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Our foodservice customers are starting to see an increase in their daily volume of water usage. The volume of water for consumer demand is growing rapidly each year. Concerns for store operators:

  • How to keep the high volume food service equipment running at peak optimizing performance
  • How to keep the lime-scale build up down 
  • How to filter the increased volume of water 

Everpure manufactured filtration equipment for those concerns. They have developed systems that not only require less maintenance, making the components last longer, but also work to improve high volume flow rates that keep up with the customer demand. The new Everpure SC (EV943742) is Pentair’s new high flow filtration platform unit designed for high volume foodservice operators. There is also the Endurance High Flow System (EV943732). This system can meet your peak water demands today and tomorrow, up to 200,000 gallon capacity and no electricity or drain required. We recommend the 2SR-BW as a conditioning cartridge for either system or as a standalone cartridge. This would be attached to the system for lime-scale prevention. This cartridge has been developed because of the changing times in the foodservice industry. It contains a special media which helps to reduce the lime-scaling tendency of hard water minerals that are found in many water supplies. The scale inhibitor cartridge makeup is effective for up to 15 grains of hardness per gallon of water. Just to give you an idea of its efficiency it has the equivalent of up to 20 of the SS-10 Scale-stick inserts. There are two different kits that can be purchased or you can just get the cartridge alone (EV962714). The first one is the General Purpose Kit (EV979875) which can be used with any Everpure High Flow, High Output Filtration System. This kit would be mounted separate from the system. It is used to reduce scale in ice machines and coffee brewers. The second kit is the Endurance Feeder Kit (EV979870) – which is to be used with the Everpure Endurance High Flow System. This kit is mounted directly to the Endurance System. For more information on how we can help you with your high volume needs or on this cartridge or others like it please call us at 800-942-7873.

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Lovin' Your Combi-Oven

Michael Engel, owner of Pastiche Bistro in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his favorite piece of kitchen equipment, the Alto Shaam Mini Combi oven. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux
One of the functions of a Combi-oven is its steam feature. Steam equipment is very susceptible to scale and corrosion problems. The last thing you want is your combi-oven breaking down, leaving you scrambling to figure out how you’re going to prepare your food and then trying to find a technician to fix the combi-oven, and you KNOW how expensive that can be! So it’s time to show your combi-oven some LOVE! Take careful consideration of its water quality by understanding a few basic characteristics about your water: 

  • Chlorine/Chloramines
  • Hardness (scale)
  • Chlorides

Chlorine and Chloramines are disinfectants that protect us from water-borne disease and other health risks, but they also promote corrosion in cooking equipment. The scale forming compounds of calcium and magnesium carbonate are found in most water supplies. The physics of generating steam results in the precipitation of these dissolved minerals which forms hard scale in boilers, valves and fittings, and on elements, cabinet walls and glass. Chlorides are common, active ions of dissolved solids in water that can cause pitting and crevice corrosion. At high temperatures chlorides are particularly corrosive to stainless steel.  Chlorides can only be removed with a system that utilizes reverse osmosis.

With these facts in mind, you want to make sure you pick the right water filtration system for your combi-oven. Here are a few options:

(Click the image to see more information on these systems.)

To figure out what is in your water, call us today for a water test kit!