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Commercial Cooking Griddles

Cooking with a commercial griddle can have a variety of benefits for busy kitchens. Griddles create an even, golden-brown fry on foods and are perfect for creating crispy crusts due to their ability to apply even heat across the surface of the food. Most models feature side and back splashes to save grease splatter messes making cleanup a breeze. Some griddle models feature individual temperature controls which can allow chefs to cook a variety of foods such as pancakes, bacon, and buns all at the same time. Often thin plates require less energy to run, preheat faster, and offer faster heat recovery during cooking but will drop temperature quicker when cooking full loads. Thick plates are known to retain heat longer, distribute heat more evenly than their thinner counterparts, and are less likely to warp when preheated at high temperatures.

What kinds of griddle surfaces are there?

The different types of cooking surfaces include steel, polished steel, and chrome plated. The chrome plated surface radiates less heat into the environment which can save energy costs. The steel tops maximize heat transfer providing even temperature distribution. The thickness of the griddle tops range from 3/8 to 1 thick. The thicker tops take longer to heat up but are capable of holding consistent temperatures during larger batches of cooking.

Should I use electric or gas?

Electric models aren't as common as gas but they can get the job done just the same. Whether you're looking to go green or just save some extra money on your gas bill, an electric char-broiler could be the right choice for your establishment. Electric radiant models come in countertop and drop in for your customizing needs.

Why do BTU's matter?

Knowing the BTU's could possibly help tell you how much propane you might use in an hour. The BTU isn't necessarily how hot the unit will get but instead the power you can expect from every 12-inches of burners per hour. Lower BTU's could save you energy costs while higher BTU's can stand up to a high-demand work environment.

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