Let’s not beat around the bush. Almost every range you see inside a restaurant kitchen is a gas range. However that doesn’t mean that the commercial electric range doesn’t exist (in fact it’s more popular than one might think). Here are a few reasons why it might be worth it to have an electric range for your restaurant.
Electric elements are significantly easier to clean than gas grates
Perhaps the greatest advantage to having an electric range is that unlike gas grates, an electric range’s burner elements are sealed. This means you don’t have to worry about heavy grates, or the gunk on, around, and underneath that you have to worry about all the time.
While this does not sound much, the time you spend cleaning (which depends on how much you cook with your range inside your commercial range per shift) can greatly affect other restaurant matters such as prep times, breakfast/lunch/dinner hours, cleaning material costs, and morale.
The installation is (generally) easier
Having commercial restaurant equipment professionally installed can be a hassle, especially the larger the equipment. Another advantage why an electric range might be worth it is because installation is less of a hassle. In essence (and this Frog is only saying in the most broadly general way possible), you’ll probably just need an electrician to sort out what plug you’ll need on that range and, odds are, you’ll be good to go. Simple as that.
If you are interested in electric ranges, such as a new Imperial IR-6-E, go ahead and visit One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment at 2416 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809 (Mon – Fri: 9AM – 5PM; Sat: 10AM – 3PM) or call us at (407) 480-3409 to get started.