There are many different types of portable hot plates and ranges to choose from for your food service operation. Cadco hot plates & ranges are a perfect choice for operators looking to cook in buffet style settings, cooking demonstrations, catering jobs, and just about anywhere else where food needs to be cooked and served away from the traditional, stationary stovetop.
Tubular model hot plates disperse heat throughout the bottom of the pan, therefore offering indirect heat allowing the food to cook more evenly. Ideal applications for tubular hot plates include chocolate work, simmering, and holding with items such as soups, sauces, and bisques. These tubular model hot plates are also perfect for sous vide cooking.
Cast iron/solid model hot plates have a direct heat source that delivers a more concentrated heat to the items being cooked. Ideal applications for the cast iron/solid model hot plates include searing, sautéing, omelet stations, and methods where a rolling boil needs to be achieved.
Buffet induction ranges offer the operator many benefits, such as instant heat & extremely quick cool down periods. The Cadco buffet induction range is one of the most energy efficient ranges, when compared to other hot plates offered.
These ranges stay cool to the touch, which helps to prevent burns, and they function with pots and pans that are a cast iron, enameled steel, or stainless steel bottom. They’re also very easy to clean, because of their sleek glass surface.
When quick service turnaround is a must, Cadco induction ranges are the answer. Other specific applications include searing, sautéing, and omelet/buffet and action stations, as well as, achieving a rolling boil and sous vide cooking.
Cadco glass ceramic ranges consist of radiant heat technology that offers quick heat up and cool down periods. They have a direct heat source, which means the heat is very concentrated and stays within the confines of the actual heating element. It also boasts a very easy to clean glass surface, which makes cleaning up spills and boil overs, a breeze. This range’s sleek, low profile styling is ideal for high-end buffet stations and specific cooking functions, such as searing and sautéing.
Just as important as the type of hot plate or range you choose, you’ll also want to consider the various wattage and voltage – higher wattage and voltage hot plates and ranges provide faster heat up times, while maintaining desired heat settings more consistently.
If you still aren’t quite sure what might be the best Cadco hot plate or range for your operation, feel free to contact Cadco directly and speak with their our Culinary Manager and Specialist – Christopher Kasik, phone: 860-738-2500 x224, email: chris[at]cadco-ltd[dot]com.
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