Steam-jacketed kettles are great for making pastas, sauces, soups and stews. Though they fill the role of a giant stock pot on a burner, they’re more complicated and hence require a bit more effort to maintain.
- Make sure to set the kettle to the manufacturer-recommended tilting position each night. Failure to do so can cause the unit to break down prematurely.
- Regularly add water to a steam jacketed kettle. If the low-water warning light comes on frequently, there’s likely a leak. Have a service agent inspect and repair the unit.
- Steam jacketed kettles typically have tilt function. Often, units are designed to not turn on if the piece is tilted even slightly. If the unit won’t fire up, check to see if it’s upright before calling for service.