We know the importance of regular hand washing and sanitizing, social distancing, frequently disinfecting common surfaces, etc. Now, new innovations are hitting the market to help operations efficiently carry out these tasks and more.
Glass frosters are a great solution for the bar, enhancing cocktail serving and presentation by instantly chilling glasses for an ideal serving temperature and improved taste profile, removing the need for ice which dilutes the quality.
In addition to frosting for serving purposes, the glass frosters from the Krowne Royal Series line use liquid CO2, a dry gas that instantly cools warm glasses and sanitizes, eliminating bacteria, lingering odors, and residue. They come in several configurations, including:
- 10’ CO2 line length available as Central Model #780-J20
- Extended 40’ CO2 line length available as Central Model #780-J21
- 10’ CO2 line length available as Central Model #780-J22
- Extended 40’ CO2 line length available as Central Model #780-J23
- Black model available as Central Model #780-J25
- Stainless steel model available as Central Model #780-J26
Krowne Glass Frosters are a great way to sanitize glassware, but that’s no substitute for a thorough clean. Glasswashers are still essential equipment for the bar. Undercounter glasswashers enhance glass washing efficiency, tackling 20+ racks an hour.
Centerline™ by Hobart Undercounter Dishwashers are another popular undercounter glass washing solution, designed for reliability, simplicity, and affordability. Both high temperature and low temperature, chemical sanitizing configurations are available as Central Models #492-645 (high temperature) and #492-647 (chemical sanitizing). Both versions can power through 24 racks an hour using 0.84 gallons of water a rack.
Mask Sterilizing Cabinet
These days, masks are required to enter many commercial facilities to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Staff and guests must abide to keep each other protected against the transmission of germs and viruses. Mask cleanliness is also a must.
Edlund, a premiere manufacturer of food prep equipment and supplies, repurposed their popular cutlery sterilizing cabinet to include mask sterilization. Using UV light, it can sanitize masks, killing 99% of bacteria in as little as three minutes. The Edlund Mask Sterilizing Cabinet is available as Central Model #745-110.
Q.A. Concentrated Disinfectant
The Q.A. Concentrated All Purpose Sanitizer and Disinfectant from National Chemicals is a better alternative for quickly disinfecting common surfaces than standard bleach (read: Should You Be Using Bleach to Disinfect?) It’s safe on most hard, non-porous surfaces such as floors, walls, cabinets, stainless steel, etc. – it’s more versatile and not nearly as corrosive and overpowering as bleach. It is also EPA-approved for combatting viruses similar to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19).
The Go Clean Germbuster Foggers and Misters from Eastern Tabletop provide an innovative way to quickly and efficiently disinfect entire areas. The Go Clean Germbusters are handheld machines that emit a mist that disinfects as it wraps around surfaces. This mist is both safe and acts quickly, killing 99.9% of viruses, germs, and mold on surfaces and in the air – a powerful, touchless 360° cleaning and disinfecting solution.
Hand Hygiene Solutions
Frequent hand washing and sanitizing is one of the best ways of reducing the risk of transferring germs and viruses. Therefore, making the means readily available to guests and staff can go a long way to ensuring everyone stays safe and healthy.
Hands-Free Door Openers and Other Touchless Solutions
Hand hygiene is so important because hands are the most common way germs and viruses spread. It’s why regular hand washing and sanitizing is critical to health and wellbeing, and why being cognizant of the surfaces in which your hands come in contact with. Reducing the need to touch common surfaces, especially those with a greater risk on bacteria contamination (i.e. door handles), helps keep everyone better protected against the spread of illness. Thus, touchless solutions are becoming more prominent than ever.
These continue to be trying times for many foodservice operations. However, constraint and limitation are the gateway to innovation. Industry-leading manufacturers are continuing to develop new solutions to help establishments navigate these times, and Central is committed to sourcing these new innovations and assisting however we can. Connect directly with a product expert here.
Chase joined Central Restaurant Products in February 2016 as a Content Specialist, bringing to the role years of various foodservice experience, including front-of-house service (slingin’ chicken wings and libations with a smile on his face) and back-of-house food prep using heavy-duty commercial cooking equipment to prepare for peak dining hours at his university’s dining hall.
He puts this experience to use writing for Central’s Resource Center, website, and print catalog. ServSafe certified, he enjoys educating on food safety in the commercial setting, researching new dining room and tabletop trends, and sharing innovative solutions to enhance operational efficiencies. He also enjoys (in no specific order) long hikes with his dog, bingeing 90s sitcoms, red wine, and live music.