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Sous Vide Cooking

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Temperature control is the key to kitchen success. PolyScience places control firmly in your hands.

Consistent, precise and cost effective temperature control has always been our core competency. Building on that foundation, we’re proud to have become the “go to” source for chefs seeking a wide array of precise technical solutions to their kitchen challenges.

Recognizing that temperature control is the key to culinary success, many of the world’s top chefs approached PolyScience seeking solutions. As an inventor and avid home cook, our president Philip Preston began developing products to meet the needs of both professional chefs and home cooks. The result has been an unsurpassed line of temperature control equipment that meets your exact needs and budget. Today many of the world’s most accomplished culinary experts depend on our temperature control equipment. We are constantly addressing all aspects of the culinary arts and sciences to help you consistently and cost effectively create signature dining experiences, anytime you want.

Sous Vide Cooking

Sous Vide is simply a precise temperature control cooking method. Food is usually vacuum sealed in a non-reactive pouch and heated in a water bath at a gentle temperature until the desired degree of doneness is achieved. Virtually no other method provides more control, allowing you to consistently deliver exactly the same results, time after time.

Sous Vide may seem like a new concept but it’s been part of our culinary heritage for a long time. Wrapping meat in leaves and burying it in a fire pit to cook "low and slow" to develop outstanding flavours, aroma and texture is just one example of how our collective ancestors may have begun evolving the technique. The principles have remained largely unchanged.

Today’s Sous Vide, which simply translates to “under vacuum,” allows you to easily apply those same principles in your kitchen, but with the benefits of incredible precision and ease. Combined with searing, roasting and other cooking methods, Sous Vide produces truly amazing results that can’t be replicated any other way.

Just as importantly, Sous Vide cooking enhances food safety by allowing chefs to make informed decisions about temperature and cook time without compromising flavor, texture, aroma or color. It’s easy, for example, to deliver perfectly poached eggs that have been held at precise temperatures long enough to achieve pasteurization for safe consumption. Consequently, many of the world’s most respected chefs depend on Sous Vide to turn their culinary visions into realities.

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Fun Friday 17 April

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, April 17, 2015

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Roller Grill

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Roller Grill International is one of Europe’s largest catering equipment suppliers.

The Roller Grill brand of equipment is renowned worldwide for its performance and reliability.

Manufacturing for over 65 years, Roller Grill has acquired an extensive range of commercial bench top equipment, giving distributors and customers alike and assurance in quality and value for money.

Roller Grill Australia prides itself on professional service and as part of the hospitality industry supports a national distribution network.

Roller Grill


Nothing beats Roller Grill Contact grills

To cook steaks or hamburgers thoroughly, without reduction, retaining all the juice and vitamins, or to grill fish in the healthiest possible way. Fitted with cast iron plates for perfectly even cooking. The upper plate is self-balanced and the pressure spring is adjustable so you can adapt the cooking to the food. Available with grooved or flat bottom plate for omelettes, fried eggs, savoury pancakes, artic bread, blinis, wraps.

Roller Grill Toaster Grillers

Basic equipment for cafes, pubs and snack bars, the infrared quartz toaster cooks or reheats all kinds of cheese sandwiches, croque-monsieur, pizzas, quiches, cheese/meat puffs, croissants. It even browns onion soups, toasts baguettes and bread.

Roller Grill Pizza Ovens

Unique in the world, this new range of pizza ovens with infrared quartz tubes and its fire stone gives you exceptional cooking results, for pizzas

You can now adapt your pizza oven with firestone to any type of pizzas: from the Napolitano style with a little thicker dough to the Toscana type much thinner or even the American way very thick. The regulation of the bottom fire stone is top important if you want to bake any of these 3 types of dough which will then determine the quantity of mozzarella you will use for the toping.

This great innovation for cooking pizzas offers you also a very good deck oven for a large variety of pancakes, chapatti, pies, pastries etc

Roller Grill Crepe Machines

With enamelled cast iron plate for delicious, moist, golden pancakes, buckwheat cakes, Indian tampura, Indonesian chapati, blini, and more. also popular in asian cuisine to prepare Peking duck. The enamelled cast iron ensures even cooking, with minimum fat and no pre-seasoning necessary. Spiral elements, like star-shaped burners, distribute heat evenly, essential when it comes to making the perfect pancake.

