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Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, October 02, 2015

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Our suppliers International Catering Equipment

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, October 01, 2015

About ICE

ICE was founded in September 1997 as an importer and wholesale distributor of the ANVIL brand of commercial counter-top catering equipment. Our aim was to offer the market an economical and reliable alternative to what was being offered by local manufacturers and other importers. Following the growth and success of the ANVIL brand, ICE expanded the range to include other brands of equipment as well as commercial refrigeration. We now offer a comprehensive range of refrigeration including counter-top, freestanding, upright displays, upright storage as well as a range of under-bench models.

The International Catering Equipment brands

Sydney Commercial Kitchens has been selling the International Catering Equipment products since our beginning in September 1998.

Their range now also includes ORVED vacuum packing machines and bags, a full range of Hamilton Beach specialty and bar blenders, as well as equipment for the Pizza industry.

They continue to strive to offer the market value for money products, available ex stock, which we back with our one year parts and labor warranty.

ICE brands include:


The Anvil brand has now expanded into several sub brands.


The Anvil Axis range includes the original Anvil products, which are the sandwich press, bench top griddle plates, deep fryers and the stove top boiling units. Many of these original Anvil products have stood the test of time and ICE have now added a Gold Star warranty of 2 years parts and 1 year labour.

The Anvil Axis range now includes panini presses, waffle bakers, convection ovens, proving cabinets, pizza ovens, salamanders and chicken rotisseries.

The Anvil range is variously sourced from South Africa, Brazil and China.


The Anvil Alto range of products includes planetary mixers, induction cookers and warmers, a food processor and a heavy duty mincer.


The Anvil Aire range of products is mostly ICE's refrigerated range of products but also includes the hot food displays.

While other manufacturers often build their refrigerated cabinets to order ICE mostly carries stock of the entire range of products. This means that if your fridge has broken down and is unrepairable then you can replace it almost immediately.

Rheninhaus Slicers

Made in Italy

Rheninghaus Professional food slicers for every need of cut: meat, vegetable, fish, cheese, frozen food.

Our variety of professional food slicers is the most assorted and complete one. Our range of slicers includes models suitable for professional use in coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, laboratories, catering, and includes belt or gear driven versions, manual or automatic slicers,different solutions for specific products (meat, bread, cheese, vegetables, fish and frozen products), high resistance to humidity.


Italian innovation and quality.

Mecnosud create powerful machines, giving extraordinary performance and excellent results.

Mecnosud manufacture equipment for pizza, bakery and pastry businesses.


NEMCO innovates countertop foodservice equipment solutions that bring your signature menu ideas to life, maximize your operation efficiency, and boost your sales and profits!

You'll find more than 100 examples right here on this site. But if you're still looking for something else, call us. Our engineers thrive on new challenges.

Everything you need to build your brand: a myriad of quality equipment choices, bend- over-backward support, custom merchandising, trouble-free performance and responsive service; things only NEMCO can promise you.


Made in Brazil and incorporating food standards from around the world, the Skymsen Tilting Food Blender is suitable for all types of foods: soups, sauces, ice cream and juices.

Hamilton Beach

Good Thinking!

Hamilton Beach Commercial is committed to serving your business in a manner that will increase sales, profitability, and customer satisfaction. How do we do this?

Smart Solutions - engineer solutions that save time and enhance your customers' experience.

Reliable Technology - build products to stand the test of time, day in and day out.

Partners In Your Business - We put ourselves in your shoes, as well as your customers' shoes.

Now that's Good Thinking.


ORVED has always offered products characterized by the highest level of quality and extremely advanced and innovative technological solutions. ORVED machines are renowned for their reliability and strength; they have become recognized and established after the company’s 25 years of experience in the market worldwide.

Each ORVED machine is built in compliance with the strictest international regulations, is CE certified and the company is ISO 9001:2000 certified both for the production of packing machines and vacuum bags.

All machines come with a warranty and ORVED offers quick and professional support through its international presence and importers and distributors.

ORVED products are characterized by completely stainless steel structures as well as vacuum vessels and all other features, even the smallest screw, constructed in metal, thus ensuring the solidity of the machines.

Four rounded angles on chamber vacuum machines and easy and secure removal of welded bars guarantee simple and safe cleaning. Some models include exclusive features protected by international patents that ORVED obtains for its most important innovations. ORVED boasts a range of vacuum packaging machines and prices that can be defined as the most complete in the market sector.

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Our suppliers Comcater Foodservice Equipment

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, September 22, 2015

About Comcater

For over 30 years Comcater has been providing commercial kitchen equipment solutions to most major fast food chains, restaurants, cafes, hotels, pubs, clubs, sporting venues and supermarkets around Australia. We also work with Government, Semi Government and Healthcare institutions in providing HACCP compliant kitchen equipment solutions.

Comcater’s team of experts include; qualified Chefs, equipment specialists, sales & marketing, qualified service technicians just to name a few. Our team of experienced staff can provide direct support to Comcater’s Dealer network as well as our customers Australia wide. Their practical experience and extensive product knowledge is used to demonstrate equipment features, identifying specific customer requirements and tailoring solutions to meet those needs. They also spend time with customers’ fine tuning systems and recipes to meet daily demands of the business.

Comcater brands

Comcater brands

With demonstration kitchens, showrooms, offices, warehousing facilities in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland plus our 24 hour Australia wide Service Support, Comcater is one of Australia’s leading importer and distributor of commercial kitchen equipment.

