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Get Cooking in the Great Outdoors

MAG-LPAGA30-2Memorial Day is a good indicator that the weather is (finally) breaking. By now, you’re getting your table and chairs out of storage, umbrellas unrolled, and outdoor patios, sidewalk cafes, and beer gardens are gearing up to open for business.  While residential grade grills are used for seasonal outdoor cooking, they have a hard time standing up to general wear and tear of the elements and daily use.

A fun alternative for foodservice operators with patios and outdoor seating is preparing some or all meals ordered outdoors….well, outdoors. Many places already have an outdoor bar, so why not consider purchasing a portable commercial grill? Much of this depends on your menu, of course, but the option to open up your outdoor seating and grilling burgers and brats is exciting! Portable commercial grills are also beneficial for taking your food (and brand) on the road to local sporting events, festivals, county fairs, or other offsite catering events.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment offers a wide variety of portable grills including propane and charcoal, steel top or chrome plated, and different sizes to suit your needs. Start shopping for your best summer today!

New! Low Price Guarantee from Burkett!

Low Price GuaranteeIf you find a lower price from another authorized Foodservice Distributor for the product you want, we’ll match their price (including delivery fees) before your order! Here’s how it works:

1. Get A Quote! Provide us with a quote that includes the cost of shipping or other delivery fees. URLs, emails, and written quotes are all acceptable.

2. Contact Us! Call our sales department at 855-292-8295 or email us at sales@basequipment.com to submit your request.

What do you need? Keep the following things readily available:

Item Name and Number
Name of Competitor
Quote of Price + Shipping

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Gift Guide for the Burger Aficionado

A Meat Grinder VOL-40743-2

A meat grinder you say? Yes, I do, and here’s why: grinding your own meat gives you better flavor, better texture, and it’s safer. A dedicated meat grinder is your best option if you’re planning on grinding on a regular basis, so put your food processor aside. If you own a mixer, most companies offer attachments. For the true burger aficionado, a standalone meat grinder like this one from Vollrath offers you the power to grind over 200lbs. of burger per hour.

Squeeze Bottles 352401-2

Let’s face it; if you’re grinding your own meat, you know exactly how you like to dress your burger. The best way to avoid a mess and store any homemade condiments is in these plastic squeeze bottles. They’re affordable and give you that authentic diner feel.

A Hamburger Turner 353062-2

Also known as a spatula, but that’s not nearly as festive, is it? This stainless steel turner is strong enough to keep your burger pressed to the griddle to perfectly sear your patty. Plus, it’s made of sturdy stainless steel that will last forever and hold up against the highest heat.

Commercial Salt Shaker 357473-2

When you’re working fast, seasoning that 200lbs. of burger you just grinded, you’ll really benefit from having a high volume salt shaker. These stainless steel shakers are exactly what you see at diners and drive-thrus all over the country. They’re perfect for rapidly and evenly coating your food with a dusting of salt.

A Griddle Pan VOL-77530-2

This non-stick aluminum griddle pan is a great surface for retaining high heat and getting a nice sear on your hamburger. It’s durable and a welcome addition to any kitchen. While the deep-walled cast iron skilled is the more common pan for burgers, we prefer the shallow sides of the griddle pan which give you a little more leverage when smashing and scraping up patties.

Cyber Week Sale!

 

Cyber-WeekCyber Week is here! If you missed our deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, don’t sweat it! We’re extending our extraordinary savings for the rest of the week. Shop now via phone, online or in store and get FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders!

Great Savings at Burkett Restaurant Equipment!

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FIND THE PERFECT EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR VENUE!

84″ x 30″ Stainless Steel Work Table w/Glass Filler Water Station…Used: $175
Scotsman BH1300 1400 Lb. Ice Bin …New: $3105 Used: $975
Continental SW60-BS 60″ 2 Door Worktop Refrigerator…Used: $1195
Carrier MC1100 2 Sliding Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator..Used: $1295
Garland SX-10-2626 60″ 10 Burner Gas Range, 2 Standard Ovens…Used: $1975
Blodgett DFG-100 Double Deck Gas Convection Oven..New: $15229 Used: $3195

New Items Added!

We’ve been busy! Burkett is adding more products to our website, allowing you to find everything you need at www.basequipment.com.  With over 500 products added this month alone, you’ll be able to purchase all of your foodservice equipment in one stop! We have recently added inventory from Garland and Hamilton Beach, as well as small appliances from Panasonic. You’ll also see new ice cream and gelato cabinets and display cases from Master-Built. New ice bins, dispensers, filters and other ice machine accessories by Scotsman have been added too. Finally, we have everything you need from BK Resources, including: warewashing items, furniture, food storage, and worktables and stands.  What are you waiting for? Click over to Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies and start shopping today!

Burkett Introduces Perfect Fry Ventless Fryers!

perfect fryAt Burkett Restaurant Equipment, we are committed to bringing our customers the latest and most innovative restaurant equipment and supplies. Cue the addition of Perfect Fry fryers.

Perfect Fry is a leading supplier to the foodservice industry with innovative and simple to operate countertop deep frying solutions. As the recipient of the National Restaurant Association’s Kitchen Innovations award, PFA’s Rapidfry technology is the first odorless, ventless, and automated counter-top deep frying system with robotic entry and delivery for your food products.

