Turn up the heat and try steaming your hot dogs. Steaming is a popular and economical way to cook hot dogs, and commercial steamers are capable of cooking over 100 hot dogs in 20 minutes or less. If you do a lot of business or have unexpected surges in demand, make sure you are prepared with a reliable hot dog steamer. Hot dog steamers are perfect for full-service concession stands that see a lot of business. Since steamers use the heat from water to cook the franks to perfection, they stay plump and juicy, even when simply being held at a safe temperature until they are served. Commercial hot dog steamers often come with optional bun warmers as well, keeping buns warm and moist—never wet—until the hot dogs are ready to be served.
Hot dog steamers are usually equipped with a method of draining excess water from the steam pan or steak tank. This drain valve makes controlling the water and steam much easier. The heavy-duty stainless steel construction means that there is very little need for service or serious maintenance, and only light cleaning is required to make your hot dog steamer last.