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Smart mini beer brewing appliance is going to change the brewing game

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Apr-03 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The ArtBrew beer brewing control system – designed, developed and marketed by an international-based team comprised of the world’s top engineers and brewers – has been officially launched at Kickstarter as an “inspired innovation” that will “change the concept of beer brewing.”

As of this writing, ArtBrew’s Kickstarter campaign has already got full funded within two days of being activated. And it will arrive at 200% of target very soon.

Boasting a premium structure that keeps both brewing and fermentation in one chassis and which automates nearly the entire process, the ArtBrew is the world’s newest, smartest beer brewing appliance featuring a unique mobile app that provides users another way to control the machine beyond the button on the 400 x 240 pixels LCD screen, either nearby or remotely with a Wi-Fi connection. This also allows for status tracking and access to a massive database containing a plethora of recipes from across the world.

Through ArtBrew’s innovative app, users can customize their own recipes while taking advantage of the social networking platform to obtain and share recipes they may not have had previous access to.

“The ArtBrew solution is going to change the brewing game not only because of its ability to keep the brewing tank and fermentation tank in one common chassis – one that boasts excellent structural design – but also because it’s a formidable control system with a myriad of sensors to control and provide feedback on the different processes,” states an ArtBrew spokesperson.

“What’s more, in this day and age of worldwide social networking, the ArtBrew app provides users an alternative control method for the machine, coming fully loaded with a recipe library that contains hundreds of recipes collected from the world’s most famous breweries, access to brewing process tracking with a real time curve, market access to all ArtBrew products and accessories, user notification of machine status and much more. To say the ArtBrew product is a forward-thinking, easy-to-use brewing solution is something of an understatement.”

A six-liter MiniKeg can represent a serving keg that the user simply leaves inside the machine to access the beer, or can work as a fermentation keg which the user can store in a refrigerator for fermentation purposes. Further, ArtBrew recipes are sorted in various categories, providing the user an easy way of finding the desired recipes while allowing the search process to commence by keyword or name. Users can create their own recipes and can also change or modify the original ArtBrew recipes to create a new one, free to then use/brew them or share with the public.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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Hays PureWater Launches $10,000 Campaign To Save Lives

WASHINGTON, IA, November 25, 2014 — /EPR FOOD AND BEVERAGE NEWS/ — 783 million people live each day without clean water and 3.4 million die annually from a lack of pure water. To combat these staggering statistics, Washington-based nonprofit, Hays PureWater, launched a crowd-funding campaign. The money raised will fund 30 Khlor Glen technology units to purify water for 150,000 individuals. The organization hopes to raise $10,000 by December 1st.

Hosted on crowd-funding platform IndieGoGo, the project offers nine sponsorship levels. Each level includes novelty “rewards” for donors, ranging from stickers to t-shirts to a trip to Haiti. The rewards are unique, innovative and hands on, giving donors a sense of ownership in the project. For just $2,500, an investor can travel to Haiti (all inclusive) to see the life changing benefits first hand.

The Khlor Glen is a simple unit that turns salt water into chlorine. The chlorine treats infected water, removing deadly impurities and toxins in just one hour. It’s solar powered and easily used in remote areas, where clean water is most needed. “It will also impact malaria zones as it can be used as a bug repellant and protect from disease,” says founder John Hays. “Even just using the chlorine produced by the unit as a sanitizer can cut down on so many infections that the natives in these areas don’t even know exist.”

In the last eight years, Hays PureWater distributed over 4,000 purifying units around the world, changing entire communities by implementing this system. It’s proven to work. Hays builds each system with the help of a dedicated group of volunteers. Nothing is outsourced, ensuring the most effective product for the lowest cost. Now all they need is help from their community to change the lives of those in need once more.

See the crowd-funding campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hays-purewater-providing-clean-water-globally

ABOUT Hays PureWater
In 2006, after traveling around developing nations on missions trips, John Hays began to create a low cost, portable solution for water purification. John, who worked with municipal water works for over 30 years, put his experience to use and developed the Khlor Gen system. Through the years, the design and look has been changed and improved, but the mission has stayed the same. The organization exists to provide people with clean water, reaching out to them through word and deed. Eight years and 4,000 units later, that mission continues full steam ahead. For more information, logon to www.hayspurewater.com.

 

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Contact-Details: TJ Widbin
tj@hayspurewater.com
319-470-7391

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California Man Launches Kickstarter to Promote Kitchen Safety

California Man Launches Kickstarter to Promote Kitchen Safety Invents Oven Mitt That Allows Dexterity and Promotes Safety

Santa Clarita, CA, September 17, 2014, Nearly 350,000 people annually are victims of scalding or burns from accidents that occur while cooking, either on the grill or in the kitchen. Most involve saucepans or tea kettles. Many could be eliminated by using a proper padding device on the hands when touching pans that have been heated. Many hot pads just aren’t made for high temperatures or kitchen dexterity when cooking. This can create more safety issues and actually create harm where they were supposed to bring assurance. One California man, Marcelo Garcia, has created a different kind of oven mitt built for safety and dexterity and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring this kitchen must have to the cooking masses that work well for anyone working in the kitchen, from beginner to Iron Chef.

