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Robatherm Variable Pre-set Hot Water Urns

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Robatherm Hot Water Urns are stylishly finished and designed for commercial use. The Urns feature a unique mode selector switch that allows either variable or pre-set temperature control, providing ultimate flexibility and ease of use.

With the mode set to variable, the temperature can be controlled across a wide range via the graduated knob. Variable mode will suit those users who require warm or boiling water for their special application. Switching the mode selector to pre-set will fix the temperature at 95 °C, the optimal temperature for most applications involving tea and coffee.


Using pre-set mode offers a fast and easy setup, achieving consistent temperatures every time. Adjustment of the knob in pre-set mode has no effect on the temperature setting of the urn - it remains constant at nominal 95 °C. This prevents continuous boiling and excessive consumption of energy.


Mode selector switch for either variable or pre-set 95 °C temperature control
Available in 10, 20 or 30 litre sizes
Stylish brushed finish stainless steel exterior
High grade 304 stainless steel inner tank
Long life concealed elements allowing easy cleaning inside the urn
Double skinned tank construction for safe side temperatures, less than 50 °C
Sturdy brass non-drip tap
Twist-lock lid with steam vent
Sight-glass with cup capacity graduations
Boil dry protection

Cups (160ml)
dia x h (mm)
UDS10VP 50 2300 240 x 480
UDS20VP 120 2300 330 x 550
UDS30VP 160 2300 330 x 645

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Brema CB Ice Makers

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ice‐making is Brema’s passion.

Founded near Milan, Italy, in 1985, Brema has been specialising in ice production for over 27 years. Brema has developed into a global leader in high quality ice making equipment, manufacturing over 50,000 units per year and exporting its machines to countries all over the world.

Brema understands that each customer is unique in some way, so the company continues to undertake research and develop a wide range of specialist products that best fit differing market segments.

SCK is offering a special promotional price on the Brema CB ice maker range until the end of September. Click the link to take advantage of this promotion.

Brema Ice Machines Offer:

Free external water filter with PLV with every machine purchase (value up to $200)
Electromechanical machines – no PC boards
Ease of use, cleaning and maintenance
Two years parts and labour warranty
Cutting edge Italian design and manufacturing
Tailored solutions for any space and volume specifications

Brema CB series ice makers

The ice cube for connoisseurs.


The CB Series of ice cube makers with an internal storage bin are Brema’s top selling models. The ice is not only elegant in appearance, it is high performance ‐ adapting to any shape of drinking glass, crystalline, compact and cools drinks without diluting.

Quality cone shape ice cubes weighing 13 grams, with the trunk sides slightly squashed. The small size and pleasant appearance make this ice suitable for hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs.

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Comenda Dishwashers & Glasswashers

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, July 25, 2014

Comenda is Italy’s number one manufacturer of high performance commercial ware washing systems.

Comenda has ALL Ranges – Redline, Blueline, Platinum. The “Platinum” cycle machines were launched at “Fine Food” Melbourne 2012 and includes a glasswasher, undercounter and pass through dishwasher.

SCK has a great promotion on pricing on Comenda Glasswashers & Dishwashers

Platinum - top of the range, standard options included.

Blueline - middle range. From a price perspective, it is very competitive and with standard options.

Redline – value end. From a price perspective, it is very, very competitive.

Comenda Offers:

Tailored solutions for any space and workload specifications
Efficient energy, water and chemical consumption
High performance, exceptional reliability and minimal maintenance
Affordable European design and engineering
Ease of cleaning and operation
Environmentally friendly systems
Maximum reliability, minimum maintenance
Advanced technologies to make all units flexible and versatile


Red Line

A reliable, affordable and effective glasswasher, the RB215 has a single wash cycle and is stunning in its simplicity. Providing low energy consumption and using only 2 litres of water per wash cycle, this machine will save you money and time.

Blue Line

A heavy duty glasswasher that is ergonomically designed and comes complete with detergent & rinse aid dispensers for total control of chemical usage.

The LB275 has a single cycle wash and durable double skinned stainless steel doors.


