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There is a massive variety of different brands and types of ranges on the market. So much so that it can be difficult to decide which range is best for your restaurant. Garland is one of the leading manufacturers and providers of commercial range tops in the country and produces the industry standard in restaurant-grade ranges. 

Today, we are going to be giving you our ultimate purchasing guide for Garland Ranges. There are essentially two different types of Garland commercial grade restaurant ranges which include: 

  • Restaurant Grade, Mid-Sized Commercial Restaurant Ranges.
  • Garland Heavy Duty Grade Commercial Ranges.

We are going to cover the pros and cons as well as the benefits and the costs of each. 

Restaurant Grade, Mid-Sized Commercial Restaurant Ranges

There are a lot of great benefits that come with Garland’s mid-sized ranges. These are going to be better suited for small to mid-sized businesses and restaurants, that have 150 seats or less. Most of the time, you can find these in 

  • School cafeterias. 
  • Church kitchens. 
  • Shelter kitchens. 
  • And small mom and pop restaurants and diners. 

These commercial Garland ranges are going to be less expensive than some of the heavy-duty grade commercial ranges from Garland, but they are not going to be able to withstand the heavy cooking demands of larger restaurants. Some of the best parts about these types of Garland ranges is that they have less expensive upfront costs and ongoing maintenance costs than heavy-duty Garland ranges. They are smaller and save room in your kitchen, and many of them can produce similar power and BTUs as heavy-duty models. The drawbacks are that they can not sustain the heavy, long-term use that heavy-duty commercial ranges can. 

Garland Heavy Duty Grade Commercial Ranges

Heavy-duty commercial grade ranges are built for heavy daily and long-term use. They usually provide far more heat and power than smaller, mid-sized commercial restaurant ranges from Garland. Restaurants that have more than 150 seats should be looking into investing in larger, more powerful and more durable ranges like these. These ranges deliver lower cook times than mid-sized commercial Garland ranges because of the power they produce, and they can bear the weights of heavier kitchen pots and pans because of their durable design. 

The drawbacks of these ranges are that the upfront and ongoing maintenance costs of these ranges are much higher than mid-sized restaurant ranges. You are also going to be paying more in utility bills to keep these high-powered, heavy-duty ranges running. 

If you are a new or existing restaurant owner and need to buy or sell a Garland range in Texas, contact our commercial restaurant equipment experts at Texas Restaurant Supply today.

 

Choosing the best pizza oven for your Texas restaurant is a matter of knowing the options that are available to you. If this is your first or tenth time owning a restaurant or going into the restaurant business, you know how important having the right restaurant equipment is for your business. 

As simple as baking a pizza may seem, there are a lot of different types of ovens that you can use to bake them. The most common types of pizza ovens that you will find in restaurants are: 

  • Brick pizza ovens. 
  • Pizza Deck ovens. 
  • Conveyor pizza ovens. 
  • Pizza convection ovens. 

Each one of these commercial pizza ovens not only bakes pizza differently, but each has their own benefits and costs that go into using them. Here is our perfect guide for choosing the right pizza oven for your restaurant. 

Brick Pizza Ovens

Brick ovens have limited cooking space and slower cook times than a conveyor pizza oven, and they only have one, flat space that you can bake on in the pizza oven. Though these pizza ovens have become the most popular due to the unique flavors and textures that they add to pizzas, they take up quite a bit of space. They bake a high-quality pizza, but you can’t bake near as many pizzas per hour that you can with faster ovens, such as conveyor pizza ovens. Brick pizza ovens can usually hold ten to a dozen pizzas at a time, and can cook a pizza as quickly as 5 minutes. If you are able to keep the fire in the oven burning hot and consistently, you aren’t going to lose a lot of time in heat recovery and can maintain a fairly quick pace of baking. 

These pizza ovens are best in small to mid-sized restaurants, as they give you a lot of quality, but do not allow for the greatest space or volume for baking. 

Pizza Deck Ovens

Pizza deck ovens also have a slower output or production of pizzas than conveyor ovens. These ovens have decks where you bake each pizza, and usually allow you to bake anywhere from four to six pizzas at a time. Cook times in these ovens are going to be longer than that of brick oven pizzas. You are going to need about six to eight minutes to fully back a pizza in a pizza deck oven. 

With pizza deck ovens, you do need to keep a close eye on the pizzas, and you may need to move them around. With that, you can lose heat from the oven which will lead to longer bake times. The benefit is that you can bake up to a half-dozen pizzas at one time. Pizza deck ovens are also ideal for small to mid-sized restaurants and businesses. 

