Ergonomics & Effects of Sitting Too Long

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Keep in better shape and health with movement during your day. If you sit for long periods, you should definitely take breaks and stand up at a workstation. This info graphic provides some good in-site and tips to healthier working and living habits.  We hope you find this short post helpful. https://myergonomicchair.com/sitting-too-long/ Ergonomics in the kitchen is also important when it comes to meal prep.  Do you have an ergonomic knife?  Do you know how much more efficient and easy it is to use an ergonomically designed knife?  At Ergo Chef it's how we got started.  One knife design that made prep. ...
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Sharpening Stones – How to Clean

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[caption id="attachment_3519" align="alignright" width="280"] Sharpening stone[/caption] Article written by Annabelle from Seriously Smoked How to Clean a Sharpening Stone Is your sharpening stone always getting clogged and not working optimally? Then chances are you are not cleaning it regularly or not cleaning it with the right methods. For instance, you need honing oil to get rid of any metal fillings on the stone. If your stone is already aging, you can bring it back to optimal functioning by using WD-40 and steel wool to get rid of dirt and oil. It is important you flatten your stone not less than every 10 sharpening sessions, ...
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Knife bags / Roll for storage & transportation

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Are you working full-time in a kitchen and need a handy way to store and transport your knives? Maybe you just want to have a portable kit in case of a family BBQ. Regardless of the reason, then a knife roll is a great choice. This handy storage tool safely and securely keeps your knives in one place until you need to use them. Most chefs swear by them.   Type of Knife Bags When it comes to your knives, there's more than one type of bar or roll available. Each option has its own pros and cons. Although you can look through ...
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Ways to Deal With A Cash Crunch In Your Restaurant

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 Photo by Nik MacMillan on Unsplash A study by Perry Group International revealed that most restaurants go out of business during their first year of operation, and 70 percent of those that make it past the first year close down in the next 3 to 5 years. Experiencing a cash crunch is one of the main reasons why restaurants struggle to stay afloat. Running a restaurant is not all about preparing food that taste great, there are a lot of expenses that need to be covered for the business to stay afloat. If your restaurant is experiencing a cash crunch, it's crucial to take ...
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Tips for knife sharpening and maintenance

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TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHEF KNIVES SHARP - Knife sharpening and maintenance Keeping your knives sharp is one of the most important rules in a kitchen. It not only makes food preparation faster and cleaner but far safer than using a dull knife. Using a dull knife requires more pressure therefore it can cause quite a mess if it slips. A sharp knife is less likely to slip and cause a bloody mess. In the event that you actually cut yourself by accident, it will be less painful and heal faster than if you were using a dull knife.  Knife skills are ...
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Ergonomic Kitchen Design & Work Space

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Every Working Kitchen Needs Ergonomic Design and Ample Work Space As many as 36% of carpal tunnel cases require long-term, ongoing care, according to a CDC study. Among the most common occupations that lead to this kind of overuse condition are Chefs and cafeteria workers. Even for the home chef, repetitive motions and other stressors can lead to problems down the road. An ergonomic kitchen design & work space, however, can do a lot to help. With the right tools, and possibly a kitchen re-design, you can use ergonomics to reduce the risk of overuse injuries as well as other kitchen dangers. Create Space To ...
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Tips on How to Remove Meat and Grill a Lobster!

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​Picking meat out of a lobster is an art. You want to make sure that you get as much of that delicious, sweet, succulent meat out of the shell as possible. It is also imperative to remove the flesh without getting it mixed up with little bits of the shell, which are not only sharp, but indigestible. There are several different knife techniques and scissor use at play, but with a little practice you can become an expert in no time. Taking out the claw meat To remove the claws, first you will need to twist the legs sharply at the base. You ...
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Knife Safety In Your Kitchen

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[caption id="attachment_3280" align="alignleft" width="315"] Proper way to pinch grip your chef knife[/caption] Keeping Kids Safe Around Kitchen Knives Knives are rated to be among the most common kitchen hazards, with more than 3.4 million children experiencing an unintentional household injury every year. It's important to discuss and practice proper kitchen safety with your children, especially if you're a fan of high-quality kitchen knives. Learning how to care for and use your knives and other kitchen utensils are only parts of being a great cook. Properly and securely storing them away so that they are out of reach of small hands, is one of the most ...
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Choosing The Right Ergonomic Equipment

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Preparing food is not supposed to be torturous, regardless of whether you are preparing fine cuisine in a 5-star restaurant or cooking a meal for your friends and family in the comfort of your own kitchen. Unfortunately, poorly designed kitchen tools often result in unnatural twisting, bending, and grasping of the hands which could result in painful tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, the latter affecting between 4 and 10 million Americans according to the American College of Rheumatology. Thankfully an increasing number of designers have started paying attention to ergonomics which is enabling them to create striking and functional tools ...
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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As King of the Barbecue, Dad deserves a great Father's Day gift. If you're a little behind this year, don't fret. We've got you covered with a few great ideas, and a few great sales (just don't let him see this blog post). For the King of the Barbecue  Is your Dad truly the king of the grill? Known amongst friends, family, and the like as the one who can whip up a perfect steak under any circumstance? If this sounds like your Dad, we recommend the 4 Piece Myron Mixon Pitmaster BBQ Kit. This kit includes: Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool Red Edge Guard ...
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