Ulta-Mitt, as it is called, is a 3-Finger mitt constructed from neoprene that is waterproof and heat resistant making it great for indoor or outdoor use. The 3-Finger design allows for more dexterity than an ordinary oven mitt, offering both style and function with users able to have the ability to grab a lid from a hot pan, pick up a hot coffee cup from the microwave or work with small gadgets required while cooking in the kitchen. The neoprene material is also non-slip for a better grip.

This must have kitchen item also comes with a matching neoprene hot pad, which can double as a jar opener for those hard to open lids.

Perks for sponsors include sets of the gloves at manufacturer’s discounts and ahead of their proposed scheduled appearance in stores appearance and for some lucky investors, a complete Healthy eating wooden handle wok cooking set. For those that can’t give, the inventor hopes they will share this story to make the campaign viral through social media.

For more information, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ulta-mitt/ulta-mitt-the-first-ever-flexdarity-mitt

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Newbury Park, Ca 91320

Contact: Marcelo Garcia
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Phone: (866)844-7619
email: marcelo@group5marketing.com

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UK’s most comprehensive and innovative catering show returns for biggest event to date

Manchester , UK, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — “The Show” organised by the country’s leading distributor of catering equipment, Lockhart Catering Equipment, is arriving in Manchester on Wednesday 25th June for its first event outside of London.

In its fifth successful year “The Show” can proudly call itself one of the UK’s most comprehensive and innovative catering shows, and has attracted industry experts including mixologist James Trevillion from Bonzer and TV chef and food consultant Andy Bates from Brazilian Street Feasts to its first northern event.

Having been well received with customers and suppliers alike, the event will offer up its winning recipe of demonstrations, the unique opportunity to see new product ranges before anyone else and the chance to network with over 30 leading suppliers.

The innovation zone is a must visit for any industry professional who likes to stay one step ahead of innovative tools where there will be the chance to see the latest equipment in action, and not to be missed tasting sessions. Delegates will also be offered a tour of the world famous football stadium.

“The Show” will return to Wembley later in the year, with dates to be announced in the coming months.

Attendance is by pre-registration only, so to reserve your place or if you have any queries, email the.shownorth@bunzl.co.uk, call 03701 678678 or register directly here.

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Exhibitors and customers network at last year’s show.
Exhibitors and customers network at last year’s show.
Lockhart’s representative mixing things up at last year’s show at Wembley.
Lockhart’s representative mixing things up at last year’s show at Wembley.

For more information please contact Lisa Kelly (lisa.kelly@silverbean.com) or Layla Grant (layla.grant@silverbean.com) of Silverbean on 0191 406 1200

Notes to editor

Lockhart Catering is country’s leading distributor of catering equipment, supplying the largest range of light and heavy equipment available to the UK caterer. Lockhart is not affiliated to particular manufacturers, allowing them to offer a wide range of options and, more importantly, advise what’s right for specific client requirements.

How Catering Equipment & Furniture Hire Beats Buying for Events

If you are planning an event of any kind, from a birthday party or a wedding to a large, international corporate event you need the tools to do the job right. This means you need a suitable venue and so much more. You need food, furniture and catering equipment.

But the big question is do you hire equipment or buy it outright?
With an unlimited budget and lots of future events in the books, you might be tempted to buy. But there are a number of ways that catering equipment and furniture hire can prove a more worthwhile alternative.

We’ve listed 8 of the best:

Reasons for Hiring Catering Equipment & Furniture

1. Affordable
If you only require catering or kitchen equipment for a short period, hire specialists like Allens Hire in London can offer an attractive price which stacks up favourably against the purchase price of the same things.

2. Storage
Buy catering equipment or furniture and you’ll be burdened with looking after it when it isn’t in use. With hire furniture, tableware and more, you don’t have to worry about these items until they are required to ensure your event is a success.

3. Transport
At Allens Hire, a fleet of drivers are ready and waiting to deliver catering equipment, such as tableware, tables, chairs and kitchen equipment , to your door; no matter where in London or the South of England your event is to be held. This is one of the major benefits of hiring for an event. We bring the equipment to you.

4. Maintenance
You might wish to purchase your own outdoor BBQ, garden heaters or chest freezers but when disaster strikes you could be sorry you didn’t simply hire them out. We maintain our inventory of gas and electrical products so there is a good range to choose from. We never distribute an item without first performing a series of checks.

5. Safety
When gas appliances are involved, health and safety should be a high priority. At Allens Hire we are gas certified and PAT trained to ensure that our equipment is safe to use when it leaves the premises and each appliance carries Safety and Operating instructions to ensure that you have the best advice whilst appliances are in your care.