Roller Grill Waffle Irons

The ideal snack at any time of the day and appreciated by everybody in the world. The Roller Grill waffle irons accept deep-frozen, frozen pre-cooked waffles or home-made batter.

The highly conductive cast iron plates spread heat evenly and give golden, crispy waffles in 2 1/2 minutes. A removable drip-tray surrounding the bottom plate will collect any batter excess thus making it easy to clean.

Models are available for these waffle styles: Belgian style, Liege pattern, round waffles, ice cream cone waffles, stick waffles

Roller Grill Deep Fryers

A range of counter top fryers with single containers from 3 to 12 Litres of oil to fry 7 to 22 kg of French fries/hour. Automatic oil filtering by decanting allows you to fry chips, fish, doughnuts, etc. in succession using the same oil, using minimal quantities of oil, without carbonisation and, therefore, without transmitting taste or smell.

Easy cleaning : 5 completely removable parts, oil container in 18/10 stainless steel can be washed in dishwasher. The safety thermostat can be rearmed behind the fryer in case of overheating or lack of oil.

Features: precise bulb thermostat, safety thermostat, pilot light.

Roller Grill Bain-Maries

Whether you are cooking with a bain-marie, or keeping pre-cooked food at serving temperatures, the food does not come into contact with the heat source (heating element underneath the container) but is cooked or kept warm thanks to the water maintained at 90°C.

Roller Grill Steel Griddle Plates

Steel cooking plate (10 mm deep). Quick temperature rising to 300°C. Homogeneous cooking on the whole plate thanks to spiral heating elements. The steel surrounding with incorporated drip tray is entirely removable (patented) for an easy cleaning of the plate. Stainless steel construction and reinforced isolation.

Roller Grill Salamanders

With a heat source on the upper part, the salamander can be used to defrost, brown, glaze, brown, grill toasts, gratins, pizzas, onion soup, etc. without pre-heating. Completely open on 3 sides to accept dishes of any size.

Salamanders with a movable roof can be adjusted effortlessly to the nearest millimetre to suit your cooking requirements. Fixed salamanders are fitted with a rack with 4 grid levels.

2 independent heating zones for cost-effective cooking adapted to your needs, half or full power. Removable inside plate.

Roller Grill Hot Dog Machines

Never out of fashion, hot dogs are still the most popular snack over the world

With the traditional hot dog machine, the sausages are steamed in a Pyrex cylinder above a pan of water. Store up to 40 sausages in the 2-section basket keeping the cooked sausages separate from the uncooked. Roller grills keep up to 30 pre-cooked sausages warm, i.e. 240 hot dogs per hour! Chrome-plated rolls ensure easy cleaning and durability.

Roller Grill can offer support service to customers ranging from:

  • Specification of products
  • Sourcing of ingredients
  • Technical support
  • Cooking tips and times
  • Cleaning advise
  • Australia wide after sales service and support
  • General information

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Crathco Classic Cold Beverage Dispensers

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Crathco Grindmaster, a classic Premix Cold Beverage Dispenser, available in 19 Litre and 9 Litre sizes!

Powerful Visual Appeal

Powerfully effective visual display sells more of your product

Crathco Grindmaster

Spray Circulation

Merchandises your fruit drinks and other beverages

Agitate Circulation Creates appealing movement of beverages in bowl without causing foam (tea, dairy). Also great for thick products.

Smooth Cleaning

Stainless steel surfaces easily wipe clean. No coils, no domes...

Crathco Grindmaster

Simply Sanitary

MCX Mag Drive™ impeller

One-piece, more sanitary, advanced magnetic composite material

Built Simple

A two piece, stainless steel dispense system that cools to the dispense point

Crathco Grindmaster

Curves in all the Right Places

UV protected, ultra-strong, Lexan bowls with rounded, easy-clean corners

Insulated bowl covers for cooling efficiency and condensation control

When it comes to parts and pieces...fewer is better!

Simplicity of design (fewer parts!) makes cleaning fast and easy

Built Stronger - Built to Last

All stainless steel construction for heavy duty commercial use

Choice of stainless steel (-3) or plastic (-4) side panels and drip tray.

How cool is that? ...the coolest!

