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Salamander Broilers & Cheese Melters

Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a wide selection of commercial cheese melter units and commercial salamander broiler units from two of the most reputable brands in the food-service industry today, Vulcan/Wolf and APW/Wycott. Depending on your budget, you can choose units from different price ranges: from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00, from $2,000.00 to $3,000.00, and from $3,000.00 to $4,000.00.


What Is a Salamander Broiler or Cheese Melter?

A salamander broiler, also called a cheese melter, is a type of culinary broiler that is commonly used for overhead grilling and for melting cheese onto sandwiches. Additionally, a cheesemelter can be used to toast sandwiches, to brown gratin dishes, and to caramelize desserts like crème brûlée.

Essentially, a commercial cheese melter and a commercial salamander broiler are the same single piece of appliance. However, they can be further classified into two different pieces of equipment depending on their usage.

Differences Between a Restaurant Cheese Melter and a Restaurant Salamander Unit

A restaurant cheese melter, as its name suggests, is used to melt cheese and can be considered as smaller versions of salamander broilers. This type of appliance generally utilizes simple heating elements such as calrod or quartz that helps heat up and melt cheeses like cheddar cheese on top of a hamburger, blue cheese on top of a steak, or the cheese topping used for soups such as French onion soup. Cheese melters can also be used to “finish” food like barbecues or thick burgers, for example, because these types of foods will often burn outside long before the inside or the middle is cooked. A cheese melter will ensure that these foods will be cooked evenly on the outside as well as the inside.

Salamander grill units or broiler units are, usually, units that are somewhat considered more powerful than cheese melters. A commercial salamander unit can be used to fully cook food items like meats, steaks, lamb chops, pork chops, and the like. A salamander restaurant unit uses radiant heat to cook food in the same way that a charbroiler and commercial griddle does. An electric salamander broiler, however, tends to be smaller than a charbroiler or a commercial griddle, so it is typically used for specialty menu items as well.

Regardless of whether you require either a commercial cheese melter or a restaurant salamander unit, there are several factors to consider before actually going out or going online to purchase one. An important factor to look at is if you want a counter-top cheese melter or a normal stand-alone one that can be mounted to a range or to a wall. Next to consider is whether you want a model at runs on electricity or gas. You might want to consider the most convenient power source that your establishment requires before purchasing a restaurant cheese melter or a commercial salamander broiler. Lastly, there is the question of whether to purchase a salamander broiler for home or a commercial unit. Generally, a home salamander broiler is more suited for smaller restaurants while larger food-service establishments would do well to purchase the more heavy-duty salamander restaurant equipment.

Electric Salamander Broiler Units and Cheesemelter Units Available at Rapids

Looking for a Vulcan cheesemelter, a Vulcan salamander broiler, or a Wolf salamander grill? How about a commercial cheese melter from APW/Wycott? We at Rapids Wholesale have a large selection of salamander broilers and cheese melters from two of the most reputable brands in the food-service market today, Vulcan/Wolf and APW/Wycott. Depending on your budget, you can choose units from different price ranges: from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00, from $2,000.00 to $3,000.00, and from $3,000.00 to $4,000.00.

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