Instant Steam For Your Commercial Steamers
Steam generators are self-contained cabinets that use electricity or gas to provide steam for steam cooking equipment in commercial kitchens. They have commercial-grade insulation and stainless steel construction to withstand high pressures and temperatures. The durable material prevents rust buildup, and the robust insulation minimizes heat loss in the kitchen. They convert the water in the container into low-pressure steam. Most steam generators work safely at 9-11 or 5-15 psi (pounds per square inch).
Why Need A Steam Generator?
Moist-heat cooking is one of the healthiest cooking ways because steam is much gentler as a heat transfer medium than other methods. Thus, steamed dishes do not lose their natural nutrients, texture, and colors. Lack of high-temperature dry heat helps retain ingredients' fluffy and juicy texture, preventing drying and shrinkage. These benefits have increased the popularity of commercial steamers and steamer ovens in many foodservice establishments. When you have a steam generator, you can supply the necessary steam for all your steam cooking tasks.
Standard Features Of Steam Generators
Steam generators have adjustable flanged feet. Therefore, you can use them with your freestanding or countertop steamers. They will generate and channel steam into your food warmers, proofer cabinets, jacketed steam kettles, tilt skillets, or other steam cooking equipment. You can place all this equipment on steam-generating bases. These cabinets are better suited to institutional operations in hotels, hospitals, universities, and food production facilities.
Steam generators are available in gas and electric models. Gas units are usually more powerful, generating 200 or 300 thousand BTUs. Higher BTU ratings mean more energy production per hour, so the process takes less time. Electric models require less ventilation and are more portable. An electric steam generator could be more practical if you have multiple steam cooking equipment in your large restaurant kitchen.
Since the primary technology in steam generators is similar, only small details set one manufacturer apart from another. One of these details is the drain system. For instance, all Cleveland steam generators drain automatically under pressure after each shutdown, and water refills automatically on startup. The principal determiner of the boiler performance is another crucial detail related to the water quality because dissolved minerals cause limescale buildup, reducing heat transfer efficiency. Crown steam generators include a comprehensive water treatment system to minimize water-related problems.
You might have commercial steamers with their built-in steam generation system. They may be sufficient for many facilities. However, high-output operations will require separate steam generators. Chef's Deal offers several models of these modular bases at budget-friendly prices. You can also browse our steam cooking equipment for a healthy cooking style in your restaurant kitchen.