Unique evaporator proven to cool faster & more efficiently


Specifications are subject to improvement or change without notice.

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Rapid Response Centre

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, April 02, 2015

Speed Matters

Because we recognise that speed matters we set up Australia's first Rapid Response Call Centre. Our promise is that once we know what your requirements are, our focus will be in supplying you with that information, quotation or product, ASAP.

Rapid Response Centre

And our sales specialists are qualified chefs, we know what you do and how you want to work.

Great customer service is just the beginning!

Call us today on 1300 881119 or go to our catering equipment product page.

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Skope Cashback Offer

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Skope Cashback Bonus promotional offer runs from 2 March 2015 to 29 May 2015

Skope Cashback Offer

Total MAXIMUM $2,000 CASHBACK BONUS (GST Inclusive)

  • Buy 3 eligible SKOPE units and receive $300
  • Buy 4 eligible SKOPE units and receive $600
  • Buy 5 eligible SKOPE units and receive $1,000
  • Buy 6 eligible SKOPE units and receive $1,200
  • Buy 7 eligible SKOPE units and receive $1,400
  • Buy 8 eligible SKOPE units and receive $1,600
  • Buy 9 eligible SKOPE units and receive $1,800
  • Buy 10 eligible SKOPE units and receive $2,000

1. Promotion Description

a. When 3 or more *eligible SKOPE models are purchased, invoiced and paid for at one time from a participating authorised SKOPE dealer, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria below and correctly lodging a claim form, you will receive a cashback payment in the amount set out in the table below.

b. The cashback payment values are as follows ("Cashback Bonus"):

Number of eligible
SKOPE models
Cashback Bonus
per Eligible Model
Total customer
Cashback Bonus
(GST Inclusive)
3 $100 $300
4 $150 $600
5 $200 $1,000
6 $200 $1,200
7 $200 $1,400
8 $200 $1,600
9 $200 $1,800
10 $200 $2,000

c. The maximum amount of Cashback Bonus payable per customer is $2,000.

d. The Cashback Bonus promotional offer runs from 2 March 2015 to 29 May 2015 ("Promotional Period").

e. The promoter is SKOPE Industries Limited ("SKOPE"), PO Box 1091, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand, 0800 947 5673.

2. Eligible Models

a. *Eligible SKOPE models ("Eligible Models") are:

B Series

  • B550
  • B900
  • B1350

Backbar Series

  • BB380
  • BB580
  • BB780

Counterline Series

  • CC300
  • CC500
  • CC700
  • CL400
  • CL600
  • CL800

Pegasus 1/1 Series

  • PG100HC-2
  • PG100HF-2
  • PG250HC-2
  • PG250HF-2
  • PG400HC-2
  • PG400HF-2
  • PG550HC-2

Pegasus 2/1 Series

  • PG200HC
  • PG200HF
  • PG500HC
  • PG500HF
  • PG800HC

Pegasus Uprights

  • PG600VC
  • PG600VF
  • PG1300VC
  • PG1300VF

SK-3 Series

  • SK500-3
  • SK650-3
  • SK1000-3

SK-2 Series

  • SK650
  • SK1000
  • SK1300
  • SK1500

VF Vertical Freezer

  • VF650
  • VF1000
  • VF1300
  • VF1500

b. The Cashback Bonus offer applies only to standard model specifications for Eligible Models. Where any Eligible Model is ordered with a variation or modification of any kind (including remotes and pecification options), it will only qualify towards a Cashback Bonus if expressly agreed to in writing by SKOPE (at SKOPE's sole discretion).

c. To qualify for a Cashback Bonus, the Eligible Models must be:

i. purchased and invoiced together in a single transaction;
ii. purchased from an authorised SKOPE dealer who is participating in this Cashback Bonus offer. Any purchase of SKOPE product from a non-authorised retailer or dealer will not be eligible for the Cashback Bonus offer. It is the responsibility of the participant to check with the retailer or dealer whether they are participating in this Cashback Bonus offer; and
iii. delivered and paid for in full prior to submitting a Cashback claim form

Complete the Cashback Form

Read the full Skope Cashback Terms and Conditions

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Arneg Oscartielle Vertical Reach In Displays

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, March 16, 2015


Refrigerated wall cabinet, designed for the display of packaged fresh food. Thanks to years of experience in this product sector, Arneg and Oscartielle realized a "plug-in" wall cabinet just 35cm above the floor with the possibility of adding a 5th shelf.

