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Choosing a Flat Top Cooker

Oct 26th 2011 at 12:17 PM

Professional kitchens are not finished without a correct cooking work surface. You will find two approaches to cooking food in relation to appliances: griddles and stoves. Ranges require that you have cookware to place on top of a heating element whereas griddles include the pots and pans having built-in heating components. Griddles can also accomodate additional cookware to be placed on it to get a much more flexible experience. There are many various manufacturers of griddles however regarding the sake of length this particular write-up will discuss Star Griddles and their numerous alternatives.

Star manufacturing has been making restaurant products since 1921 and have a solid collection of commercially made griddles. You can find 2 lines of Star griddles according to how much utilization the griddle will get. For heavy-use, the Ultra-Max units work ideally because of their 1 inch thick cooktop for  even temperature distribution, 24 inch regular depth, and thermostats situated just 3/16 inch below the cooking plate for fast as well as precise temperature range readings. The Star-Max designs were created to be a augment to the kitchen which already contains a main cooking apparatus with features such as a 3/4” thick cooktop, 20-3/4 inch normal depth, and twenty thousand BTU's of heat per twelce inches of width per cooktop.

Next up is definitely the style of energy: electric and gas (natural or LP). Clearly, this selection will likely be based on what's available within your particular kitchen area. The energy type that's chosen will determine exactly what temperature controls are offered. Electric griddles have a manual temperature control just like a regular stove top burner would have - no specific heat range setting; simply a greater or reduced setting. The manual controls are actually created for the budget-minded purchaser. The controls available on the gas griddles are manual, throttling thermostatic, and snap action thermostatic. The throttling controls enable you to pick a particular temperature and the griddle throttles the burner down or up in order to hold ±20°F of your specific temperature. The snap action thermostatic control basically turns the flames on / off in order to hold the temperature required employing a pilot light. This kind of control can easily sustain plus or minus 10°F of one's goal heat range and is great whenever a number of cooks will need to use the same griddle.

Apart from breadth, the cooktop is the only alternative choice. The choices are between steel or chromium. The s / s is definitely the most normal and definately will help you save on preliminary purchase cost. The steel plates come highly polished and help to minimize pollutants. The chrome covering costs a bit more up front but it will certainly save more capital in the longer run. It reflects high temperature back to the inside which will lower energy expenses by up to thirty percent and it is non-porous which in turn can help save as much as 50% of cleanup time.

To conclude, regarding the commercial cooking area in need of a primary cooktop or merely a additional cooking apparatus, a flattop griddle is actually a great addition. You will discover additional add-ons and enhancements which go hand-in-hand with griddles like gear stands, hose packages, and cooktop cleaning packages. Virtually all of such items tend to be offered at your nearby food service shop.

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