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Commercial Induction Cooktop: Cook Food More Precisely and Evenly

An induction cooktop uses induction technology (electromagnetic energy) to heat pots and pans. Unlike traditional gas or electric stovetops, where the heat is transferred from the burner to the pot, induction cooking works by generating heat directly in the cookware, resulting in faster and more efficient cooking without an open flame. This reduces the risk of burns and makes induction cooking safer than traditional commercial ranges.

The cooktop surface remains cool as the heat is generated in the pan, adding a safety advantage. However, it's important to note that only magnetic cookware works on induction cooktops. Without induction-ready cookware, you won't be able to use it.

Induction cooking in a commercial kitchen is ideal for everything from simmering delicate sauces, allowing them to retain their rich flavors, to searing meats, ensuring they remain juicy and succulent. Even complex dishes, such as stir-fries and risotto, can be cooked to perfection with relative ease. Delicate dishes that require precise temperature control are much simpler for even the best professional chefs. Whether in restaurants, cafeterias, food trucks, or hotels, commercial induction ranges make it possible to prepare high-quality food quickly.

Induction Innovation: Crafting Culinary Brilliance with Eleven36

At Eleven36, we're committed to providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. We understand no two kitchens are the same, so we offer a wide range of high-quality induction cooking equipment.

Induction technology offers several advantages in professional kitchens, including precise control, energy efficiency, and safety features. At Eleven36, our commitment is to deliver top-tier products that enhance kitchen efficiency, diversify menus, and boost customer satisfaction. We understand that the right cooking equipment is a worthy investment, offering lasting performance and cost savings. Offering high-quality brands like Southbend ensures you have the great features you need to succeed in the kitchen.

With enhanced kitchen efficiency, you can easily expand and diversify your menu to cater to more customers.

Understanding the Range of Commercial Induction Burners

You can find gas or electricity-powered induction burners and cooktops. Though commercial products offer more power for professional chefs, these units are much the same as the ones you'd find available for home use.

Gas Induction Burner

Gas induction burners offer the familiarity of gas cooking with the efficiency of induction technology. They work best in kitchens that already have a gas supply. The initial cost might be higher, but the operational costs are usually lower.

Depending on type and style, expect to spend $2,000 to $5,000. Higher-end products will include more than one burner.

Opting for full-sized induction cooktops rather than a countertop or portable commercial induction cooktop will cost as much as $40,000. 

Electric Induction Burner

Electric induction burners are a great choice for kitchens without a gas supply. They offer precision temperature control and fast heating. While the ongoing electricity costs might be higher, the initial investment is typically lower than gas induction burners.

Plan to spend anywhere from $300 to $2,000, depending on whether you get a portable option and the number of cooking zones.

In either configuration, you'll find various options, from full-sized units to portable induction cooktops and hot plates. 

Heating Perfection: Essential Features and Considerations

As you determine which cooktop is best for your needs, consider the following:

Size and Cooking Zones

When choosing an induction cooktop, consider the available space in your kitchen and the number of cooking zones (burners) you need. If you're working in small spaces, you may consider a portable induction burner or a countertop commercial induction cooktop. These smaller units will fit into tighter spaces, making them a great option for food trucks and pop-up events.

If you work in a larger kitchen or a high-volume restaurant, you'll be better off investing in full-sized cooktops, as these allow you to work multiple foods at once.

It's important to remember that some induction cooktops have more burners than others, and some will also have different-sized burners. You want something that will fit well in your kitchen without hindering movement or operations. 

Storage Base

Some models come with a storage base underneath the unit that can be useful for storing ingredients. The storage space will improve kitchen efficiency and production, leading to happier customers and, ultimately, more profit.

Power and Efficiency

​If you have a menu that requires quick cooking speeds, higher-wattage commercial-grade induction ranges offer more rapid heating. But if you need precision control over temperature settings for delicate dishes, look for models that offer this feature. 

In a commercial kitchen setting, induction cooktops are significantly more energy efficient than traditional cooking options, which can lead to substantial energy cost savings. The efficient heating comes from the fact that induction only heats the pan, so most of the energy is used, leading to less waste – and they heat up faster than traditional cooktops. The energy savings not only leads to cost savings, but also helps reduce your establishment's carbon footprint.

Plus, because the cooktop offers a smooth surface that doesn't get hot, it's easier to clean. There's no chance for food to get burned onto it.

A bonus? If your staff is tired of sweating in the kitchen, you don't have to worry about it heating up the area around you. Keeping cooks comfortable during their shifts can go a long way toward improved productivity.

Finding Your Fit among Commercial Induction Stoves

Because no two commercial establishments are the same, the best choice for one kitchen isn't necessarily the best option for another.

For instance, if you don't have access to a gas line in your kitchen, investing in an electric option may make more sense than paying for a gas line installation. 

Consider your menu and what other equipment you have available in your kitchen. This will help determine how many cooking zones you need. Eleven36's wide range of industry-leading induction cooktops can meet your specific needs. Let us tailor your solution so you find the perfect fit for your culinary needs.

Investing in commercial induction stoves may seem more expensive than traditional gas stovetops. Still, when you consider their value in terms of efficiency and cost savings over time, induction options use less energy and heat up faster. This can lead to substantial energy bill savings in the long run, offering a more budget-friendly total cost of ownership.

Induction Innovation: Boosting Kitchen Efficiency with Eleven36

Choosing the right commercial-grade induction cooktop can revolutionize your kitchen operations. At Eleven36, we're committed to helping you make this choice with our range of high-quality products and our commitment to customer satisfaction. 

Want to learn more about induction cooktops or any of the other restaurant equipment offerings we have? Contact us today