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Benefits of a Quick Disconnect Gas Connector


Dormont 1/2" x 48 Quick Disconnect Gas Connector

Have you heard the saying, “Small Investment Big Pay-Off!”? Well, a Quick Disconnect Gas Connector is one of those small investments with a big pay-off. There are several reason why we advise that businesses pay a little extra for this product as opposed to a Stationary Gas Connector Hose.

1. Health Departments Prefer Them Over Standard Gas Connectors…. Quick Disconnect Gas Connectors have a “thermal shut-off” safety feature which automatically shuts off the gas flow when internal temperatures exceed 350 degree F. The “Safety Quick” feature also prevents users from accidentally turning on the gas while the appliance is not connected to the gas line and also prevents the hose from being disconnected when gas is flowing. These two features will keep you, your customers and employees, as well as your business safe and minimize fire hazards.

2.  They take less time and are easier to install than Standard Gas Connectors…. The Quick Disconnect Gas Connector has a “push-to-connect” quick disconnect that allows convenient one-handed operation to safely and quickly disconnect the gas line when needed. Installing and disconnecting is made simple with the Dormont SnapFast Quick Disconnect Technology.

  • To Connect: Push coupling components together until they snap into place.
  • To Disconnect: Push or pull the operating ring and the coupling will immediately separate and gas flow will shut off.

3. They Allow Equipment to Be Easily Disconnected and Moved for Cleaning or Servicing….  Disconnecting a Quick Disconnect Gas Connector is easy and quick which will decrease service technician’s labor costs. Another factor to consider is your employees handling of gas equipment. According to Sales Consultant Andrew Martinez, restaurateurs must remember,”When your employees move a unit to clean around it, or pick something up, they may not understand how far they can move the unit and cause a Standard Gas Connector to release from the gas supply. This will allow gas to flow, be exposed to flames, and create a very dangerous situation.”

So the next time you are purchasing an equipment that requires a gas connection, we strongly recommend that you purchase a Quick Disconnect Gas Connector. If you already have a Standard Gas Connector you can still replace it with a Quick Disconnect Gas Connector. If you have any questions about this product, the Burkett Sales Consultants can assist you.

Contact the Sales Consultants at: or 1-800-828-8564

January is National Oatmeal Month

It’s the first month of the year. The month you decide to make a resolution (and swear you’ll stick to it too!). So, while there are many National Food holiday’s for the month, I’ve decided to select a healthy one that’ll be a hit with your customers as they begin their resolution to lose weight.

January is National Oatmeal Month. Remind your customers that starting their morning with a healthful bowl of oatmeal will help lower their cholesterol as well as reduce the risk of heart disease. With knowledge like this, how can they resist a bowl of the good stuff? At home the average consumer will probably heat up the instant variety of oatmeal, but when they come to your restaurant they expect something more wholesome and chichi!

Here’s a recipe for preparing simple, Steel Cut Oatmeal. Serve the oatmeal with a “buffet-like” variety of healthful toppings so your customers can add-in their favorite ingredients.

Simple Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe (Serves 16)


  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cup steel cut oats
  • 12 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup milk, preferably whole
  • 2 cups plus 4 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk
Equipment You’ll Need
  • 14 Qt Aluminum Sauce Pan
  • 8-ounce Ladle (perfect for portion control!)
  • Southbend Gas Griddle Range (one of our favorite stove/oven combinations)
  • Deep Rim Bowl (we love the Cancun line because you can pick your color)
  • 2 1/2 oz Ramekin Bowls


  1. In a large sauce pan, melt butter and add oats. Stir for 2 minutes to toast.
  2. Add boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer. Keep at a low simmer for 25 minutes. DO NOT STIR.
  3. Combine milk and half of the buttermilk with the oatmeal. Stir gently to combine and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Ladle oatmeal into a serving bowl and top with remaining buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Now that you have the recipe add mix-in options, served in separate ramekin bowls. Below is a list of different healthful options you can offer your customers to mix with their oatmeal, but I encourage you to be creative and come up with your own. (Don’t forget to share them in the comments section below!)

  • Fresh fruit- strawberries, blueberries, sliced bananas, peaches, blackberries, mangoes
  • Chopped nuts- walnuts, pecans, macadamia, almonds
  • Dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, dried cherries, dried mangoes
  • Spices- brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves,
  • Chocolate chips, peanut butter, granola, almond butter, 100% pure maple syrup, shredded coconut, honey, and jellies.
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