The result is a handsome looking cabinet with a high display volume. The Argus cabinet can be multiplexed and has panoramic end walls as standard equipment. It can be supplied with incorporated or remote compressor unit.

Arneg Argus Displays


Multi-deck case with fan assisted refrigeration system designed for the display of packaged fresh products such as deli meats, dairy products, meat, vegetables, prepared dishes and beverages. Thanks to its compact size and the availability of four different lengths and two heights, GENIUS can be installed in outlets of any size without difficulty. The scaled and tiltable shelves maximize product exposure ensuring the maximum visibility.

The main feature of the Genius Open Deck cabinet is its versatility, expressed in the different versions in which it can be supplied. To accentuate the promotional character, the decorative trimming on front and side panels can be customized.

Arneg Genius Displays


Refrigerated wall cabinet, designed for the display of packaged fresh foods. Thanks to years of experience in this product sector, Oscartielle realized a "plug-in" wall cabinet just 35 cm above the floor.

The result is a handsome looking cabinet with a high display volume. The Phoenix Semi Vertical Display cabinet can be multiplexed and has panoramic end walls as standard equipment. It can be supplied with incorporated or remote compressor unit.

All models are equipped with sliding doors in low-emissivity glass. This allows a positive saving of energy costs and the consequent reduction of operating costs and environmental impact.

Arneg Phoenix Displays


Showcase with ventilated or static refrigeration, expressly designed for the display and sale of fresh products in small to medium sized shops.

Zara presents an aesthetic "old-style" looking, with straight glasses. The particular design satisfies the demand of the architects and the designers of the commercial areas which need very marked looking of the cabinet.

A further personalisation of the cabinet can be realised by integrating it in the existing structures studied by the architects to give a unique looking to the shop.

Arneg Zara Displays

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Coffee Shop Industry Still Growing

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, March 09, 2015

While some parts of the world are still playing catch up, Australia is miles ahead in the quality coffee stakes!

We can thank our European counterparts for their influence on our nation’s coffee culture.

$10k coffee setup your today for approx 5 cups of coffee per day

Australians’ penchant for quality has filtered (pardon the pun) down to the coffee we drink. According to Roy Morgan research, Aussies are showing no signs of kicking caffeine to the curb, with the average coffee drinker consuming a whopping 478.4 cups a year! Backed by our industry’s love of quality coffee, this industry segment was better supported during the GFC. This is because coffee is perceived as an affordable luxury, which means that even when times are tough and consumers have less discretionary income to spend, they’re still highly likely to keep buying it.

Two-hatted Sydney chef, Giovanni Pilu was once quoted as saying: "There is nothing worse than bad coffee. If you finish a sensational meal with bad coffee, what do you remember? The bad coffee. Life is too short for bad coffee." And as a society of self-proclaimed coffee snobs, we can relate.

Coffee Shops in Australia are still in a growing industry

This industry segment is still in its growth phase, however with a low level of capital required for set up, and minimal barriers for entry, competition is intense between market players – and there are a lot of them! With this in mind, it’s more critical than ever to keep your customers front of mind and understand what they want.

Intense competition also tends to drive prices down as operators compete for customers, forcing business owners to focus on other areas to increase their profit margins. Typically, most operators focus on reducing wastage and staff wages (trending towards casual work arrangements), and increasing operating efficiency by replacing faulty, old or outdated equipment.

Testimonial for Silver Chef

Using a funding option that specialises in flexibility at its core, such as Silver Chef, allows operators to protect cash flow and keep capital in their name.

Article source: Silver Chef, and the Hospitality Industry Success Index Report 2015.

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Convotherm4 Mini Combi Oven with easyTouch

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The world of mini

The mini series gives you the ability to install a professional combi-steamer oven in a confined space – with minimal energy consumption and maximum performance. With a width of only 51.5cm, it fits into any commercial kitchen.

The Space Saver

Minimum space, maximum performance – that’s the ethos behind the Convotherm Mini range, a series designed to deliver incredible functionality while occupying an extremely compact footprint.

