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Kitchen and Restaurant Supply (L.A.) on a budget--new or used cooking supplies

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sjcurtis Aug 21, 2010 03:28 PM

I just discovered Toro Kitchen Restaurant & Supply in Canoga Park.
They have a wonderful selection, but I'm not sure whether I should select
new equipment or have my strapped budget go farther with some of their
used equipment that looks to be in very good shape.

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    caterbug Oct 3, 2012 03:13 PM

    Toro's used equipment is awesome, i bought a refurbished 6 burner Imperial Range & a 30 qt hobart mixer from them (both look brand new), equipment works&looks amazing, & came with a warranty as well. Scored points with the wife.

    Star has a larger selection but the pricing is a bit too high for my taste, and they only sell new equip.

    Restaurant Depot, great one stop shop for most food products, the equipment side is a little light, but i can't blame em for trying

    1. r
      RicRios Nov 7, 2010 07:42 AM

      As mentioned in older threads,

      "if you travel east on Washington, past La Brea, you'll find plenty of restaurant supply places ( Alpine, Restaurant World, to name just a few) open to the public"

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3974...

      1. monku Aug 21, 2010 08:07 PM

        Looking for equipment for the home or commercial operation?

        Dish Factory in downtown LA (near Little Tokyo) has new and used restaurant equipment, utensils and dishware at good prices.

        If you're a Costco member check out the Costco Business Center in the City of Commerce (next to the Commerce Casino), they have very good prices on all kinds of restaurant equipment.

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        Costco Business Center
        6333 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040

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        1. re: monku
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          hobbess Aug 22, 2010 01:58 AM

          I think it depends on what equipment you're looking at.

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          carter Aug 21, 2010 03:55 PM

          While carrying only new equipment, Star Restaurant Supply on Sepulveda (SE corner of Erwin) and Costco-adjacent, has some fairly low prices on utensil-table top kinds of things.
          Not sure how their cookware and similar compete, but at least the place is not that far from Canoga Park to find out. They also have a website, which I believe is www.Starkitchens.com.

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          1. re: carter
            susans Nov 6, 2010 07:28 PM

            It is www.starkitchen.net.

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