Prepping, cooking, and serving food for a large crowd can be daunting. Not only does it need to taste good, but it needs to be prepped and cooked with sanitary conditions to ensure people do not get sick. When you do not have the right culinary tools to work with, it can cause issues when making food in huge quantities. If your operation prepares and serves large groups of people, this technology may be perfect for you. I am talking about a Tilting Skillet, or sometimes called a Braising Pan.  It can cook large amounts of food and tilts forward for easy transfer of food easily and efficiently

Have I sparked your curiosity yet? If so, keep reading to learn about the many benefits of adding one to your kitchen.

Benefit #1: Versatility:

When you work in a kitchen, there are different pots, pans, and devices for different cooking methods. The need to get out different devices and tools can not only waste time, but also clutter your working space. A tilting skillet is extremely versatile. Instead of 10 pieces of equipment, you only need one. It can fry, steam, grill, simmer, boil, sauté, braise, hold, and proof. Amazing, right?! This means if you need to cook different foods at multiple events, all you need to do is bring your tilt skillet around with you. Once you are done making one batch of food, just clean it off and make whatever else you need to cook.

Benefit #2: Safety:

Kitchens are notorious for bumps, bruises, cuts, and more. You are working with hot objects and sharp equipment, after all. One of the best things about tilting skillets is they are very safe to operate. In fact, you do not need any prior culinary training or experience to use one! This means you can grab anyone on your staff and have them man the tilting skillet, even if they have never cooked a meal in their life. The tilting and pouring feature also add to their safeness. When you are transferring the hot foods, you will not have to come into contact with the food at all. This means there is practically no chance of you burning yourself.

Benefit #3: Energy Efficiency:

With electric stoves, you need to wait around a bit for them to heat up before you can start cooking. All those minutes standing around waiting for your stove to get hot can quickly add up. Tilting skillets will heat up super quick, meaning less standing around and more cooking time. They are also very efficient in terms of energy usage. Because of the way they are designed, there’s very little heat loss. This means the surface heat is more uniform and less energy is used to keep it hot.

Benefit #4: Size

You may think that just because a tilting skillet can cook food on a massive scale means they are humongous. But they really are not. You can purchase a 40-gallon tilting skillet that does not necessarily take up a large space under your vent hood. You can also get them in counter-top versions, which take up even less space. So, if you do not have much room to work with, you can still efficiently cook up large batches of food by utilizing a tilting skillet.

Benefit #5: Even Cooking:

Have you ever been preparing food for the masses and one side of a batch is piping hot, but the other is barely cooked? When you invest in a tilting skillet, you can all but eliminate that problem. Even though they can cook up to 60 gallons of food, you can rest assured that every single piece of food will be cooked uniformly. You can control the cooking temperature accurately between 100 to 450 degrees. Another benefit from using a tilting skillet is the flavors and nutrients are retained for optimal taste.

Benefit #6: Transfer Food Easily:

As we have stated above, you can transfer food from the skillet to pans easily, without having to come into contact with the skillet itself. Since the pan sits in a bracket in front of the tilting skillet, all you must do is tilt the skillet and scoop or pour the food into the pan. Not only can you transfer food more easily, but you can do it quicker with fewer losses as well. When you add up all these factors, you are saving money!

Benefit #7: Easy Cleanup:

There is nothing worse than spending hours prepping and cooking, only to then put in even more hard work scrubbing the pots, pans, and multiple pieces of cooking equipment. With a tilting skillet, you will not have to worry about all that extra work. The tilting feature is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only does it make cooking easier but cleaning too! All you must do is tilt the pan forward, drain any oil and grease, and then clean off the skillet itself. Some even come with attached faucets so cleaning is a breeze.

As you can see, a tilting skillet can be a huge asset to your operation. Especially, like stated previously, for those of you that serve food to a large group of people (such as hotels, hospitals, and schools). So if you’ve been trying to figure out the logistics of serving food on a large scale, consider investing in a tilting skillet. If you do, I promise that you will wonder how you ever got by without one!

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