Whether you are considering updating equipment or planning a new kitchen, Comcater has the network, the people, and the skills to advise you of the best equipment to suit your specific needs.

Alto Shaam

Alto-Shaam has been at the forefront of providing foodservice equipment solutions for over 50 years. Since Alto-Shaam first introduced Halo Heat® in 1968, thousands of foodservice operations throughout the world have enthusiastically welcomed this concept for both cooking and maintaining foods at optimum serving temperatures.


Loved for simplicity and ease of use.

Brema Ice Making machines are essential to making the most of your drinks offering. Being 100% electro-mechanical means no printed circuit boards, and that means better reliability. Choose Brema for unbeatable ease of use and 5 choices of stylish ice design.

Better, Best, Brema.

Brema Ice Machines


Store your food without compromising taste or safety.

Cambro are the storage company that takes HACCP compliance seriously. All products are food grade, which never rust, smell or stain, to make sure food is kept as fresh and safe as when it comes out of the oven or into the kitchen.

Its quality and claims are audited by the National Sanitation Foundation and backed by OEM warranties and insurance. With Cambro, purchase once, use for years and have peace of mind when the health inspector drops in.

Cambro: keeping your best at its best.


Consistently voted Best in Class for their innovative design, Cleveland’s range of steam cooking equipment is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding foodservice operations, ensuring minimum kitchen space for maximum output. Cleveland’s steam cooking technology uses gentle uniform cooking; the food is cooked quickly and evenly without sticking, burning or scorching. Accurate temperature controls eliminate staff costs as there is no need to stand over to monitor the cooking process.

No other steam equipment manufacturer offers as many options, models and ways to delight diners with juicy, flavourful food prepared using the power of steam. With on-going investment in high quality construction, energy efficiency, reliability and easy to use controls, Cleveland continues to be the leading designer and manufacturer of steam cooking equipment worldwide.


The Comenda warewasher that does more on less.

When you add up the costs of water, power, chemicals and breakdowns, warewashers can be a huge operating expense. At Comenda, all products from small pub glass washers to 6,000 plate per hour hospital tunnel washers, are geared to reduce water usage resulting in less chemicals and power at the end of the day; just take the AC3 series which has the world’s lowest water usage by up to 50%.

Comenda offers less impact on your wallet, and the environment without compromising the clean.


Dean offers an affordable range of gas and electric deep fryers that are reliable and perfect for medium production sites and the budget conscious operator. All fryers come complete with stainless steel fry pots for ease of cleaning. These quality fryers are manufactured by Frymaster and feature the unique Thermo Tube design which improves oil heat recovery.


World class frying reliability - nothing is faster or more powerful than a Frymaster Deep Fryer.

The premium thermostat is accurate to one degree, giving better temperature control, which leads to better oil life and reduced operating costs. Frymaster’s open pot design makes it easier to clean and maintain. And, as a specialist product from a specialist company with 80 years of frying experience, it’s comforting to know there’s nothing better out there.

Australia’s number 1 fryer for 30 years, Best in Class for the last 14 years in a row and with a fryer to suit any operator needs, you can’t go wrong with Fymaster.

Frymaster, cleaning up the way you fry.


Respected for heavy duty design and long lasting performance.

Others claim to be heavy duty but, when the heat’s on, they just don’t stand-up. And some don’t even have flame failure as standard. Its industrial grade cast-iron trivets and burners are as tough as they come, as well as are more efficient for heat radiation and transfer. So look for the Garland patented star fire burners that focus the heat in vs donut burners that let the heat out.

Garland really is the tank of the ranges world.


The conveyor oven that’s more than a pizza oven, from steaks to bakes.

The patented direct drive conveyor technology combines with a dual blast air system to cook 2-4 times faster than traditional methods. The Lincoln allows you to increase kitchen capacity, save energy, reduce staff costs and decrease bake times.

When it comes to speed, versatility and consistency the Lincoln really is king.


When dramatic style meets unmatched performance.

The Mareno range offers the perfect blend of sophisticated European design and powerful performance to provide the ultimate cooking experience. Offering total flexibility with its ergonomic design and modular dimensions, Mareno enables Chefs to obtain the maximum performance out of every product.

Available in 70 Restaurant Series and 90 Heavy Duty Series to satisfy every requirement for performance, power, function and modular design.


The combination express oven that cooks 15x faster than a traditional oven.

Combining microwave, infrared and convected air heating, the Menumaster is the answer for when a microwave can’t produce the quality you need and a convection oven is simply too slow. Unlock a quick to cook, quality menu with serious food that requires baking, toasting or just top-off heating.

Menumaster: hat-worthy express cooking.


Manufactured in Holland from the highest quality stainless steel and components, PureVac vacuum packaging machines are built with the user in mind. Simple controls, multiple functions and self-maintenance capabilities make PureVac the best choice in vacuum sealers. With the addition of PureVac to Rational and Tecnomac, Comcater now offers a total cook-chill and package solution with the best technology available.

All PureVac machines are equipped with Busch vacuum pumps which are world leaders in vacuum pump technology, plus every machine has a built-in pump conditioning program and also comes with a service kit to perform preventative maintenance.


Rational is the undisputed world #1 in combi-ovens.

