Any eatery that serves rice will benefit by having a rice cooker as part of their kitchen equipment. An absolute necessity at Asian and Mexican restaurants, commercial rice cookers allow you to quickly and easily cook large quantities of rice with consistent results.
Commercial rice cookers can be either gas or electric. Gas units tend to be larger and more efficient than electric units and deliver shorter cook times. This can be an important consideration when large quantities of rice are needed throughout the day. Electric rice cookers are more portable and are more prevalent in smaller-scale operations. Either way, most commercial rice cookers are designed to hold rice at the proper temperature and consistency after the cooking cycle is complete. Choose among a lineup from the most reliable manufacturers, including Thunder Group, Town Food (RiceMaster), Panasonic, and Hamilton Beach (Proctor Silex).
When browsing commercial rice cookers, consider these important options:
- Pressurized vs. non-pressurized cooking
- Electric vs. gas
- Cook and hold times
- Ease of use
- Pre-programmed settings
- Built-in thermostats
- Heated lids
- Overheat protection
- Automatic shutoff
- Removable liners for easy cleanup
Some commercial rice cookers offer the versatility to cook other foods, including grits, oatmeal, and mac and cheese. Don’t underestimate the convenience and dependability that commercial rice cookers offer. The product specialists at Foodservice Superstore will help you select the optimal countertop cooking equipment for your restaurant or foodservice operation.