What Can A Tilt Skillet Be Used For?
The tilt skillet, or braising pan, is a very versatile piece of restaurant equipment that can accomplish a variety of cooking tasks and techniques as well as produce a large amount of food in a relatively short time period. They are most commonly used in high volume applications to braise, fry, and grill. Tilting skillets are ideal for cooking many foods such as eggs, pastas, soups, stews, and chili. However, the tilt skillet is most well-known for its ability to braise large quantities of meat with more ease and efficiency than other cooking equipment. Before purchasing a new tilt consider the following variants:
Tilt Skillet Types
Tilt skillets can be purchased in either countertop or floor models, however, your kitchen’s specific needs in terms of space, product output, and budget will determine which model style is most appropriate for you. Countertop models can hold between 10 and 15 gallons while floor models can range from anywhere between 18 to 40 gallons. So, if you’re planning on having your tilt skillet do a very significant amount of work in your kitchen then a floor model might be the option for you. Both countertop and floor models have manual tilt lever; however, with floor models you also have the option of an electric tilt device.
Countertop tilt skillets do take up less space than floor models. If you opt for the floor model you have the option of either having an open base, which is more popular as it is easier to clean, or a cabinet base which provides a unit that works more efficiently in battery or a cooking equipment line.
Tilt Skillet Power Options
We offer all tilt skillets, regardless of the type, in both electric and gas models in order to most efficiently appeal to our customers’ needs and situations. Whether you choose an electric or gas model is completely up to you, and we guarantee that whichever one you pick will be the right one for you. However, if you need any help deciding which is right for you, give our product specialists a call at 877-343-6967.
Helpful Sizing Chart
To the left is a helpful sizing chart for reference regarding which size pan you should buy for your restaurant’s meal volume. This is a great cheat sheet to save or print off so you can reference back to find just what size tilt skillet pan is right for you.
We know it can be difficult to make sure you have the right size pan for your job, so hopefully this handy chart is helpful. Simply look in the left column and find the approximate number of meals you serve per day, then jump over to the right column and find out which size pan you should be using and how many.
Tilt Skillet Accessories & Options
Steamer Pan Insert Sets: These insert sets allow for a tilt skillet to be easily used as a steamer. The insert sizes vary and should be purchased according to the size of your tilt skillet unit.
Faucets and Pre-Rinse Sprayers: Purchasing the faucet accessory is a great convenience as it enables for recipes that call for the addition of water to be more efficiently carried through.
Casters: If purchasing the open leg floor model you can also add casters to allow your tilt kettle to be more readily mobile. This mobility will allow the tilt skillet to be used at special events or just be an overall easier product to clean as it can be pulled out from the wall.
Quick Disconnect Fitting: These fittings are especially recommended if you opt in for casters as it permits the unit to easily pass beyond the reach of its connections without harming them.
We hope this buyer’s guide was helpful and informative!! We want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase from RES and that means helping you make an educated decision. When you have a good idea of what you need and why you need it, you can pick the right product! And of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our product specialists at 877-343-6967.