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What Is a Commercial Griddle?
A commercial griddle is a common type of cooking equipment found in commercial kitchens of food-service establishments such as restaurants, delis, diners, and the like. Needless to say, because of its space-saving nature, a countertop griddle is especially ideal for kitchens that do not have the luxury of wide spaces. Countertop griddles are not only excellent space savers, but they are also versatile in that they can be used to cook a wide variety of food items commonly offered in many restaurants like hamburgers, hotcakes (with the use of a commercial pancake griddle), scrambled eggs, fish fillets, and many types of meat such as lamb chops or pork chops and different cuts of steak. You can even prepare crepes with a specially designed commercial crepe griddle.
However, before going out and choosing from a large selection of countertop griddles in the market today, you should determine first the right one for your food-service establishment. And there are several factors you need to consider before forking over your money. One, and perhaps the most importantly, you will want to determine the exact area in your kitchen where you are going to place your commercial griddle. This is important because you will have to allocate precious space for your countertop griddle.
You will also have to choose which, you prefer: a commercial electric griddle or a commercial gas griddle.
Choosing Your Countertop Griddle: Electric or Gas
You will need to choose between an electric countertop griddle or a commercial gas griddle. A commercial electric griddle usually requires special voltages as well as its own circuit to make sure that the unit is functioning well. In addition, and more importantly, you need to make sure that your wiring is perfect as well as enough room in your electrical panel or breaker box in order to avoid untoward incidents.
A countertop gas griddle, on the other hand, will require its own special piping and couplings in order to attach it to the main gas line.
Get Your Commercial Gas Griddle or Commercial Electric Griddle
Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a wide variety of countertop griddles, either gas or electric, manufactured by two of the most reputable brands in the food-service industry today, Eagle and Vulcan/Wolf. Choose from the following widths: twenty-four to thirty-six, thirty-six to forty-eight, and forty-eight plus inches.
Our Wolf griddle or Vulcan griddle features a highly polished one-inch thick steel griddle plate with one thirty thousand BTU burner every twelve inches. A stainless-steel front, poly control panel, and stainless steel sides are also standard as well as a front grease trough. Manual griddles have infinite heat controls.
On the other hand, our Eagle commercial griddle features burner assemblies with U-shaped aluminized steel for even heat distribution and an internal airflow design that helps prevent flame liftoff. In addition, each unit is made of polished heavy gauge stainless-steel construction.