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Kim Dowrey
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09.4.19

Why Your Commercial Kitchen Needs a Steam Kettle

Steam kettles can provide your kitchen with immense benefits. Equipped with advanced technology, steam kettles can change your kitchen’s operations completely. Unlike traditional steaming from a stockpot, a steam kettle provides efficient heat transfer, uniform heating, and superior product handling to create faster foodservice operations in your kitchen. These benefits are just a few of the many you can expect when you incorporate a steam kettle into your kitchen.

More Productive Operations

When you use a stockpot and range cooking method, you are limited to the use and operations that it can provide. With a stockpot, there needs to be constant supervision, heat adjusting, and monitoring to ensure the dish comes out perfectly. A steam kettle operates a bit differently. With a jacketed steam kettle, you receive heat from all angles, not just from the bottom. Even heat production speeds up cooking times, resulting in faster delivery and fewer resources used per day.

Save Labor Time & Costs

Throughout any given shift, your team faces a multitude of operational tasks. Adding a steam kettle can help take some of the burdens off of their shoulders. Steam kettles operate efficiently, allowing for even, gentle cooking with little attention. This can reduce food waste costs from overcooking or burning, save time on reheating meals, and can keep soups and stews warm and ready without maintenance.

Simple Clean Up

Relying on traditional stock pots and ranges can result in tedious, constant cleaning. To create one simple pasta dish, you need a pot for boiling water, another for cooking meats, and another for simmering the sauce. Not only do these pots take up a lot of storage space, they have to be thoroughly cleaned and put through the dishwasher before the next use, and they can cause a messy and unorganized workplace.

With a steam kettle, there is one pot that is easily cleaned and maintained. Even heating eliminates caked on or burnt pieces, allowing for faster washing. In addition, the high-polish surface of the equipment provides for simple clean-up of spills.

Efficient Heating & Cooking

One of the most beneficial advantages that a steam kettle can provide to your kitchen is more efficient cooking. Not only does the steam kettle produce faster cooking times, but it also produces higher quality foods.

Jacketed steam kettles eject steam into an outer wall, creating an even flow of heat throughout the entire cooking basin. The temperature of the heat is determined by pressure, ranging from 1 to 50 psi. This produces temperatures ranging from 200ºF to 300ºF. In traditional stock pot cooking, the same heat range can be achieved, but it comes from only the bottom of the basin, losing heat as it rises.

In a steam kettle temperature is distributed evenly, resulting in consistently cooked foods. This is especially great for delicate foods that can be easily damaged by stirring or mixing, as the steam kettle eliminates this need.

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