Steam Kettle

Large capacity kettles enable restaurant operators to prepare massive quantities of their customers' favorite soups, chilis, and stews. Menu items requiring long simmering times need to be made in high quantities as chefs will not be able to whip up another batch quickly enough to satisfy customer demand. Most of these kettles are equipped with other features that are particularly suited to cooking and maintaining soups in a commercial kitchen, including forced steam heating that warms the container evenly, optional power tilt, varying capacities, and assemblies for as many as three kettles. Whatever type of soups you want to serve, you'll find the kettle that's right for your establishment here. We'll go over KaTom's selection below and then answer some common questions. More

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Crown Steam EC-12TW
Crown Steam EC-12TW 12 gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/1ph

KaTom #: 972-EC12TW2081

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$6,986.00 / Each
Cleveland KET12T
Cleveland KET12T 12-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/3ph

KaTom #: 109-KET12T2083

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$7,290.00 / Each
Vulcan K12ETT
Vulcan K12ETT 12-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/3ph

KaTom #: 207-K12ETT

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$6,350.00 / Each
Accutemp ACGL-40E NG
Accutemp ACGL-40E NG 40-gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, NG

KaTom #: 087-ACGL40ENG

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$13,442.97 / Each
Groen TDB-20C
Groen TDB-20C 5-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/1ph

KaTom #: 167-TDB20

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Groen TDB/6-10 2081
Groen TDB/6-10 2081 2.5-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/1ph

KaTom #: 167-TDB6102081

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Cleveland KET-6-T 2403
Cleveland KET-6-T 2403 6-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 240v/3ph

KaTom #: 109-KET6T2403

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$5,967.00 / Each
Cleveland KGL40
Cleveland KGL40 40-gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, NG

KaTom #: 109-KGL40NG

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$17,746.00 / Each
Vulcan K60ELT
Vulcan K60ELT 60-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 240v/3ph

KaTom #: 207-K60ELT2403

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$24,389.00 / Each
Vulcan VEKT64/B166
Vulcan VEKT64/B166 6-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/1ph

KaTom #: 207-VEKT64B1662081

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$24,267.00 / Each
Cleveland SD760K12
Cleveland SD760K12 (2) 12-gal. Steam Kettles - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, Direct Steam

KaTom #: 109-SD760K12

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$13,105.00 / Each
Vulcan VEKT64/B166
Vulcan VEKT64/B166 6-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/3ph

KaTom #: 207-VEKT64B1662083

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$24,267.00 / Each
Vulcan K60GL
Vulcan K60GL 60-gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, LP

KaTom #: 207-K60GLLP

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$21,150.00 / Each
Vulcan VEKT64/B166
Vulcan VEKT64/B166 6-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 240v/1ph

KaTom #: 207-VEKT64B1662401

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$24,267.00 / Each
Groen AH/1E-100
Groen AH/1E-100 100 gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, LP

KaTom #: 167-AH1E100LP

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Vulcan K60GL
Vulcan K60GL 60-gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, NG

KaTom #: 207-K60GLNG

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$21,150.00 / Each
Vulcan VEKT64/B166
Vulcan VEKT64/B166 6-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 240v/3ph

KaTom #: 207-VEKT64B1662403

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$24,267.00 / Each
Groen AH/1E-20
Groen AH/1E-20 20 gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, LP

KaTom #: 167-AH1E20LP

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Vulcan K60GLT
Vulcan K60GLT 60-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, LP

KaTom #: 207-K60GLTLP

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$31,606.00 / Each
Groen AH/1E-60
Groen AH/1E-60 60 gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, LP

KaTom #: 167-AH1E60LP

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Vulcan K60GLT
Vulcan K60GLT 60-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, NG

KaTom #: 207-K60GLTNG

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$31,606.00 / Each
Vulcan VEKT80/666
Vulcan VEKT80/666 (3) 6-gal. Steam Kettles - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/1ph

KaTom #: 207-VEKT806662081

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$27,235.00 / Each
Groen AH/1E-80
Groen AH/1E-80 80 gal. Steam Kettle - Stationary, 2/3 Jacket, LP

KaTom #: 167-AH1E80LP

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Vulcan K6DTT
Vulcan K6DTT 6-gal. Steam Kettle - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, Direct Steam

KaTom #: 207-K6DTT

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$4,111.00 / Each
Vulcan VEKT80/666
Vulcan VEKT80/666 (3) 6-gal. Steam Kettles - Manual Tilt, 2/3 Jacket, 208v/3ph

KaTom #: 207-VEKT806662083

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$27,235.00 / Each
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Common Questions About Steam Kettles

How do steam kettles work?

These kettles are heated by pressurized steam running between an inner and outer layer of metal – usually stainless steel – called a steam jacket. The heated water transfers heat efficiently between the heating element and cooking product. Steam jacket heating is preferred over standard stovetop boilers because the steam jacket heats more evenly and penetrates the kettle over a larger total surface area than a standard stove heating element. With stove cooking, the only heat source is at the bottom of the pot, but with steam jacket cooking, the heat emanates continuously from either halfway or two-thirds of the way up the kettle. For large volumes of dense product, such as chili or soup, the heat from a bottom burner will take a long time to penetrate the entire kettle, so heat coming from a larger area greatly increases the speed and consistency of the cooking. Depending on the model, the water for steaming will need to come from an outside source or be self-contained inside the kettle.

Should I get direct or self-contained steam?

Direct kettles require the operator supply the water that will be steamed in the heating process. Self-contained systems include specially treated liquid inside that turns to steam without needing to be vented or replaced. Self-contained systems usually require less maintenance, but direct kettles are usually simpler and cost less initially.

Should I get a gas or electric large capacity kettle?

KaTom carries both gas and electric kettles, but the location of your establishment will determine which is best for you. In most locations, gas will be more expensive than electricity, though in some higher elevations, gas could result in lower utility bills. Gas is also a good choice for mobile operations such as food trucks, where high-powered electrical outlets are unavailable.

Should I get a manual or power tilt kettle?

Some larger models come with a motorized tilting mechanism to decant the contents after cooking. A tilt kettle lets operators dispense soup into smaller vessels without wasting time scooping. Pouring from the kettle itself, whether into serving bowls or smaller tureens, means the product does not cool or congeal before it's served.

What sort of power do I need?

Steam kettles vary greatly in their capacity and power requirements. Individual model specification sheets will list power requirements, and operators should consult their building maintenance information before purchase. Consider whether gas or electric models will be more cost-effective in the long run.

Are these kettles countertop or freestanding models?

Smaller kettles can fit on a countertop to save space in a crowded commercial kitchen, but larger models typically require floor space. Table units can host multiple kettles, enabling several types of soup or chili to be cooked at once. Consider how much space you have available in your establishment before making a purchase.

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