Cooking Equipment

Browse our articles on cooking equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more. 

Cleaning and Maintaining Countertop Griddles

Although griddles are a basic piece of equipment, failure to regularly clean and maintain these units will compromise their performance and service life. For both electrical and gas types, proper installation plays a key role in mitigating grease buildup, which is a fire hazard and will compromise a griddle’s service life.

An Overview of Countertop Griddles

Countertop griddles are typically categorized as heavy-duty countertop cooking equipment and are versatile workhorses that have a central location in many kitchen equipment lineups.

What to Consider When Purchasing an Induction Range

While it is most closely associated with display cooking applications, more foodservice operators now to turn to induction technology to serve as auxiliary cooking equipment. This type of equipment generates heat by inducing eddy currents and hysteresis, which are the physical processes harnessed to generate heat directly in the fabric of the pan.

Product Knowledge Guide: Induction Ranges

Induction cooking is a cleaner and more sustainable way of cooking compared with using traditional gas or infrared electric burners. Operating at between 85 percent and 95 percent efficiency, depending on the unit, induction continues to be among the most energy-efficient heat sources available. Foodservice operators use these fast-heating appliances to prepare or hold food.

Product Knowledge Guide: Conveyor Toasters

Conveyor toasters offer a greater capacity than the pop-up style for high-volume toasting of breads, rolls, buns, English muffins, bagels, frozen waffles and other bread products. Some models also can accommodate larger-size breads, such as sub rolls, croissants and other specialty bread items. Convection conveyor toasters are more versatile, and operators can use them for sandwiches, pretzels and pizza.