6. Cleanup
Once your event draws to a close, and the fun is over, the hard work truly begins. At least that’s the case if you’ve used your own tableware and it’s your job to clean up. When you hire catering equipment from Allens Hire, we offer to do the cleaning for you, so you can return the equipment dirty for us to do the job for you and alleviate you of this task at least!

7. Trends
Fashion is constantly changing. But that doesn’t simply mean that clothing changes. The popular ways to decorate an event change too. When you buy furniture, tablecloths and more, their so-called ‘trendiness’ may diminish over time. But a hire company like Allens remains at the forefront of the event planning industry, providing insight into trends of the moment and has a carefully chosen portfolio to theme your event in your chosen colours. Every time you host a party, sporting or corporate event you will have access an excellent range of equipment for the job; and the looking good to boot.

8. Tailored
No two events are ever truly the same and so the best catering equipment and furniture projects are truly bespoke. That’s what you get when you hire catering equipment for each individual event. You can request exactly the things you need to cater a birthday party of less than 50 people or a corporate event for hundreds. Allens Hire advisors can work closely with every client to ensure that they receive a tailored project that is perfect for their needs.

Call Allens Hire on 0208 574 9600 (London) or 023 8065 2316 (South Coast) to talk about your catering equipment hire, event hire and furniture hire needs. Whether you are arranging an event in a park, a palace or a party at home we can provide everything that you might need to ensure that the event is enjoyed by all.

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Allens Catering Hire Asks ‘Is Quality Chair Hire on Your Christmas List?’

With Christmas party season fast approaching, a leading UK hire company is urging organisers to place high quality chairs on their Christmas list.

Allens Catering Equipment & Furniture Hire provides party chairs and much more to London and the South of England. Thanks to years of experience in the events industry, the company knows just how important it is to ensure that visitors are seated comfortably. With a matter of weeks remaining until the season of good will, it is important that event organisers nail down suitable chair hire; or they could find themselves relying on a Christmas miracle.

One of the most popular seating choices of the past few years is the Allens Hire range of Camelot chairs, in silver and white or festive gold. A wide range of other colours are also available.

Camelot chairs have enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent times; particularly after they were chosen to seat the Beckham wedding reception. Sometimes referred to as the Chivari or Chiavari chair, these attractive party chairs are a modern reinterpretation of a luxury chair which originated in Chiavari, Italy.

The chairs have seated some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including the Sydney Opera House and the National Portrait Gallery. They’re also a regular feature in celebrity magazines and lifestyle programmes. As such these glamorous chairs are the perfect choice for the biggest event in your annual social calendar.

In addition to a super strong yet lightweight build, these chairs are built with stackability and transport in mind. Steel bolts are used instead of screws for maximum safety and stability.

When customers place an order with Allens, their chairs are thoroughly inspected before delivery. Any necessary repainting or repairs are completed before hand. All customers need to do is choose the style of chairs which best suit their needs and place their order as soon as possible.

Kevin McGuinness, owner of Allens Catering Equipment & Furniture Hire, said: “Christmas parties are often the biggest event in a business’ social calendar. As such it is amongst the busiest periods in the hire industry.

“The best way to ensure that any event is suitably furnished is to place an order as soon as possible; especially when choosing the most popular ranges, such as our beautiful Camelot chairs. We currently have 11 lorries, a number of fully staffed premises and many furniture hire collections to choose from; so we’re well placed to meet seasonal requirements.

“If you have a particular chair on your Christmas list it pays to make a booking now”.

For more information on tables, chairs, cutlery, glassware and catering equipment for your Christmas party, pay a visit to http://www.allenshire.co.uk today.

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Thames Valley Catering Equipment Wowed By Royal Genware Tableware

Thames Valley Catering Equipment is very proud to be able to supply a full range of Royal Genware Tableware to the Catering Industry. For many years Thames Valley Catering Equipment has supplied virtually every piece of catering equipment that is of use to the Catering Industry and it is always looking to keep its full range of products as up to date as possible and therefore to reflect the needs of its customers. The catering business has always been extremely competitive and in the present time of financial cut backs and belt tightening this is even more important and it is necessary for the restaurants, cafes and catering establishments to have the best chance of competing successfully with its competitors. Food presentation has always been very important but these days even the small establishments are expected to achieve very high standards and to make this happen there not only needs to be excellent food quality but also it needs to be presented in the right way and on the right crockery.

Thames Valley Catering Equipment has recognised this need and is very pleased with the full range of Royal Genware Fine China Tableware which it is able to supply to the industry. This Royal Genware Fine China is their Classic design and is made to give the china a pure white appearance, which has been made with alumina in its mixture to give a low water absorption whilst giving the finished article a strength that can deal with the rigours of the catering industry. The hard work that crockery and china has to deal with in the catering trade is one of the reasons that Thames Valley Catering Equipment has chosen the Royal Genware range. There are some excellent plates to present the food on with the Classic design having a wide side rim whilst the Coupe design has a flat base with a curved edge. If none of these designs fit the bill there is the Genware square plate range. All of these designs work well in a restaurant or eating establishment and can be sourced in a range of sizes.

