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Salamanders & Cheesemelters

Salamanders and Cheesemelters are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in a kitchen. From extremely rare to extra crispy, these broilers can cook steaks, seafood, chicken and many other types of dishes in a controlled area that can be tailored to your specific tastes. No matter what your kitchen's needs are, Burkett has you covered with premier brands such as Vulcan, Star, APW, and more.

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What is the difference between a salamander and a cheesemelter?

  • Cheesemelters are only finishing ovens whereas the salamander can be used as both a finishing oven and a cooking oven.
  • Cheesemelters have a lower heat than salamanders. Because they’re being used as a cooking oven and a finishing oven, the salamanders can get quite hot.
  • Salamanders generally use infrared elements, whereas cheesemelters usually use a ceramic element.
  • Do I need a hood?

    For cheesemelters, a hood is not necessary. Salamanders reach a higher heat and actually cook food so, you probably will. Check your local codes and regulations to be sure.