Cheesemelters, salamander broilers and finishing ovens. Three different names that are all used to refer to a single piece of equipment. Though there may be subtle differences between the brands and product names, these units are all used to melt cheese, create glazes, quickly brown or reheat food and cook small food items. Salamander broilers can be either mounted to the wall, secured to the back of the stove or placed on a counter or table top. Since they are primarily used to melt, brown, caramelize or otherwise finish-off food items, cheesemelters are ideally placed close to the main piece of cooking equipment. When choosing a finishing oven to suit your specific needs, check the overall size of the unit to make sure it will fit in the intended space. Also, these units can run on either gas or electricity. Be sure to check the inlet size or voltage and make sure either is compatible with your current utility hookup.