You can add delicious grilled flavor to foods when cooking on either a countertop broiler or a freestanding charbroiler. Looking for a place to start? Shop from our selection of combination broilers or Vulcan broilers and salamanders and enjoy the highest quality in performance.
Cook’s Direct has a large selection of commercial charbroilers from top brands including Globe, Vulcan, Comstock and Vollrath. When shopping for charbroilers, you can choose from a variety of sizes and often with different top configurations that include a griddle and cheese melter or salamander options. Cook’s Direct is a great source for commercial broilers, as well as parts and accessories for charbroilers.
If you need help deciding what is the right broiler for your operation, please give us a call at 866-613-2617 and our customer service team will assist you in finding the right commercial foodservice broiler for your institutional kitchen.
When selecting the best commercial broiler for your institutional kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:
How much space can I allot to my commercial broiler?
Do I want to have a griddle surface along with my charbroiler in one unit?
Is this broiler part of a larger commercial kitchen renovation project that involves other cooking equipment?
Cooking Capacity: Assess your cooking needs based on the volume of food you expect to prepare. Consider the size and type of your establishment, peak hours, and menu items that require grilling or broiling. Look for equipment with adequate cooking space and the ability to handle your desired output.
Heat Source: Determine whether you prefer gas or electric-powered equipment. Gas broilers, griddles, and grills offer instant heat and precise temperature control, while electric options tend to be more energy-efficient and easier to install.
Cooking Surface: Pay attention to the material and design of the cooking surface. Opt for high-quality materials such as stainless steel or cast iron, which provide durability, even heat distribution, and are easy to clean. Look for griddle plates with a smooth or grooved surface, depending on your cooking preferences.
Temperature Control: Ensure the equipment offers accurate temperature control to achieve desired cooking results. Look for models with adjustable thermostats, multiple heat zones, or independent burner controls to accommodate various cooking requirements.
Efficiency and Performance: Consider features that enhance efficiency and performance, such as infrared burners for faster heating, flame tamers for reduced flare-ups, or griddles with built-in grease traps for easy cleanup. Look for equipment with energy-saving features to reduce operational costs.
Durability and Maintenance: Choose equipment from reputable brands known for their durability and longevity. Consider models with removable components or easy-access design for convenient cleaning and maintenance. Look for equipment with warranties to protect your investment.
Safety Features: Prioritize equipment with safety features like flame failure detection, overheat protection, or splash guards to ensure the well-being of your staff and customers.
Whether you are selecting a countertop broiler for your college campus American fare cooking station or a radiant low profile gas charbroiler for the kitchen in a long-term facility, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.