There are many different ways to cook food, but the basic process involves applying high levels of heat to a raw product in order to change the chemistry of the item. In most cases the heat is transferred through a medium of some kind, like an oil or boiling water, but there is another method of cooking that is common, especially in health restaurants, steam.
Steaming is generally considered one of the healthiest ways to cook food, as it has less fat content then cooking with oil, and many believe less of the nutrients are lost when compared to boiling. A commercial steamer takes this to the next level, and allows for powerful, quick and large quantities of steaming for restaurant use.
Choosing between different models and sizes of steamers should be based on the amount of food you plan to cook within the cavity at once. In addition, you’ll need to consider the space accommodations allotted for your steamer, as one model may consume a footprint within your kitchen while another can sit comfortably on top of a shelving unit. Heres a quick guide to help you decide which ones will work best for your needs!