Rational Self Cooking Centre

It’s a SelfCookingCenter® that’s so intelligent it monitors heat and moisture every second to deliver the perfect result guaranteed. It’s smart enough to cook up to 10 different dishes at once and even cleans itself. It’s flexibility meets efficiency - steam, bake and roast all in one cooking technology.

Rational: buy one to cook it all.


Tecnomac - Puts the "chill" in cook-chill.

For optimum food safety and integrity the Tecnomac chills and freezes rapidly. Up to 99 user defined programs allows for tailored chilling and freezing to suit any food or usage combination. Automated HACCP downloads by USB are just another example of Tecnomacs forward thinking and ease of use. Backed with a market leading warranty, it’s a smart choice for the smarter kitchen.

Tecnomac: the best way to stay chilled.


Designed with Australian commercial kitchens in mind, Trueheat’s all-purpose gas cooking equipment features quality stainless steel construction and a modular design to offer total flexibility. Presenting mix-n-match range top with burner or grill combinations plus the convenience of matching fryer and salamander, Trueheat equipment is versatile enough for any commercial cooking needs.

Featuring powerful 24mj open burners for consistent heat transfer, cast iron Euro look ’matt’ finish trivets for lasting durability, plus flame failure cut-off devices as standard across the range - Trueheat combines power, performance and safety.


For over 70 years, Vitamix has been the choice in blending equipment for kitchens worldwide. American made quality, Vitamix is a global leader offering the most advanced container and blade technology with a comprehensive range of food and beverage blending solutions suitable for all foodservice operations.

From chopping delicate ingredients to blending tough purées and smoothies, Vitamix products are designed to reduce prep-time, improve efficiency and expand menu offerings.

Built to last and incorporating heavy duty motors, Vitamix blenders are capable of cutting through any combination of ingredients swiftly and effortlessly. The range is also backed by a 3 years parts and 1 year labour warranty - proving Vitamix is the clear choice for commercial blending use.

Other brands

  • Frima
  • GreaseShield
  • Hupfer
  • Roundup
  • Truewash

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FineFoods 2015 Catering Equipment Specials

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Sunday, September 20, 2015

Let the show begin.

FineFoods 2015 opened it’s doors this morning and closes on Wednesday 23rd September at 5pm. The daily opening hours are 10am to 5pm.

FineFoods is traditionally a great place to secure a deal on catering equipment for your restaurant, cafe or food business and this year will be no exception.

FineFoods 2015

To take the stress out of your having to make an on the spot decision and perhaps making a mistake, Sydney Commercial Kitchens is offering the same deals on catering equipment products for the duration of the show. With some of our suppliers those specials will last until the end of the month and in some cases well beyond that date.

So, if you would like to take advantage of great prices on restaurant equipment, and from the comfort of your desk or lounge then call us on 1300 881119

SCK, where great customer service is just the beginning!


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My Commercial Kitchen

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sydney Commercial Kitchens is building a demo kitchen and working showroom of great catering equipment in our warehouse space in Warriewood. It has been our goal to do something like this since we first purchased this office and warehouse unit in 2012.

And we now have approval to commence building, with construction due to start in the second week of October.

My Commercial Kitchen layout

Having access to all the best equipment through our many great suppliers, our intention is to utilise this and build something amazing, a real show kitchen that highlights the best of our industry.

The ‘My Commercial Kitchen’ space will have 3 individual cooking areas, each with approximately 5 metres of stainless steel bench space, as well as a shared cool room, freezer, and access to combi steamer ovens, blast chillers and a host of other equipment that has become standard features in commercial kitchens around the world.

There is nothing else quite like it, in Sydney anyway!

Once it is up and running our plan is to hold regular demonstrations on a variety of commercial cooking appliances, plus, potential customers can make an appointment for a private demonstration on any equipment that they might be considering purchasing, provided that item is available or just to see what the equipment looks like.

If you are a caterer, or a restaurant that does private functions and you never seem to have enough work space to get these jobs, then ‘My Commercial Kitchen’ might be the answer to that problem!

For local restaurants, use My Commercial Kitchen to do your food production during the quieter times[Monday - Wednesday], at cheaper labour rates, which reduces the work load at your busy times and the number of staff required to produce that food.

Imagine for example, using our combi ovens to slow cook your meat products overnight, then use the blast chiller/freezer to bring them down to storage temperatures in an acceptable HACCP timeframe. Once that product has been portioned you could bag them using the vacuum sealer and then, depending on the product, you would have a shelf life of 3-5 days.

This method will allow for you to prepare your food in a controlled environment to your recipe, no more cooking food in the ehat of the moment during busy periods.


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Our suppliers Stoddart Foodservice Equipment

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, September 14, 2015

Stoddart Foodservice Equipment

With years of experience, Stoddart are proud to offer their range of commercial cooking equipment to the food service industry. Designed to guarantee the highest level of performance, reliability, energy saving, safety standards and ergonomic operation, Stoddart offers equipment that inspires chefs to push their culinairy boundaries. World-leading brands distributed under the Stoddart banner include, Electrolux Professional, Anets, CookTek, Culinaire, Molteni and Woodson.


Since 1954, Australia’s favourite brand of counter-top and takeaway food equipment.

Woodson Benchtop Equipment

Woodson is Stoddart’s countertop kitchen equipment and café equipment brand that has led this market space since 1954. Designed and manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions, Woodson is renowned for its quality, functionality and reliability.

