Salamander Ovens & Cheesemelters

A salamander oven or cheesemelter can help you finish off your food before serving it. If you want to brown the cheese on top of a casserole, these broilers could work for you. Or if you want to re-heat something, heat some nachos, or warm some cheese — that is what these broilers are for.

These broilers can be a great way to save you some time during busy hours in your kitchen, so you'll find these in many restaurants across Canada. Here’s what you can do with a salamander broiler: prepare larger amounts of food in your quieter hours, and then during peak hours you can quickly reheat them in your broiler. But these machines are also good for food that has just been cooked, but just needs a bit of browning or some finishing touches.

These broilers are great at maintaining heat while on standby mode, so you can quickly fire them up and be off to the races in no time. Potentially, you can also get a broiler that will attach to your current range. You can also order a broiler to come with a range, if you’re buying a new one. These machines also come in countertop models, and models that you can install onto the wall which can save you a lot of space.

What’s the difference between a cheese melter and a salamander broiler?

They’re very similar actually. It’s just a matter of the amount of power they have. A cheesemelter is a little less powerful than a broiler. It delivers direct heat from top elements, rather than radiant heat (like in a salamander), so it is generally used for less demanding tasks, such as (you guessed it) melting cheese. It can melt cheese on the top of nachos, or french onion soup, or it can also be used as a plate warmer, before or after the food has been put on it.

If you’re not sure which salamander oven or cheesemelter to purchase, give us a call at 1-855-388-5999. If you’re not sure if you need a salamander broiler or a cheese melter, we should be able to help you out.
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