meeting health code standards. Their Sani-Safe knives contain a unique long-lasting high-alloy stainless steel for enhanced sharpness, edge holding, corrosion resistance, and allow for ease of re-sharpening. Blades are manufactured from proprietary DEXSTEEL™ stain-free, high-carbon steel, are individually ground and honed, and excel in commercial use. An impervious blade also offers the utmost sanitary qualification by being stain-free, easy to clean, and by being slip-resistant. The textured, slip-resistant, easy-to-clean polypropylene handles also withstand both high and low temperatures.
Dexter Russell Knives are perfect for any job in any size kitchen setting, whether it be commercial or personal use. Their quality kitchen cutlery isn’t just made to be affordable, but hand honed to provide the ultimate superior edge. These knives come in an array of handle colors, keeping cross-contamination and food allergies at bay. Whether in a restaurant kitchen or home kitchen, Sani-Safe knives are primed to be tough, sanitary, and the workhorse of your cooking.
Burkett Restaurant Equipment carries a wide range of different Dexter Russell knives, cutters, and tools. View our inventory of Burkett Dexter Russell knives and add to your kitchen today.
The gas range, as its name would imply, is one of the more versatile players in any commercial kitchen. From slow cook to a quick flash in the pan, this appliance must cover the full range of cooking needs.
With the versatility come choices. With or without an oven? With or without a griddle? How many burners are needed? There are plenty of questions to be asked and Garland full line of ranges is the answer to all of them.
Garland products invoke trends that provide easy paths to future success in any business. Their products are built to operational needs while also keeping in mind the push to drive customer traffic. What sets Garland apart from its competitors is the drive to understand operations from the kitchen to the table. They then work with a team of kitchen innovators to create industry-changing solutions.
Garland proudly presents its latest innovation, the award-winning Garland Restaurant Range Series. This state-of-the-art range allows chefs to concentrate on their culinary creativity and productivity instead of clean-up and maintenance.
Garland stoves and ranges are built to be ideal for any professional kitchen, regardless of physical size or volume production. Their gas ranges deliver quality performance while providing powerful versatility. Garland’s line of light, medium, and heavy-duty ranges all adopt power, precision, and efficiency as standard benefits. Their sturdy gas ranges are built to last with heavy-duty stainless steel construction, heavy duty cast iron top surfaces, and easy to use precision control knobs. They come in several sizes, ranging from four to ten burners, and even containing griddles and standard ovens.
Using Garland gas ranges will help support a wide variety of cooking needs with ease and superior quality. Check out the full line of Garland gas ranges available at Burkett Restaurant Equipment and, for a limited time, enjoy free shipping on all of them!
When something needs heated quickly and efficiently, there is no better value than a commercial grade microwave oven.
Here is a pair of popular models perfect for peak performance in any kitchen.
The Panasonic Microwave Oven NE-1054F 1000-Watt with Digital Controls features 10 programmable memory pads with braille touch controls, too. This model is ideal for light operations such as coffee shops or diners. It can help you heat and serve smaller items easily. There are six power levels, which enable you to heat up a variety of items, and the unit features 2-3 stage cooking. The durable stainless steel door can stand up to everyday use, and makes the unit easy to clean.
For a top-of-the-line microwave oven, look no further than the Amana HDC-182. The 1,800 watts of heating power makes this ideal for consistent and quick results for anything needed. The 0.6 cubic foot capacity easily accommodates a standard half-pan. This unit has 11 power levels for delicious results in frozen or fresh foods, and durable construction for years of commercial food service usage. This model also features a unique method of energy distribution for superior even-heating that doesn’t leave foods wilted or rubbery along with and a multiple quantity pad that helps calculate the proper cook times for multiple portions.
Our wide selection of microwaves ranges from 1,000 watts up to 3,000 watts and provide you with just the right amount of cooking power. Lower levels are great for defrosting or a quick warm up, while higher wattages provide powerful heating energy that can warm even frozen items quickly. The precision controls on many models help ensure that foods are cooked for the right amount of time, and to exact specifications with settings that are customizable on digital models. With brands like Amana, Panasonic, and Vollrath, you can’t go wrong. Visit the Burkett website for the full line of commercial microwaves, and find one to fit your needs.
It’s a messy, dirty issue that we all wish we could just wash down the drain. Well, everything but the kitchen sink at least.
Handling food scraps and leftovers can be a real pain in the food service industry no matter how big or how small the establishment. But with the right garbage disposal, that process can be made a lot easier and a lot more efficient part of the cleanup process.
Like anything else, the options are endless for make, model and size of the disposal you want or need. One of our favorites, and among the most recommended brands in the industry, is InSinkErator.
Burkett Restaurant Equipment carries many models of InSinkErator Commercial Garbage Disposal units, ranging from a light duty ½-horsepower unit to a beefy 10-horsepower unit.
The LC-50 Light Duty Commercial Garbage Disposal has a ½-horsepower motor with the ease and flexibility of a household unit that is designed for foodservice. The disposer mounting (included) fits standard 3 1/2” -4” sink openings, and does not require welding. It operates with a standard wall switch, and features an automatic reversing motor for longer life and trouble-free operation.
