Monday, 18 April 2016 2:10:44 pm Australia/Sydney
So how do you know which will suite you?
A Commercial Doser Coffee Grinder works by grinding the beautiful roasted coffee beans which it then stores in a second chamber.
A Doser Coffee Grinder chamber is divided into pie shaped segments that rotate with the pull of a lever to usually deliver around 7 grams of ground coffee. With each rotation a new section will move into the second chamber and with a click of the lever
deliver a pre-measured amount of ground coffee into the group head.
This type of grinder is commonly found in commercial cafes. For a Doser Coffe Grinder to work at its best the second chamber must have at least one or two of the segments in the second chamber filled with ground coffee beans. If the Doser Coffe Grinder used to make one espresso than the left over beans in this chamber will go stale. A trick to stop this is to only grind enough coffee beans into the second chamber for the shots you are going to serve.
One of the benefits of a Doser Coffe Grinder is that it delivers quick pre-measured dosage of espresso goodness, this makes the Doser Coffee Grinder best suited for any café or restaurant with a high demand for Espresso Coffee.
If you have restaurant were the demand may be less than Doserless Coffe Grinder might be a better option.
In a Doserless Coffe Grinder the roasted beans are ground and exit the grinder directly into the group. It is up to the user to decide how much ground coffee they need for any particular order.
This may lead to overfilling of the group and takes some practice to get it right.
Each type of Commercial Coffee Grinders have their benefits and it will always depend on you to decide which of them best suite your needs. For more information on our Commercial Espresso Range or to see these units in action visit one of our showrooms.
Friday, 12 February 2016 10:27:21 am Australia/Sydney
Monday, 21 September 2015 10:42:00 am Australia/Sydney
How to Make a Beautiful Espresso with Bezzera
To make a beautiful espresso you require three key pillars.
Firstly you need premium quality coffee beans, secondly a trained barista and last but not least a quality commercial espresso machine.
Luckily at Federal we can help you on two of these fronts but sadly one of them isn't a trained barista... …better luck next time.
But none the less we can assist you on your journey for the perfect cup of espresso. How? you ask, by providing you with a range of premium quality coffee beans and high quality espresso coffee machines to match.
This range will include the beautifully designed and made Bezzera Italian espresso machines.
Why Choose Bezzera?
Many other manufacturers such as Saeco, Faema, Boema, Nuova Simonell, Rancilio, La Pavoni, Expobar, Unic, Grimac, ECM, San Marino, Brasilia and Wega have utilised Luigi’s invention, but Bezzera still remains the machine of choice. Bezzera’s espresso machines have always been known in the industry as the Mercedes or BMW, due to their design, reliability and the consistency in their steam pressure which results in the producing of an excellent cup of espresso every time.
Here are some key points to note about Bezzera:
One of the key factors on the way to that perfect cup of coffee is the consistency of the pressure, developed when extracting the coffee. Too little resistance in the coffee handle does not allow for sufficient pressure that results in an under extracted coffee: weak with little crema. Too much resistance on the other hand will cause an over extraction, bitter coffee and with little crema. Also you should note that they are:
o Inventor of Espresso machines in 1901
o Family owned by the Bezzera family with a continual focus on producing machines that live up to the family
honour and reputation.
o Have been perfecting espresso machines and their manufacture for over 100 years
o High degree of temperature stability
o Superior steam availability & thermal stability due to double probe (Low/Hi) boiler system to control precisely the ratio of steam and water – unique to Bezzera machines
o Produced with high quality components with all panels being top grade stainless steel
Bezzera has over 105 years experience in the design and manufacture of coffee machines which has lead to renown reliability, quality and performance.
To find out more about how we can assist you in achieving that perfect cup of espresso, please visit our site today.
Alternatively visit your nearest Showroom for a demonstration.
Thursday, 6 August 2015 10:40:00 am Australia/Sydney
Some say it's the mixture, others say it's the way the mix is spread, or even the touch of the chef and their perfect timing. At Fed we believe all of these elements help define a delicious crepe but must importantly it is being able to trust the equipment you use we stand by our new line of crepe makers starting with the DE-1 Benchtop model.
DE-1 is made of a high quality stainless steel construction that withstand the harsh commercial cooking environment, and the finish well it is an added bonus.
The 400mm cooking surface is made of cast iron. This material has many benefits. First, it is an excellent heat conductor and it allows a better and even cooking, which is a must when cooking crepes. Second, it doesn't scratch which means no damage after decades of use. Finally, cast iron renders the surface non-stick so you do not need to add any cooking oils allowing for light and non-greasy crepes.
An easy to use temperature thermostat is located on the front of the unit so you can easily adjust the temperature at any stage of the cooking process to ensure a beautiful crepe at all times. As an added bonus the DE-1 also includes a warming tray that will keep your crepes nice and toasty warm will you are producing more.
Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:37:00 am Australia/Sydney
The Cost of Installing a commercial coolroom can be costly, when you are running a business under tight margins it is important to find ways to stretch the bottom-line.
When it comes to working more efficiently, a Flat Pax Coolroom system or freezer room can help you achieve a significant return on investment.
The Cool room Flatpax is a DIY system that is constructed onsite by the enduser and can be fully functioning within one working day. Unlike other cool room systems the Flatpax system is constructed of durable insulated interlocking walls that can be used to construct any number of geometric or organic shapes to suit the confines of the building and the needs of the end-user.
Its non-permanent construction makes the Coolroom an ideal solution for those who are renting and wish to minimise the construction costs of setting up a commercial space.
