FRONT OF HOUSE SPECIAL: Variety is vital for plug and play grills

Roband’s grills have elements directly embedded into aluminium plates for even, rapid cooking.

Neil Richards, MD of Metcalfe Catering Equipment, urges dealers to consider quality and versatility when specifying plug and play grill stations:

From the outside, all brands of grills look quite similar but, it’s what’s inside a grill that determines how well the machine will perform under pressure and when you need it the most. This is where Roband grills stand apart from the competition, allowing the caterer to precisely cook a variety of food including steaks, chicken, fish and burger patties, fritters to eggs and bacon. All Roband grills have elements embedded directly into smooth, high pressure die-cast aluminium plates, which means that the cooking surface produces an even, extremely efficient heat transfer, ensuring food is cooked rapidly with even colouration.

Flat grills are mostly used for cooking breakfast items such as pancakes, French toast, hash browns and scrambled eggs. They also work well for cooking hot sandwiches and burgers too because users can toast the buns at the same time. They can also be used to make grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, and anything else that you would usually cook on a frying pan. An establishment that produces a high volume of both breakfast and lunch items on the grill may wish to have two separate units.

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It’s also important to consider how often the unit will be used. For smaller numbers of customers, a small contact grill is perfect as these can stay on the countertop but are also small enough to stow in a cabinet or drawer. A larger contact grill/griddle is the ultimate in versatility, but it’s a sizable countertop appliance that will most likely stay parked there.

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