Commercial Catering Equipment Knowledge Base

Catering Appliance Superstore Knowledge Base

There is nothing more frustrating than making a purchase without having all the information you need to be confident you're spending your money wisely. It's all very well advising customers to take the advice of a plumber or electrician before making a particular purchase, but there isn't always one to hand when you're shopping for the items you need.

Catering Appliance Superstore recognises that we service the appliance and equipment needs of lots of different kinds of customers, from small independent catering or hospitality retailers to large chains of restaurants. Sometimes single pieces of equipment are purchased as replacements that will be installed by the business owner, sometimes we provide catering appliances for entire kitchen refits, knowing that qualified plumbers, electricians and shopfitters will be on site to advise on what to buy and how to install and maintain it.

What is common knowledge to one customer might not even occur to another, and vice versa. In any scenario there are always questions that need to be asked and facts that need to be checked, and this applies during purchase, installation, maintainance, use and finally disposal or recycling.

That's why we're constantly reviewing, revising and adding to our buying guides and user manuals, and why we created this Catering Appliance Superstore Knowledge Base, a growing resource for purchasers of catering appliances. Whether you need to know more about the differences between single phase and three phase power appliances, what to look for in refrigeration technology efficiency, how to safely and environmentally consciously dispose of waste refrigeration equipment, or simply need metric to imperial conversion charts, the Knowledgebase has the information you need.

We have over 40 years experience in the industry as a family run business, and we want to share what we've learned with the whole of our customer base. Watch this space as the Catering Appliance Knowledge Base grows article by article.


Knowledge Base Articles:

Refrigeration Disposal

Environmentally Friendly Refrigeration Disposal

Understand how to dispose of your refrigeration in a way that is compliant with current UK and European legislation, and also helps to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment, both locally and globally.

How microwaves work and how to use them effectively

How Microwaves Work and How to Use Them Effectively

Understanding how microwave ovens and combination ovens work can help you decide what cooking tasks are appropriate undertake with them, and how to get the best results. This article explains microwave function and best practice use.


Gas vs Propane appliances

Propane vs Natural Gas

Choosing the correct type of appliance for your gas supply, or for new build catering businesses, choosing the right gas supply for their situation, is essential. This article explains the difference between gas types, the pros and cons of each, and how to purchase the right gas appliances from Catering Appliance Superstore.


glass and dishwasher guide for installers

Commercial Dishwashers and Glasswashers - Guide for Purchasers and Installers

There are various regulatory guidelines for installing commercial warewashers (glasswashers, dishwashers, laundry machines), and a number of other practical considerations that need to be taken into account before purchase or installation - this article will bring you up to speed quickly.


Environmental Impact of Refrigeration Efficiency

Refrigeration Efficiency Environmental Impact

Efficient, environmentally friendly refrigeration technology is commonly available, but you need to know what to look for. This knowledge base article explains the principles behind commercial refrigeration technology and points out features that make refrigerators or freezers efficient and better for the environment, so you can make an informed purchase.


Guide to commercial appliance electricity supply

Guide to Electricity Supply for Commercial Catering Appliances

Buying and installing high powered catering appliances, hardwired appliances or three phase power appliances should be undertaken from a position of knowledge and confidence. This article provides an introduction to commercial electricity supply and some of the things to look out for when shopping for commercial electrical appliances, as well as how to assess the suitability of your own supply.


Wine Storage

Wine Storage

The sale of wines, either by the glass or the bottle, is an important and high value part of any commercial catering operation; it can add considerably to profitability.

This article discusses the ways in which the best-practice storage and presentation of wine will lead to enhanced customer satisfaction and increased sales.


Induction Cooking Technology

Induction Cooking Technology

The current interest in induction cooking has never been greater.

This article considers the technology behind induction hobs, what makes them so different to conventional electric and gas and why, with the wide range of modern appliances now available, an induction hob could be an excellent investment for your commercial kitchen.


KitchenAid Artisan vs KitchenAid professional Food Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan vs KitchenAid Professional Food Mixer

The choice between the two can be a bit of a task, but this article is here to help and it doesn't have to be the most stressful decision you'll have to make.


Appliance Maintenance

Appliance Maintenance

Catering equipment is the lifeblood of any commercial food service operation, so maximising its uptime is crucial to running a profitable business. Following these four simple cleaning tips will help towards increasing the efficiency and lifetime of your equipment.

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