A new article in the “Portland Restaurant Equipment” subreddit aims to fill a void left by a lack of information.
“The first question I’ve got when I first started looking for information on the Portland restaurant equipment subreddit was, ‘What is the purpose of this subreddit?’
The second question was, how do I get started?'” says one redditor.
“I’m really excited about the subreddit, and I want to help it grow!”
The subreddit has been active for about a year now.
Its aim is to provide information on food preparation, food safety, and other kitchen-related topics.
The subreddit has over 5,000 subscribers.
The community’s focus is on restaurants and food safety and, specifically, food preparation.
“In the first few weeks after its launch, there was a lot of misinformation coming from the community about the equipment and its use.
The lack of quality information was frustrating to everyone.
I was particularly annoyed by the lack of a search function, which seemed like a step in the right direction.
However, I also noticed that there were a lot more questions than answers,” says redditor kazhia.
“So I set out to do the research for myself, trying to find out what people were asking, and the answers I found were very surprising.
There are a lot that I was not aware of.”
To make it easier for users to search for information, the subreddit has added a search bar, and it has a handy tool to help users get a handle on the subject matter.
“This subreddit is a place for people to come and discuss and ask questions about the industry and food preparation,” explains kaz.
“People ask about the tools, and they ask about how to cook a meal.
I think the reason there are so many questions is because there are a ton of different types of food preparation and the community is so focused on the kitchen.
We’ve been focusing on the process of food prep, but we’ve also been really focused on making sure the food safety issues that affect us are being addressed.”
The subreddit currently has over 1,600 users, who have searched for information about the food industry and the Portland restaurants that are involved in it.
While many of the topics are fairly well-known and easy to answer, there are some new ones.
“Most people know that you can’t use salt to prevent the spread of salmonella, but they don’t know how to tell whether or not they’ve got it,” says kaz, referring to salmonellosis.
“If you’re worried about salmonello contamination, you can ask the community.
The question is, is there a way to get your food to a safe level?” kaz also points out that a lot about the process isn’t obvious.
“For example, we’re not sure how to do it correctly with a microwave oven, or what the best way to wash dishes is,” she says.
“There’s also no easy way to test whether your food is safe or not, and we’re left to wonder if it was prepared properly or not.
These are all things that a beginner would be able to handle, but I think we’re at a point now where it’s a lot harder for new people to get the information they need.
I feel like people need to have a good sense of where to start, so we’re doing our best to answer questions and provide the information that is relevant to the community.”
For more information about food preparation equipment, check out the “Food Equipment” section of this website.