The innovative BCE is designed for washing glasses of any size or made of material prone to cloudiness, chipping or scoring. These machines are equipped with state of the art systems that guarantee perfect hygiene together with a delicate cleaning process and energy savings.

Constructed in 304 stainless steel with double skinned cabinet makes operation extremely quiet.

An electronic control panel shows the stages of operation—heating, standby and running—and a digital display shows the temperatures.

The wash pump features a soft start system that also calibrates the pressure to protect the glasses during the wash cycle.

Thanks to their versatility, easy operation and reliability, the BCE glasswashers are ideal for use in cafes, restaurants and wine bars where large numbers of glasses have to be washed.

Front Loading Dishwashers

Red Line

A reliable, affordable and effective undercounter dishwasher, the RF321 has a single wash cycle and is stunning in its simplicity. Providing low energy consumption, long lasting double skinned stainless steel doors and the convenience of front service access to all key components.

Blue Line

A heavy duty dishwasher that is ergonomically designed and comes complete with detergent & rinse aid dispensers for total control of chemical usage.

The LF322 has two wash cycles with durable stainless steel wash arms and double skinned stainless steel doors.


The F4EHRRCD front loading dishwasher feature innovative systems and meet the highest standards in terms of performance, hygiene, dependability and consumptions and noise reduction.

Constructed in 304 stainless steel with double wall construction and a large 400mm clearance.

To ensure maximum hygiene and avoid build of dirt, the F4EHRRCD features rounded inside edges, moulded basket guides, self draining wash pumps and automatic self cleaning cycle.

Digital temperature displays and user control panel with backlit program buttons that change color according to the machine status (heating, ready and in operation) are standard features on this model

Pass Through Dishwashers

Red Line

A class above, the RC411 offers 2 wash cycles, automatic wash and rinse, also providing low energy consumption, a counterbalanced hood with 3 springs to deliver lightweight handling and a deep drain system for the toughest of washes, the RC411 will save you money and time.

With corner or straight through positioning, this dishwasher delivers efficiency on all levels.

Blue Line

A heavy duty hood type (pass through) dishwasher that is ergonomically designed and has 4 wash cycles. Wash water and rinse water temperature displays. With durable stainless steel wash arms and stainless steel doors, this high quality unit uses only 3.5 litres of water per wash cycle, saving you money and time.


The CE800EHRDPRCD pass through dishwashers guarantee excellent performance, hygiene, reliability and low energy use.

The electronic control panel with backlit button displays the operating status along with digital display showing wash and rinse temperatures as well as information from the “self diagnosis” mode.

ECO cycle is standard with reduced water, electricity and detergent consumptions available for moderately dirty dishes.

The vertically installed wash pump is self draining to prevent dirty water building up. Double skin thermal and acoustic insulated hood, drain pump, rinse booster pump and detergent and rinse aid dispensers.

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Pots Pans Utensils Chefs Uniforms Crockery Cutlery Glassware

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, July 18, 2014

Sydney Commercial Kitchens is always looking for ways to improve our service and SAVE you money.

Click here to SAVE money

While we don't normally supply our customers with smallwares and kitchen accessories we do love to help. Especially when we know that we can save you money. Click here to purchase from Australia's largest supplier of pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware, chef uniforms and knife sets.

Current Promotion Codes

Use the following codes to SAVE even more money.

Promo code: CHEFS10 (10% off Chefs Clothing), valid until 31/08/2014

Promo code: 2WINTER10 (10% off Cookware and Chefs Knives), valid until 31/08/2014

Pots & Pans

A large selection of cookware essentials for professional kitchens, including aluminium and stainless steel pots and pans, non-stick frying pans and cast iron cookware. Also features pizza equipment, colanders, baking trays and much more.

Pots, Pans & Cookware


Our large selection of premium quality cooking utensils offer everything for the professional and amateur chef alike. This section includes everything you need to guide you right through from preparation to presentation, so whether you're baking, roasting, straining or portioning, our large choice of utensils is certain to offer exactly the right tool for the job. Including a huge number of chopping boards, scoops, scales and thermometers from leading brands like Vogue, Matfer and Bonzer, our utensils cater for all needs.


