Gyro Machines & Vertical Broilers: The Axis of Taste
Gyro machines, also known as vertical broilers, are specially designed commercial kitchen equipment to cook some of the very well-known Greek, Turkish, and Mediterranean foods. The most renowned dishes that are made with these vertical briolers are the Greek Gyros, Turkish Doner Kebab, and the Shawarma of the Middle East.
First introduced in Chicago in 1965, gyros have reached remarkable popularity in American dining. It's possible to find cafes, restaurants, and fast-food courts that serve various kinds of gyros or shawarmas. Hence, it would be a profitable idea to add a shawarma machine, or a gyro cooker with another naming, to the commercial kitchen of your food serving business.
Features of Gyro and Shawarma Machines
Gyro machines are manufactured from stainless steel to provide durability to be used effectively for commercial purposes. Furthermore, they are generally equipped with better insulation to protect the motor from grease, while the heat shields are also available to maintain the heat inside.
A gyro machine comprises mainly three parts: a rotating spit, burners, and the grease drawer. Initially, gyro meat or doner kebab needs to be stacked around a gyro spit which is solid and long enough to handle the weight. Thus, you should first decide how much meat you will cook and then select among the shawarma cookers, which have meat capacity ranging from 33 Ibs. to 128 Ibs.
The spit length is also important for the capacity, and you can find the models with skewers, from 16 inches to about 38 inches. If you serve a high volume of gyros and doner kebab daily, you should opt for gyro machines that come with spits with a height of 20 inches or more.
Moreover, shawarma grill machines come with a built-in grease drawer to collect the oil and grease in a secure place to keep the counter clean. It can quickly be taken out and cleaned.
Additionally, gyro machines or shawarma rotisseries are offered in different sizes. So, you need to specify the dimensions of your available countertop space and purchase the matching gyro meat cooker to install it in your business securely.
Burners and Fuel Type
The gyro meat, doner kebab, and shawarma are cooked around this vertical spit which rotates slowly in front of the burners. Hence, the gyro machines also feature front or control panels to enable you to control the burners easily.
In addition, gyros machines run on either gas or electricity. Gas gyro machines can be operated with natural gas or liquid propane, and some models come with both options through an adapter. Gyro machines with gas needs have utility or propane connections, and they cook the food with actual flames. These units also require an electrical connection to run the electric engine, which turns the stainless steel spit.
As for the electric gyro machines, they can be installed anywhere with an electric connection. Electric vertical kebab grill gyro machines utilize heating coils for cooking the meat or chicken gyro around the rotating spit, and therefore, they present even cooking from top to bottom.
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