Tilting skillets are used to cook a large quantity of food including scrambled eggs, braised meats, soups, stews, pasta dishes and more. You can use a tilting skillet for a variety of purposes including: grilling, frying, simmering, and braising.
Many chefs refer to a tilting skillet as a braising pan and use it for braising meats. Tilting skillets are popular among schools, hotels, hospitals, and governmental organizations for their ability to evenly cook and hold a large amount food in a short period of time.
Tilting skillets are typically identified based on their gallon size and have a capacity between 10-60 gallons. The 30-40 gallon model is the most popular capacity bought by customers.
- Large capacity allows for preparation of large amounts of food
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Reduces cooking time by more than 20%
- Maintains flavor and nutrients
- Tilt design allows for more convenient transfer of foods to serving pans and storage containers
*Please Note: A water filtration system should be bought to ensure you are preparing food with clean steam water.
Size, Capacity, and Footprint
Due to continued evolutions in design, the footprint of tilting skillets have significantly reduced over the years. A typical 30 gallon skillet is 33” wide x 33” front to back x 33” tall.
Tilting skillets are manufactured in gas and electric models
Tilting skillet temperatures can range between 100-450 °F
The majority of tilting skillets are constructed for heavy use and made with a stainless steel interior and exterior. Tilting skillets are usually built with a condensate vent and a box-shaped braising pan, with a hinged cover. They are most often supported by a stainless steel open leg frame base.
- Allow the unit to cool down
- Scrub out the interior surface with a brush and cleaning detergent solution.
- Place a bucket near the skillet
- Tilt the skillet to drain the cleaning solution.
- Rinse, dry, and wipe down the interior and exterior surfaces.
ACityDiscount sells 30 and 40 gallon tilting skillets from Market Forge at excellent prices.