In a busy kitchen with lots of soup, sauces, stew, broth, and other liquid menu offerings to serve, floor model kettles will give you the speed and space you need to produce these products in large volumes to keep up with the daily demand.
Unlike stock pots, floor model kettles are designed to heat products from all sides of the vessel instead of just the bottom. This makes for a much more efficient heat transfer, achieved through the unique design of the steam-jacketed kettles.
The steam jacket is where steam is introduced and from which it is transferred to the interior of the kettle to heat the contents without direct contact with the steam. The steam jacket covers either two-thirds of the kettle or the full exterior. Two-third steam jackets are the more common and are ideal if you're not planning to fill the kettle to the brim. Whichever you choose, you're guaranteed to get a more even, consistent heating all throughout to cook up sauces and soups faster.
Floor model kettles have a stainless steel construction to stand up to heavy commercial use. You won't have to worry about rust, scratches, or dent because these units are truly built to last. Some models come with a handle or crank that you can use to tilt the kettle to pour the cooked contents into smaller containers.
This feature not only saves time by removing the need to scoop or ladle the contents to transfer, but also makes it easy to clean the inside of the kettle. Additionally, being able to pour the piping hot liquids prevents congealing, which can completely ruin the texture and quality of the food.
CKitchen has a line of top-quality floor model kettles from trusted brands like Market Forge and Cleveland, which integrate unique features to their products such as solid-state thermostat controls for easy operation.
Floor model kettles are configured for electric, gas, or direct steam. For high efficiency and quick cooking, you can't go wrong with a direct steam unit. Floro model kettles are available in a wide range of capacities starting at 20 gallons and with the larger units able to hold up to 200 gallons at a time. The kettle is supported by two two three heavy-duty legs or a pedestal base. Some units come in the form of a cabinet assembly.
If you're not sure which unit is the most suitable for your operation, our friendly and knowledgeable team of foodservice consultants can provide the assistance you need to make the right choice for your business.