At the time of deciding on what restaurant cooking equipment to go for, the base of the whole operation will be what you choose as your cooking range. After all, this is where most of the cooking itself will take place, so you will want to get the best possible range for your restaurant. There are three main kinds of cooking ranges, each coming with their own pros and cons. If you find yourself unsure of which one to get, here we provide you with a quick breakdown of each to help you decide.
There is something familiar and instinctive about the use of gas cooking ranges. You immediately get a flame that you can visually adjust to your liking, giving you some sort of certainty and control over what you are doing. The flames of a gas stove allow for both a quicker and more oven cooking experience, for the flames spread themselves evenly along both the bottom and the sides of the pan or pot. It is also much cheaper to operate gas stoves, for they don’t consume as much energy as other types of stove ranges. They do tend to be more expensive to purchase and to install than electric stoves, though, so keep that in mind.
As far as electric ranges go, they are very easy to operate, to purchase, and to install. They only require an electrical connection to operate, so they are often easy to install when there is no previous gas connection (and a lot cheaper to do so as well). However, their energy use is definitely something that you must consider because it will definitely increase your energy consumption and raise the cost of operation. It is also worth noting that you will not be able to use the stove in case of a power outage and that the energy use of electric ranges can often be a little mucho for some backup generators.
Induction cooking ranges are considered by some to be top of the line restaurant cooking equipment for a variety of different reasons. They provide optimal simmering and fast cooktop heat due to their power and their precision. Induction cooktops use an electromagnetic field below the glass cooktop in order to transfer current directly into the magnetic cookware and making it heat up. While this is a wonderful option for high-end restaurants that want to ensure the best cooking experience, it does come with a few drawbacks. You will need to have induction-compatible cookware, so you might not able to use some of your current tools with an induction cooking range.
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