Our new showroom is now open!  Our new hours are Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Sat from 9am-3pm. 

CYBER WEEK SALE! 10% OFF EQUIPMENT, PARTS AND SUPPLIES! 0

For the first time ever we are having a Cyber Week sale on our website and in our store!  Now through Friday, we are offering 10% OFF your entire cart at checkout!  This includes equipment, parts and supplies!   Some exclusions will apply.  See our sales team for details! Cyber-Monday-Slide

Happy New Year from Western Equipment Sales 0

It's been a long productive year for us here at Western Equipment Sales.  From new employee's, new websites, to new restaurants built and hoods installed, we wanted to offer you a happy new year and here's to a very successful 2014!  Here's a little summary of everything we did this year: Western Equipment Sales Home PageWe successfully switched to a new website design in May 2013, and will be launching a completely new design in January 2014: Blog Home Page We have completely revamped our current blog site, so it's more user friendly and easy on the eyes!   If you haven't subscribed you should, as we will be posting regularly starting in 2014.

We built and finished Italiano's Serious Pies and Pasta in West Richland, WA.  You can watch a video walkthrough and see pictures of the install here.

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We installed custom stainless countertops, sinks, and a dishwasher at Redeemer Lutheran in Richland, WA.

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We installed a New Hood System at Yokes in Pasco, WA

Read about it here: http://blog.westernequipmentsales.com/2013/06/07/commercial-range-hood-installations-yokes-fresh-market-pasco-wa/

We also helped renovate and update the Kennewick Rotary Club's Fair booth:

[gallery ids="390,388,387,389,384,385,383,382,380,375,376,374"] Yes we have had quite the productive year, there are many other jobs we completed that we don't have room for, but lets just say we are looking to expand our reach in 2014.  We have a new website cooking in the oven and we are excited to roll it out in 2014.

Coming Soon!

WES-Restaurant-Supply From all of us here at Western Equipment Sales, to all of you, have a safe and very happy new year in 2014! Your Western Equipment Sales Team.

Currently on Deck: Paderno World Cuisine! 0

Paderno World Cuisine LogoWe are very excited to announce that our next manufacturer we will be adding to Western Equipment Sales is Paderno World Cuisine, a very high end maker of cookware and kitchen supplies.  The majority of their products are made in Italy, and consist of the highest quality aluminum, stainless steel, and materials. These pans and pots are built to last a lifetime.  We will be creating a little product demo video in the coming weeks showing you how well these pans cook food, and get feedback from great home cooks who take their cookware seriously.

We purchased two frying pans that retail for $219 each, and we are giving them to two of the owners in the company to try out.  Below are a few pictures I snapped with my iPhone showing you the quality of the pans.  Just from picking one up, you can tell it's made well, extremely durable, and built to last. [gallery type="circle" ids="360,361,362,363"] Make sure you check in at Western Equipment Sales for special deals, pricing and the complete line of Paderno World Cuisine. Your Friends in Food Service, Western Equipment Sales Over 25,000 products online at www.westernequipmentsales.com Toll Free at 866-585-6978 Have a suggestion for a blog topic?  Would you like to see a specific product demonstrated for you?  Email rpm@westernequipmentsales.com with your suggestions!

A little update on our job for the Rotary Club Fair Concession Booth 0

We have successfully refurbished, renovated, and face lifted the rotary clubs two vital pieces of equipment for funnel cakes; their mixer, and their dough roller and conveyor belt system.  Here is a little demo video on the newly renovated dough roller! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhLdXNhuoPQ&w=640&h=360]

Exhaust Fan Grease Containment, Do You Really Need It? Answer: Yes 0

[caption id="attachment_230" align="alignright" width="214"]Example of a exhaust fan grease catcher that isn't maintained. Example of a exhaust fan grease catcher that isn't maintained.[/caption] Simply put most restaurant owners forget about the roof top equipment until it causes a problem. Sometimes those problems are simple like a broken or loose exhaust fan drive belt.  However sometimes those problems can cost a bunch of money like a HVAC system compressor or a new roof. That's right I said a new roof.   Or at least some serious cleaning and repairs due to the  grease that has overflowed the grease drip pan on your exhaust fan.   The standard drip pan is not that big and it does not have any media to absorb grease. The result is often an overflowing pan that is leaking onto the roof, I see it ALL the time.

[caption id="attachment_232" align="alignleft" width="262"]Example of a good  hydrophobic grease catcher. Example of a good hydrophobic grease catcher.[/caption] The answer is to invest in a roof top grease containment system. There are several choices but the good choices include a system with hydrophobic grease absorbing media.   Hydrophobic means that the media does not absorb water, so when it rains the media does not get waterlogged. However the media is designed to absorb grease and hold onto it even when it rains.   The result is that the grease from the exhaust fan is contained and allowed to run onto the roof causing damage. There is a second part to the answer that can not be overlooked. A routine trip to the roof to inspect and replace the hydrophobic media.  Even though the media can hold more grease than the standard grease pan it still has a limit to its capability.  If you don't maintain the system it will fail. So spend a few bucks now and a few minutes every few months and save your roof and your wallet.  If you don't want to take the time to climb your roof every couple of months and do the inspection yourself, or if you don't know what you're looking for, give Western Equipment Sales in Kennewick, WA a call.  They will give you a quick estimate, and send someone out to look at it for you, and if needed, provide some great suggestions on ways to take preventative steps against roof damage and proper grease containment. WES-ContractingIf you are in the Columbia Basin Area of Washington State and are interested in a grease catching system or inspection estimate, Call 1-866-585-6978 and press 3 for general contracting.  Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm PST. Here are some examples of other grease catchers that are either home made, or custom fitted that don't necessarily work properly. [gallery type="slideshow" columns="1" link="none" ids="234,235,236,238,239,240"]

Learn about the Foodservice Industry with Vollrath University 0

Being fairly new to the restaurant and food service industry myself, I have quickly found that the best way to learn is to self-educate.  There are not very many resources out there aside of good old fashioned catalog reading and product self-educating.  Where does one start on their food service education journey?  catalogsvollrath catalogWhile browsing through my wall of catalogs, I stumbled upon the Vollrath catalog.  Vollrath has built a brand reputable for having the highest quality goods and equipment in the industry.  But they don't just offer great products, they have shown they care about the knowledge level of industry professionals by creating VollrathUniversity, a online educational website geared to teach both professionals and newbies like myself the ways of the industry.  Do they get to plug their equipment?  Of course.  But is that such a bad thing when their products are widely used across the world in commercial kitchens? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4FUNpouZHA?feature=player_embedded] Vollrath University What Vollrath has done is taken something like education and used it as a very effective marketing vessel.  I didn't major in marketing, but I'm sure there is a term for this type of marketing, and it definitely is effective.  So effective that I'm writing about it to share with you all. We have decided to unofficially endorse this education method for those who are curious about the food service industry and would like to learn more about it.  We will be posting their educational content periodically on our site (Citing our sources of course) to help you find the content.  Like what you found there?  Let us know if this blog was helpful for your search in restaurant industry education. In the huge sea of restaurant equipment, parts, and small wares, you can learn and educate yourself into a competent member of the food service industry. [caption id="attachment_179" align="alignnone" width="300"]Restaurant Parts, Equipment, and Smallwares. Restaurant Parts, Equipment, and Smallwares.[/caption] For over 12,000 restaurant equipment parts, visit us online at www.westernequipmentsales.com. [polldaddy poll=7219480]