In the commercial setting, electric kettles do not refer to the piece of equipment we use for boiling water at home for making tea or coffee. Kettles are commercial cooking equipment used in both small and large kitchens that need a production boost.
If you need to slow boil and simmer a large volume of dishes at a time or cook batches of liquids such as soup, sauce, gravy, stew, or broth electric kettles may just be what you need, especially if you don't have available gas connections in your facility.
Electric kettles are engineered to cook food with uniform heat through a steam jacket that covers two-thirds of the kettle or, for shallower models, the entire vessel. This means that there is a larger surface area that steam comes into contact with compared to stockpots, which are only heated from the bottom. Thanks to the maximum heat transfer, electric kettles not only speed up the cooking process but also provide even results that operators can repeat with confidence in every batch cooked.
Electric kettles are made of stainless steel to stay rigid and resistant to corrosion and the stress of daily use. They come in a wide variety of capacities to accommodate all scales of operations. There are countertop units that can hold as little as three gallons while you can get larger floor models with a capacity of up to 200 gallons. Twin kettles are also available for those that wish to cook two different products at the same time.
There are stationary and titling electric kettles. The tilting models feature a handle or a crank that operators can use to tilt the kettle usually up to 90 degrees to safely pour cooked products into smaller vessels. This not only eliminates the need for scooping, which can take a lot of time and is likely to cause some mess, but also prevents the products from congealing and cooling, which can significantly reduce the quality and taste of the product.
Some electric kettles also have a mixer or agitator, which thoroughly mixes the products during steaming to maintain the proper consistency. You'll also find features like solid-state temperature controls, which make electric kettles smarter and cooking so much simpler. This is by not only facilitating the simplest of temperature adjustment but also providing self-diagnostics. This way, you can get ahead of any potential problem, prevent breakdowns or disruptions during operation, and maximizing savings through accurate service calls.
CKitchen has a large selection of electric kettles from some of the most trusted brands in the industry such as Vulcan, AccuTemp, Southbend, Cleveland, and Market Forge. These manufacturers have developed innovative technologies to improve the durability and the performance of their electric kettles. And CKitchen allows you to enjoy these brands' best at the lowest prices guaranteed so you can outfit your commercial kitchen with everything you need while staying under budget.
If you're not sure which electric kettle suits your kitchen best, feel free to contact us, and we'll help you narrow down the best units based on your needs, your space, and your budget.