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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.
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.
When properly maintained, grills and griddles can last 10 years or more. However, here are four issues that indicate replacement may be necessary.
Grills have heat sources located below the cooking grate and food, while griddle controls determine how much thermal energy is stored.
Grills and griddles are major pieces of cooking equipment that many restaurant operators use to cook signature dishes. Grills, in particular, provide a flavor profile that other types of cooking equipment cannot replicate.
Microwaves are simple units that require minimal maintenance. Still, there are steps operators can follow to prolong the service life of these units.