hostsense - tips, tricks and common sense guides for your commercial kitchen 



When speed is what you need...

You can't go past Induction.

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                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 16TH NOVEMBER 2021






Hostservice are now fully vaccinated

Here at Hostservice, we believe that vaccination holds the key...

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                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 2nd NOVEMBER 2021




Oil Tester and Temperature Monitor


Hostservice are now a Smarrt Supporter

 The Team at Hostservice Commercial are excited to support RRT...

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                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 14th JULY 2021



Oil Tester and Temperature Monitor


Tips for obtaining the most accurate readings from your Vito FT440 Oil Tester

The Vito FT440 Oil tester is a great way to manage the quality of your oil, and therefore the quality of your fried food.

We'd like to share some ways that you can get the most out of your oil tester.

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                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 25th MARCH 2021




How to cook the Perfect Roast Potatoes in your Combi oven

Crunchy on the outside & Fluffy on the inside - the classic Roast potato is sometimes hard to get 'just right'. 

With a Combi oven, its so easy! Follow our steps & enjoy

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                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 27th JANUARY 2021



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How cold is your Refrigeration?

Food Safety is of all importance! Ensuring your refrigeration is running at the correct temperature is essential to maintaining food safety standards. 

We've got a FREE printable download to record the temperature of your refrigeration.

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                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 20th JANUARY 2021




The rising Canola Oil prices

There's nothing quite like a piece of crispy battered fish along with golden crunchy chips. Deep fried to perfection, most likely in a vat of Canola Oil, it's a takeaway many of us love! It's interesting to note, that over the second half of 2020 the price of Canola Oil has  

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                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 6th NOVEMBER 2020




Cleaning your non-slip flooring

We know that keeping your non-slip floor clean can be hard work, so we have put together some tips for you as a quick reference guide with some simple step-by-step instructions. 

            Take me there...!

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 25 MAY 2020





Chilling & Freezing:

doing the best for both your refrigeration and your food

We have put together some tips that will help you get the best from both your refrigeration units and from your food.  Some tips will ... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 11 MAY 2020




Download our latest 2020 Catalogue

Click here to download our latest catalogue - we recieved our printed hard copies the day before Level 4 was put into place so we haven't given many out yet!

                                                      POSTED BY ADMIN 1 MAY 2020




Servicing Tip #5 - Water Filtration Maintenance

Regular changing of your Water Filters will ensure pure water for ... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 30 APRIL 2020






Servicing Tip #4 - Commercial Microwave General Maintenance 

Keep your Commercial Microwaves in top form by regular Maintenance & Cleaning... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 24 APRIL 2020





Servicing Tip #3 - Dishwasher Maintenance: Changing detergent and/or rinse aid pump tubes on hood type dishwashers

A step-by-step guide on how to change the tubes on the following hood-type dishwashers


             Click here for STARLINE instructions          Click here for ELECTROLUX instructions

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 17 APRIL 2020




Servicing Tip #2 - Dishwasher Maintenance: wash/rinse arm cleaning 

Regular cleaning of wash/rinse arms, and ensuring these arms can spin freely, will help with improved wash performance... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 9 APRIL 2020





Servicing Tip #1 - Refrigeration Maintenance

Hard to fine help?  Here's some servicing DIY tips on how you can keep your Refrigeration running smoothly ... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 2 APRIL 2020






Our Response to COVID-19

Here at Hostservice Commercial, we are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 26 MAR 2020





Tips to Save Money on Frying Oil Costs

Like it or loathe it, deep fried food is a popular menu item everywhere in New Zealand.  But along with New Zealand’s favourite hot chip, come the constant battles with food outlets everywhere... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 07 FEB 2019




In the Spotlight: The Dangers of Traditional Cooking

Watch Out, Open Flame!

While some may think that gas burners are the best option for a cooking hob, one can’t ignore the dangers of open flame. Technology has some solutions... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 30 NOV 2016 13:15




Are You Using Too Much Oil in Your Restaurant?

Restaurants are the largest users of commercial fryers. While some of them filter their oil, others don’t - and now is the perfect time to consider using a filtration system.  Asside from keeping costs down... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 8 NOV 2016 16:02




The Cutting Edge: 4 Essentials for the Successful Butcher

If you are in the butchery business, you know that it is not about who has the sharpest blade.  It is about who has the right equipment for the right cut.  Specifically... Read More

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 21 OCT 2016 11:23




Be Safe!

Food safety is a number one priorty for any kitchen, especially with the enforcement of the new Food Act earlier this year.  Download free food safety posters for your kitchen, and check out our range of thermometers and coloured boards.

                                                       POSTED BY ADMIN 05 OCT 2016 09:54