Food Service Equipment

New Website 14/09/2020
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Sylvester Keal launch new website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new and improved website, designed to showcase stock in a more accessible way.  Since the start of lockdown, we have seen an uptick in orders for covid supplies and so we wanted to present these products more effectively on the Sylvester Keal homepage: we were particularly keen to upgrade our website to showcase our key resources in an easier and more accessible way.  The website has been designed to deliver a contemporary look and improve the site’s performance. The new site... Read More

SK leasing options 24/08/2020

Try before you buy! Find out about Sylvester Keal’s leasing options

While in lockdown, many businesses in the foodservice industry closed up shop for months and remained closed until it was announced in July that they could reopen. However, it wasn’t plain sailing for all restaurants – as many experienced problems with their catering equipment during the rebooting process due to months of inactivity, leaving some without key facilities in one of the most important periods. Any eatery left without its vital catering equipment is expected to struggle and while new appliances are essential in these circumstances, the cost of funding... Read More


SK’s Rentequip Service

Are you planning a new professional kitchen or laundry area and need to rent equipment but don’t know where from? Well this is where Sylvester Keal can help! SK Rentequip is the UK’s leading provider of commercial catering and laundry equipment rentals, with over 30 years’ knowledge and expertise within the hospitality industry. Whether your existing equipment is coming to the end of its life and needs replacing or whether you need to rent equipment for an upcoming event, SK can take care of the financial side putting your mind... Read More

Metcalfe Potato Peeler 27/07/2020

Product Focus: Metcalfe EP15 Potato Peeler

It’s the carb that’s got it all – the humble potato is a staple across the world due to its versatility and deliciousness. Mashed, boiled, roasted and fried are just some of the ways the spud can be enjoyed and it’s safe to say you will find potatoes on any restaurant menu you come across. Which is why a potato needs to be prepared perfectly, ready for its different methods of cooking. The EP15 electric potato peeler by Metcalfe is the ideal appliance for prepping potatoes, saving you the time... Read More

Blue Seal Cooking Range 24/07/2020

The five most common maintenance issues in a commercial kitchen

Businesses that invest in planned preventative maintenance packages are much less likely to uncover problems with their kitchen machinery. However, some common maintenance issues can pop up frequently and will require immediate technical assistance, even when a preventative maintenance plan has been put in place. Here at Sylvester Keal, we have listed the five most common maintenance issues that occur within a commercial kitchen, so you can keep a lookout and be prepared for its occurrence. Cooker issues It’s the equipment most frequently used in the commercial kitchen, which is... Read More


How quality prep equipment can ease your foodservice operation

Now that restaurants are back up and running, it’s never been more important to impress customers with an outstanding menu. Catering staff also need to be on the ball to ensure everything is prepped so the kitchen’s operation can run smoother than ever.  For a dish to leave the kitchen on time, the chefs need all the meal’s ingredients to be easily accessible and ready to use.  Restaurant owners can support their catering staff further by supplying premium quality preparation equipment to help speed up the prep process. Here at... Read More

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Kitchen Equipment Maintenance with SK

It is common knowledge within the hospitality industry that if a vital piece of catering equipment fails during a busy period, this can mean only one thing – disaster. Many restaurants are known to get extremely busy during peak times of the day and at specific times of year, for example on weekends and during school holidays as well as during seasonal celebrations such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. During these specific times, or during any time when your restaurant is at its most busiest, this... Read More

Energy Efficiency 18/06/2020

The importance of energy efficiency in commercial kitchens and how to achieve it…

We spoke to our Director, Irene Keal, on the importance of energy efficiency… Achieving optimum energy efficiency within the kitchen seems like it would be an impossible task, due to the high level of activity required but Sylvester Keal have perfected the art of minimising energy consumption on-site and within their kitchen designs. Irene Keal, Marketing Director at Sylvester Keal explains: “On site, we have recently replaced our lighting with LED lamps in order to save energy and look after the environment.” As well as this, a conscious effort is made... Read More

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SK Proud Supplier of Maidaid Halcyon

Having a good quality dishwasher within a commercial kitchen is vital, and ensuring all crockery and cutlery is cleaned to the best possible standard. There are several different types of commercial dishwashers available for professional kitchens, however one particular dishwasher we offer here at Sylvester Keal is the Maidaid-Halcyon Undercounter Dishwasher C511D. This dishwasher is suitable for use in all professional kitchens from restaurants and hotels, and includes a range of features and functions allowing for optimum efficiency and high standards of cleanliness. Supplied with one pegged and one open... Read More

University Kitchen 28/05/2020
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Light and Heavy Equipment for Universities

For universities looking to invest in new equipment, it is vitally important that caterers know what their particular requirements are whilst considering the size and multifunctionality of the equipment. Every commercial kitchen, including university kitchens, require both light and heavy equipment to meet the daily demands of catering, however it is crucial that the right equipment is purchased which is suited to the kitchen and its needs. Within university kitchens, quick, reliable and smaller pieces of catering equipment are vital and universities choosing to produce quick snack options will most... Read More