Scaling up your business can seem daunting with all the new things you need to learn, especially if you’re thinking of moving from your familiar kitchen to a commercial space. The kitchen appliances in our commercial kitchen can help you produce your product in large volumes. While their names (and what you can do with them) may be unfamiliar to you, these appliances are actually larger, more efficient versions of appliances you can find in smaller kitchens.
Learn About Some of the Commercial Kitchen Appliances at OAFVC
Steam Jacketed Tilting Kettle
At the risk of oversimplifying, a steam jacketed tilting kettle is a big pot used for cooking food — and it’s great for cooking high volumes of liquid.
The “steam jacketed” part of the name refers to the outer layer of the pot, which holds circulating steam, and heats the kettle evenly (like a jacket).
At OAFVC, our steam jacketed kettle can be tilted (hence the name steam jacketed tilting kettle) making it easier to transfer contents in and out of the kettle. This is especially useful for transferring contents deeper in the kettle.
Steam jacketed kettles usually have a valve or tap at the bottom, which makes it easy to decant or strain off liquids. This makes it great for cooking large volumes of:
Also known as a braising pan, a tilting skillet is basically a large pan, heated by gas or electricity.
With even heat distribution, it cooks without burning food and it’s great for large volumes of food that need to be:
Sauté meats or steam vegetables — or simmer sauces — in bulk. Just like our steam jacketed tilting kettle, our skillet can also be tilted; making it easy to transfer products for cooling and packaging.
Are Commercial Kitchen Appliances Worth It?
Many of our clients don’t buy commercial kitchen appliances. Rather, they use them at OAFVC’s commercial kitchen. As demand for their products rise, they need more efficient ways of producing in bulk — and commercial kitchen appliances not only offer cooking in large volumes, but also more energy-efficient ways of reliably producing their products.
As a municipal initiative, OAFVC is designed to help your business grow and succeed. Affordable rates for the commercial kitchen start at half day, with packaging and labelling services on site. Training is also offered for the appliances, and there are always experts on site if you need help.
Take a Tour of a Commercial Kitchen
The steam jacketed kettle and tilting skillet aren’t the only appliances in OAFVC’s commercial kitchen. With a number of other appliances, like a cold press or flash freezer, you can make everything from sparkling tea to frozen meals.
Download the FREE map below to see what else you can cook in OAFVC’s commercial kitchen.