Two Things That Slow Down High-Volume Kitchens. If you need orders going in and out of your restaurant quickly, you need more than organized procedures, prepped ingredients, and a good staff. The wrong cooking surfaces can slow down the pace, no matter how much your staff is ready for a rush. Here are the two primary ways the wrong cooktop can impact a kitchens speed:

  • Does your griddle have hot spots? Most griddles come with different regions of quick and slow heating due to the element under the surface. This can get and worse over time, making some portions of the surface entirely unusable or good only for ingredients that require low temperatures to cook. If you have a small restaurant and your cooking staff is used to the quirks of the cooktop, they can work around it, but you will still lose time and efficiency. With a larger restaurant or new staff, that same cooktop can drag your kitchen to a halt.
  • How quickly does your griddle reheat? Each time you cook a new ingredient, your griddle has to reheat a bit to make up for the temperature difference. Most griddles take a long time to get back to the necessary temperature for different proteins, and that can force your staff to rotate through different areas on the griddle’s surface instead of being able to use the whole surface at all times.


With the Steam Shell Griddle, you can mitigate both of these problems. This griddle has instant temperature recovery and an efficient heating method that keeps the surface at the set temperature across the whole of the griddle instead of just close to the element. Click here to see more of the features of American Griddle’s Steam Shell Griddle.

About the American Griddle Corporation: American Griddle’s patented Steam Shell Technology has revolutionized the foodservice industry. By utilizing Steam Shell Technology, foods can be cooked at uniform temperatures, creating better tasting and more consistent results. Products are cooked from the top and bottom simultaneously, retaining all of the natural moisture and flavors that make your food taste great. Users experience benefits not seen in traditional electric griddles, such as consistent and faster cook times, no cross-flavoring, and instant recovery.