At the other end of the spectrum is the 10-horsepower SS-1000 Commercial Garbage Disposal. This heavy hitter features a powerful motor that spins at 1,725 RPM, features corrosion resistant stainless steel, and controlled power air flow to cool the motor for efficiency and longer life. The quiet design has a 3/4” rubber mount about the grinding chamber to isolate sound and eliminate vibration. This model is designed for continuous operation for bigger jobs and high volume areas like restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and cafeterias.
No matter how big or how small the job, Burkett Restaurant Equipment has the garbage disposal unit that will fit your needs and your budget. Contact our sales team today at 800.828.8564 to find the right disposal for your business’s needs.
Refurbished goods are what got us started in this business, and has made Burkett Restaurant Equipment one of the largest and more reputable dealers of pre-owned commercial restaurant equipment in the U.S. It has been our specialty, since 1977!
We’ve created our own “certified” process to bring you the best used equipment on the market. All used equipment comes with a Burkett 90-Day Warranty, and each piece of equipment is given a final certification test before it leaves our building.
For example, our used cooking equipment is put through a series of rigorous tests prior to being available to our customers. We give the utmost attention to the heating elements, as we know the reason behind any good cooking product is the efficiency, fast production, and dependability.
Each item is thoroughly cleaned, detailed, and major cosmetic issues are repaired, and every used equipment purchase is shipped with a Burkett product specific guide that provides you with everything you need to know about your purchase.
Here’s an example of the process we take:
This used Hobart Dough Mixer was tested by our in-house service technicians. They plugged it in, testing the electrical components to ensure they are working properly, and that no connections were shorted or frayed. They then tested all mechanical and safety parts, including the transmission, gears, and stop/start button, and the gear housing oil was changed. The technicians then added dough to the mixer to ensure that it mixes properly and consistently. This used Hobart D340 Dough Mixer passed all quality control tests and is in good condition.
The used price for this item is $3,995 – a similar sized new Hobart mixer would cost more than $8,000. Your business could save hundreds of dollars by purchasing used restaurant equipment from Burkett!
We currently have an inventory of more than 70 used pieces of equipment in our Perrysburg showroom and online at www.Burkett.com. With so many categories, your business is bound to find the equipment you need at an affordable price.
With low maintenance and cost of ownership, commercial frying equipment from Pitco has been a reliable and versatile leader in the industry for more than 80 years.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Pitco Solstice Series Fryers allow you to cook more product, more efficiently, with an improved operating environment featuring cooler flue temperatures. Each model in the Solstice series is the same depth front to back, so that you can easily order and build a standard battery of fries to meet your unique needs.
Pitco also designs for serviceability – they’ve reduced the number of parts, and the fryers are serviceable from the front. The filtering process improvements eliminate steps, so that fryers are easier to clean and return to service faster.
The Pitco 35C+S Gas Fryer is perfect for places that serve smaller items, like appetizers, for quick batch cooking and serving. It features stainless steel construction and a welded tank with an extra smooth peened finish for easy cleaning. At 90,000 BTUs this fryer uses long lasting, high temperature alloy stainless steel heat baffles mounted in the heat exchanger tubes for maximum heating efficiency and combustion. It also features a millivolt thermostat to maintain the selected temperature automatically between 200oF (93oC) and 400oF (190oC).
For larger frying needs, Pitco Solstice Fryers are available in up to a 90lb gas fryer size. The Pitco SG18S 90lb Gas Fryer features a dependable blower free atmospheric heating system for fast recovery. The Solstice gas fryer comes standard with a millivolt thermostat with a thermo-safety pilot, high temperature safety limit switch.
The unique Solstice burner and baffle design increases cooking production, lowers flue temperature, and improves the working environment.
Take a look at all of the Pitco models that Burkett Restaurant Equipment has available! Many are available to Quick Ship within 3 business days.
International Tableware (ITI) is reliable and direct source for high quality tableware, but they make more than just tableware. ITI creates a variety of innovative, quality products that help to fulfill the needs of each and every customer, and Burkett Restaurant Equipment is proud to provide you with a full line of ITI products.
One of the most popular of these lines are ITI glasses. These glassware items are attractive and strong, and can stand up to daily use in the busiest of commercial environments or catering events. Whether you’re looking for shot glasses, goblets, rocks glasses, cordials, Irish mugs, or juice glasses, International Tableware has the glasses that will meet your needs.
Because we know you value your investments, Burkett Restaurant Equipment invites you to consider these tips from ITI that will help to reduce potential damage to your glassware:
- Thermal Shock – Thermal shock can occur when glassware is subjected to a sudden temperature change (either hot or cold) and it can cause enough stress to result in breakage. To avoid possible thermal shock, glassware should always be returned to room temperature before it is used again.
- Mechanical Shock – Breakage or chipping due to mechanical shock is typically the result of sharp contact with another solid object (this can include a countertop, another glass, dinnerware, or flatware). It is not uncommon for mechanical shock to create a minor crack in the glassware. This glass item becomes more susceptible to breakage whenever it encounters mechanical shock, or a thermal shock. The best way to avoid mechanical shock to your ITI glassware is to avoid placing flatware into a glass, and avoid nesting glasses together unless they are specifically made for stacking.
- Breakage – Stacking glasses causes unnecessary stress on these pieces, so don’t stack pieces to avoid breakage, scratches, chips, or cracks. Look into getting a glass rack for extra space and organization if needed.
Keeping these tips in mind can help keep your glassware in good working condition. With proper care and handling, your business can avoid common glassware problems. For more ITI products, head over to the Burkett Restaurant Equipment website.