Smoker Applications

Foodservice operators utilize smokers to impart flavors in food that would be difficult to create in any other way. 

The smoking process has offered operators a way to preserve food for hundreds of years. Recently, there has been a resurgence in smoking as a flavor enhancer and menu expander. This allows for items such as grilled and smoked salmon to be prepared in the same unit.

Although meats are the most common food type foodservice operators prepare in commercial smokers, this equipment can be used to infuse flavor into a variety of items, including cheese, vegetables and even butter and salt.

Cold smoking functions on some units can be utilized for producing bacon, sausage, country ham, fish and cheese.

Operators can also use smokers for preparing specific ingredients. For example, smoked tomatoes can be added to soup or salsa.

 

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