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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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Alto Shaam Foodservice Equipment

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Monday, May 26, 2014

Whether you’re preparing haute cuisine in a top restaurant, health-conscious meals in a health care facility, or for children in the local school, the equipment must provide a great return on investment for the foodservice program to be successful. At Alto-Shaam, they specialize in creating systems and equipment that are the core of successful and profitable foodservice programs in many different industries.

The advantages of soft, gentle Halo Heat not only makes the Cook & Hold oven the pride of any commercial kitchen, it also is a chefs best friend in other areas:


  • • Heated Holding: From drawer warmers and cabinets to heated banquet carts and CombiMate companion warmers, exclusive Halo Heat holds food at the perfect temperature for hours and hours, virtually eliminating waste from overcooked food.

  • • Smokers: Cook & Hold ovens team-up with real wood burning components to provide perfect hot or cold smoking, adding a perfect extension to any menu.

  • • Thermal Shelves and Carving Stations: Look close, or you might miss it! Halo Heat is cleverly disguised in our thermal shelves and carving stations, keeping displayed food at perfect temperatures.

  • • Hot Wells: Hot steam blasts are a thing of the past with Alto-Shaam Hot Wells. Instead of using unpredictable steam to keep food warm, not to mention all the draining and deliming bother, Alto-Shaam hot wells use Halo Heat for a precise and low-maintenance heat source.

  • • Merchandisers and Display Cases: Precisely heated food keeps deli customers coming back again and again. With Halo Heat-equipped merchandisers and display cases from Alto-Shaam, watch your deli offerings disappear and your profits soar!

Green also is the color of money

Many people and companies are suddenly out to save the environment and be good ecological stewards. We couldn’t agree more. It’s important to take care of the Earth and to leave it better than we found it. For us, though, it’s also very important to take care of our customers, and their bottom line.

At Alto-Shaam, being “green” means a lot of great things for our customers, including:

Lower utility bills – Saving on electricity, gas, and water consumption helps the earth just as much as it helps your bottom line.

Less food waste – When food is cooked and held perfectly, less of it ends up in the landfill. Alto-Shaam offers precise temperature and humidity controls to help keep your food costs down.

Better food – Alto-Shaam was established on the principle that the key to producing better food is the prudent use of heat and energy. Today, it is common culinary knowledge that low-temperature cooking brings out the best in food.

Fast return on investment – With savings in utilities and food costs, combined with better food production, Alto-Shaam customers find a faster return on investment than those of our competitors.

At Alto-Shaam, it’s important to take care of the Earth as well as customers.

Alto Shaam, foodservice equipment done right!

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Vollrath Induction Cooking

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Monday, May 19, 2014

Countertop cooking appliances from Vollrath will make your kitchen more efficient, innovative, and durable – and help you provide a higher quality, more consistent service.

Vollrath Induction Countertop range is available for Light Duty, Medium Duty & Heavy Duty Usage


Light Duty Range

The Mirage countertop induction range is portable and is designed for light duty use.

Used by: Hotels, caterers, casual dining restaurants and pastry chefs.

Applications: Front-of-house, sauté and omelette stations, non-continuous stockpot warming and chocolate tempering.

Medium Duty Range

The portable commercial countertop induction range is designed for medium duty and volume use in commercial kitchens and front‐of‐house cooking.

Used by: Hotels, caterers, quick service restaurants, culinary schools.

Applications: Front‐of‐house, sauté and omelette stations, saucepot and stockpot cooking.

Heavy Duty Range

This high-efficiency, heavy-duty commercial countertop induction range is designed for use in commercial kitchens and front-of-house cooking.

Used by: High volume hotels, large restaurants, cruise ships, military, culinary schools, top chefs requiring high and low temperature control.

Applications: High speed and temperature cooking, continuous duty stockpot, pasta and sauces.

Please note:

Vollrath Induction Cookware is intended for use with induction-ready cookware.

All models require unrestricted intake and exhaust air ventilation for proper operation of the controls.

The maximum intake temperature must not exceed 43°C. Temperatures are measured in ambient air while all appliances in the kitchen are in operation.

Countertop models require a minimum clearance of 4 inches (10.2 cm) at the rear and 1 inch (2.5 cm) at the bottom.

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Cleveland Steam Kettles and Bratt Pans

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cleveland is the leading manufacturer in steam cooking equipment, with our large capacity kettles that are perfect for food manufactures and large bulk cooking needs.

Cleveland is at the forefront of almost every major advancement in steam cooking equipment.

You can depend on Cleveland to continue to provide high quality cooking equipment to meet the most demaanding needs. Our goal is to make the day-to-day work in the kitchen easier for you.