Thames Valley Catering Equipment is particularly pleased to promote the Royal Genware range of presentation plates and dishes, which certainly give the user a great advantage over many of their competitors. The range covers quite a number of different options with an oblong single, double or triple spaced dish, which allows a range of different presentation methods to be achieved. The whole business of getting the best out of the fine china has been examined and the results, which have been achieved are excellent. The Royal Genware Fine China Tableware also produces a range of dishes for sandwich and small meal presentation which is ideal for the lunchtime or teatime trade as well as the establishment that provides drinks and snacks in the evening.

“Thames Valley Catering Equipment is pleased to announce that the price range of this Genware range is excellent and will provide a great advantage to the establishment without breaking the bank.”

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Thames Valley Catering Barbecue Up A Storm

Thames Valley Catering has developed a business that supplies catering equipment to the complete commercial market. They supply equipment of the highest quality at very competitive prices for a very competitive market. All the equipment can be purchased on the Internet for delivery in a few days. Expert advice is available if required and Thames Valley Catering is only too pleased to ensure that the customer is completely satisfied.

Now that summer is around the corner and the weather is showing signs of emerging from the Siberian winter that the whole company has endured people wish to get outside and enjoy the weather and the outdoors. Barbecues are all the rage at home but the professional barbecues are less common. There has been many a comic who has made fun of the best way to burn good food is on a barbecue but Thames Valley Catering is pleased to promote one of the kings of the barbecue business namely the Cinders Slimfold Hotelier Barbecue as a piece of equipment that totally disproves this myth. This is a luxurious piece of equipment built by a British company based in North Yorkshire who has developed excellent equipment for the commercial trade. The Company has now developed into the USA and has an excellent business in Florida, a good USA home to the barbecue.

The Cinders Slimfold Hotelier Barbecue is a piece of catering cooking equipment designed to be erected outside in minutes and to fold away to a flat square when finished. This is ideal for the hotel or restaurant that holds or wants to hold an outside barbecue as a regular feature. The set-up is in minutes and powered by bottled propane gas it heats up in less than five minutes ready for cooking to start. Thames Valley Catering is impressed with the Cinders Slimfold Hotelier Barbecue quality of manufacture being made with stainless steel shelving and mahogany ends with flush fitting controls, this gives a superb look to the barbecue and the quality and speed of the cooking is second to none. The working top has two off 800mm x 457mm heating zones so that one can be used for one product and the other for another product. Therefore fish can be cooked on one half and meat on the other half of the grill. The Cinders Slimfold Hotelier Barbecue has a fitted stainless shelf that fits on 2 runners so that it can move over the full length of the grill, this is ideal for cooking vegetables on if required and also is used to clean the grill at the end of the evening. To clean the grill put the shelf over the top of the half to be clean turn the gas up to full and after a short time all the waste has been burnt off the grill by reflected heat from the shelf and the unit can be wiped clean.

Thames Valley Catering are pleased to note that the Cinders Slimfold Hotelier Barbecueoffers the outside caterer an excellent piece of equipment, with a 2 year warranty that is as versatile as any barbecue with a quality and production rate second to none.

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Laundry 365 Expand to Supply Warewasher’s Of A Fagor Design

Laundry 365 were set up to supply all sorts of commercial laundry equipment by a group of dedicated service people with years of experience in the trade with the added advantage that the service element was supplied 365 days a year. The company has been very successful in its approach and have realised that they have years of experience supplying not only the commercial laundry business but also the service industry as a whole, where that service industry supplies services to people in bulk. To this end Laundry 365 now supply commercial warewashers, which can clean bulk loads of crockery and glasses efficiently and with a high quality finish.

Laundry 365 is pleased to promote the Fagor range of warewashers and in particular the Fagor AD12BBT warewasher which is a pass-through warewasher meaning that the crockery or glasses are placed into a basket ready for washing. The baskets are then placed in the Fagor AD12BBT warewasher at bench height and are removed at bench height when finished. This means that there is no bending and lifting other than a straight transfer of the baskets and their loaded contents into the warewasher. This reduces any lifting problems that are caused by under counter warewashers and it also speeds up the process. Laundry 365 notes that the Fagor AD12BBT warewasher will efficiently clean some 1,200 dishes per hour ready for re-use. This reduces the amount of crockery and or glasses that are required for the commercial operation of the unit and returns those used back into operation in a very short time. This is ideal for bulk crockery or glass usage operations such as large restaurants, canteens, schools and hospitals and also cruise ship operations as well as large industrial type food processors.

The Fagor AD12BBT warewasher is a very simple piece of equipment to use being limited to just three working programmes, which are quite sufficient for virtually any normal operation. The typical working programmes take just 90 seconds or 180 seconds, which takes care of both the fast speed operation for the normal items and a slower more determined cycle which deals with the more difficult cleaning problems. The water temperature is typically 60 degrees C with a rinse cycle temperature of 90 degrees C, which will leave the dishes ready to dry quickly and efficiently. The wares cleaned are ready for putting away into the storage cupboards or can be returned straight into the system for instant reuse if that is required.

