When to Replace: Grills & Griddles

When To Replace from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

December 13, 2011

Grills & Griddles: An Overview

Grills have heat sources located below the cooking grate and food, while griddle controls determine how much thermal energy is stored.

How to Know When to Replace Grills & Griddles

When properly maintained, grills and griddles can last 10 years or more. However, here are four issues that indicate replacement may be necessary.

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Grill & Griddle Applications

Grills and griddles are primary pieces of equipment in commercial kitchens that perform a variety of cooking tasks.

Maintaining Grills & Griddles

Griddle and grill maintenance is important from a safety standpoint, since grease build up represents a significant fire hazard. As a result, foodservice staff and service agents should perform a number of regular tasks to keep these units in safe operating condition.

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Spec Check: Grills & Griddles

Grills and griddles come in a variety of sizes and types that are geared for a wide range of menu items. Operators need to carefully weigh their options when specifying these units.

Energy Efficiency and Grills & Griddles

While grills are not known for energy efficiency, Energy Star qualified commercial griddles are available.

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