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Ventilation by Kitchen Solutions

As commercial kitchen designers and installers we often have to provide adequate ventilation as part of supplying a fully working kitchen.  Here below are some examples of systems we have supplied and installed. King Edwards School Aston: We were approached by the school's architects to design a ventilation system for the new kitchen.  The system had a ductwork run of over 25 metres rising through a vertical service void to terminate on the roof.  The extract was via an MUB/T 062...

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Grease Traps: Yuk!!

What is a grease trap? All catering kitchens from Restaurants to Hotels, Pubs to Takeaways, Schools to Nursing Homes create large amounts of grease.  Think about it - oil fats from frying, fats cooking of meats, melted butter... where do these all go?  Where do they end up?  Answer: in our water systems.  Without proper treatment huge lumps of fat can get stuck in pipes and create terrible problems in our waterways.  So the kitchens use grease traps.  You've probably...

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Large School Kitchen Installation

Kitchen Solutions recently completed a prestigious project for the King Edwards Foundation in Birmingham.  Working closely with the foundation and their architects our Design Consultancy team delivered a modern production kitchen using the latest energy efficient equipment.  Using layout plans and visualizations we were able to bring the school's vision to reality.  As it was a new build, we had the luxury of having a dedicated dishwash room, cold room freezer room and plenty of storage space.   The stars...

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Remote Control

Latest Installation!!

Kitchensolutions are proud to unveil our latest installation!!  We have installed the all-electric 2-tier Benham and Sons of London oven complete with remote control panel.  Each oven has 3 heat settings, all controlled by the separate controller constructed in  wood and metal. OK, this wasn't actually us - it is an oven in the kitchens at National Trust property ‘Petworth House’ on the South Downs and was probably installed sometime between 1907 and the start of the First World War...

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MerryChef MerryChef MerryChef

Each and every time that you buy a new Merrychef High Speed Oven from us you will receive specialist help and attention from Welbilt's own Development Chefs.  They will help you to learn to use your new oven and to set it up to work in the best way possible for your particular venue and menu.  Here is how it works:

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Convotherm Maxx: Live Question and Answer

At Kitchen Solutions we are proud promoters of the new Convotherm Maxx Combi Oven - a brand new, streamlined combination oven that can do all the work of the traditional combis but that comes at a much lower price. Anyone who has used one knows that these are great machines but, we do also understand how tricky it can be for an established kitchen to introduce new equipment or even change brand sometimes! For this reason we decided to team up...

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Harry Brearley (18 February 1871 – 14 July 1948)

Last month, on the 18th February was Harry Brearley's 150th Birthday. It's quite amazing how many of us in the catering industry and beyond have no idea who Harry Brearley was. Yet his 1913 invention is crucial to us even today. Every day. See, back at the start of the 1900s Harry was working in Sheffield, well known for its steel foundries. This was also the time leading up to WWI and the country...

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“Most common pitfalls and how to avoid them”

Ah, mistakes, mistakes - they’re not funny and can be very costly and time consuming.  Buying the wrong catering equipment can be both these things so here we offer some real life examples of some of the pitfalls our customers have fallen into and more importantly, how to avoid them!  Customer 1:  "The fryer I ordered has just arrived.  It’s too small, I can’t fry my large fish in there!?! " Tip:  before you part with your cash look for the dimensions...

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Church Kitchen in a seemingly impossible space?

Back in the Autumn, not long before Christmas, we received a visit from Father Michael, a very pleasant and kind man of the cloth who was looking to upgrade his church kitchen. He explained that he needed to reorganise the cooking area in his church so that they could provide food and refreshments to their congregation and community. We were obviously very happy to help, especially during this difficult time when there are more people needing food than ever....

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James goes to a Combi Maxx demo

Convotherm have very proudly announced the launch of their new combination oven, the Maxx. Their tag line, as above, is "Just Right". We have all the specificaitons on our sales page for the Maxx avilable as a 6-Grid or 10-Grid, but what is it like close up? James of Kitchen Solutions went to a demonstration of it and here we hear his feedback from the day. "Look at that steam!" Hi James thanks for sharing your experience. ...

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