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Difference between microwave and oven

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Cooking can be a lot of fun with microwave and oven. Microwave oven, or fondly known as microwave, is an electronic appliance that uses electromagnetic radiation for heating and cooking. Oven is a general term for a thermally insulated chamber for heating, cooking or baking foods. However, majority of people have trouble distinguishing between microwave and oven, because both appliances are used for similar purposes.

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Electric VS Manual Meat Mincer

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You have probably wondered which types of meat mincers work best for you, as meat mincers are available in 2 types: electric meat mincer and manual meat mincer.  So let us read the pros and cons of electric versus manual meat mincer.

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Central Kitchen to drive Productivity in F&B industry

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Central kitchen is a centralized facility that focuses on procurements and food production processes across the outlets of an F&B industry. Particularly, central kitchen is a food production facility where all the food preparation and processing take place in order to ensure the efficiency of food distribution system. Central kitchen intends to offer fresh and healthy foods for homeless individuals through local organizations and also provides trainings and job opportunities for the unemployed

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What is blast chiller / shock freezer?

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People often have a hard time differentiating between blast chiller and shock freezer. They are specifically invented to chill and lower the temperature of hot foods quickly without compromising its taste, nutritional value and appearance. Blast chiller is a cooling technology, while shock freezer is a freezing technology. Blast chiller technology can freeze the temperature at the core of the food from 90°C down to 3°C. On the other hand, shock freezer can freeze the food from 3°C down to -18°C at remarkable speeds. Still, blast chiller and shock freezer are the best companions for foodservice operators due to their great benefits.

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Types of warewashing chemicals

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Warewashing, whether manual or automatic, it is mandatory for all foodservice industry to effectively clean dishware and cutlery. It helps to ensure sanitation of dishes and utensils to protect customers from food poisoning or illness. Of course, warewashing chemical is compulsory item as water alone will not effectively remove stubborn food debris. Warewashing chemical comes in three common types which are detergents, rinse aids and sanitizer. Cleaning pots and pans are easy-breezy process, once you choose the right warewashing chemicals.

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What’s cheaper? Electricity or gas?

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Everyone is looking for the cheapest energy supply to avoid rising energy bills and reduce living expenses. As such, comparisons are always made between electricity and gas. In this article, we are not endorsing one or the other as both carry different advantages and disadvantages when used for particular purposes and appliances.

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Electricity use in the Commercial Kitchen

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Amongst so many sectors, the electricity cost in foodservice industry is relatively high. Electricity consumption in commercial kitchen varies greatly depending on the areas like kitchen, restaurant, cellar and bar. Equipments that require electricity in the commercial kitchen are mainly warewashing, freezers and fridges, cooking, lightings as well as air handling.

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Tips on selecting pan & cookware material

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Quality cookware is the key player for all delicious meals! The range of pans and cookware materials varying from stainless steel, non-stick, enameled cast iron, uncoated cast iron, carbon-steel and blue steel, copper as well as aluminium. With so many choices, purchasing the right type of cookware could be extremely difficult. Here are some tips for the most common cookware materials, so you could read before purchasing a new kitchen cookware.

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The Importance of Food Hygiene

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Have you ever suffered from food poisoning which is like having a roller coaster running at full speed around your stomach? If you go through once, you will never ever want to experience it again! 

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Why are Precise Oven Temperatures Important?

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Not satisfy with burnt cake or pastry and wonder why it happens all the time? Don’t be upset as there’s always an answer to everything. So, oven temperature is the key factor in determining a successful cook. 

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