Conveyor Pizza Ovens

Conveyor pizza ovens are some of the fastest baking pizza ovens in the business. This is precisely what makes conveyor pizza ovens the best option for larger businesses and restaurants. With the power that these ovens deliver and their high rate of pizza production, these ovens do require a lot of space and power. Single stack conveyor pizza ovens can occupy up to 150 cubic feet in your restaurant, and triple stack conveyor ovens can take up more than double that space. Conveyor ovens are great at 

Pizza Convection Ovens

Convection pizza ovens do not have the capabilities, space or power to cook a lot of pizzas quickly, but they can be great for small restaurants. These commercial restaurant ovens will normally have anywhere from two to five racks per chamber, and you can usually fit two, 16-inch pizzas on each rack. Commercial convection pizza ovens are effective in that they only take around five to six minutes to fully cook pizza. For these reasons, convection ovens are not the best choice for restaurants that primarily serve pizza. They are better suited for restaurants that serve pizza along with a more robust list of menu items. 

Conclusion

Even though pizza consumers in Texas and across the United States prefer the trend of brick oven pizza, there are a plethora of benefits that come with any of these great commercial pizza ovens. If you are a new or existing restaurant owner and need to buy or sell commercial pizza ovens in Texas, contact our commercial restaurant equipment experts at Texas Restaurant Supply today. 

 

For restaurant owners and operators, washing dishes is one of the most important parts of the job. Without a commercial dishwasher, there is no way that many businesses in our area would be able to clear and clean dishes for their next customers. 

Today, we are going to take a look at the different types of commercial dishwashers that you can find on the market and the pros and cons of each of them. 

Different Kinds of Commercial Dishwashers

There are a few different types of commercial dishwashers on the market, with key differences between each of them. A few things you need to know before you go into this is what kind of dishwasher you are using now (if you are using one), what kinds of dishes you need to wash, how many dishes you need to watch per day and how much space you have for your dishwasher and where your dishwasher is going to be located. 

Today, we are going to be taking a look at conveyor commercial dishwashers, rack commercial dishwashers, and under counter commercial dishwashers. 

Conveyor Commercial Dishwashers

Conveyor dishwashers are typically the largest and most cumbersome of the types of commercial dishwashers you can find on the market. These powerful commercial dishwashers are able to process anywhere between 350 and 1,000 flatware and dish racks, every day. These are high-quality commercial dishwashers are heavy, made of stainless steel and are designed for heavy, daily restaurant use. With these heavy and high-powered dishwashers able to handle so much, you will often find them in heavy-use areas such as

  • Hospital cafeterias. 
  • School cafeterias. 
  • And large, high-volume restaurants. 

Many of these large, industrial-sized dishwashers come with microprocessors that make it easy to control and set your washing conditions. Even with being high-power and high-volume dishwashers, you can find Energy Star models of them along with other energy-efficient versions as well. 

Even with the energy-efficient models, the biggest drawback that comes with conveyor dishwashers is the amount of power they need to function. With these commercial-sized dishwashers, you are going to need a trained electrician to hard-wire them and hook them up for you. 

Door Type Commercial Dishwashers or Rack Commercial Dishwashers

Door type commercial dishwashers or rack commercial dishwashers are similar to conveyor dishwashers but just smaller. They are meant to connect to either clean dish tables or dirty dish tables. 

How you use these dishwashers is that you take a rack that is compatible with your dishwasher and fill it full of dishes. From there, all you have to do is load the rack into the dishwasher, close it and set the wash cycle to the appropriate setting. It cleans dishes quickly and effectively. 

The daily capacity of many door type or rack commercial dishwashers is typically between 30 and 350 dish and flatware racks per day, making them ideal for small to midsize restaurants. These are excellent for small to midsize local restaurants, but may not be able to withstand the washing capacity that you need for larger chain restaurants. 

Undercounter Commercial Dishwashers

Undercounter commercial dishwashers are ideal for compact kitchens, small restaurants and are even great for separate dishwashers for a small or attached bar. These smaller machines are easy to place and connect in your restaurant, and they typically clean between 20 to 30 dish and flatware racks per day. 

Most of these commercial dishwashers have a single door on the front, and will look like the residential dishwashers you can find in homes, condominiums and apartments. The great thing about these compact dishwashers is that you can find them with different controls and displays that make them easy to set and program them. These dishwashers clean and dry dishes very quickly. 

Commercial Dishwashers in Texas

If you are in the market to buy or sell commercial dishwashers in Texas, contact us at Texas Restaurant Supply today. 

 

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