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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 patio furniture out of storage, umbrellas unrolled, and side walk sign ready to alert customers to today’s special. 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. Many places already have a mobile 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!

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 200 pounds of meat 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 200 pounds of burger you just ran through the grinder, you’ll really benefit from having a high volume salt shaker. These stainless steel shakers are exactly what you see at diners and drive-ins 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!

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.

Check out Globe’s Electric Countertop Pasta Cooker

Globe pasta makerGlobe Food Equipment’s 2-gallon electric countertop pasta cooker is 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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