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Catering equipment associations collaborate on a range of industry projects

17 April 2013

The two leading trade associations representing catering equipment manufacturers and distributors have announced plans to work more closely together.  Catering equipment manufacturers are represented by CESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, and distributors by CEDA, the Catering Equipment Distributors Association.  The organisations have met regularly over many years but there is now more opportunity to work collaboratively on key issues. This will bring an increased chance of successful outcomes that will benefit the whole industry.

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Government Procurement Service (GPS) agrees to work more closely with CESA in future – and help members in the short term

24 September 2012

Following the meeting between CESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, and the Government Procurement Service (GPS), it has been agreed that its tendering process, which has been a contentious issue for many equipment companies, will be re-examined for future tenders.  However, this will not happen until next year.  In the meantime, GPS has offered to help catering equipment companies who were unsuccessful in tendering for a place on the framework agreement this year on a ‘one to one basis,’ to...

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How to look after your commercial microwave oven

16 July 2012

The microwave oven is the workhorse of many a catering kitchen, big and small.  In constant use for reheating, defrosting and cooking, they often get taken for granted, abused and misused.  But when budgets are tight every piece of catering equipment needs to be looked after, even the humble microwave, to maximise its service life and ensure it is working to optimum efficiency. 

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Induction cooking saves energy and money

9 July 2012

Energy saving induction advice from CESA Induction cooking gives faster cooking times as the pan heats almost 50% faster than a gas burner does. Figures from a CESA (Catering Equipment Suppliers Association) member show that boiling 4 pints of water by gas can take 8 minutes 18 seconds, whereas on an induction hob it takes just 4 minutes 46 seconds. This not only reduces cooking times, but also reduces energy consumption. Induction cooking uses electro-magnetic energy to turn the pan...

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