Just the other day, I wanted some guacamole, and I was going to get it. It had been a while since my last wakka-mow-lee experience, and oh how I missed the bliss. I diligently rummaged through my “random gadget” drawers, growing more frustrated by the second, tossing aside everything from salad tongs to pizza cutters to egg slicers. I couldn’t believe I had come so far as to collect all the ingredients for a good batch only to not be able to find the proper tool…
I was about to give up and pass on the snack phase of my evening when I noticed my Zyliss ice cream scoop in the drawer. I thought “Boy, that scoop is about the size of an avocado pit…” Now, I knew that I’m probably not the first person to think of this, but it didn’t matter because I felt like an absolute genius as the pits practically jumped out of the ‘cado’s on their own… Not to mention scooping the good stuff out was a breeze as well.
If you’re anything like me, it’s the little things, like this discovery, that end up making my day.
Dee Thake is seen here demonstrating the features of the new VitaMix blender, “The Quiet One”.
The blender was designed with coffee houses and bars in mind. Customers can finally enjoy their premium blended beverages without the noisy disturbances of normal blenders.
The Quiet One has been decibel tested and operates at 18 decibels lower than its closest competition: it is four times quieter. The blender also features six program buttons, with 34 optimized programs to choose from allowing operators to easily create consistent blended products. Operators can customize programs for beverages from smoothies to signature drinks. The magnetically sealed casing is easily removed for cleaning. Without any moving parts, cleaning time is reduced. The Quiet One features a 3-peak output motor with an exceptional smoothie blade design.
(“The Quiet One” is a special order item. Call 888-606-3500 for pricing and lead-time.)
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A few months ago, I wrote two pieces on how to take the lime-scale out of a coffee maker. As Mark Zuckerberg, 23-year old founder and CEO of Facebook would say, the secret to success is to simply “identify a need, and fill it.” We were getting asked all the time how to delime a coffee maker, as the coffee would brew slower, and come out tasting burnt, or straight funky. It seemed obvious that a tutorial was necessary. The time has come, yet again.
First of all, you’ll need to get your hands on a beer-tapper cleaning kit. There are a few important tools that will be necessary to do this dirty job right. Don’t call Mike Rowe, I can help you.
1. Using the faucet wrench supplied in the cleaning kit, remove the beer faucet. (This is the piece that dispenses the beer on the top of the machine.)
2. Inside the machine, there will be a CO2 canister, which would be connected to a CO2 gauge mechanism, as well as a beer-tap fitting. The beer-tap fitting will be connected to the keg, as well as to the CO2 canister, and the hose that travels up to the faucet. Remove the beer-tap fitting (in the closed position) from the CO2 canister, and from the keg, but leave it connected to the faucet hose.
3. The cleaning kit will include a quart bottle, and hose line. Fill the bottle with water, and a small amount of cleaning solution. The ratio is usually printed on the solution bottle’s label. It is usually 2 ounces per gallon. Connect the bottle to the hose, and the hose to where the faucet was.
4. Hold the bottle above the faucet connection so that the fluid begins to flow through the hose. Make sure the beer-tap fitting is in the closed position and placed in an empty bucket. Allow the solution to sit in the hose for 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Move the beer-tap fitting to the open position, allowing the solution to drain into the empty bucket.
6. Fill the bottle with clean water, and run the water through the hoses and into the bucket. Repeat multiple times to ensure that all of the chemical has been flushed out.
7. Put the beer-tap fitting in the closed position once more, and reconnect it to the keg, as well as to the CO2 canister.
8. Repeat this process every 4-6 weeks.
We’ve got the products you need for this process here at the store! Let’s get that bad-boy cleaned out!
Professional Kitchenware for Life!
You guys. We’ve got this new beverage dispenser by Service Ideas. It looks like your normal beverage dispenser: clear plastic resevoir with a spigot, and a black plastic base. Big deal, right?
What makes this dispenser special is the ice tube that inserts into the lid. You just fill it with ice: it’s brilliant. Sometimes the most simple ideas ending up being the best ideas. It’s been amazing so far, I’m making more lemonade and iced tea then ever before because I’ve finally found a way to keep a large quantity cold, as well as accessible. The dispenser also collapses to half the size of its assembled self for greater storage capability. I know that it’s a bit odd that I’m this excited about this thing, but to cap it all off, it’s at least $20 CLOSER TO FREE than the other ones I’ve found. It’s a hot summer, and a hot item; cool off with your new Service Ideas beverage dispenser today!
Ever heard of an ebleskiver or the aebleskiver? Though they sound funny, they are nothing more than a simple spherical pancake puff. They can be filled or plain, served with jam or syrup, and sprinkled with anything from powdered sugar to cocoa.
The trick is in the pan! This special pan has half sphere indentations in it that create a finished product of a round ball-shaped pancake. They take just minutes to prepare, and are always a crowd pleaser!
These sweet treats are great to pack for road trips, on-the-go breakfasts, or just an every day snack. I personally love to prepare a large batch of ebleskivers and then freeze them so I can just grab and go!
Get your pan today and everybody will love them for sure! They are fun for kids and for adults!