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If you’re preparing food to order, a commercial electric griddle is a key appliance for your premises, representing a more convenient alternative to a gas griddle especially in mobile food vans and small-scale food outlets. Both countertop and freestanding models are available to suit the needs of a broad spectrum of catering environments and there are several sizes to choose from to accommodate the requirements of your business.
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Benefits of a commercial griddle
- 18mm highly polished steel griddle plate to provide consistent, even heat
- High quality, easy clean stainless steel for a professional finish
- Temperature range of 80-290°C – repair a wide range of food items
- Thermostatically controlled to reduce energy consumption
- A choice of ribbed or smooth plates
- Generous-sized cooking areas
- Full height surround protects surrounding areas
- Integral, large capacity grease jug retains grease for quick and easy cleaning
- Manufactured by reliable, well-known brands
Professional Griddles FAQs
Rather than one type of professional griddle being better than the other, it’s more a case of considering its suitability with your catering business in mind.
Commercial electrical griddles are portable, efficient and offer an even distribution of heat across the surface of the plancha. They do, however, tend to warm up and cool down slower at a slower rate than their gas-powered counterparts.
Professional gas griddles are powerful and tend to reach higher temperatures, making them ideal for searing. They also offer a higher degree of control than electric griddles since they heat up and cool down more rapidly. With that said, they can’t rival electrical griddles for size and portability.
Commercial griddles or planchas are outstanding for preparing foods which require a flat surface to cook evenly. That includes everything from burgers and bacon to steaks, eggs, pancakes, and even some vegetables. For that reason, they’re an indispensable tool in many professional kitchens and catering outfits.
How long a commercial griddle lasts depends on its build quality and how frequently it’s used in a professional kitchen day to day. Since JLA commercial catering griddles are constructed using heavy-duty materials like stainless steel and cast iron, you can expect our professional-grade cooking appliances to last over 10 years based on continuous daily use.
Steel is widely considered the best material for commercial griddle flat tops. Hardwearing, economical, easy to clean and maintain, and an excellent heat conductor; steel is used on the majority of heavy-duty catering griddles that are designed for professional daily use.