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Scotsman reveals ‘huge commitment’ to create green multi-purpose ice machines

Scotsman reveals ‘huge commitment’ to create green multi-purpose ice machines

Scotsman has launched a range of icemakers that it says are not only amongst the most eco-friendly on the market, but also produce a wide choice of different ice types.  The EcoX range uses only natural refrigerants and complies fully with upcoming European Union F-Gas Regulations. It includes machines making gourmet, dice and cubelet/nugget ice cubes,

FEM offers 25% discount on top-selling US blender to mark business milestone

Catering supplier FEM is set to mark its 25th anniversary as a business on July 4 by slashing 25% off the cost of one of its top-selling American-manufactured products. The promotion ties in with Independence Day, which is highly appropriate since FEM’s original USP was importing American-manufactured catering equipment – something that was largely unobtainable

Pub operators scoring an own goal if they don’t get kitchens checked before World Cup bonanza

Pub operators have been warned they are taking a big risk if they fail to service kitchen equipment ahead of football fans packing out establishments for this summer’s World Cup. The World Cup tournament kicks off with hosts Russia playing Saudi Arabia on Thursday June 14 and is followed by televised matches almost every day

UCC hails expanded coffee machine service package after £1.3m HQ refurb

UCC Coffee claims it is better equipped to maintain its coffee equipment estate across the UK following a £1.3m refurb of its Milton Keynes headquarters. The investment gives its greater capacity to remotely diagnose issues, carry out preventative maintenance and push the latest telemetry solutions. The company, which turns over £100m and employs 500 staff

Vitamix works with chains to find optimum beverage blend for paper straws

Vitamix has carried out a series of field tests with multi-site operators to determine the optimum blend consistency for use with paper straws. With the UK using more than 8.5 billion straws a year but many restaurants and food outlets now switching from plastic to paper for environmental reasons, the blender manufacturer was keen to

Catering supplier reveals sales of paper straws outstrip plastic for first time

A leading catering supplier has revealed that sales of paper straws are now outselling their plastic counterparts for the first time. Manchester-based catering equipment supplier Stephensons said that data it has collated relating to recent straw sales show a marked shift in buying behaviour. It comes as a number of leading foodservice businesses and restaurant

Meiko bets on new range of machines to give weary kitchen porters a lift

Meiko insists that high volume catering operations which incorporate its new M-iClean hood machines into their warewashing areas can expect to make life considerably less arduous for kitchen staff. Ergonomics were a big focus for the brand when it began developing the range, leading to the introduction of an automatic hood-lifting system. “It is ergonomically

Maker of unique catering trolley looks to step up product’s commercialisation

Healthcare supplier Quality Hospital Solutions (QHS) is aiming to develop a commercial channel for a specialist beverage trolley it created in partnership with a North East hospital authority. The system was originally developed alongside Sunderland City Hospitals to provide an effective and practical solution to meet patient hydration needs. Since then, numerous hospital trusts have

Polar Refrigeration expands offering with food storage drawers

Polar Refrigeration has expanded its refrigeration line-up by introducing double drawer counter fridges and freezers to its offering. The unit combines a robust stainless steel preparation counter with two independently-controlled food storage drawers that can be switched from refrigerated to frozen storage at the touch of a button. Designed to be compact and efficient, the