Simon Vuillier, sales support manager at Roller Grill, reveals the key information dealers should know when specifying panini grills:
The commercial kitchen is constantly evolving and new requirements for catering equipment are always needed. From new equipment to new power sources, from materials to layout, the commercial kitchen landscape is changing with regards to the evolution of contact grill/panini grill.
Contact grills/panini grill are used in quick service restaurants (QSRs), full-service restaurants (FSRs), fast casual restaurants (FCRs), cafés, bakeries, clubs, and pubs, hotels and more.
With such a rapid pace of change it is more important than ever to be aware of what is available and what you should focus your attention on. The main assets of the contact grill lie in the power, the type of plate and the element used.
A contact grill/panini grill can be used for different kind of menus, from the full English breakfast to reheating a tortilla.
The contact grill with a cast iron plate will enable chefs to cook any kind of food. With this plate configuration, the element used will be a hard element (this will take time to heat up but can stay on all day long). With the Roller Grill Premium Range, the hard element is built in the cast iron plate and thanks to this modification the heat up time will be considerably reduced. On this Premium Range you can also choose which element a site wants to use: only the bottom as a griddle, only the top to reheat products or both as a contact panini grill.
The contact grill with glass plate, Roller Grill Vitro Ceramic (VC) range, will allow the end user to cook or reheat a product in no time. The element used in this case are infrared elements, which heat up extremely quickly and can be used only when needed. Thanks to this element, operators can use the contact grill whenever they need to and they will not have to keep it on all day. Thanks to the fast heat up, a site will be able to save energy by turning it off as soon as they don’t need it.
At Roller Grill we utilise the full power of a 3kW – 13A plug whilst maintaining the flexibility of plug and play. So, check the power rating and look for independent control on double units.
To meet all expectation concerning this product, Roller Grill has brought into the market the Premium Range of contact grills. This new range will have high power, energy efficiency with a cast iron or ceramic plate to fit any kind of kitchen and extra modifications have been added, like the electronic timer, control of the element and the new design.
A site’s menu will define the equipment you need to specify and even a contact grill in a fully equipped kitchen has its importance. For your next project you will be able to focus on the main characteristics and find the right contact grill, if not, give us a call and we will be able to help you.