Laundry 365 is pleased to note that the unit is made of stainless steel and that all Fagor units come with a great reputation of strength and reliability from many years extensive usage in the industry. The Fagor AD12BBT warewasher has low running costs and is a real workhorse in the kitchen or factory and will delight the user. Laundry 365 will be delighted to advise anybody on the best piece of equipment for their own operation as this comes as part and parcel of the sale.

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Thames Valley Catering And The Blue Seal Bratt Pan

Thames Valley Catering supply a full range of products for the catering industry from pots and pans to self-determination cooking units and everything in between. One piece of equipment designed solely for the industrial size kitchens is the Bratt Pan. This piece of equipment was named after the German word for frying but strangely it does a lot more than frying and is not called a Bratt Pan in Germany but a kippentopt, which translates, as a tilting pan. In fact it is a large pan often square which will do a multitude of different cooking functions on a large scale.

Thames Valley Catering is pleased to promote the Blue Seal Bratt Pan range of commercial cooking equipment, which is designed for the large industrial scale kitchens who cook individual food items in bulk. The Blue Seal Bratt Pan can typically cook large quantities of one particular product in a large pan of typical volume of 80 litres capacity. The Bratt Pan can tilt in order to carry out certain operations and this can be a manual or an automatic function dependent on the customer’s preference. The typical Blue Seal Bratt Pan is fuel by gas and has a number of individual controls. It is ideal for cooking a range of products such as casseroles, soups but can basically carry out most cooking functions being able boil, poach, roast, steam, grill, shallow fry and deep fry. Thames Valley Catering are particularly pleased with the variation in functions as this is ideal for a large kitchen that produces a bulk meal for daily distribution but which wants to vary the meal from day to day. This is ideal in operation like hospitals, large industrial canteens, school dinner production and large office functions. The large restaurants often have them to produce large quantities of soups and casseroles or deal with weddings and banquets where single item menus are standard practice

The Blue Seal Bratt Pan is very versatile and Thames Valley Catering is impressed with the way that it can be used to prepare a meal. Meat can be browned in a Bratt pan with the lid open then water can be added and the soup or casserole started, different vegetables or spices can be added throughout the cycle as required and this is where the tilting mechanism works. Additions are made after the pan is tilted so that there is no chance of the operator being burnt by the steam. The tilting system is also used to pour the cooked food into containers ready for further distribution or storage.

The Blue Seal Bratt Pan is designed to be linked up to mains water to remove the requirement to pour this in later but addition is made by turning a tap outside as and when required. The construction of the Blue Seal Bratt Pans is from galvanised steel, which gives a sturdy construction. The lid of the Bratt Pan is double skinned and the temperature control is accurate from 50 to 320 degrees C. This system is ideal for the large industrial kitchen and it is well worthwhile examining the options that Thames Valley Catering can supply to the catering business.

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Thames Valley Catering Company Promote Sammic Dishwashers

Thames Valley Catering Company are pleased to supply the full range of Sammic Dishwashers which are suitable for the full range of commercial and utility companies as well as hospitals, schools and other public service organisations. Thames Valley Catering is confident that there is a solution to most dish and glassware washing situations and the Sammic range of products is geared to find not only a system that will work but one which will complete the work in the shortest time and with the most efficient usage of labour and water and power resources.

The Sammic Dishwashers come with a double skin manufactured wall system which is very good at reducing noise level of the machine to a very low level and maintaining a good insulation of the machine to stop heat loss. The machines are front loading for easy access and also all servicing and cleaning can be carried out through the front door. This makes any work or servicing very easy to access and reduces any downtime levels required to keep the machines in good order.

Thames Valley Catering is pleased to be able to talk to the customers to examine their requirement for their cleaning work and this expertise has been gained over many years by its qualified staff in the industry. In this manner it is possible to jointly get the best possible Sammic dishwasher for the application required.

The machines all come with an automatic rinse aid dispenser and some are fitted with a water softener system to deal with situations where hard water is the normal supply. The production cycles usually are threefold with a 120 sec, 180 sec and a 240 second time cycle dependent on the type of wash that is required. This speed of cycle is capable of a very large product wash and probably the biggest problem is being able to feed the dishes or glasses into the system quickly enough to make the full use of the fast cycle times of the machine. Thames Valley Catering Equipment is able to discuss the best ways of getting the maximum out of the machine with the minimum amount of labour.

The Sammic Dishwasher supplied by Thames Valley Catering is able to rinse at a predetermined temperature which remains constant through the rinse cycle usually at about 84 degrees. It is the quality of the dish washing which Thames Valley Catering are most pleased as to customers throughout the trade require quality of cleanliness of the finished product to be as good as possible and this quality to be maintained on a regular basis. The Sammic range of dishwashers give this quality on a regular basis and simple daily cleaning of the machine will keep that quality day by day.

