Kitchen equipment is the lifeblood of your business, and any unscheduled downtime can be detrimental to your bottom line. Preventive maintenance of your equipment translates into big savings for your restaurant in the long run. Continue reading
A food heat lamp is an asset to any commercial kitchen. Many establishments use food heat lamps in buffet-type serving areas, while others may use them for overhead heating in holding stations in the back of house. Your heat lamp generally stays on for as long as your service lasts. Given this, it is essential to choose a durable, long-lasting solution. Continue reading
Busy bars mean stressed-out staff, and when happy hour rolls around, the only people in the bar not looking happy are usually the bar staff. With all the work needed to prepare and serve beverages and build customer rapport, cleaning mountains of glassware can often feel like an insurmountable task that can slow down service.
Bar Maid is synonymous with quality and innovation. With their range of specialized glassware cleaning equipment and bar supplies, service during happy hour becomes a breeze.
The History of Bar Maid
The Bar Maid company made a name for itself back in the 1960s with the introduction of their electric glass washer, which turned commercial bar operations into streamlined success stories. Bar Maid’s Electric Glass Washing Machine soon became known as the “World’s Most Efficient Glass Washer.” It changed the service industry by taking the labor out of beverage service and allowing bartenders to focus more on customer service and producing memorable drinks.
Following the release of their electric glass washer, several similar products soon emerged on the market. However, it was Bar Maid that continued to innovate and produce high-quality equipment, solidifying their name as the leading brand in bar supplies for the hospitality industry.
Why Bars Rely on Bar Maid
In bars where space is tight, the Bar Maid electric glass washer is a game changer. The compact design allows it to fit inside even the smallest of bar sinks, with a tough construction that doesn’t sacrifice durability for size.
Both upright and submersible models allow professional bar staff to clean vast numbers of glasses thoroughly and efficiently. Their line of low-suds detergents and sanitizers complement the machine, delivering squeaky clean glassware every time.
Hand washing glassware is time-consuming and cost-ineffective for restaurants and bars. Stubborn stains such as lipstick and grease are difficult to remove from glassware without scrubbing or heavy detergent.
Bar Maid’s range of cleaning equipment takes the strain out of cleaning with their efficient electric washers and specially formulated detergents. Their range of ergonomic carts and dollys make transporting heavy items, such as kegs and trash cans, a breeze, and their line of high-powered blenders and juicers make better beverages, faster.
One of the biggest challenges for bar staff is cleaning different types of glasses during service. From tall hi-ball glasses to delicate cocktail glasses and oversized mugs for beer, finding one piece of equipment that could thoroughly clean them all without damage seemed an impossibility until the Bar Maid glass washer.
The Bar Maid electric washer now comes with a huge variety of brushes that spin to clean both the inside and outside of the glass at the same time. There are brushes to suit every type of glass, from tiny shot glasses to extra tall glassware that is notoriously difficult to wash. Bar Maid even has a range of extra soft bristle brushes suitable for use on plastics, and you can customize Bar Maid glass washer brushes to suit the needs of your bar.
Bar Maid has always taken pride in the quality of its products. The company manufacturers all its equipment in the U.S. from high-quality materials selected for their durability and versatile designs.
The five-brush electric washer uses heavy-duty stainless steel and bronze bearings for added durability so that your bar staff never needs to worry about it breaking down during service.
Continuing from the success of its original electric glass washing machine, Bar Maid is constantly searching for new and innovative ideas. It strives to improve its equipment and appeal to the needs of modern restaurants.
One of the company’s most recent innovations deals with a problem that all bars face at one time or another: fruit flies. These pervasive pests are not only an irritation to customers and employees but also pose a significant health risk that can potentially lead to fines and closure by health authorities.
Unfortunately, even the cleanest of bars is still vulnerable to fruit fly infestation. Fruit flies arrive on produce and can quickly become a significant problem if not dealt with quickly. Bar Maid understood the need to develop a product that not only rids your bar of these pests but is also non-toxic and safe for use around food.
Bar Maid’s line of Fly Bye products includes food-based fly traps that are completely non-toxic and therefore safe to use in food and beverage preparation and service areas. They have also developed a range of caps and traps that repel flies from beer taps and drip trays. They also market capped pourers that ensure fruit flies don’t find their way into liquor bottles.
Bar Maid has been creating superior bar equipment and supplies for decades and continues to design innovative products that help bars and restaurants maximize their productivity. For a smoother service and a happier happy hour, trust Bar Maid products.
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Running a commercial kitchen is like running a small empire. You must keep all stations and moving parts working smoothly with as few setbacks and hiccups as possible. Doing so leads to the overall success of the kitchen, with clean dishes when you need them, delicious food for the taking and happy customers who come back for more. Continue reading
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