For further information on FED's Cool room Flatpax System than please contact our Service depart on 1300 887 055 or request a site inspection on fedservices.com.au
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 10:35:00 am Australia/Sydney
All commercial kitchens operate with a high level of risk, and it's important to continually identify ways to protect your employees and ensure a safe working environment.
The purpose of a commercial kitchen exhaust hood is to remove heat and contaminants produced during the cooking process, thereby ensuring a clean kitchen and a reduction in fire hazards. The reduction of these hazards will ensure a safe and comfortable working environment for your employees, increasing productivity.
The FED Ventilation canopy is manufactured from high quality 1.2mm SUS 304 grade stainless steel which complies with AS1669.2.2014 Australian standards.
With its modular system the FED Ventilation can be easily installed to create the desired length from a small compact kitchen to a commercial sized restaurant and everything in between.
FED Ventilation will provide an efficient, cost effective solution to your commercial kitchen ventilation needs. We take care of everything from start to finish.
For more information or to organise a free and site inspection feel free to contact your local FED showroom or FED Service on 1300 887 055.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:34:00 am Australia/Sydney
Commercial kitchen equipment in the food and beverage industry operates with tight margins, and it's important to continually streamline your production in your commercial kitchen.
How do they operate?
They operate in a similar fashion to combi or convection ovens with
powerful fans creating a fast even air flow, except the air is, of course, very cold instead of hot. Using a high-powered refrigeration system, cold air is blasted laterally over the product at high speed, extracting heat at an optimum rate, whilst maintaining food quality. Once the food is out of the Danger Zone and the chill or freeze cycle is complete, the equipment switches into "Hold mode" to keep the food at the required temperature (+3?C if chilled, -18?C if frozen)
Extend shelf life
Unlike normal commercial kitchen equipment solutions like blast chilling or blast freezing can significantly extend the shelf life of your food. With the addition of a Fast Blast blast chiller or blast freezer into your commercial kitchen, you can reduce moisture loss in cooked foods – increasing yield and maintaining delicious natural flavour and quality.
A chiller system also means you can keep much tighter product control, produce a higher quality of food all year around a, and cut the waste that can result from the traditional chilling and freezing process.
Buy in Bulk
As blast chiller or blast freezer ensures superior quality of your ingredients, you can buy larger quantities of produce when it is in season, readily available, and priced at its lowest. You can then store it for long periods of time, without compromising on quality or freshness.
It is widely accepted that in season premium quality products that have been blast frozen and thawed is often better quality than a fresh product that is available out of its peak season.
Blast chilling and blast freezing equipment simplifies your overall commercial kitchen ordering process, and enables you to plan more effectively, without too many disruptions to your menu caused by a lack of availability.
Kitchens with blast chillers and freezers throw away less food. Food left over, from a hot servery for example, can quickly and safely be chilled for later use, with complete confidence in its quality and safety.
Once prepared and chilled, only the correct numbers need be reheated, as legislation states that chilled food can be safely kept below +3?C for up to 5 days after production. Fast Blast blast chiller and blast freezer from F.E.D help alleviate this problem, and enable you to reduce the likelihood of damaged food.
This gives you the flexibility to adjust your staffing levels to meet demand, as well as manage your overall operating costs.
Our network of dealer showrooms is well resourced to provide all the information you need on the Fast Blast range.
To see any of the equipment in action, simply contact your local showroom to book in for a demonstration. Our knowledgeable
sales team will help you in selecting the right commercial kitchen equipment for your business.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:28:00 am Australia/Sydney
An exciting new development has occurred in the Australian budget
that will excite those you own a small business. If you own a Restaurant or Cafe and haven't heard the news in the 2015 budget than here it is.
The Australian Government will be providing small business with a $20,000 tax break, this means small business can buy any machinery or equipment related to their business if each item is valued at less than $20,000. You can claim the full amount from your income to reduce your tax bill.
Now more than ever is the perfect time for you to upgrade your furniture, or benchtop equipment, stainless steel benches, or even some new food prep equipment, maybe even invest in some new equipment to help grow your business. The possibilities are endless, so go and grow your business today.
Monday, 25 May 2015 10:31:00 am Australia/Sydney
What is Sous Vide
Sous vide is French for "under vacuum" is a cooking method that involves sealing the food in an air tight plastic pouch ideally using a vacuum sealer and cooking it in a water bath at a constant temperature typically around 55 ?C (131 ?F) to 60 ?C (140 ?F) for proteins and even higher for vegetables.
A sous vide can cook proteins, vegetables and fruits, intensifies flavours and maintains the beautiful succulent juices of the produce, without any risk of overcooking.
With vegetables it allows that they are cooked through without losing their texture and becoming undesirably soft.
With gamier or tougher cuts of protein it will cook and tenderize the protein ensuring for flavoursome mouth-watering dish without any risk of a dry end product.
The sous vide will always provide you with superior flavours and unique texture that tastes amazing!
Friday, 22 May 2015 10:15:00 am Australia/Sydney
Food Equipment Distributors supply high quality professional equipment, which from time to time are damaged in transit or have been displayed and demonstrated in our showroom.
These products still maintain our high standards of professional , reliable catering equipment.
Why purchase new ? The model is the same quality but it might have a few scratches or some carton damage, which equals greater savings for you. These savings can be used in fitting out your next cafe with a custom made solid stone bar table, updating your furniture with our great range of chairs, or even allow you to upgrade to a larger model of commercial cooking equipment, which you hadn’t budgeted for.
Most of our Factory Seconds at Food Equipment Distributors
come with a 12 month warranty as standard with the option to extend this for refrigeration products by a further 2 years.
So next time you come by our showroom or visit our website take a moment to have a look at our factory seconds you will be surprised with what you might find.