So what makes Perfect Fry Fryers the best? Let us count the ways:

#1 No Vents or Hoods Required
Low cost installation! Perfect Fry is made for locations that do not allow for the installation of commercial fixed vents, air exchange, filters or fire suppression systems. With built-in filtration and state of the art fire suppression, Perfect Fry is ideal for open mall kiosks, temporary or seasonal locations, portable kitchens, catering, or any limited-space locations.

#2 Odorless
Perfect Fry has designed their own air filtration system to remove grease particulates from the exhausted air. Made in the same factory as their fryers, the HEPA style filters last three months under normal use conditions.

#3 Small Footprint
Perfect Fry fryers install on your countertop. Their high-volume output means that foodservice businesses with limited space can now offer a variety of fried foods that have been missing from menus due to restricted space. The total space is less than a single conventional fryer or side-loading counter-top fryer.

#4 Commercial Volume Output
Fully automated fryers can fry up to 3 lbs. of food in each load. Wait- it gets better. The Perfect fryer will cook 30 loads in an hour. At 3 lbs per load, with an automated load system the PFA can produce 90 POUNDS OF FRIES PER HOUR.

#5 Easy Maintenance

Perfect Fry fryers require a daily cleaning (wipe down, and general clean) and a weekly oil change. The self-contained oil drainage kit allows you to empty oil even when it is hot. All of the stainless steel components can be removed from the fryer chassis and washed in a dishwasher or sink. Finally, air filters should be changed every 3 months under similar usage; this can be done in under a minute.

#6 Safety
Foodservice owner/operators put a priority on the safety of employees; with Perfect Fry’s fully automated PFA fryer operators won’t come in contact with hot oil. Ingredients are placed into the robotic loading tray. The cooking area of the fryer is enclosed and self-contained. Food then empties safely into the tray placed in the unloading area. All key functions of the machine are monitored electronically and indicated on our bright LCD display – the self-diagnostic ability of the Perfect Fry machines reduces guessing and downtime.

#7 Preset Cooking
Perfect Fry allows you to customize up to 9 presets. Put an entire menu into your fryer’s program. When the preset cooking cycle is completed, the food will unload automatically. Food stays warm with an optional ceramic heat lamp.

Ready to upgrade? We thought so. Click over to our website and check out our latest inventory of Perfect Fry Fryers.

Introducing Mozo Shoes to Burkett Restaurant Equipment!

Mozo

This week, Burkett Restaurant Equipment introduced the addition of Mozo Shoes to our line of foodservice supplies. Crafted from premium materials, Mozo Shoes are innovative footwear for culinary professionals, providing the inspiration to create and the tools to do it well.

Mozo is dedicated to producing footwear that can handle the heat of any kitchen and the scrutiny of any dining room. Chef tested, Mozo shoes withstand the demands of a hard-working life. Don’t just take our word for it. Check out this testimonial from Burkett customer Arbid of the Grape Leaf Diner here in Toledo:

“My Mozo shoes stick to the floor well, even on wet surfaces. I’m 290 pounds, so I can put some wear on shoes. These Mozo shoes seem to be durable, and more importantly, they are comfortable for working all day. I’d recommend these shoes to both kitchen workers and waitstaff.”

Mozo collaborated with world-renowned chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Aaron Sanchez, and Cat Cora to inspire the designs behind their shoes. The result is new collections that bridge function and fashion so you can incorporate style into every aspect of your life.

These new collections are intentionally styled for culinary influencers of all types: from the chef, the mom on the go, to the foodie at heart (I obviously identify with these last two). The Natural Collection and 125th Street Collection present casual, street styled shoes crafted with natural materials. The Cat Cora Collection is a blend of sleek sophisticated leather wedges and casual, feminine waxed canvas flats in fun, bright colors to address all facets of a woman’s life. The popular Skull Series still boasts the signature Mexican Sugar Skull design but offers additional colors that pop.

I had the opportunity to meet with Mozo’s representatives at this year’s NRA Show and check out some of the latest styles. I’ve already put in my order for a pair of Cat Cora’s Farmer’s Market Collection. Well, actually the exact pair in the picture above! Do your feet a favor and order yourself a pair of Mozo Shoes today.

Globe Announces NEW 2-Gallon electric Counter-top boiling Unit!

Globe pasta makerGlobe recently announced a new 2-gallon electric countertop pasta cooker. Made of durable 304 stainless steel, the boiling unit comes with a permanently attached stainless steel boiling pot with a front mounted drain. A heavy-duty nesting bar is located on the control head for easy basket hanging. And, keeping their customers in mind, Globe designed a removable, easy to clean control box and element. Each unit comes with a one-year parts and labor warranty.

Standard Features Include:

Swing Up Element: Heating element and control head swing up for easy access and cleaning of holding pot.

Electronic Timer: Timer has four adjustable timer presets. Adjust in increments of 5 seconds up to 15 minutes.

Front Pot Drain: Easily accessed pot drain located on the front of the pasta cooker for easy removal of water.

Adjustable Feet: Four (4) non-skid feet prevent the unit from sliding on the counter; feet are adjustable for leveling.

Manual Reset: Easily accessed manual reset button located on the back of the control head.

Mesh Basket: Twin (2) fine mesh baskets included. Insulated handles for easy gripping and operator protection.

For more information, click on our website today!

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