Thames Valley Catering website will give all the information required and allow the customer to peruse the full range of machines available. The prices that will be quoted are some of the most competitive in the business and for any queries a call or email to Thames Valley Catering will bring an answer.

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Studio William Launches Innovative Leaf Cutlery Design

 It’s perhaps not your first thought for innovation however Studio William, a leading British cutlery design Company, has sought to revolutionise and stylise the way the British general public eat dessert, with the launch of a brand new cutlery design: the leaf.

The leaf design was inspired by the ancient Asian custom of utilising leaves as eating utensils, and it’s eye-catching design is bound to prove an ice breaker among the more design conscious looking to make an impression over a Christmas meal, or professional or social gathering.

Design to be a truly versatile piece of cutlery, with the new leaf design diners can prong, spoon or slice all types of dessert, and truly enjoy a more luxurious dining experience. Whether it’s utilised for you average Christmas pudding or your favourite ice cream dessert, the leaf is bound to prove to be a real conversation starter at a dinner party.

The leaf gift package is boxed in a set of four, and is manufactured with the same degree of intricacy and professionalism as all of the cutlery designs sold by Studio William, the UK’s leading manufacturer of designer cutlery.

Studio William CEO, William Welch, had this to say about the launch of the new design: “Studio William Chief Executive, William Welch, said: “With Leaf we are moving away from the traditional knife, fork and spoon to a much simpler, yet sophisticated way of indulging in desserts. It can’t help but become a conversation point and it gives diners the chance to have some fun with their pudding – a perfect way to round off a Christmas meal.”

The leaf design was the winning cutlery set design in the Studio William Cutlery Design Competition, and the Company has work closely with the winning designer, Anabela Chan, to further refine the design and ready it for production.

If attention to detail and the ultimate in luxurious dining is your quest, then the new range of leaf cutlery sets from Studio William will be at the top of your Christmas shopping list.

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Thames Valley Catering Are Looking After The Dishes

Thames Valley Catering Equipment is able to supply a vast range of catering equipment to all parts of the trade from the restaurant to the large hospital and company kitchen but they also try to seriously look after the smaller user as well. With this in mind Thames Valley Catering is pleased to promote the smaller range of Sammic commercial dishwashers aimed at the smaller cafes and restaurants and other smaller catering establishments. The smaller units sometimes feel a little left out as the large companies seem to have all the best equipment but Thames Valley Catering is able to offer some excellent Sammic dishwashers to satisfy even the smallest requirement.

The company realises that any dishwasher is fairly costly and for the smaller unit that can be very important but the Sammic range is very good in quality and excellent in price. The Sammic SL-23 front loading dishwasher is a very good example of the type of equipment available having a 400 mm x 400 mm square basket, which will turn round a complete load in 180 seconds. This speed of operation will bring savings on crockery purchased and will give an excellent finished product. There are other savings to be made in water usage as the Sammic front loading dishwasher uses an optimal water flow system to reduce usage to a minimum. Sammic have fitted a detergent dosing system for speed of usage and there is an automatic rinse aid built into the dishwasher to ensure a high class finish.

Thames Valley Catering Equipment has a great deal of faith in these units, as they will bring serious savings to the business. The first saving is obviously in operator costs, as the speed of this unit will reduce the dishwashing time to around 20% of the hand washing systems. Secondly there are savings in crockery stocks and also in water and detergent usages. The dishwasher from Sammic will fit in well in a small kitchen as it requires little working space that is often at a premium in the smaller establishments and yet it has a high workload potential for such an establishment.

The Sammic SL-23 front loading machines are also ideal for larger concerns that need an extra machine either as a spare for the disaster day that the larger machines are broken or out of action for major cleaning of the present unit or as a separate unit for certain goods for example glasses or other special delicate products. The units are flexible and the space requirements are small and are ideal as a “Get of jail” card.

Thames Valley Catering Equipment would be delighted to answer any queries or give advice on the best and most appropriate Sammic dishwashers, there are years of experience available in the company and any question posed will almost certainly have been posed before. Sammic dishwashers have been around for some time and the quality and technology is excellent for the conditions they have to work in and the work they have to do and Thames Valley Catering Equipment is pleased to recommend their usage.

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Thames Valley Catering New Range Of Lincat Combi Steamers And Self Cooking Centres

The description almost sounds like the ultimate in high tech gadgets but probably the most impressive piece of equipment that has come onto the market in recent times is the Lincat Combi Steamer and Self-Cooking Centre, which has made life in the high volume, short time delivery catering market so much easier. Thames Valley Catering is proud to supply these units alongside their Lincat Ovens and the introduction of high tech electronic controls has then enabled these units to be controlled to a very close margin and the flexibility and versatility of the units has helped the units become the ultimate in multi-tasking catering equipment.

