Broilers use intense heat to achieve quick, efficient cooking. Cooking like this provides a caramelized finish that gives food a distinct flavor. While all equipment in this category shares the same basic cooking principle, each one is designed for a specific use. Smaller ones like salamanders or cheese melters are best for lighter applications, such as caramelizing sugar on deserts or melting cheese. Vertical ones are known for cooking the meat used in gyros or shawarmas. Upright ones can produce high quantities of food quickly and are designed to conserve space in a busy kitchen.