Chefs Uniforms

Stay safe and protected in the kitchen with our selection of high quality professional chef uniforms, from top brands including Whites and Le Chef. Our range includes all workwear, which are required in a professional kitchen and other catering establishments.

Choose from a selection of chefs jackets and tunics, chef pants and chefs hats which can be matched to new or existing work uniforms. Neckerchiefs, waiters white gloves and protective coats are also available in this range. We've even bundled together the complete chef uniform and staff uniform kits too, which includes the essential Whites based on your profession.

Chefs Uniforms

Chefs Knives

An extensive range of professional kitchen knives from Victorinox, Dick, Tsuki and Hygiplas, including a vast variety of cooks, paring, fillet and boning knives to name but a few. This large selection of kitchen and catering knives includes specialist knife sets, colour coded knives for hygiene purposes and knife sharpeners to keep your knives razor sharp at all times. We also stock magnetic knife racks for easy storage, as well as knife blocks and wallets and cases for safe and easy manoeuvring.


Cutlery, Crockery & Glassware

For a great choice of cutlery, crockery and glassware browse our extensive range of dinnerware and you will find fine dinner sets, kitchenware, mugs and cups, glasses and luxury cutlery ideal for every kind of restaurant, bar, hotel or celebration. From fine china, stainless steel cutlery, hotelware and a huge range of glasses to choose from our high-quality tableware gives you the perfect opportunity to really show off your kitchen and hosting skills. All from trusted brands like Olympia, Churchill, Athena, Kristallon and Lumina, you can be confident your cutlery, crockery and glassware will surpass all the demands of the private and professional dining room.

Cutlery, Crockery & Glassware

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Skope Refrigeration TME Series

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Skope TME series is the single biggest selling multi-purpose storage cabinet series around, enabling you to increase your refrigeration capacity without spending a fortune.


There are 3 models in the TME range:

Skope TME650 single door 610 litres capacity
Skope TME1000 2 door 980 litres capacity
Skope TME1500 3 door 1526 litres capacity

Generic Specifcations

  • Operating temperature adjustable from +1°C to +4°C in 40°C ambient
  • Consistent temperatures maintained by fan-forced ducted air fow
  • Thermometer fitted on chiller
  • Exterior: galvanised steel (powder coated white, excluding top)
  • Or natural finish stainless steel (excluding galvanised black powder coated top and back)
  • Interior: galvanised steel (powder coated white) or natural finish stainless steel
  • SKOPE Removable Cyclone™ integral refrigeration system
  • Easy plug-in, 10 Amp power supply (230-240V, 50Hz), via mains flex
  • Five adjustable shelves per door as standard
  • Self-closing, double-glazed, toughened safety-glass doors with silver anodised aluminium frames
  • Solid doors available as an optional extra
  • Long life, replaceable magnetic door gaskets
  • Illuminated interior with full length vertical fuorescent lights
  • Long-life LED lighting standard on TME650 and TME1000
  • Insulation: 50mm thick, high density cyclo-isopentane polyurethane foam (CFC, HCFC & HFC free)
  • R134a refrigerant (CFC & HCFC free)
  • Plumbing free design
  • Front lockable, swivel castors make installation, positioning and relocation easy
  • Plain fascia panel in matching finish as standard

TME Promotion

SCK currently has a promotion running offering a third year warranty on the Skope TME series and our pricing is still ultra competitive.

Remote Specifcations

  • Thermostatic expansion valve fitted as standard (to suit R134a or R404A, please specify when ordering)
  • Other refrigerants available if supported by suitable expansion valve
  • See Remote Refrigeration System Specifications on page 124 for more information

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Choosing the correct Convotherm Combi Ovens

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Getting the right combi oven can change the performance of your kitchen.

Selecting the correct combi oven

Convotherms goal is to make life in a commercial kitchen easier and everyday more and more chefs are making Convotherm combi ovens their choice.

So, how do you choose the correct combi?

A-La Carte Restaurants

The Convotherm MINI is perfect for smaller operations - with a width of only 515mm they fit into any kitchen where space is at a premium.

There is no compromise on performance, the MINI range offers a 6 or 10 GN 1/1 tray cooking capacity allowing you the versatility to change your menu effortlessly, whether you are cooking, baking or steaming.

