Choosing the best commercial griddle for your kitchen can be hard because there are so many options on the market. There are three things to consider:
Let’s look at each of these to see how the different features suit your commercial kitchen needs.
Choosing the best commercial griddle includes considering which power source to use.
Commercial griddles come with two major power sources: electric and gas. The main difference lies in the heating and recovery time – gas griddles normally heat up and recover faster than their electric counterparts. Recovery time is the time it takes for the griddle to reach the right cooking temperature after it has been switched off or after the temperature has dropped (e.g. if you fill the griddle with a load of steaks taken directly out of the fridge). Electric griddles, in turn, are easier to move, easier to install and come in different sizes, which makes them more versatile and suitable for big commercial kitchens through to small mobile catering.
There are three main materials used for the plates on commercial griddles
Commercial griddle plates come in three versions:
Full height griddles come as standalone appliances, while countertop griddles can be positioned on top of other appliances. In both cases, they should be placed below a canopy or an extraction hood but the choice depends on the size of the kitchen and the workflow design.
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