Toastmaster is known for their wide selection of gas and electric griddles. The griddle is one of the most versatile pieces of restaurant equipment in your kitchen. Used to cook everything from eggs, to burgers, pancakes and more, most menu items can be covered with a griddle alone. Before purchasing your Toastmaster griddle, consider your unique needs. If you do a lot of frozen-to-griddle menu options, you'll be most interested in fast recovery times. The width of your commercial griddle options is dependent on the type of menu items you'll be cooking there, along with the physical space you have available in your kitchen.
What is the difference between a gas griddle and an electric griddle?
Like most cooking equipment, the choice between a gas griddle or an electric griddle is really up to personal preference. Electric griddles provide options for foodservice professionals who may lack gas hookups within their kitchen. Some prefer the energy efficiency of electric griddles, which can help support their sustainability goals. Plus, electric griddles are typically more cost effective, so restaurateurs know they won't break the bank with their new restaurant equipment.
Gas griddles on the other hand often feature better heater precision than their electric counterparts, which is why they're a common favorite amongst guests. With more ability to control temperature, comes less chances for unexpected hot spots and burnt food. The more a chef is able to churn out consistent, high quality dishes, the happier customers will be (and the less food waste you'll have affecting your bottom line).
Maintaining Your Toastmaster Griddle
Like most things in a commercial kitchen, the more you keep your equipment clean, the longer it'll last—particularly for cooking equipment. Over time, grease and other particles could settle on mechanisms, prohibiting your equipment from reaching temperature. And what happens when your equipment works harder? It burns out more quickly.
Toastmaster griddles make it easy to clean with a spatula-width grease trough and chute. Plus, you'll find that Toastmaster griddles are also outfitted with rear and side guards to protect your walls and surrounding areas from grease splashes.