A salamander grill is a versatile piece of catering equipment that allows your chefs to cook, bake, brown, toast, grill, flash cook or finish everything from snacks and sandwiches to full breakfasts and burgers.
In this commercial grill buying guide, we’ll explain exactly what you should consider before you buy a commercial grill. As well as analysing whether a gas or electric salamander grill is best, we’ll also look at freestanding vs countertop options and additional features.
Gas vs electric salamander grills
To start our commercial grill guide, we’ll assess the differences and similarities between gas and electric salamander grills.
Firstly, both gas and electric salamander grills are designed for heavy use. Plus, both of these options offer quick heat-up, so you can cook to order. In this respect, they’re both great options.
Generally speaking though, whether a gas or an electric salamander grill is most appropriate for your kitchen will depend on the set-up of your space. However, if you’re planning on using your salamander grill near continuously, then a gas salamander grill may be the best option. By contrast, if energy efficiency is your primary concern, then an electric version might be better.
Freestanding or countertop salamander grills
Once you’ve decided whether a gas or an electric salamander grill is best for your needs, you then need to decide whether you’d like a freestanding or a countertop option.
The option you choose will likely depend on the space you have available and exactly where you’d like the salamander grill to sit. However, the majority of salamander grills feature a compact design, so it’s usually simple to find an appropriate space. Some salamander grills even come with optional stands, so you can manoeuvre the grill as required.
Consider optional features
Many salamander grills will come with other optional features, so you’ll need to consider whether your business requires any of these. For example, some salamander grills offer multiple temperature controls and provide attractive grill marks (like our JLA 900 Gas Salamander Grill). Meanwhile, others offer different cooking positions and optional stands (like our JLA 785 Gas Salamander Grill).
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