Woodson offers a complete countertop kitchen equipment range, including the i-series toaster grillers and salamanders, as well as countertop fryers and bain maries. Woodson also manufacture its own matching line-up of hot food displays and cold food displays, in a variety of profiles to suit every application.

Woodson is proud of its flexibility and the fact that the Woodson range of products has been installed in various commercial kitchens, such as cafes, quick service restaurants, hotels, mining camps, take-away restaurants, food courts, clubs and pubs.

Being a Stoddart brand, Woodson continues on today as a 100% Australian family owned business, with a state of the art manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facility located in Brisbane. Additionally, Stoddart also maintain high stock and spare parts level at warehouses and sales offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Through this strategically located infrastructure and together with its national, third party dealer and service network, Stoddart is able to provide instant solutions to businesses throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

In business for over 60 years, you can rest assured that your Woodson product will be there for your business every day you open - year in and year out.


Electrolux Professional is a customer and innovation oriented world class company, a leader in the production and distribution of professional commercial kitchen equipment. Choosing Electrolux Professional means having access to the largest network of qualified sales and service available in Australia from Stoddart.

Electrolux Professional Cooking Equipment

Electrolux has been designing for the world’s best chefs for more than 90 years, with over half of Michelin starred kitchens in Europe employing its technology, making Electrolux a leading partner for every professional commercial kitchen design, from pubs and bars to small restaurants, from Quick Service Restaurants to hotel chains, from event and convention centres to hospitals, schools and institutions.

Electrolux has been a recognised leader in modular cooking equipment, hobs, ovens and combi ovens and has developed numerous new functions that simplify cooking equipment for professionals. Electrolux provides restaurants and industrial kitchens with complete cooking equipment solutions for cookers, ovens, combi ovens, commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers, blast chillers, blast freezers and warewashing, with hood type dishwashers, rack dishwashers and conveyor dishwashers.

Since 2006, Stoddart has been the exclusive importer and distributor of Electrolux Professional commercial products in Australia.


Superior American made fryers. Quality built since 1937. With every model built to conserve oil and constantly perform at the an optimum level, you need an Anets fryer in your line-up. Their energy-efficient characteristics, easy cleaning features, fast recovery and lasting construction makes it the best value for top-quality electric and gas frying.

An Anets deep fryer offers a smarter commercial kitchen equipment solution at a price point that represents true value for money. Anets gas deep fryers and electric deep fryers contain unique design features that will benefit customers every single day.

Anets offers a choice between either “tube burners” or “open pot” gas fryers, each with their own enhanced design features that address the perceived downsides of these two heating methods. Anets efficient tube or open pot fryers use less gas and therefore can save the operator significant amounts of money each year.

Little details make a huge difference in the day to day cooking equipment. An Anets fryer with an easy to clean design makes the difference between whether a fryer is kept clean or not. In so doing, does not sacrifice oil or food quality.

In addition, Anets offers a full range of filtration systems, electric open pot fryers, chip dumps and accessories, providing everything needed to optimise the frying systems performance.

High quality gas thermostats and gas controllers from Robertshaw, are available from any gas plumbing supplier Australia wide. Customers can have complete confidence that a deep fryer from Anets will do the job that is asked of it day in day out. This peace of mind is further reinforced by the fact that Anets is brought to you by Stoddart, who have been renowned in the Australian food service equipment market since 1959.


Unique induction cooking and delivery technology that gives incredible advantages.

CookTek ® brings commercial kitchen equipment to a whole new level with advanced, efficient induction cooktops, countertop burners, food warmers and more. Professional cooks using commercial kitchen equipment enjoy higher productivity, substantial energy savings, safer cooking environments and, most importantly, better quality food using induction cooktops.

As a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of induction cooktops and induction kitchen equipment, CookTek ® is committed to improving commercial kitchen equipment with advanced heating technology. From durable commercial induction cooktops to reliable induction delivery systems, CookTek ® is changing the way the world cooks, serves and delivers food. Feeding the masses can be an incredibly complicated task, especially in a crowded, overheated commercial kitchen with multiple burners running. When the cooking experience is made simpler and more efficient, cooks and foodservice professionals can focus on what is really important: increased performance, improved service and extraordinary food.

Our induction cookers are faster than gas and more efficient than electric. They are easy to control for precise heating and unmatched results. The induction cooktop’s surface remains relatively cool, reducing the risk of injury and allowing for easier clean-up and with the CookTek ® induction cooktop’s significant energy savings come lower utility bills and a cooler, greener kitchen.

Since 2011, Stoddart has been the exclusive importer and distributor of CookTek products in Australia.

Simply Stainless

Modular stainless steel benching and shelving - built to the highest specification

Simply Stainless is the world’s leading range of quality modular stainless steel sinks, stainless steel tables, stainless steel benches and stainless steel shelving which covers a whole spectrum of industries – from commercial kitchens and laundries for hotels, restaurants and food service operations to medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical applications where quality stainless steel commercial kitchen equipment and commercial catering equipment products are required.

Simply Stainless is the only modular stainless steel provider that offers a lifetime warranty on its standard stainless steel range of sinks, benches, and shelves. The key processes that Simply Stainless use involves consistency in construction and employing a rigorous quality checking system before items leave the factory.

