Steam kettles are good for restaurants that produce a lot of soups or sauces. The unit serves as it’s own pot or pan and cooks the food within it’s walls using the steam heat enclosed within walls that are separated from the actual food. There are several options one must consider when purchasing a steam kettle. The first is whether you will be using gas or electric energy; the second is whether the unit will have water brought to a steaming boil by use of water or direct steam pipes provided by the building the last is whether you will need a stationary or tilting kettle. Gas or electric can be as simple as what hook ups you have available in your kitchen or what will be easiest to hookup based on where you want placement in your kitchen. Direct steam is not a modification that can easily be made to a building and is only recommended for use by businesses that have a centralized boiler.
The choice for a stationary or tilting kettle is the last decision made and it depends on what your needs will be for the unit. For added stability, a stationary kettle cannot be beat. The sturdy legs will hold up to year s of use. If you are looking for a kettle that will be easy to drain and clean completely, a tilting kettle is a better option. The tilting mechanism will allow the kettle to be tipped and emptied entirely and allows better access for cleaning.