Griddles

Griddles are heavy-duty countertop cooking equipment that browns, sears or toasts menu items across all dayparts.

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Countertop griddles are typically categorized as heavy-duty countertop cooking equipment and are versatile workhorses that have a central location in many kitchen equipment lineups.

Clamshell griddles simultaneously cook food on both sides, making this equipment a popular back-of-house option for high-volume foodservice operations since it can cut cooking time by more than 50 percent.

Although griddles are a basic piece of equipment, failure to regularly clean and maintain these units will compromise their performance and service life. For both electrical and gas types, proper installation plays a key role in mitigating grease buildup, which is a fire hazard and will compromise a griddle’s service life.

 Consultant Steve Waltz, senior associate/project manager at Cini-Little International, Inc., Washington, D.C., offers some insight to help operators and their supply chain partners specify the right griddle.

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