Simply Stainless’ mission is to provide Quality, Availability and Value (QAV). Quality comes from the material and parts they use and the careful and consistent way their products are manufactured. Availability flows from the fact that their product are modular, meaning they are made in batches, ensuring availability of stock. Value also comes from their batched approach. Compared to bespoke systems, Simply Stainless provides excellent value.

Stoddart began its relationship with Simply Stainless in the early 2000’s and now provide the exclusive distribution of Simply Stainless products to the commercial kitchen equipment market throughout Australia. This relationship also enables the recommendation of product innovations within the current product range as well as any future product creations, resulting in new products being manufactured to suit the requirements of the Australian market.


Metro Shelving and materials handling with unrivalled qualities and warranty.

Metro Shelving

For over 80 years, Metro has been the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of storage and transport products in the commercial kitchen equipment and Healthcare Industries. Founded in 1929, the company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and has offices throughout the United States and internationally.

Metro is focused on providing complete solutions that optimize space, improve workflow and ensure safety within commercial kitchens, health care, aged care and commercial catering equipment locations. Metro’s advanced technology, provides, green, cost effective and innovative products and services in wire shelving, plastic shelving, mobile shelving, adjustable shelving, solid shelving, dunnage racks, track shelving, walk in cooler shelving, supermarket shelving and warewash handling across Australia.

Metro products come standard with Microban antimicrobial product protection, which is proven in commercial catering equipment, healthcare and commercial food equipment settings. Microban protection is inbuilt during the manufacturing process and is designed to last the lifetime of every product. This protection system utilises an antimicrobial additive that is effective against a wide range of bacteria, mould and fungi, and has received NSF International Certification for food contact and water applications.

Choose products with Microban for enhanced protection against Corrosion, Bacteria, Mould, Mildew and Fungi that cause odours, stains and product degradation.

Stoddart is the exclusive importer and distributor of Metro products in Australia.


Adande’s patented refrigerated drawers are unique to the marketplace, enabling customers to differentiate their product offerings. They make sure that the cold air is retained when you open a drawer, providing energy savings of up to 40%. Installed throughout QSRs worldwide as well as Michelin starred restaurants, Adande drawers suit a broad cross section of foodservice applications.

The Adande Refrigerated Drawer System was developed as a solution to the frequently asked question by chefs working on North Sea oil & gas rigs in need of commercial refrigeration especially refrigerators and freezers that would hold temperature. With staff on the rigs being fed day and night, the refrigerator and freezer doors were in constant use. With chefs working 24/7, the problem of cold air falling out on each door opening was leading to food spoiling and being thrown out - a very expensive hobby for any caterer!

Adande came up with a patented refrigerated drawer solution that has evolved into a modular unit that has proven itself with commercial catering equipment all over the world.

The Adande Refrigerated Drawer has won various awards for innovation and sustainability in commercial refrigeration, the most recent being the Australian Fine Foods Best New Hospitality Product in 2012. It is one of a number of innovativecommercial fridge designs which provide superior cold storage conditions, using less energy, than traditional refrigeration designs.

Working with customers and development partners on refrigeration projects, Adande’s research and development team continually extends the range of products that use the core, groundbreaking technology.

Adande has licensed the patent protected refrigerated drawer technology to global manufacturing and marketing partners and is distributed exclusively by Stoddart in Australia.


The most versatile range of Australian made products for your commercial kitchen, with more products being added every day.

Since its inception in the 1950’s Stoddart has manufactured custom commercial food equipment suited to heavy duty use in the commercial kitchen equipment industry. Over the years, the demand for these custom items, including Bain Maries and Hot Cupboards, grew to such an extent that listing them as "custom" wasn’t quite true anymore.

In the early 2000’s, the Culinaire brand was born. Stoddart senior management made a decision to create a brand that encompassed these now essentially standard products. What began as a customised solution for commercial kitchen equipment and catering equipment became a recognised and trusted brand in Australia, with an extensive product range growing exponentially.

Today, the range of kitchen equipment products offered by Culinaire includes much more than the reliable Bain Marie and Hot Cupboard, which are still in production and have an entire range of variations suited to the market. Culinaire also manufactures ambient and hot food displays, cold food displays as well as heated wells, refrigerated wells and island buffets. Additionally, vertical hot cupboards, banquet carts and warming drawers have been added to the stable. A whole range of back bar refrigerators can also be found within the Culinaire range as well as meal plating, dishwasher conveyors and utility walls just to name a few.


Australia’s most popular range of refrigerated and heated food displays.

Koldtech is Australia's most popular range of refrigerated cold food display and heated hot food display cabinets. Not only do they store products in an environment that keeps products at healthy temperatures but also looking and tasting better for longer.

The Koldtech range extends across commercial catering equipment as well as café equipment and commercial food equipment for bakeries, cafes, pizza shops, sandwich outlets and other commercial hospitality equipment suppliers.

Koldtech products include refrigerated cold food displays, heated hot food displays, front counters, sandwich making refrigerators, sandwich preparation benches and pizza preparation benches.

Stoddart is the exclusive importer and distributor of Koldtech products in Australia.

Other brands

  • Halton
  • Power Soak
  • Visualine
  • Asado

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Our suppliers Moffat Group

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, September 07, 2015

About Moffat Group

The Moffat Group head office is located in Melbourne Australia, with sales and service offices located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in Australia, Christchurch and Auckland in New Zealand, Birmingham in the United Kingdom and Winston Salem, North Carolina in the United States.

