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Countertop kettles give food service operators like you the ability to quickly cook large volumes of liquids such as soup, chili, broth, pasta sauce, stew, and more. Countertop kettles are perfect for small or busy kitchens without a lot of extra floor space to spare but are looking to improve their production capacity for liquid foods on a daily basis.
Like their larger counterparts, countertop kettles feature a steam jacket where heat from pressurized steam is pumped. This steam can be generated from a separate steam generator or a self-contained system. The steam jacket then transfers the heat to the main vessel of the kettle to cook the contents without having the steam touch the food.
Self-contained kettles, on the other hand, use distilled water and might require more effort to clean and service. If you have multiple pieces of steam cooking equipment in your kitchen, a steam-generated countertop kettle will make more sense.
Depending on the size of the steam jacket--two-thirds to full steam jackets are available--the heat produced is able to cover a part of the entire surface of the kettle all at once, which allows for uniform heating and rapid heat transfer for fast consistent results.
To make it easier, countertop kettles can have a manual or power tilt feature that facilitates a safe, quick, and more controlled transfer of the cooked liquids into other containers. There is typically a pouring on the edge of the top of the kettle to assist in large-volume pouring. This also makes sure that the food is preserved in its best state without cooling or congealing, which will sully the quality of the product.
Countertop kettles come in several styles and configurations to meet your needs. Stainless steel construction is standard for these units in order to make a sturdy piece of kitchen equipment that can stand up to the challenges of daily heavy use.
Countertop kettles are available in both gas and electric models, and CKitchen is proud to have a wide selection of countertop kettles from some of the most trusted names in the field of food service equipment such as Vulcan, AccuTemp, Southbend, Market Forge, and Cleveland.
These brands incorporate a unique set of features and innovations to produce countertop kettles that can keep up with your daily demands. If you need a floor kettle, CKitchen also has a large collection that you can choose from.
If you're not sure which unit will serve your business best, feel free to contact us and we'll be more than happy to accommodate all your needs to help you make the right purchase for your operation.