Thinking of introducing all-day dining? Here are some practical tips

In the current economic climate, more and more pubs are thinking about introducing all-day dining in a bid to maximise profits. But first-time ventures into the world of catering can prove daunting.

Pubs need to select the best cooking equipment to cope with numbers they plan to serve, the choice of food on their menu as well as more practical considerations of kitchen space and cost. Getting the right advice on the right products from the start will prevent costly mistakes and profit-swallowing refits. (more…)

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Ten things you didn’t know you could do with a combi steamer

The modern combination oven is a sophisticated and versatile tool. Models such as our Opus SelfCooking Center are capable of so much more than just roasting or steaming. Here are ten uses for an Opus SelfCooking Center which might not be immediately obvious – and also a couple of things you should NEVER, EVER try…

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How to extend the life of your cooking oil…

  • Cooking oil lasts longer if it is filtered on a daily basis. But this can be a time consuming and even hazardous operation – which has prompted our introduction of three new, heavy duty Opus 700 commercial fryers with on-board filtration – see new product notes below. These new models have the capacity to extend the life of your cooking oil by up to 50%.
  • If you filter the oil manually, make sure it is at the optimum temperature before you start: 40°C is ideal. Too hot and you run the risk of serious burns, too cold and the oil becomes viscous and can take longer to filter. Use a good temperature probe to be certain. (more…)

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