The Moffat group designs, develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of cooking, baking, and meal distribution products.

Moffat Group Brands

Moffat Group Brands


The Waldorf range of commercial cooking equipment now offers two defining series with two distinct differences; the Waldorf 800 series continues the tradition of bulletproof performance and dependability with a range of European inspired equipment that redefines how the ultimate kitchen should be, the Waldorf Bold series enhances the Waldorf 800 seriesrsquo; widely appreciated speed, power and efficiency with a new aesthetic approach.

Waldorf commercial kitchen equipment configurations offer more features and more combinations. This means more options and unlimited creative possibilities. Cleaner lines and consistency in modular design across the entire range enable units to fit together to create an almost seamless kitchen workspace. The industry preferred 800mm depth ensures the efficient use of space, while easily accommodating the advanced performance features that define the Waldorf range.

When your kitchen equipment needs to attract and enthral, the Waldorf Bold series is sleek, seductive and sophisticated right down to the custom plinth mounting. All the performance you have come to expect from the Waldorf 800 series but with a sleek, new aesthetic twist. And, while we started with a dramatic black vitreous enamel finish, Waldorf Bold is also available in burgundy and chilli red to match the décor of even the finest commercial kitchens.

Waldorf Bold

Waldorf Bold delivers a new aesthetic approach enhancing the Waldorf 800 Series’ widely appreciated speed, power and efficiency.

If your kitchen needs to attract and enthral as well as perform - why not make a bold choice?

Waldorf Bold

Blue Seal Evolution Series

The Blue Seal Evolution Series of commercial cooking equipment is the culmination of a process in which the Blue Seal range has been completely re-designed. The result is an expanded, more functional range of commercial kitchen equipment offering more configuration options and blistering performance. Improved streamlining creates a continuous workspace when units are placed in a line-up, while the 812mm of depth gives plenty of cooking area, even when you are forced to push culinary frontiers from the confines of a small kitchen.

When it comes to selecting tops and bottoms, the Blue Seal Evolution Series offers a level of choice not seen before. With a bigger range of equipment, you have even more flexibility to configure your kitchen exactly the way you want it.


The Cobra range provides a simple, effective system of cooking, one that can be used in small to mid-size kitchens from entry-level restaurants to cafes and takeaway spots. Each piece is designed and built to meet three main criteria - that they be affordable, functional and reliable. The Cobra modular commercial kitchen equipment range of products include: cooktops, gas ovens/commercial oven ranges, salamanders, CF2 deep fryer, combi ovens, a barbecue and a griddle toaster.

The main advantage of the Cobra range of commercial kitchen equipment is the economical price tag. Often the key to small business is simplicity, and Cobra offers the essential range of commercial kitchen equipment solutions to meet your needs. What’s more, the range is backed with the service and after sales support that makes all the difference amid the hustle and bustle of the modern day commercial kitchen.


The best performing ideas in the Turbofan range have been re-designed, re-developed and re-born as a durable series of Turbofan convection ovens designed for ease of use, increased application and future-proof durability. Each product in the series carries Turbofan performance and durability in its DNA. The superior looks are also fully supported by an array of incredible features, and the range is further complemented by P Series prover / holding cabinets and oven support stands.

Turbofan convection oven systems offer portability to suit any application, an expandable platform with a wider range of oven footprints, increased tray loading capacity and smart door design for safety. Coupled with the 30 Series’ matching prover and holding cabinet, Turbofan offers more features within its DNA.


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.

Our new combi-steamer ovens include seven 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.

Blue Seal Sapiens

Blue Seal Sapiens is the combi-steamer oven for associated cooking with electronically managed manual controls. For those looking for a high quality oven, equally matched with high performance, with simple and manual commands to get the job done – Sapiens provide this in your commercial kitchen.


With innovation and top performance in mind, Turbochef has refined cooking efficiency in a line of rapid-cook ovens that are versatile, user-friendly, and save energy. Turbochef ovens cook faster and produce consistent results without compromising quality.


Quality from the inside out, from glasswashers to rack conveyor dishwashers, the Washtech range of warewashing equipment has been developed to meet the requirements of our diverse client base. With simple controls our machines are easy to use. They wash extremely well and are highly energy efficient. Robust and easy to service, they also last an incredibly long time.

Our machines are handemade, fully-welded and offer consistently thick and durable stainless steel tank construction. The unique copper rinse tanks are designed to withstand even the harshest water conditions. Look past the surface and you'll find a host of unique strengths that only Washtech can provide your business.


The manufacturer of one of the first blast chillers in 1982, Friginox is now a leader in the foodservice industry offering a complete line of Friginox Blast Chilling and Blast Freezing solutions (reach-in and roll-in) for restaurants, caterers, bakeries, pastry shops and food production facilities.

The new touch screen control panel range offers simplicity in use, which reduces the overall footprint to create more space and improves energy efficiency. The new, extended range ensures that a solution is available for a wider range of commercial kitchen applications.


The Italian-manufactured Icematic range includes modular ice machines, undercounter ice machines, ice flakers, and separate storage bins.

One of the key differentiators of the Icematic range is the size and quality of ice it produces - specifically, 8g or 20g cubes, which have a unique solid ice cube shape.

