Common Questions About Commercial Braising Pans
What is a commercial tilt skillet?
A tilting braising pan can be a countertop or floor model, with a large rectangular cooking surface surrounded by tall sides. The fact these units are commonly known as tilting skillets gives a clue as to what they can be used for: Like a skillet, they can be used to pan fry, reduce liquid mixtures, braise meat, sauté, cook burgers, and even produce fluffly pancakes, all at huge volumes. Beyond that, a tilting frying pan can also be used to prepare soups, stews, and sauces through a fairly hands-off process.
Tilting braising pans usually have a spout on the front and a mechanism that helps the skillet tilt forward for dispensing food. The mechanism can be manual or powered, often depending on the capacity of the skillet.
How do I clean a tilt skillet?
Commercial braising pan are made of stainless steel for durability and easy cleaning. The cooking surface of the tilting frying pan cannot be removed to be washed in a warewasher, so it must be washed in place. Use hot soapy water to wash the unit. After rinsing, apply a sanitizing agent on the cooking surface.
What commercial tilt skillet accessories do I need?
The accessories that will most benefit you will be dictated by the size of your braising pan, as well as what you will be cooking. Some of the options include:
- Equipment stands can be used for countertop braising pan models if you're short on counter space.
- A caster kit makes large braising pans easy to move for cleaning or serving.
- A draw-off valve can be used for removing liquid from the braising pan. These usually come with a strainer to prevent clogs.
- Add a faucet or spray hose to make cleaning and filling simple.
- Adding a pan support can make dispensing food far easier, as it can hold a pan as it is filled.