Short Order Griddles: Production Made Simple

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Sometimes the simplest things in life are also the best. Take, for instance, a hearty breakfast of hash browns, bacon and pancakes or a juicy steak or hamburger. In most cases, there is not too much extravagance or fanfare involved in cooking up these meals. Yet, the taste of a well-cooked, simple meal will satisfy the deepest of appetites.

When it comes to restaurant equipment, nothing makes simplicity taste great like a griddle does. That’s why we love griddles. They are straightforward and help create tasty food quickly and efficiently.

At Short Order, we have a large assortment of griddles that get the job done right. For example, the Vulcan Griddle RRE24D-208/1 and the entire electric-powered, countertop RRE griddle series are heavy duty, with a stainless steel fronts and sides, allowing you to churn out order after order, day after day. The 4-inch stainless back and tapered side splashes mean you won’t have grease flying all over the place either. Speaking of grease, after seeing the 3 1/8 inch wide front grease trough that empties into a large capacity grease drawer, you’ll be tempted to summon your inner Travolta or Newton-John by singing, “You’re The One That I Want.”

Additionally, the two solid tubular incoloy heating elements and one-snap action thermostat provide good choices for the high production necessary to meet the demands of all those customers who are looking for tasty hot cakes or a lunchtime burger. While the RRE24D measures out at 24 inches wide by 24 inches deep, other models in the RRE series include sizes ranging from 24 to 72 inches in width.

In fact, the entire line of griddles in the RRE series receives 5-Star ratings and our Editor’s Choice selection here at Short Order. We also have a wide variety of electric, propane and natural gas powered griddle choices from Vulcan, and other brands such as Turbo Air, APW, Garland and Wolf. So, keep breakfast, lunch and dinner simple by ordering a powerful, commercial-style griddle today. Your customers will love it!

Makin’ Hamburgers: Griddles or Char Broilers?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

When you cook hamburgers at your restaurant, do you use char broilers or griddles? Do you season the patty? And what about the bun? We realize these questions can result in a heated debate when those passionate about hamburgers are asked to answer, but, really, there’s no right answer. There are countless ways to make delicious hamburgers, and here is some quick information on restaurant equipment that can help you get the job done.

Commercial Griddles

Hamburgers call for high-production griddles since more recovery is needed. Relatively simple restaurant equipment, griddles allow you to cook a variety of food at once without taste contamination. Commercial griddles may be made out of cast iron, aluminum or steel, and they should sit on either a refrigerated base with drawers or a heavy-duty stainless steel stand with casters. When choosing one, keep in mind that gas griddles are less costly to operate and cheaper to maintain than electric griddles.

Commercial Char Broilers

Grill marks on the patty are a trademark of char broilers, which are designed to bring the taste of the backyard grill inside. Getting grill marks on the meat can be achieved with radiant heat or with char rocks. One thing to keep in mind with char broilers is that they have a high energy use, since there’s an open burner that has to be lit the entire time you’re using the char broiler.

Be sure and check out our selection of char broilers, including the APW Char Broiler GCRB-24H-NAT, a unit that runs on natural gas. It’s also the recipient of an Editor’s Choice award and a five-star rating.

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