Jet Line Undercounter Ice Machines

Icematic's Jet Line series of undercounter ice machines use horizontal spray technology to produce pure ice. This means that the machines spray water into a mould - resulting in a very clear cube. Each of the machines has a built-in storage bin, and can produce from 17.5 to 86 kg of ice per day.

The range now has a new look offering a more aesthetic, stream-lined approach with even more models featuring new capacities in the JET25M, JET45M, JET60M and JET75M models.

Modular Ice Machines

The modular ice maker range is typically designed for those who are after higher volumes of ice production, anywhere between 138 - 431 kg of ice per cycle and produce small or medium sized ice cubes (8g or 20g ice cubes), dependent upon your model of choice. These units include a vertical evaporator with a circulation pump, an easy to use electronic control panel with LEDs to show proper functioning or warning signs.


For a fish and chip outlet, café, or restaurant, a deep fryer can be an essential piece of kitchen equipment. The FastFri FF18 Deep Fryer is an impressive and economical new 18-litre gas fryer. It can be easily incorporated as part of a new kitchen or, thanks to its small footprint 400mm width, can also easily be used to replace an existing fryer.


Ever since it opened for business it has focused on offering the food service sector the absolute best in dishwashing. The Wexiodisk range includes passthrough dishwashers, rack conveyors, flight type dishwashers, tray dishwashers, trolley washers, tray and cutlery washers, combi dishwashers and pot washers with granule technology.

Other brands

  • Rieber
  • Crown
  • Carpigiani

Bakery Range

  • Metos
  • Bear Varimixer
  • Paramount
  • Rotel
  • Genesis
  • Craftsman
  • Sottoriva
  • Daub
  • Berto

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Our suppliers Skope Refrigeration

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, August 31, 2015

Commercial Refrigeration

SKOPE designs and manufactures commercial refrigeration and foodservice products for the hospitality and retail sectors.

Skope refrigeration

For the last few years SCK has been one of Skope’ biggest retailers. In part this is because we continue to offer a 3 years parts & labour warranty on their core product line. Most of our competitors only offer a 2 year warranty. Our prices are still very competitive and this strategy is provving very popular with our customers.

SKOPE Industries Limited is a family owned company with a global reputation for designing and manufacturing commercial refrigeration solutions.

Skope’s comprehensive range of products caters for small to large-scale businesses, from convenience stores, bars and restaurants to commercial kitchens, bakeries, conference facilities, and everything in between.

Their products enable chefs and others in the retail and hospitality sectors to shape the future of the food and beverage industry. As many of the sales team are former chefs themselves, their expertise in this highly specialised area sets Skope apart from their competitors.

Energy savings

Energy efficiency is a key component in the design and production of all SKOPE products. The small but more powerful, higher performing fan motors used in their refrigeration cabinets result in outstanding chilling and maximum energy efficiency.

Fact: a SKOPE cabinet made today can use around 70% less energy than one that was made 10 years ago.

A Sustainable Future

Raising standards in design and performance, whilst at the same time lowering the environmental impact, is critical to SKOPE, as they plan for the future.

Dedication to environmental sustainability also means implementing best environmental practice methods in the Skope production plant. “Greening” their own backyard is an area they are continuously developing through recycling programmes, reduction in water, electricity and LPG consumption, and cutting back on solid waste.

You can depend on us to provide your business with commercial refrigeration products that will significantly reduce your impact on the environment.

Design and innovation

Skope innovation

With our combined research, design and production plant based in Christchurch, New Zealand, SKOPE is proud to have the largest design and innovation centre of its kind in Australasia.

Skope brands and products


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Moffat Kitchens Bar Torino

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Planning stages

A couple of popular sayings spring to mind when considering Adelaide’s new Bar Torino – in particular "good things take time" and "it runs in the family". For owner Nick Favaro, good food and drink is in his blood.

Though it only opened in February this year Nick says Bar Torino has been “in the works” for ten years. With his Italian family in hospitality for over three decades now and Nick’s long-term ambition to start his own venture, the sustained dreams and hard work have paid off with a successful opening and on-going patronage.

Waldorf commercial cooking equipment, convotherm combi

After finding a suitable site for the bar in 2013 Nick left behind a career as an accountant and embarked on a research trip to Europe. Here, he focused on exploring his Italian heritage and learning as much as possible about how Italians and Spaniards eat, drink and enjoy life.

"In Europe food and drink is so much a part of the culture. It’s about refined enjoyment. It brings people together. We wanted to bring a bit of this home to Australia," Nick says.

Now, with Nick and his sister Jessica running Bar Torino and the pair sharing ownership with their parents, the family has together shaped the venue into a unique and memorable dining and drinking destination. The bar’s popularity is due in no small part to the balance it delivers.

"We have a great bar with a wide variety of drinks (including some unique gins), and an elaborate shared menu," says Nick. "We want everyone to drink responsibly so you can come in from 11am to midnight and you’ll always find something delicious to eat as well as drink."

The food is fun, relaxed and communal. The "bar bits" menu includes such tempting tastes as house-cured meats and popcorn drizzled with honey butter – then served with salted caramel sauce. The interior of the bar also has a warm, European feel with white-washed walls, black tiles and lots of rustic, wooden tones.

Open for 11 hours a day, six days a week, and with seating for 120 people, demand on the kitchen is considerable. The kitchen and bar area is also on display to patrons. So it’s important that it’s in keeping with the contemporary, sophisticated fit-out.