The ranges of units supplied by Thames Valley Catering are varied but the major units combine steam heating with dry heat or they can do one or the other. The units control humidity to less than 1 % and have the added advantage that once the type of heating is chosen they are able to predetermine the heating cycle without the help of the operator. This Lincat self cooking center system is ideal in a busy kitchen and the advantages of getting a superb cooking cycle without the fear of damage or loss without careful watching is always a big plus in the purchase of such items. The units supplied by Thames Valley Catering can deal with very high volumes of hot food and this is ideal for the large banquets or dinners, which require instant serving for several hundred people with hot food in great condition. The advantage of these Lincat catering units are that food can be plated up kept in a chilled rack and heated to table serving levels when required using the Lincat Combi Steamer and Self-Cooking Centre.

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CreamFridgeFreezer.co.uk Announces Launch of Dedicated Website

One of the best kitchen appliance stores in the United Kingdom has launched a site dedicated to cream fridge freezers at CreamFridgeFreezers.org.uk. They boast a dedicated customer service team and a wide selection of styles from which to choose.

Their unheard of selection of products and understanding of what their clients need will keep this company ahead of their game while they attempt to lead with some of the best brands in cream fridge freezers. Their stock comes from around the world and from trusted names. Despite this elite array of products, they are keeping prices down and offering only the best fridge freezers in terms of construction and finish.

John Morrison, the owner, was enthusiastic about the capabilities of his staff, the quality of their customer service and their prices. When it came to the site, he was confident it could deliver, saying, “We try to be different by offering great prices coupled with extensive knowledge and experience in this area.”

At CreamFridgeFreezers.org.uk, there are numerous fridge freezers from which to choose. They have a size and model for every use. There are frost free fridge freezers, water dispensers, American style fridge freezers and more. Not only that, but customers can expect to see new models with new options as they become available. This company is dedicated to having the most modern, useful and even aesthetically pleasing items in stock.

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Artist Creates A New Way To Help Longhorns Show Their Support For The University Of Texas!

Artist Sheryl Konnerth has developed a new, unique product, the one and only , to help students and alumni alike show their support for theHook ‘em Horns Fork University of Texas!! This is the perfect fork for tailgating or watching the game at home! Great for serving olives, cheese, pickles, fruit and more, this hand crafted and designed fork replicates the shape of those famous longhorns and is hand beaded with premium glass beads in University of Texas colors. Great for gifts, home use or as a fundraising item for your next University of Texas event. The suggested retail price is $19.99. Also available on a wholesale basis.

About The Artful Penguin
The Artful Penguin is an artisan producer of and the leading destination for hand beaded serving and entertaining pieces. Known for its unique products, high quality materials and creative flair, The Artful Penguin delivers products that are colorful, trendy, fun and functional. For more information on and other products from The Artful Penguin, LLC The Hook ‘em Horns Fork please visit www.theartfulpenguin.net.

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Big Poppa Smokers Launches New Site developed by HATHWAY

Big Poppa Smokers launched a completely reinvented online presence and social commerce website designed and developed by HATHWAY, a San Luis Obispo-based web marketing agency. Serving as Big Poppa Smokers’ lead digital agency, HATHWAY created bigpopppasmokers.com as a cooking community with an eye-catching design and full e-commerce functionality.

The driving force and personality behind Big Poppa Smokers is president and CEO, Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball, Music Man fame. Over the past few years, Ball has taken his passion for cooking and transformed it into a successful online business.Bigpoppasmokers.com features American-made grills, smokers and BBQ accessories as well as unique social commerce features such as a recipe share and cooking tutorials.

“We are thrilled with the new site, said Sterling Ball, otherwise known as Big Poppa. “I think it’s beautiful. We’ve got rave reviews. The store is working well and all the stats are up. We’ve improved significantly in the last month since our new site with HATHWAY went live.”

HATHWAY worked with Big Poppa to create an e-commerce site that not only offers its users a place to purchase grills, smokers and BBQ accessories but also a community in which they can exchange cooking and grilling ideas and recipes. Both HATHWAY and Big Poppa creative teams worked to translate Big Poppa’s love of cooking and community across the entire user interface. Built with a mash-up of open source software platforms, Joomla and Magento to create a seamless and beautiful user experience.

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The Latest Camping & Outdoor Leisure Barbecues from Cadac At BBQBarbecues

Strengthening their online presence even further BBQBarbecues this week announce their latest addition to the ever expanding e-commerce site with the popular South African Cadac range.

Cadac has been at the heart of South African lifestyle for more than 60 years and is a brand that has been woven into the fabric of every South African home. Cadac is constantly striving to make outdoor adventure more enjoyable through innovative thinking, continuous research and new product development, and as a result is at the forefront of developing solutions and products that meet changing expectations of the consumer globally.

