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Common Commercial Oven Issues, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the specific potential causes of an oven that won’t heat properly.Commercial ovens have several important elements, and a lack of proper heating could signal issues in several different possible areas. At Stratton Sales, we offer commercial baking equipment repair services for this […]

Common Commercial Oven Issues, Part 1

At Stratton Sales, we’re proud to be your go-to experts when it comes to repair for commercial bakery equipment. No matter what your issue is, large or small, we can assess the problem and help you find the most cost-effective solution.  There are a few different issues that might present themselves when speaking specifically about your […]

2018 Holiday Baking Trends

Fall is upon us with winter quickly on the way, and for the professional bakers among us, this is an exciting time of year. The cool season is associated with several notable baking trends and yearly stand-bys, including a few seasonal elements that aren’t too popular at other times of the year. At Stratton Sales, […]

Maximizing Your Bakery Space

Like any other business, the primary goal of a bakery is to turn a profit. This is done in several ways, primarily through addressing customer needs and filling them with great service and responsiveness. At Stratton Sales, we’re here to help your bakery succeed by providing you with the highest quality baking supplies to service […]

Essential Equipment for Every Bakery

Any bakery, large or small, needs the proper equipment to operate both safely and efficiently. Just like a homebuilder can’t work without tools, a great baker and staff can’t accomplish their goals and serve their clients without the right baking materials. At Stratton Sales, we’re here to provide your bakery with all these products. We source […]

Comparing Commercial Ovens to Select the Right Equipment

Commercial ovens are a critical component of any successful bakery, restaurant or food service business. If you’re in the market for a new oven for your business, you will have many options to choose from. It’s easy to become overwhelmed but, once you look more closely at your needs, budget and the space you have available, […]

Troubleshooting a Hobart Mixer

Commercial bakery equipment is designed and manufactured to provide years of reliable use. When you use your equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions and keep up with the recommended maintenance regimen, you’ll enjoy consistent quality with very little downtime. However, no matter how diligent you are, you’re bound to have the occasional glitch in equipment that you […]

When Your Bakery Equipment Breaks Down — Repair or Replace?

Deciding to repair or replace your bakery equipment is not an easy choice to make. Your mixers, ovens, proofers, and sheeters represent a significant investment in your business — perhaps the largest single-dollar purchase you make in the course of running a bakery or commercial kitchen. So how do you decide when you’re done with repairs and it’s time to start […]

Commercial Bakery Equipment Layout & Floorplan Tips

If you’re designing a new commercial bakery equipment layout — or updating your old floorplan — the decisions you make now can affect your productivity and profitability for years (or even decades) to come. Industrial engineers spend years learning the theory and practice of space planning for the foodservice industry, and you can expect to pay for that experience if […]

How to Transition from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant

When you own a food truck, the mobile, flexible lifestyle is part of the magic. But maybe you’re starting to think bigger and considering the possibility of putting down roots — a permanent place that you don’t pack up at the end of lunch hour. The prospect of leveraging your food truck’s success into a brick-and-mortar restaurant is a huge change, […]

How to Prevent Pests in Your Commercial Kitchen

A commercial kitchen is no place for vermin. Yet they keep trying to call it home. Rodents, flies, cockroaches — it doesn’t matter the size or the species. Any living creatures that aren’t professionally trained staff members do not belong in your domain, and it’s up to you to keep them out. Identifying and exterminating infestations, then preventing future […]