Often called the work horse of the commercial kitchen, tilt skillets (or braising pans) are one of the most versatile pieces of foodservice equipment. Browse our selection of Cleveland braising pans and tilt skillets, Vulcan braising pans, Groen and others.
Or check out our selection of parts and accessories for tilt skillets.
Making scrambled eggs for 200, or 30 gallons of beef broth? Use your braising pan to get the job done. These high-capacity versatile pans can prepare between 10 – 40 gallons of food at once and are ideal for hospitals, schools, universities, cafeterias, and other institutional facilities.
Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team is here to help you find the right braising pan or tilt skillet for your institutional kitchen or dining establishment. Call us at 866-613-2617.
Consider these factors when selecting the best braising pan or tilt skillet for your institutional kitchen, university meal service, or hospital dining facility:
The amount of people you are feeding. What size tilt skillet can accommodate your customer count and menu?
The location of the necessary utilities to your braising pan. Are they nearby?
Your reason for replacing an existing tilting skillet. Is this part of a larger kitchen project like a new build out or a cooking line renovation?
- You can also read our Ultimate Guide to Commercial Tilt Skillets for more information.
Need assistance? Our Customer Service team are specially trained on foodservice equipment to help you find the braising pan or tilt skillet that best suits your institutional or commercial kitchen needs. Call us at 866-613-2617.
Capacity and Size: Consider the capacity you need based on the volume of food you will be preparing. Braising pans and tilt skillets come in various sizes, so choose one that can accommodate your cooking requirements.
Take into account the available space in your kitchen and ensure the dimensions of the equipment align with your needs.
Construction and Durability: Look for braising pans and tilt skillets made from high-quality materials such as stainless steel or cast iron. These materials offer excellent heat conductivity, durability, and resistance to corrosion.
Pay attention to the thickness of the cooking surface and the overall build quality of the equipment. Thicker pans provide more even heat distribution and are less prone to warping over time.
Heating Mechanism and Temperature Control: Consider the heating mechanism available for the braising pan or tilt skillet. Options include gas, electric, or steam. Choose the one that aligns with your kitchen's infrastructure and energy source availability.
Look for models with precise temperature controls to allow for accurate cooking and temperature maintenance during the braising or skillet process.
Versatility and Functionality: Evaluate the range of cooking functions and features offered by the equipment. Some braising pans and tilt skillets offer additional capabilities such as grilling, steaming, frying, or simmering, providing versatility in your kitchen.
Consider features like tilting mechanisms, which facilitate easy pouring and transferring of food, and adjustable cooking surfaces or inserts that allow for different cooking methods and food quantities.
Cleaning and Maintenance: Check if the equipment has easily removable components for thorough cleaning and maintenance. Look for models with rounded corners and smooth surfaces, as these are easier to clean and minimize the risk of food buildup.
Consider the availability of self-cleaning features or automated cleaning options that can simplify the maintenance process.
Energy Efficiency: Look for braising pans and tilt skillets that are designed for energy efficiency. Energy-efficient models can help reduce utility costs and have a positive impact on the environment.
Safety Features: Ensure that the equipment has adequate safety features such as heat-resistant handles, splash guards, and automatic shut-off mechanisms to prevent accidents and injuries.
Look for models with temperature limit controls to prevent overheating and ensure safe operation.