Burgers, pancakes, eggs, and grilled cheese sandwiches are just a few customer favorites that no equipment can prepare better than a commercial griddle. These flat-top workhorses are available with a number of different features that determine how they can be used and the volume of food they can be used to prepare.
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Commercial griddles come in a variety of types, sizes, and models to fit the needs of just about any food service business. An essential piece of kitchen equipment for most commercial food establishments, especially for steak houses, diners, pubs, cafeterias, and coffee shops, commercial griddles are one of the most-used appliances in commercial kitchens. Anything that requires even heat for cooking burgers, bacon, steaks, omelets, pancakes, French toast and more, are best when cooked on a griddle.
There are several types of heat sources to choose from when purchasing a commercial griddle. Each has some advantages and disadvantages.
Electric Commercial Griddles are powered by electricity, and can be purchased with energy efficient features. The benefits of electric griddles are that they heat evenly, and yield results that are consistent, they are also easy to connect. The disadvantages are that they are slower to heat up and recover than a gas griddle.
Gas Commercial Griddles are a favorite among professional chefs. Gas griddles heat up more quickly than electric griddles and can be controlled more easily through thermostatic controls. Another advantage is that they need to be connected to either propane gas or natural gas lines, which are usually less expensive to operate.
Induction Commercial Griddles are a favorite among professional chefs. Gas griddles heat up more quickly than electric griddles and can be controlled more easily through thermostatic controls. Another advantage is that they need to be connected to either propane gas or natural gas lines, which are usually less expensive to operate.
Griddles come in different sizes to fit the needs of any commercial kitchen. Determine whether you require a medium duty griddle or a heavy duty griddle, as well as the space you have available, and then decide upon the size of the griddle you will require. Also, consider the amount of food you plan on cooking and make sure that the griddle surface will be large enough to accommodate different foods at once, if needed. The most common size for griddles are 24", 36", 48", 60" and 72" widths.
You will also need to consider the griddle surface you want to work with. Griddle plates come in stainless steel and chromium. While both are easy to clean and maintain, stainless steel is more resistant to scratches and dents, while chromium is highly corrosion resistant and has a shiny appearance.
Another important consideration is the control options available with the commercial griddle. The choices are manual, throttling thermostat, or snap action thermostat controls. Manual controls do not offer specific temperature settings, only the more general low, medium and high ranges. This means that they are suitable for cooking meats such as burgers, steaks and bacon that don't require exact thermostatic settings.
Throttling thermostatic controls allow you to set the temperature to the appropriate degrees you need and the griddle will hold this temperature until it is changed.
Snap action thermostatic controls are slightly more expensive control options. These type of thermostatic controls provide accurate temperature controls which provide high quality, evenly cooked foods.
Industrial stearmers like any other commercial appliance are liable to break down; however, they are built to withstand various food items and repeated use. Over the course of five years, we have identified the following problems that arise in commercial steamers.
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