Convotherm Mini Combi

General Kitchen

In a busy restaurant where speed and efficiency are vital, choose the Convotherm 7 to 40 tray GN 1/1 combi models to suit your operation. You can scale up depending on the number of covers you feed in any one sitting.

Only Convotherm has the EasyTOUCH control board and Advanced Closed System (ACS) that provides outstanding heat recovery when loading menu items during service, eliminating time delays in meal production.

The addition of tray timer systems ensures the operator can control cooking times for individual items

Convotherm Combi Ovens

Banquet and Production Kitchens

Convotherm 20 and 40 tray GN 1/1 combi steamers are the right choice for large volume catering operations. A general rule of thumb is 10 people per GN 1/1 tray, so 200 people would be a 20 tray oven and 400 people a 40 tray oven.

The Plated Banqueting System delives reassurance of serving delicious dishes at the right time and the correct temperature.

Combined with ECO-cooking system for energy saving up to 25%, ideal for products with longer cooking times, with proven significant increase in quality - the meat is much more tender and retains more moisture.

Convotherm 20 & 40 tray Combi

Key Features include

  • Disappearing door
  • EasyTOUCH user friendly digital system
  • Advanced Closed System for consistent food quality
  • CONVOClean automatic cleaning system

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Koolaire Ice Cubers by Manitowoc

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, June 27, 2014
Koolaire Ice Cubers by Manitowoc for a price driven high performance ice making machine.

Manitowoc Foodservice have launched a new brand of cube ice machines marketed and sold under the Koolaire® brand name. Koolaire modular "Kube" ice machines are available in three convenient sizes, 22", 30" and 48" with 7 different production ranges from 100kg to 600kg of ice per day.


"The Koolaire brand was designed and developed from the ground up to address the price driven, performance segment of the market", according to Sr. Product Manager, Murray Meyer. Koolaire is targeted to customers who buy on price and want basic features, but also want high quality and reliability. The Koolaire brand will be supported by Manitowoc Foodservice current distribution partners and service network.

Koolaire has performance specifications suitable for the harsh Australian environment.

More information about the Koolaire brand can be found

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BLENDTEC Q Series On Counter Wildside Blender

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Monday, June 23, 2014

The Choice of Blending Professionals.

Known in the blending industry as the gold standard for commercial blenders, the Blendtec Smoother has consistently delivered improved taste and texture to frozen drinks, coffees, smoothies and ice cream programs for more than a decade.

Designed for ultimate versatility, the Smoother can be utilized for both above-counter and in-counter operations. The Smoother combines power with intelligence and beauty.

Blendtec Q-Series™ sound enclosures can reduce sound by up to 50 percent.

This is a great review from one of our customers on this blender.


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Commercial Upright Refrigerated Cabinets

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, June 13, 2014

Commercial upright refrigeration cabinets can be either Fridges or Freezers and models typically have either glass or solid doors.

Glass doors fridges and freezers are used to display products, either food or drinks to customers. Sometimes chefs also prefer glass door refigeration in their kitchens as they can easily see which items need replenishing without having to open the doors.

Solid door fridges are also known as foodservice cabinets and are available with shelves or slides for storing gastronorm pans.

While there are over 50 brands of refrigeration available in Australia and the list is still growing our preference here at SCK is to sell you a Skope cabinet. Skope are the acknowledged market leaders in Australia.

Why choose SKOPE?

  • •International reputation for innovative design and manufacturing excellence
  • •The largest design facility of its type in Australasia
  • •Superior levels of performance
  • •A complete range to satisfy all industry sectors
  • •Market leading, energy efficient developments
  • •Energy Efficiency, Skope continue to lead the way in developing greater energy efficient solutions for their products.
  • •Skope patented Cyclone refrigeration technology delivers excellent refrigeration results and maximum energy efficiencies, using only CFC-free refrigerants.
  • •All products are MEPS tested and rated for their energy performance standards.

Skope Chiller Cabinets

SKOPE Chiller Operating temperatures are 2-4°C which means that food and beverage safety standards are not compromised.

