Tilting Skillets vs. Steam Kettles
So, you’re ready for a new steam kettle…or maybe a tilting skillet? What’s the difference? I’m glad you asked!
Steam kettles can cook a lot quicker than your standard stock pot. And they’re larger too. Think of it like standard stock pot 2.0. If you need pasta or soup cooked fast, these are your best bet. And how is this possible? I’m glad you also asked that! Between the cooking surface and the source of steam, a steam jacket is created, which contains the steam and expands into a larger cooking area. This allows the steam to evenly heat, with every serving being consistent. You can either purchase a self-contained unit (with the steam source already built-in), or direct steam (where a separate boiler is required).
Tilting skillets, on the other hand, can provide a lot more space for your smaller commercial kitchens. With their versatility and compatibility with larger kitchen products, you can cook everything you need for the pot of chili in one spot. Cooking capabilities on a tilting skillet include grilling, frying, braising, and simmering. You can either have a countertop or floor model depending on your space situation. Hand-tilt models are compatible for those who prefer a steadier, concentrated pour, while power-tilt units can handle larger, thicker batches that standard products couldn’t handle.
I personally would go for the tilting skillet here due to its versatility and large volume output. What will you decide?