Southbend has been providing high quality products for the foodservice industry since 1898. With a Southbend commercial griddle, chefs know they are receiving a piece of restaurant equipment built to last. These commercial griddles feature even heat distribution and quick recovery times no matter what you're cooking. Adjustable legs and a wide spatula-width grease trough makes cleaning projects just a bit easier. Ideal for medium to heavy-duty restaurants, you'll love the performance of your Southbend commercial griddle!
The Difference between a Thermostatic and Manual Griddle
When someone references a thermostatic griddle or a manual griddle, they are referring to the type of controls that commercial griddle has. For example, a manual griddle has controls like that of a commercial range with adjustable dials that can be set to low, medium or high settings (with a few in between). The caveat with manual griddles is that they require constant adjustments, particularly if you cook a lot of frozen items.
A thermostatic griddle on the other hand, has controls similar to a commercial oven. With a thermostatic griddle you set the desired temperature you want to cook at (say, 375° F) and your griddle will automatically adjust to hold the desired temperature no matter what you cook on it. For those who specialize in all-day breakfasts or run a busy burger business, thermostatic griddles are the way to go for consistent temperatures. However, if you plan to cook a variety of foods on your griddle and anticipate needing a wide range of temperature options, then a manual griddle would be the best option for you.