Stationary kettles allow you to prepare large batches of high-demand liquid food items like sauces, soups, chili, gravy, and pudding. Compared to stockpots, stationary kettles provide more heat to the vessel to cook faster and more efficiently and make the transfer of cooked foods less cumbersome.
A stationary kettle is a powerful piece of commercial kitchen equipment that takes care of all your liquid cooking needs. A draw-off valve allows you to empty the contents into smaller vessels.
Since stationary kettles are steam jacketed. they cook food by introducing and circulating heat in the space between the jacket and the walls of the vessel itself and transferring the heat to heat the food indirectly. This design prevents delicate food items like chocolate from being scorched.
There are fully jacketed stationary steam kettles that deliver more heat on the interior space of the unit, which translates to faster cooking and time and allow you to fill the kettle to capacity. There are also units with a steam jacket, that only covers two-thirds of the exterior, which are great for slow cooking.
Stationary kettle capacities start at 20 gallons with the large units at 60 gallons all the way to 100 gallons. These units typically have a stainless steel construction to prevent rust and handle heavy work in busy kitchens with packed dining rooms day in day out.
Stationary kettles are mounted on either a pedestal base or two to three-pronged legs with adjustable flanged feet to keep the unit steady and to help you easily achieve proper working height. Other features include a perforated strainer, faucet bracket, electronic ignition, pressure relief valve, and a spring-assist hinged cover.
CKitchen has an excellent selection of stationary kettles from industry-leading brands like Market Forge, Cleveland, Southbend, Vulcan, and AccuTemp. These units are designed for durability, reliability, and performance.
If you are not sure which stationary kettle suits your business, we have a team of food service consultants ready to assist and help you find the best.