In the kitchen

Waldorf commercial cooking equipment, washtech dishwasher convotherm combi

When setting up their kitchen Nick turned to Moffat, before installing a whole range of the high performing Waldorf 800 Series equipment. This includes a Waldorf twin pan gas fryer, a chargrill, salamander, cooktop and target top.

To add to this impressive line-up of powerful equipment, Bar Torino has installed a 10.10 and 6.10 gas Convotherm combi-steamer ovens as the double-stacked backbone of the kitchen. There’s also a Turbofan prover & holding cabinet, a Friginox blast freezer and for a productive dishwashing solution, a Wexiodisk dishwasher and Washtech dishwasher.

"Moffat offer good products, and have personable, on-site service", says Nick. "We’ve only been open a short while, but so far, I think we’re all quite impressed with the equipment."

With a technology line-up like this, and Nick’s passion helping to drive it, Bar Torino will continue to offer culinary treats and beverage delicacies – bringing people together to share in his Italian dreams.

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Friginox saves you money

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, August 17, 2015

5 ways a Friginox Blast Chiller/Blast Freezer can save you money

The food and beverage industry operates with incredibly tight margins, and as a chef, manager or owner, it is important to continually identify ways to streamline your production and commercial kitchen equipment in your business in order to save you time and money.

Friginox can save you money

When it comes to working more efficiently, increasing food quality, and boosting your bottom line, a Friginox blast chiller or blast freezer can help you achieve a significant return on investment.

Here are five ways that Moffat’s Friginox blast chiller and blast freezer restaurant equipment can help you save money:

Benefits of Blast Chilling

1. Extended shelf life

Unlike normal refrigeration, commercial kitchen equipment solutions like blast chilling or blast freezing can significantly extend the shelf life of your food. By incorporating a Friginox blast chiller or blast freezer into your kitchen, you can reduce moisture loss in cooked foods - increasing yield and maintaining delicious natural flavour and quality.

A chiller system also means you can keep much tighter product control, produce a higher quality of food all year around, and cut the waste that can result from the traditional chilling and freezing process.

2. Buy in bulk, in season

As blast chiller or blast freezer ensures superior quality of your ingredients, you can buy larger quantities of produce when it is in season, readily available, and priced at its lowest. You can then store it for long periods of time, without compromising on quality or freshness.

It is widely accepted that in season premium quality products that have been blast frozen and thawed is often better quality than a fresh product that is available out of its peak season.

Blast chilling and blast freezing equipment simplifies your overall commercial kitchen ordering process, and enables you to plan more effectively, without too many disruptions to your menu caused by a lack of availability.

3. Reduced waste

With standard refrigeration and freezing, there are always some items that suffer from product deterioration, freezer burn, shelf life reduction, and as a result are required to be discarded due to poor processes.

Friginox blast chillers and blast freezers from Moffat help alleviate this problem, and enable you to reduce the likelihood of soiled or damaged food.

4. Operate more effectively

A blast chiller / blast freezer system can also streamline production processes within your commercial kitchen – assisting your staff to work faster and more effectively.

This gives you the flexibility to adjust your staffing levels to meet demand, as well as manage your overall operating costs.

Friginox blast chillers and blast freezers also help you meet food safety requirements by reducing the potential growth of micro-organisms which result in your food deteriorating more quickly.

Food Safety

With an optional printer or USB port, gathering information on chilling and food temperatures, as well as meeting legislative requirements has never been so easy.

5. Less energy consumption

When considering a blast chiller or blast freezer for your business it is important to regognise their importance in the overall refrigeration process.

In many traditional kitchens it is common practice to place warm food into a fridge or freezer to bring the food down to 3°C or -18°C respectively; this practice results in the fridge or freezer having to operate outside of its designed capabilities. This equipment misuse results in increased power and service costs, as well as a shortening of the equipment’s expected life cycle.

Remember a cool room or fridge is designed to keep cold food cold, and a freezer room is designed to keep frozen food frozen.

In contrast, your Friginox unit is designed to take hot food directly from your oven and turn the food cold - whether for chilling to 3°C or freezing to -18°C.

While all other commercial blast chillers and blast freezers on the market operate at a single 'factory set' temperature, whatever the product, the Friginox blast chillers and blast freezers automatically select the temperature most appropriate for the product characteristics out of more than 40 different temperatures.

To ensure optimal energy consumption savings during your chilling processes, the unique self-adapting intelligent i-Chilling by Friginox automatically analyses the products chilling behaviour, determined by its quantity, weight, thickness, consistency etc., and calculates the chilling air temperature most suitable for that product, in order to chill within a defined time. This process also prevents ice from forming on a product, which can significantly reduce its quality.

Blast chilling process

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Plus with the added feature of Self-Adapting Intelligent Chilling

Friginox i-Chilling blast chillers / freezers are the only ones in the world to use a cooling air temperature automatically adapted to the product to be cooled.

Keen to find out more about what makes Moffat’s Friginox blast chillers and blast freezers superior to other commercial chiller and commercial refrigeration products?

SCK is well resourced to provide all the information you need on the Friginox range.

To see any of the equipment in action, simply book in for a demonstration at a Moffat test kitchen near you. Their skilled chefs and knowledgeable sales team will help you in selecting the right commercial kitchen equipment for your business.

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