James Pickering, Product Manager of BBQBarbecues commented: “Cadac is one of the most trusted and recognized brands in South Africa and we were very pleased to add another quality range to the website. This year is proving even more popular withportable barbecues it seems, as more and more consumers are taking their holidays in the UK and enjoying outdoor adventures” Mr Pickering went on to say “The weather beyond about a week ahead stretches even the most experienced weather forecaster but with June’s forecast set to be a hot one we are predicting a big growth in sales to rival the ones we witnessed in April”

Cadac offer a timeless range of Patio BBQs and outdoor leisure Barbecues catering for evolving lifestyles and the growing worldwide trend of people seeking ways in which to make the most of Summer living. People need an easy, affordable and universally accessible way to get more value from their precious Summer moments.

Scott Morris, E-commerce Manager of BBQBarbecues said: “Cadac’s wide range of products fulfils the needs of the customer and it is a pleasure to be able to market and sell their range. Due to our combination of online experience, product sourcing capability and the way in which we market these products, these are very exciting times for our business”

BBQBarbecues is the sister company of the ever expanding Plumbworld empire which now has an astonishing 35 different websites specializing in everything from bathrooms and tools to wood burning stoves and barbeques.

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Would you sponsor a Guinness World Record Attempt for the longest ever barbecue?

Would you sponsor a Guinness World Record Attempt for the longest ever barbecue? That’s exactly what BBQBarbecues are doing to help raise funds for WellChild, an amazing charity that helps and support’s sick children and their families across the UK. When asked if they would be interested in helping WellChild supporter Braham Snyman and his friends attempt to break the Guinness World Record it was an easy answer.

Scott Morris, E-Commerce Manager of BBQBarbecues said: “After a fantastic and very busy 2010 we wanted to give something back and there is no better way to do it than to help a children’s charity. WellChild have a dedicated team of skilled individuals and is well known throughout the country by members of the public and even have a supportive patron in Prince Harry” Scott continued and said “What Braham is trying to do is not only break a record but raise awareness for a very worthwhile cause and we wish them all the luck in his attempt”

To complete the task Braham will have to continuously cook burgers and sausages on thebbq for an incredible 30 hours and aim to beat the current record of 28.5 hours achieved by Jan Braai last year in Cape Town, South Africa. The event is scheduled to take place at Play On Sports, Canary Wharf, London on Sauturday 16th April at 11am and will be finishing on Sunday 17th April at 7pm. The event is also very close to the London Marathon course which will be held on the Sunday.

Leaked news suggests that voucher codes will be available on the day for discounts when shopping on BBQBarbecues website and will be valid throughout the month of April.

Anthony Langston, Website Administrator of BBQBarbecues commented: “WellChild is a wonderful organization and as soon as Braham contacted us we worked very hard to make the sponsorship happen. Banners have been prepared, charcoal and gas bbqs have been sent out and Braham and his friends have been tirelessly working to create flyers and a Facebook page in order to promote this great event – We wish them all the best and pray the weather holds”

BBQBarbecues is the sister company of the ever expanding Plumbworld empire which now has an astonishing 30 different websites specializing in everything from bathrooms and tools to wood burning stoves and bbqs.

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South West Bakery Auction

West of England Bakeries in Plymouth shut its doors after 25 years, making 50 of its staff redundant, while another six jobs were lost when D&G’s head office closed. The contents of the bakery based in Plympton, Plymouth will be offered for sale by auction on 29th July 2010.

Almost 60 jobs have been lost after D&G Food Group called in administrators and put its four bakery companies up for sale.

An advert in the Financial Times reported that The West of England Bakeries turned over £2.4m.

The bakery auction specialists, Pro Auction will conduct the sale and will include Double D ovens and Spooner travelling tunnel oven, mixers, bread plant and proofers / proovers, Rondo pastry sheeters and Konig roll plants.

A viewing day prior to the sale will be held on site and on the day of auction, bidding will also be enabled via webcast at www.bidspotter.com

In addition to the bread & biscuit production lines on offer is an Ibonhart bread slicing line and several packaging machinery including a very modern Record Packaging Scorpion Flow Wrapper, morning roll flow wrappers, metal detection and labelling machinery.

Mark Flynn, managing director of Pro Auction, says: “We have a good range of commercial baking equipment available, including various rotary and deck ovens, which are likely to attract interest, along with some excellent walk in chillers and freezers. Although we have a few specialist bakery online auctions lined up, opportunities to purchase first class equipment such as this, at a significantly reduced price, will be limited”.

The Derbyshire-based bakery Aldreds the Bakers Ltd, has been acquired by Frank Roberts and Sons Ltd , in a deal that will retain all 62 staff at Aldreds. Mike Braddock, managing director of Frank Roberts and Sons said: “This is a very positive move for both companies. Roberts is a successful business and we are very excited to have the opportunity to develop it further through our alliance with Aldreds, which is well known and respected in the industry. With a long heritage, plus a good reputation for customer service and product quality, Aldreds shares many similarities with our business. We are delighted to not only invest in Aldreds future, but also to provide job security for its loyal team of staff.”

For further information, contact ProAuction on 01761 414000 or email info@proauction.ltd.uk.

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