Commercial steamer options include the convection steamer and pressure steamer. The countertop steamer is only available in convection and can handle a variety of foods without its own footprint. There are compact steamers designed for sandwiches that can also do light cooking. Among the popular floor models are the Vulcan steamer and Cleveland steamers, while countertop units include Roundup steamers and the Nemco Fresh-O-Matic steamer.
For high volume, a commercial pressure steamer allows for cooking at higher temperatures than those typical with steam. That means slightly faster cooking than in a convection commercial food steamer, with the advantage of browning otherwise only possible in dry heat. In the restaurant steamer selection, convection steamers are preferred by many because they are easier to use, can be opened during cooking, and have lower initial costs.