Skope Freezers Cabinets

Skope Freezers are rated -18 to -21 degrees. All latent heat is removed from products at -18°C degrees allowing for minimum degradation of the product during storage. Again, food and beverage safety standards are not compromised.

Peace of mind warranty

Skope believe in their products performance ability and are supported by a 2 year parts and labour warranty. An affordable 3rd year extended warranty is available for $190 for fridges and $250 for freezers.

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Commercial Kitchen Fitouts

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, June 06, 2014
I am often asked about council requirements for fitting out a commercial kitchen. The following are the relevent passages from the National Code for the Construction and Fitout of Food Premises that may relate to your business. Please read the disclaimer at the end of this post.

National Code for the Construction and Fitout of Food Premises

This code has been adopted almost universally by all councils, however there may be some areas of difference due to council requirements and/or local environmental conditions. Please confirm with your local council prior to implementation.

This code has now been superseded by the Food Premises and Equipment Standard 3.2.3

You may also need the Commercial Kitchen Planning Kit, which offers everything you need to design and launch a new kitchen.

The main points are these:

26. Kitchens

Compliance with the National Code for the Construction and Fitout of Food Premises, published by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, and The Food Act 1989 and Regulation there-under and in particular to:

  • A. The floors shall be of an impervious, smooth finish coved at the intersections of all walls to a minimum radius of 25mm and the floor finish extending at least 100mm up the wall surface. All ceramic type floor and coving tiles are to be close fitted at the joints with a maximum grout width of 3mm. Epoxy type grouting material should be used.

  • B. All floors to food preparation and storage areas shall be graded so as to drain liquids to floor wastes provided for this purpose.

  • C. All floors to food preparation and storage areas shall be graded so as to drain liquids to floor wastes provided for this purpose and in particular the coolroom is to be provided with a floor waste immediately outside the door.

  • D. All equipment, fittings and fixtures shall be supported clear above the floor on legs at least 150mm high. As an alternative, solid concrete plinths coved to the floor shall be provided. Where equipment is not fixed or too heavy, consideration being given to the fitting of wheels with safety locks to enable movement for cleansing and sanitising.

  • E. Sinks and wash hand basins shall be attached to the wall or equipment without any enclosure below so as to facilitate cleansing and being supplied with hot and cold water from a common outlet together with liquid hand soap and disposable single use towels.

  • F. Insect exclusion devices shall be provided to the satisfaction of Council.

  • G. Staff shall be provided with proper personal clothes storage standing at least 150mm clear of the floor.

  • H. All perishable or potentially hazardous foodstuffs shall be kept either below 5 degrees Celsius or above 60 degrees Celsius as the case may be and thermometers shall be provided and maintained in a satisfactory condition in the food storage or display areas to ensure these temperature levels are maintained.

  • I. All WCs and staff rooms shall be cleansed and sanitised daily.

  • J. Garbage receptacles shall be cleansed and sanitised after each use and before use in food preparation areas.

  • K. Compliance with the requirements of Sydney Water Trade Waste Section.

  • L. All tenancy perimeter walls and internal partition walls shall be constructed in masonry or brickwork, cement rendered both sides and finished to the satisfaction of Council.

  • M. The ceiling shall be constructed of a rigid smooth faced, non absorbent material such as fibrous plaster, plasterboard, fibrous cement, cement render, or other approved material painted with a washable gloss paint of a light colour. Drop in panel ceilings are not permitted over food preparation, display and servery areas.

  • N. The coolrooms shall be provided with safety devices to comply with G1.2 of the Building Code of Australia.

  • O. The concrete floor of the coolroom shall be sealed immediately upon curing with at least two coats of an approved sealant to the satisfaction of Council.

  • P. The coolroom and freezer room floors shall be sealed with at least two coats of an approved epoxy resin sealant to the satisfaction of Council PRIOR to any storage of goods or equipment therein. In addition a floor waste is to be placed immediately outside the coolroom/freezer room door with the floor being graded to the door to facilitate cleaning.

Disclaimer: The information above is intended as a guide only. While all councils require adherence to the building code there are local variations that may apply. Before applying any of the information shown above we highly recommend that you discus your plans with the correct department at your local council. Failure to do so may jeopardise your plans.

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