American Services offers restaurant equipment repair in St. Louis such as grills and griddles which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, fuel types, and functionality. Some of the most common types are electric, manual control gas, thermostatic control, teppan yaki, cadco, panini, and specialty griddles.
If you are looking for the widest selection of griddles, you will want to take a look at the various electric models. Electric griddles can be as small as 14-inches by 16-inches and cost as little as $400 or as large as 72-inches wide and cost thousands of dollars. It is essential that you first know the electrical requirements of your location as well as the application you will use an electric griddle for. Fortunately, many electric griddles can run on a 120V outlet which are typically located readily throughout any kitchen. Larger size griddles will usually run on 208/240V but have also been known to require 480V. Selecting a size that is appropriate for your application is just as important as the electrical requirements. Purchasing a griddle to large will require extra cost and the potential for it to not fit in your work area. Think about the type of work you are planning on performing and choose a griddle that will accommodate it.
In addition to electric griddles, Thermostatic Control Gas Griddles are very common. Again, the sizes vary for different applications, both the physical size and the size of fuel consumption. Smaller Gas Griddles, 15-inches by 27-inches, are rated at around 20,000 BTU while larger griddles, 48-inches by 27-inches are rated at around 80,000 BTU. Again, ensure your location has the proper hookups for a gas griddle and that your infrastructure can handle the system.