Showing posts from February, 2017

3 Differences Between Residential and Commercial Kitchens

Restaurant kitchens operate quite differently than your kitchen at home. Restaurants produce mass amounts of food each day, and while you may have any army to feed at home, you likely don't need everything you'd find in a commercial kitchen. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC discusses a few differences between your kitchen at home and the commercial kitchen at your favorite restaurant down the street. 1. Kitchen Layout One major difference between residential and commercial kitchens is that commercial kitchens are designed with functionality and workflow in mind. Often times a commercial kitchen staff will consist of several people working together to push out a large amount of orders in a little amount of time. In order for this team effort to be effective, the flow of the layout has to allow for efficient task completion. Residential kitchens do not require such functionality since generally you're not cooking for hundreds of people at home.  2. Appliances 

Preventing Electrical Hazards in a Commercial Kitchen

Kitchen safety is a top concern in the food service industry. With a variety of different appliances and equipment, there's a lot of electricity running through a restaurant. Water spills and grease will only increase the risk of electrical hazards. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC focuses on the electrical hazards associated with a commercial kitchen. Electricity & Water Both electricity and water are typically involved in food preparation. When working in a commercial kitchen, it's important that you don't touch anything electrical with wet hands. Keep a towel nearby when working in the kitchen to prevent water on your skin from coming in contact with anything that could potentially shock you. Be sure to keep any countertop appliances away from the sink and unplugged when not in use. Grounding & Overloaded Circuits  Don't use extension cords on a permanent basis. Temporary use of extension cords will work if no other option is available; however,

Maintaining Your Pizza Oven

February 9 is National Pizza Day! This deliciously cheesy food is a popular menu item at a variety of restaurants. When you're busy cooking pizzas, you don't think much about maintaining your pizza ovens. Often times, you don't think about it until the pizza ovens stop working. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC offers a few tips for maintaining your pizza ovens to keep them working not only more efficiently, but also longer. Regular maintenance and cleaning of your pizza oven is crucial to creating the perfect pizza. Tips for Cleaning Your Pizza Oven  To ensure that the oven works efficiently and that your pizza does not take on any unwanted smells, flavors or textures, it's important to clean your pizza oven regularly. Before attempting to clean your pizza oven, make sure that it has completely cooled. Consider investing in a pizza oven brush/scraper. If you don't have one, a chef's knife can be used, just make sure not to dig into the surfaces