Convotherm4 Mini Combi

Now all mini range Convotherm combi oven’s come with an easyTouch control panel, three cooking programs (convection, super-heated steam and steam) and a Press&Go seal on the oven chamber door!

Anyone who has ever worked with a Convotherm combi-steamer oven knows how our pioneering catering equipment inspire better food preparation. "Your meal. Our mission." is our philosophy born out of our passion and commitment to provide the best combi-steamer oven solution that answer the varied needs of our customers.

The new Convotherm 4 range of combi-steamer ovens brings style into the professional commercial kitchen. From first glance, this oven combines world-class technology with user-friendly, ergonomic and hygienic design. All models share the same logical and intuitive system of operation: a real plus in the often hectic daily life of food service.

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Convotherm4 easyDial Combi Oven

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, March 02, 2015

Convotherm4 - designed around you

The new Convotherm4 combi oven design is ideal for "front-of-house cooking". Developed in strict adherence to the principle of "form follows function", clear aesthetics are combined with a new dimension in intuitive operation and straight forward servicing.

easyDial - a new standard in operation

EasyDial is the new standard in manual operation. Thanks to the clever design of the easyDial controls you can quickly configure your own cooking profiles.

Convotherm4 easyDial

Anyone whohas ever worked with a Convotherm4 combi-steamer oven knows how our pioneering catering equipment inspire better food preparation. "Your meal. Our mission." is our philosophy born out of our passion and commitment to provide the best combi-steamer oven solution that answer the varied needs of our customers.

The new Convotherm4 range of combi-steamer ovens brings style into the professional commercial kitchen. From first glance, this oven combines world-class technology with user-friendly, ergonomic and hygienic design. All models share the same logical and intuitive system of operation: a real plus in the often hectic daily life of food service.

Our new combi-steamer ovens include 7 sizes of ovens, each with six different model options. The result is a combination of functional versatility and consistent design that is revolutionary in this product category.

Redefined: Clear design meets functionality

The new standard in flexible, reliable cleaning

ConvoClean+ and ConvoClean have been developed to deliver maximum flexibility with minimum consumption. And strictly fully-automatic cleaning means you avoid any contact with chemicals. With a new range of operating functions and a single-measure dispensing option, these cleaning systems can satisfy absolutely every user profile.

Commercial kitchen equipment cooking results in focus

The legend lives on! The Advanced Closed System+ (ACS+) offers perfection in the 3rd generation. It delivers the ultimate in even cooking, with results always optimised to your requirements.

Convotherm4 – the user interface

Because we listen to you, the customer, the Convotherm4 4 range has been developed around your needs in the everyday busy commercial kitchen. The two control-panel designs – easyTouch and easyDial – give you the degree of control you need: from full automation to maximum customisation. The aim of both is to deliver the functions you need in a user-friendly design.

For creative chefs! Convotherm4 easyDial sets new standards in manual operation: all settings and extra functions can be selected and adjusted in one operating level and are visible at all times.

EasyDial is the new standard in manual operation. Thanks to the clever design of the easyDial controls you can quickly configure your own cooking profiles. All the functions are available in one level. You can see everything at a glance at all times – even from a distance – on the large brightly-lit digital display with the central Convotherm-Dial (C-Dial) controls.

The TriColor indicator ring indicates the current operating status:
yellow for "in preparation",
red for "in progress",
green for "ready".

ACS+ including perfectly harmonised extra functions:

 Crisp&Tasty– 5 moisture removal settings
 BakePro– 5 levels of traditional baking
 HumidityPro– 5 humidity settings
 Controllable fan – 5 speed settings
 ConvoClean: the fully automated cleaning system with regular mode, with optional single-measure dispensing
 easyDial regenerating function: regenerate products to their peak level
 99 cooking profiles
 C-Dial and TriColor: our new operating philosophy

All Convotherm4 appliances come with optimum features as standard

 Ground-breaking combi oven design, also ideal for front-of-house cooking
 ACS+: perfection in the third generation
 Space-saving footprint for a perfect fit in any kitchen, however small
 Doors with sure-shut function (table-top appliances only)
 HygienicCare: antibacterial surfaces in operating areas, door handles and recoil hand shower, the new concept that promotes food safety
 USB port integrated in the control panel
 The"made-in-Germany" seal of quality: our own demanding standard

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