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New Refrigeration for Mi Lindo Nayarit Mexican Restaurant in Pasco, WA!
We just want to thank our good customer Santos, owner of Mi Lindo Nayarit in Pasco, WA for his refrigeration equipment purchases over the years. Today we delivered a new Atosa MSF8306 48″ Megatop Prep Table to his restaurant, and installed a universal double over shelf that he already owned, off of his old unit. He upgraded from standard sandwich prep tables, to mega tops to accommodate for more pan space.
A mega top sandwich prep table unit helps maximize storage space, while minimizing the restaurant cook line foot print. Need help choosing the right equipment for your kitchen? Looking to upgrade to new refrigeration for a fraction of the cost of big name brands without compromising quality? Give us a call at 866-585-6978 and we can help get you the best price you’ve ever seen on equipment that comes with a 2 year parts and labor warranty, and 5 year compressor warranty.
The Pefect No Pilot Commerical Range Solution for Your Church, Firehouse or Commercial Kitchen
The perfect commercial range for a church or firehouse would be one with no pilot. When it comes to purchasing a commercial oven or range for a church kitchen or firehouse, we hear a lot of customers express concern regarding an open or standing pilot.
Most commercial ranges have a standing pilot that always burns so you can turn your gas burners or oven on and off at ease. In a restaurant environment this is fine, because you are always running your cooking equipment. But what if you have a space that doesn’t run your cooking equipment all the time, like a church or firehouse?
American Range USA has invented a new technology for use with commercial cooking equipment that they call green flame technology. With this new technology, you have no pilot flames putting out heat and emissions in your building. Think of a residential gas cook top that has an electronic ignition built in when you turn on your burners. American Range has captured the convenience of this feature and now makes it available across their entire line of cooking equipment. For an additional charge, you can order your equipment from the factory with this electronic ignition system installed so don’t have to leave a pilot light on all of the time. This also means you don’t have to light your pilots when you want to use your burners, oven, or grills. This not a residential quality product, this is a heavy duty electronic ignition made for the commercial space. Watch this short video demo if green flame technology in action.
Not only does this make operating the equipment easier, but in a restaurant environment where you are constantly burning a pilot light, it can equate to substantial savings on natural gas costs over a year, in the hundreds of dollars.
Here in Tri-Cities, WA we get several questions from church members about pilot lights and the faint smell of gas they put out in the room as a result of burning natural gas. A seasoned cook in a restaurant would know it’s perfectly normal, but for most of us who don’t cook every day as profession can find commercial equipment with pilot lights a little intimidating and complicated to manage. This cooking technology from American Range eliminates that worry and replaces it with a superior ignition system that is completely electronic.
We are a preferred vendor for American Range in the Tri-Cities and we would love to answer any questions about this new technology for commercial cooking equipment, and get you a competitive price on equipment you need for your kitchen.
Whether it’s new or used cooking equipment you’re after, refrigeration, or supplies, come visit us in Kennewick at Western Equipment Sales for the best prices in the region, and customer service that is unmatched.
If you’re interested in this technology, or have any equipment needs come to us for the expertise and help in making your food service business a success. Call us at 866-585-6978 or 509-585-6978 with any questions or drop by our showroom anytime Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm.
1620 E. 7th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99337
8am-4:30pm PST – Monday – FridayClosed – Saturday, Sunday
How to Convert A Deep Fryer to Propane
Converting a deep fryer to propane, is a question we see a lot during this time of year, when everyone is thinking about mobilizing their restaurant equipment for fair season. So we thought we would offer up some friendly advice.
Propane has more energy per cubic foot than Natural Gas, in fact it has about 2.44 times more energy per Cu. Ft. Using a fryer that is set-up for Natural Gas with Propane gas is very dangerous and should not be attempted. To better understand the significant difference between Propane and Natural Ga, please visit Propane 101.
Disclaimer: We highly recommend you consult a professional technician when attempting to convert any equipment over from natural gas to propane, or the other way around. Contact your local restaurant licensed, qualified restaurant equipment technician.
There are three items that need to be changed when converting a fryer:
1) burner orifices.
2) gas valve regulator.
3) pilot orifice.
A few manufacturers like Frymaster and Pitco provide a “kit” with all of the required items. Most manufactures require you to purchase all of the items separately.
If you have a popular Pitco Model 14 and you are converting from Natural Gas to LP then you would use kit B751008. (Note: If you have any letters after your 14 model, it may require different kit. Please call us at 866-585-6978 to make sure you order the correct kit.)
If you have a common American Range model AF-45 and you are converting from Natural Gas to LP you would need to buy separate items: Valve Conversion (RSW), Burner Orifices (3 or 4), depending on your BTU’s) and a Pilot Orifice.
Changing the parts is not all that difficult. Ensuring the proper gas pressure requires some special equipment and knowledge that most people do not have, so we do recommend consulting a restaurant equipment professional.
If you are planning on doing this type of conversion, feel free to give the sales guys over at Western Equipment Sales a call at 866-585-6978, and they can help you get the right parts for the job.