Tilting Skillets

A tilting skillet cooks large batches of food with a braising pan that tilts to easily allow food to be transferred to a container.

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Tilting skillets work much like stoves, with either gas orifices or heating elements that cover the entire underside of the pan. This allows operators to cook at set and consistent temperatures using precise controls.

When preparing to purchase a tilting skillet, operators should begin by determining their needs and volume, according to Steve Waltz, senior associate project manager for Cini-Little International, based in Washington, D.C.

Don’t use steel wool to clean a tilting skillet, says Dennis Black, a service tech at Baltimore-based EMR. “This impregnates stainless-steel and causes it to rust,” he says. Instead, it’s best to use non-scratch scrubbers.

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