Restaurant Tilting Skillets / Braising Pan
What is a Tilting Skillet/Braising Pan?
Tilting skillets or braising pans are restaurant equipment used to cook a large amount of food in a relatively short amount of time compared with more traditional means of cooking. Commercial restaurant tilting skillets can be used to cook a variety of foods such as meat, eggs, stews, soups, pasta, chowder, chili, and much more.
Braising pans are most commonly used in a restaurant to grill, fry, braise, and/or simmer.
Restaurant quality Tilting Skillets can be found in high output restaurants and commercial kitchens that cater to a large amount of people. The benefits of having a Tilting Skillet are their ability to cook evenly and their ability to cook a large amount of food in a short time, and the ability to tilt the contents of the unit and pour the contents out for use at a later time.
Temperature ranges on these restaurant skillets are 100-450 °F. Typical places to find restaurant braising pans are hotels, schools, catering companies, cafeterias, buffets, hospitals, and government institutions.
Types of Tilting Skillets / Braising Pans & Sizing Considerations
Tilting Skillets can be counter top units or free standing, they are usually differentiated by the capacity that they can hold usually anywhere from 10 to 60 gallons.
For proper sizing under the hood, keep in mind that an average 30 gallon tilting skillet is roughly 37” Tall, 39” Left to Right, and 40” Front to Back.
Comes either as GAS or ELECTRIC.
Construction:Commercial Restaurant Braising Pans are constructed with stainless steel inside and out. A square or rectangular shape pan sits on the top of the unit with a hinged cover where the food would be cooked and then poured out if necessary. Behind the pan is a condensate vent for the excess steam to vent. Supporting these components usually is an open leg frame base.