Cleveland Steam Jacketed Kettles

Electric self contained tilting single kettles with either 23 or 45 litre capacity, 2/3 steam jacketed. Solid state controls for accurate temperature control (+/-1°C) and low water safety. Supplied with high wattage elements. STANDARD FINISH: All stainless steel exterior.

Cleveland Bratt Pans

Tilting braising skillet. Durapan gas or electric open base with 120 and 150 litre capacity. Motorised tilt control.

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Trueheat Commercial Cooking Equipment

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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.

The Trueheat Commercial Cooking Equipment series consists of:


Cooktops and Griddles

The T60 series is a gas heated, heavy duty modular top only. The design is available in three configurations of powerful open top burners and 12mm machine polished grill.

The T90 series is a gas heated, heavy duty modular top only. The design is available in four configurations of powerful open top burners and 12mm machine polished grill.


The R60 Series is a 600mm Gas heated all‐purpose heavy duty oven range with static oven. The cooking top can be ordered in any configuration of powerful open burners and 12mm Machine polished grill flat surface.

The R90 Series is a 900mm Gas heated all‐purpose heavy duty oven range with static oven. The cooking top can be ordered in any configuration of powerful open burners and 12mm Machine polished grill flat surface.

Deep Fryers

A gas fired range match tube fryer with 20L oil capacity.

Make the most of your energy dollars with the exclusive Thermo‐Tube design. The heating tubes provide a large oil contact surface. Flow‐tube baffles control the transfer of heat into the oil. A wide cold zone frypot protects oil integrity by trapping debris under the cooking area, preventing carbonisation of particles and wasteful oil deterioration.

Char Grills

The B60 / B90 series is a gas heated, heavy duty barbeque mounted on a stand with fully adjustable shelf. Heavy duty cast iron radiant hoods over powerful gas burners radiate heat to the grates, which seal in the natural flavours and leave a unique ‘chargrill’ appearance on steaks, chicken, seafood and vegetable.


The S86 series is a gas heated, heavy duty salamander with fully adjustable height cooking shelf. Two powerful 14mj high speed gas burners radiate intense heat, which seals in the natural flavours to leave a grilled appearance on steaks, chicken, seafood and vegetable.

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School Students Cookery Kits

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, April 23, 2014

School Student Kits are now available through SCK.

An ideal kit for any cookery student or any young person with an interest in cookery. This comprehensive selection of utensils is ideal for all manner of cooking tasks, from cutting to baking

These School Student Kits include


  • Aussi Chef Utility Box
  • Hygiplas Cooks Knife 220mm
  • Hygiplas Palette Knife 200mm
  • Hygiplas Paring Knife 70mm
  • Hygiplas Peeling Knife 65mm
  • Pasty Bag 340mm
  • Star Tubes 7 & 13
  • Plain Tube 11
  • Vogue Speed Peeler
  • Vogue Basting Spoon 280mm
  • Vogue Steel 250mm
  • Double Paris Cutter 22/30mm
  • Natural Bristle Pastry Brush 38mm
  • Vogue Wooden Spoon 250mm
  • Dough Scraper Plastic
  • Vogue Wire Whisk 250mm
  • Stainless Steel Tongs

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Blue Seal Evolution Series

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, January 15, 2014
How do you improve something whose reputation is already grounded in performance and no-nonsense functionality?

You evolve it. Because there is always a way to do it better.

The Blue Seal Evolution Series is the next stage in a journey of continuous improvement. Sleeker in design, and built to accommodate the demands of today's most passionate chef's, it promises even more performance than anything before it.


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

If you can't stand the heat, turn it up.
Every chef could use a little more heat, so a new Advanced Open Burner has been designed to deliver just that – 28MJ of power to burn. For optimum performance with all pan sizes, precise controls offer a full range of heat settings within a compact flame. Made from cast iron for lasting performance, burners have a forged brass cap for consistent flame spread. A non-clogging design ensures optimum burner performance.

Evolution – It's not just about good looks.
When your working day is an endless juggle of cooking instruments, you and your wrists will be glad of a flatter, more streamlined surface on which you can effortlessly slide pots and pans from one unit to another.

A heart of steel.
Heavy gauge 304 grade stainless steel is the cladding of choice for all units in the Blue Seal Evolution Series. All ranges are constructed on a full galvanised steel chassis, while fully framed drop down doors are fitted with a heavy-duty hinge system for a lifetime of operation.
A trio of Griddles.
The addition of 600, 900 and 1200mm dedicated Griddles offers new possibilities for customising your Blue Seal Evolution Series line-up. A standard, thermostatically controlled 20mm plate offers excellent heat retention and distribution. The mirror chrome surface option provides exceptional efficiency by trapping more heat onto the cooking surface.

