Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cheap Kitchen Finds

One of my favorite places in Columbia to shop for kitchen supplies was a restaurant supply store, so I was thrilled to find one in Greenville.  While riding down Wade Hampton this afternoon, I spotted Joyce Equipment Company.  You can immediately tell that it’s a restaurant supply store by the stacked pots and pans in their front window. 
  When you're in there, you have to remember the quality of everything.  It may not have a modern design, or come in hot pink or lime green, but its going to last forever.  Everything is made to withstand repeat use, hot temperatures, and the rough dishwashers of restaurants, so its all extremely durable.  Here are the goodies that I picked up today.
2 qt Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl- $2.95

Mini Whisk- $.75

Stainless Steel Bottle Opener- $2.00

Glass Carafe- $7.95

I bought two of these glass carafes and I'll be using them for sangria this summer.  (Keep an eye out for that recipe) The carafes have a little fleur-de-lis on the front of them which I really like. I didn't get these carafes for dirt cheap, but the glass is thicker than any other ones that I've seen.  Since these will be much more durable, its worth the extra couple of dollars. 
They also have a used restaurant supply section, something I've never seen before in one of these stores.  I didn't find anything I needed today, but they did have some good stuff.  Lots of basic wine, champagne, and beer glasses, a lot of white china, and some other random gadgets as well.

Joyce Eqipment Companay is located at 1839 Wade Hampton Blvd.


  1. new follower and feel oh so excited about your blog! as a greenville girl myself, i love hearing about all your finds. will definitely have to hit up the restaurant store soon!

  2. I've seen this place a handful of times, but haven't ever stopped in. I love a supply store and glad their prices are so good!

  3. I can't believe the price on the 2qt stainless mixing bowl. I love that! I don't know if Charlotte has any restaurant supply stores - I'm sure we do, but none I've ever seen or heard of - so maybe I'll just plan a Greenville trip!

  4. By the way.... you won an award on my blog - check it out when you get a sec :)

  5. What is the restaurant supply store in Columbia? I live in Columbia and would love to visit it?

  6. The store in Columbia is called FRS (Foodservice Resources and Solutions). It's located at 1231 Shop Road (803) 744-4420. Thanks for your interest Ashley!

  7. Laura I absolutely love your blog! And I was going to ask the same question as Ashley (above), thanks for the info (and all the great ideas)!

    Sarah :)

  8. Thank you so much! I can't wait to visit FRS!!

  9. This is a wonderful site, with everything so well-described. Thank you for doing this!

    Restaurant Equipment


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