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Benefits of a Quick Disconnect Gas Connector

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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: sales@basequipment.com or 1-800-828-8564

December is National Eggnog Month

It should be no surprise that the month of December is National Eggnog Month. It is the quintessential beverage of the Christmas holiday season. Just a sip of it can immediately take you back down memory lane- images of your youth sitting around the fireplace with mom and dad, fun holiday parties, those Christmas Eve’s when you snuck downstairs late at night to see if Santa Clause was really putting a gift under the tree. Ah, the power of Eggnog- or maybe that’s just the power of some strong rum. In any case, you cannot deny that December and eggnog go together like Easter and eggs. The drink dates back Medieval times in England and consists of milk or cream, raw eggs, sugar, and liquor (rum, brandy or whiskey). There’s a lot that you can do with a basic eggnog recipe- cupcakes, custards, cheesecakes, pancakes, even fudge!

Will your restaurant be serving the traditional beverage during the holiday season or making a delicious dessert out of it? As a serious lover of creme brûlée I decided to share with you a recipe from Epicurious for Eggnog Creme Brûlée. I hope you and your diners enjoy this, but like all the recipes presented here, try to put your own twist on it! (perhaps add some coconut to it, or fresh fruit sprinkled with sugar on top)

Eggnog Creme Brûlée

  • 4 cups whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat Southbend S60DD 10 Burner Gas Range with 2 Standard Ovens to 350°F.
  2. Place 11×8-inch (8-cup capacity) shallow ceramic baking dish in roasting pan. Mix cream and 2/3 cup sugar in a 5 1/2 Qt Sauce Pan. Bring to simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Whisk yolks in medium bowl. Gradually whisk in hot cream mixture, then rum, brandy, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Transfer to baking dish. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of dish. Carefully transfer pan to oven.
  5. Bake until custard is set around edges but center still jiggles slightly when dish is gently shaken, about 40 minutes. Remove ceramic dish from water. Chill custard on rack until cold, at least 3 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled.)
  6. Preheat broiler. Press brown sugar through strainer over custard to cover completely and evenly. Watching closely, broil custard 4 to 6 inches from heat source until sugar bubbles and caramelizes, about 2 minutes. Chill custard until topping hardens, at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours. Serve cold.
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