Restaurant & Food Service Buying Guides

It’s hard to know exactly what piece of equipment is right for your business needs, or what type of parts go with your specific equipment, without a little help. With hundreds of different refrigeration units, fryers, and ice machines, the choices can be daunting, but who would Tundra be if we didn’t help you along the way?

Let’s get this buying experience started with guides that help you learn more about commercial equipment, the parts that go with that equipment, and how to DIY. Of course, you can always call us or Live Chat with us to learn more. Happy learning!


Equipment

Refrigeration

Refrigeration

When looking to shop for new refrigeration units for your home, it’s hard to know which one is perfect for your needs.

Fryers

Fryers

A commercial deep fryer cooks foods extremely efficiently and quickly, and are often used in restaurants and commercial kitchens for appetizers and specific entrees.

Globe Mixers

Globe Mixers

When shopping for new equipment, it can be overwhelming to weed through the differences from one piece to the next, but the good news is that when it comes to shopping for new Globe mixers, we can help make that decision a little easier.

Microwaves

Commercial Microwave Ovens

Learn more about commercial microwaves including the differences between push button and dial microwaves, purchasing considerations and more.

Toasters

Commercial Toasters

Learn about different types of commercial toasters like pop-up, conveyor, and bagel toasters and what you should consider before purchasing one for your restaurant.

Food Processors

Commercial Food Processors

It can chop, dice, shred and knead dough, saving you countless hours of prep time. Find out how even the smallest kitchen can benefit with a food processor.

Ice Machines

Commercial Ice Machines

Learn about the kinds of ice machines, ice types and other factors you should consider before purchasing a commercial ice machine for your business.

Cold Beverage Dispenser

Cold Beverage Dispensers

These refrigerated beverage dispensers are perfect for convenience stores, kiosks, grocery stores, gas stations and much more!

Induction Cooking

Cooking With Induction

Find out why induction equipment is finding its way into more restaurant kitchens.

Commercial Blenders

Commercial Blenders

Learn the difference between bar and food blenders, and what you should consider before buying your next blender.


Parts

refrigeration Gaskets

Refrigeration Gaskets

Sometimes referred to as door seals or gaskets, other times as that suction-thing-around-the-inside-of-the-door-of-my-refrigerator, if your refrigeration doors aren’t sealing right, this is the place to find out everything you need to know to get a tight seal.

Heavy-Duty Casters

Heavy-Duty Casters

Whether you refer to them simply as wheels or by their most common name, heavy-duty casters are the little workhorses that help bring some much needed simplicity to the commercial kitchen.

Slicer chopper blades

Food Prep Equipment Parts

Keep your commercial kitchen slicers and choppers working like new by learning how to replace the blades.

Water filters

Water Filters

Read this buying guide on commercial kitchen water filters, including why you need water filters, what kitchen equipment uses them, and how easy they are to replace.

Gas Connectors

Gas Connectors

Make sure the gas connectors and hoses for your restaurant equipment meet health and safety codes.

Commercial Faucets

Commercial Faucets

Learn more about the differences between commercial faucets like deck and wall mount faucets, gooseneck faucets, and eco-friendly faucets.

Walk-In Cooler Parts

Walk-In Cooler Parts

Keep your walk-in cooler running for the long haul with the right parts.


Supplies

Chef Works

Chef Works

Being comfortable and stylish was never supposed to go together for the back of house staff, which is why most restaurateurs settled for comfort over style. But taboos were meant to be broken.

Floor Mats

Floor Mats

From carpeted floor mats to anti-fatigue kitchen mats – these mats do more than just lay around.

Food Storage

Food Storage Containers

Did you know there is a reason why you would want round food storage containers in your restaurant, instead of square?

Thermometeres

Thermometers

From cooking thermometers to cold temp thermometers – having the right temperature tools in your kitchen will keep your business and customers safe.

Mechanical and Digital Scales

Mechanical and Digital Scales

Read more about different types of kitchen scales like hanging, bench, and pizza scales to determine which one is best for your restaurant.

Restaurant Glassware 101

Restaurant Glassware 101

Between wine glasses, cocktail glasses, tumblers, goblets and more—how do you choose? We'll cover the highlights of commercial glassware in this buying guide.

Food Safety 101

Food Safety 101

Here’s your guide to the food safety supplies and equipment you need to ace your next health inspector visit and protect customers.

Food Safety 101

Disposable Dinnerware

Learn more about commercial disposable dinnerware, including the differences between recyclable, compostable, plastic and paper single-use disposables.

Dinnerware

Dinnerware

Learn more about the types of chinaware for your restaurant, including stoneware, porcelain and other dinnerware.

Knives

Knives

Your guide to learning about different types of commercial cutlery, including the construction, care and maintenance of your knives.

Baking Supplies

Baking Supplies

In this buying guide we'll feature our favorite commercial baking supplies sure to make any baker giddy.

Shelving

Shelving

Learn the differences between chrome-plated wire shelving, epoxy coated shelving and polymer shelving to find out which commercial shelving is best for your restaurant.

Janitorial Supplies

Janitorial Supplies

Cleaning becomes a much easier job with the right janitorial supplies on hand. In this buying guide we'll cover what cleaning supplies will help make the job easier.

Patio Furniture

Patio Furniture

Outfitting your outdoor patio is more than just adding a few patio heaters to the mix. Find the right patio table, umbrella, dinnerware and more for your restaurant.