Would you like a fridge with that?
Forget walking to the fridge every time – the Blue Seal Evolution Series' flexibility has made way for you to fit refrigeration units where you need them – so you can do your thing without leaving your station. Match your Cooktop, Griddle or Target Top with a 900 or 1200mm gastronorm refrigerated base, available in a range of door/drawer combinations. All units accepts 1/1 gastronorm sizing. Refrigeration units are rated for tropical temperatures up to 40°C and have a holding temperature of -2°C  to +8°C . A digital temperature control and condensate heater are standard on all units.

Life's too short to clean.
The Blue Seal Evolution Series has been redesigned to enhance creativity and reduce cleaning time. Rounded internal and external edges make wipe down and hygiene control easier. More streamlined surfaces make the effortless cleaning of an entire cooking line.

Service while you cook.
The range has been designed so full service and maintenance can be carried out without removing a unit from the cooking line. The need to shut down a whole line to service one unit is minimised, allowing chefs to keep on cooking.

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Vogue Pots and Pans Starter Pack

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Vogue Restaurant Pots and Pans Starter Pack is designed to provide most of your basic requirements when establishing your new commercial kitchen, saving you both time & money in sourcing the necessary pots and pans to successfully cook in your new commercial kitchen.

Purchasing this starter pack will you SAVE over $210 from the recommended retail price.


This starter pack from the Vogue range includes professional quality stainless steel saucepans and cookware, with lids, as well as a selection of heavy duty cast iron frying pans, and they are suitable for any professional kitchen. The black cast iron pans require seasoning prior to use.

The complete pack comprises:

1 x VOGUE M943 SS Saucepan Capacity: 1.5Ltr. 160(dia)mm 2 x VOGUE M944 SS Saucepan Capacity: 3Ltr. 200(dia)mm
1 x VOGUE M945 SS Saucepan Capacity: 5Ltr. 240(dia)mm
2 x VOGUE M946 SS Saucepan Capacity: 8Ltr. 280(dia)mm
1 x VOGUE M948 SS Lid 160mm dia Lid, suit M943
2 x VOGUE M949 SS Lid 200mm dia Lid, suit M944
1 x VOGUE M950 SS Lid 240mm dia Lid, suit M945
2 x VOGUE M951 SS Lid 280mm dia Lid, suit M946
3 x VOGUE GD064 Black Iron Fry Pan, 250mm
3 x VOGUE GD006 Black Iron Fry Pan, 305mm
2 x VOGUE GD066 Black Iron Crepe Pan, 180mm
1 x VOGUE T193 SS Deep Stockpot 20 Ltr 300mm
1 x VOGUE T134 SS Lid 300mm
1 x VOGUE T556 SS Deep Stockpot 49 Ltr 400mm
1 x VOGUE T148 SS Lid 400mm

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Fagor Ex Showroom Stock Sale

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Monday, April 08, 2013
Fagor have just released a limited catalogue of ex-showroom display stock for sale at great prices.

These fridges and freezers are all brand new, though not in original packaging and come with a full manufacturers warranty.


This sale is while stock lasts, so please confirm availability prior to ordering.

Be quick to take advantage of these great prices.

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Super Wok by 888Woks

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Introducing the SuperWok by Wok888

Their most powerful wok yet.

Award-winning design

The Waterless Wok system has won several awards for it’s innovative design. The SuperWok is based on this design and features a huge 160MJ burner that can boil 2 litres of water in just over 2 minutes!


Ideal for a busy restaurant setting where service speed is important. The SuperWok can save up to 1.6 million litres of water** whilst providing the maximum burner output to ensure your food is cooked faster and at a lower cost to you. Contact us to nd out about how the SuperWok can benet your kitchen today.

Super wok Key Features include:

Waterless Wok

Knee operated tap (Optional Extra)

160MJ high output burner

Available as single, double or triple burner

Government Rebates available to elligible businesses. 

Standard 888Wok Features include:

Available in a Single ring or Double ring wok table manufactured with your choice of Chimney burner or Duckbill burner

A 5-12sec swivel laundry arm is provided with knee operated water control tap for filling of wok bowl and washing purposes

No water is required for table cooling - reduce water bill

A drainage channel is provided in the front of the unit and is recessed to collect spillage from the wok table, a removable mesh strip is provided to catch large items before entering drainage

Seperate gas connection for each burner, “ON-OFF” ball valve for high or low flame operation

Secondary air; is drawn up through the front control panel and openings around burner and combustion chamber keeping table cool

Stainless steel finish

Energy efficient, reduced gas consumption uses 96Mj’s of gas to produce the same amount of cooked food

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