Food Preparation Buyer Guide

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Burkett Restaurant Equipment supplies a full line of Food Prep Equipment and Supplies. If you want more information or have any questions feel free to contact us by email or call 1-800-828-8564.

Why buy Food Prep Equipment from Burkett Restaurant Equipment?

Burkett Restaurant Equipment carries a full selection of Food Prep Equipment and Supplies for your business. We offer FREE SHIPPING on many refrigerated freight items going to any business in the United States. Our competitive pricing offers you the comfort of knowing you are getting the best deal possible without price searching.

What type of Food Prep Equipment do you sell?

Can Openers

Can Openers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Three types of can openers are sold by Burkett: hand size can openers easy for transport and storage, heavy duty table style can openers which are attached to a table and electric can openers. Burkett sells Edlund, Nemco, Thunder Group, Tablecraft and Focus.


Meat Grinders

A meat grinder, or meat mincer, is a culinary tool for grinding meat. Several varieties of the tool are available, although most people conjure the image of a hand-powered grinder which is cranked. Burkett carries Electric Meat Grinders. Meat Grinders can also be found as attachments on Food Mixers.

Most meat grinders function by forcing the meat against and through small holes as it is cut.


Food Mixers

Used to produce dough used in preparing foods. Mixers are available in either 7qt, 10qt, 20qt, 30qt, 40qt, 60qt, and 80qt. sizes. Come with mixing bowl, wire whisk, dough hook and spatula. Available in Countertop or Floor form.

Immersion Blenders are used to blend ingredients or puree food in the container in which they are being prepared. They are some times referred to as hand blenders or stick blenders. They may be used for pureeing soups and emulsifying sauces. Immersion Blenders are also distinguished from hand mixers which do not chop the food as it is blended.


Food Processors

Food Processors is capable of processing, cutting and mixing vegetables, fruits, dough's, meats and sauces in a fraction of the time it would take if these functions were performed manually. The size of the food service operation, menu items and the number of meals served determine the requirements of selection and sizing of the appropriate food processor. Schools, hospitals, restaurants, correctional facilities and catering operations all have different food processing requirements.

Vegetable processing encompasses slicing, grating, shredding, dicing and preparing julienne and french fry cuts.


Vacuum Packaging Machines

Vacuum Packing Machines are used for storing food and presenting it for sale. Food is stored in an airless environment to prevent the growth of microorganisms. Vacuum packaging allows for a special cooking method called Sous-vide meaning "under vacuum" in French, and involves poaching food that is vacuum sealed in a plastic bag.


Meat Slicers

Slicers are used in foodservice operations that require freshly sliced products (i.e. deli meat and cheese for sandwiches, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and other products for various uses). There are three basic categories of slicers. The compact series, the heavy-duty series, and the heavy duty models with additional safety/operator convenience features. The type of slicer a customer will need depends on the type of product they slice; the quantity sliced per day and the overall amount of time per day spent using the machine. It is important that you get the correct type of slicer for the application. This will ensure that the unit will perform to the customer's satisfaction and last much longer.

Slicers come in either Manual or Automatic. Manual Slicers are the most economical ranging from 8" to 12" blade sizes. Automatic Slicers can be used in either manual or automatic mode. Automatic Slicers save time and labor. Supermarket's are currently the majority user for the Heavy Duty Slicers with additional safety/operator convenience features.


Vegetable & Cheese Cutters

Vegetable Cutters and Cheese Slicers consist of Cheese Slicers, Lettuce Cutters, Onion Cutters, Potato Cutters and Tomato Cutters. Many are used to various lengths of cutting degree to get the most preferred slice of food, typically 3/16", 5/16", 1/4", 1/8", 3/8" and 1/2" cuts. Some may have interchangable blades that you may purchase.

Potato Cutters are usually used for creating the French Fry or Spiral Fry and Patato Wedge. Potato Cutters have table mounted manual fry presses with a range of 3/8", 1/4" and 1/2" to a 6 and 8 cut potato wedge. You may purchase various size Cutting Frame sizes and Cutter Pusher Blocks to various size cuts of fries.