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Refrigeration 101: Tips for Buying the Right Refrigerator for Your Kitchen

No matter what type of restaurant you own, refrigeration is always important. You want to keep your food fresh and stored at safe temperatures. However, buying a commercial refrigerator can sometimes be overwhelming for those new to the restaurant industry.

It helps to understand all your options before making your purchase. These simple tips from Toro Kitchen will help you decide on the right refrigerator for your restaurant, bar, deli, bakery, market or other food service business.

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5 Tips for Opening a Restaurant on a Budget

Opening a restaurant is a lifelong dream for many people, but it can be a difficult process without the proper guidance. It takes a lot of hard work and it can be more expensive than people realize. That’s why it’s so important to set a budget and look for ways to save money during the start-up process.

Here are some helpful tips for opening your restaurant on a budget:

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Tips for Selling Your Used Restaurant Equipment

At Toro Kitchen, we regularly purchase used restaurant equipment from restaurant owners. Whether it’s individual pieces you need to sell or a full liquidation, we have you covered. When selling your used restaurant equipment, it’s important to understand all your options so you feel comfortable knowing you made the right decision.

Below are seven tips for selling your used restaurant equipment:

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How to Choose the Right Cutlery for Your Needs

When you own a restaurant, having the right cutlery is crucial. There are many different types of knives made in different sizes and with different materials. Finding just the right cutlery is not always easy, but it is important to get exactly what you need.

Whether you buy new or used cutlery for your restaurant, it’s always a good idea to be familiar with the types of knives available and their features. Be sure to understand the different parts of the knife – from the point and tip to the heel, spine and bolster. Also, keep in mind that most knives are designed for specific slicing and cutting purposes (meats, bread, soft fruit, hard vegetables, cheeses, etc.). This will help you choose the right cutlery to fit your needs. Continue reading for some more tips!

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Tips for Buying Used Restaurant Equipment

When opening a new restaurant, buying used equipment is one of the smartest decisions you can make. Who, after all, can argue with getting top-shelf equipment for a fraction of the cost? But once you’ve made the wise decision to buy used, how do you move forward? What does it take to become a smart, informed consumer in this market? Read on to find out our best tips for buying used restaurant equipment.

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Smallwares You Should Buy Used

When making purchases for your restaurant, it can be tempting to focus most of your efforts on the big-ticket kitchen items such as the décor, tables, chairs, etc. But, as they say, the devil is in the details, and you’ll find that selecting your smallwares is just as important for your guest’s overall dining experience.

Thankfully, doing so will not break your budget because high-quality, used smallwares can be found at affordable prices at Toro Kitchen. Here are a few smallwares you can purchase used that will add some flair to your restaurant.

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Used Restaurant Equipment Tips: Measure Before You Buy

When buying equipment for your restaurant, you must consider a range of variables to ensure that you’re making the right choices for the unique culinary needs of your business. Measurement is one such variable that can possess multiple meanings for restaurateurs. Understanding these meanings is crucial when it comes to purchasing used equipment. To find out the importance of measurement to your restaurant, read on.

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