Commercial Rice Cookers
What Are Commercial Rice Cookers?
Most restaurants that serve large quantities of rice on a daily basis, especially restaurants that serve Asian food, will require a commercial rice cooker.
So what exactly are commercial rice cookers? Rice cookers are kitchen appliances dedicated to cooking rice. An automatic rice cooker is easy to use and will make your kitchen staff's jobs easier because all they need to do is dump in the uncooked rice inside the cooker, add water, place the lid on, and then turn on the power. In a few minutes the commercial rice cooker will produce perfectly cooked, fluffy rice that is ready to serve.
How Does a Commercial Rice Cooker Work?
So how does a professional rice cooker function? The process of cooking rice, traditionally, required meticulous checking and rechecking during the cooking process to ensure proper consistency. A commercial electric rice cooker automates the rice-cooking process by mechanically or electronically controlling heat and timing, therefore eliminating the need to check and recheck the rice periodically. Although the commercial rice cooker does not actually help speed up the cooking process, with a commercial electric rice cooker, the kitchen staff's involvement in cooking rice is reduced to simply measuring the rice, preparing the uncooked rice, and adding the correct amount of water. Once the automatic rice cooker has been set to start cooking the rice, your kitchen staff can simply leave it until the cooking process is done.
Many modern commercial rice cookers feature a heat-insulating casing and a warming mechanism pre-installed, so when the rice is already cooked, the commercial rice cooker automatically switches to the keep-warm mode, therefore helping prevent the rice from being burnt and helping keep the rice warm until it is ready to be served to customers. The degree of insulation provided by the casing or the automatic rice cooker can be utilized as well to keep cold solids from warming up.
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What should you consider when choosing an automatic rice cooker for your establishment? One important factor to put into consideration is the capacity of the commercial rice cooker that you are looking to purchase. It is a good idea to determine the amount of rice that your restaurant serves on a daily basis. While at this, remember that uncooked rice almost doubles in size and quantity when cooked. So if your restaurant serves at least fifty cups of cooked rice on a daily basis, you will want to look for commercial rice cookers that can handle twenty-five cups of uncooked rice.
Also, another essential feature worth considering when searching for a professional rice cooker is whether the unit is a commercial electric rice cooker or a commercial gas rice cooker. A commercial electric rice cooker is the most popular choice of business owners, but many also prefer a gas rice cooker that can be hooked up to a gas line.