Choosing A Commercial Grill
As a business owner or manager, one of the key purchases you will have to make is a commercial grill. In fact, it is probably the most important decision you will have to make in the hospitality industry.
So, when you choose a commercial grill for your resort, hotel, restaurant, or eatery make sure you it'll fit your needs. But, how does one determine what “best” means in the context of commercial grills? Well, there isn’t a “one size fits all” answer to this, but there are a few key factors you should take into consideration.
Stainless Steel or Aluminum Grills
First, you need to look at the material used to construct the grill. It must be something that is durable and able to last long, while also being easy to maintain. It must be able to handle all that intense pressure that comes with the restaurant business. You’re obviously going to be doing some major grilling and this is where a commercial grill sets itself apart from a residential grill. They are built to handle pressure.
Speaking of durable materials, there are generally two options you have in the market – aluminum and stainless steel. Each one offers its own set of attributes/benefits. For example, aluminum weighs less and is more malleable, which means you can enjoy better design options with aluminum grills. While steel grills are stronger and more capable of handling daily pressure. However, a common benefit is that neither aluminum or stainless steel will rust.
Commercial Grill Features
As technology improves, we see that a lot of the products that we use has become more effective and efficient. This applies to grilling technology as well. There has been a tremendous amount of development in this area. Today, we have commercial grills that are capable of doing so much more than what their predecessors were capable of.
So, don’t settle for basic stuff. Look at all the features you’re getting. However, don’t get swayed by fancy options. Check to see if those features will really help you out in the kitchen. Will it help you cook food faster or will it help you reduce your workload? These are the questions that should be running through your head.
Finally, choose a grill that will contribute to your primary objective – cooking good food. After all, serving customers with top notch food is what a restaurant should be all about. There’s no point in choosing a super-sophisticated grill if it isn’t going to help you prepare the best food possible. At the end of the day, it’s your customers who need to be kept happy.
AEI Corporation - Grilling Industry Pioneers
AEI was established in 1966, and have played key roles in the development of the first gas grills and the first patio heaters. Over the years, AEI has provided several innovative solutions for grills through their brand Performance Grilling Systems(PGS). AEI is currently the only company to manufacture aluminum gas grills, stainless steel gas grills, and complete commercial gas grills. Apart from providing the best heating and cooking equipment, AEI also offers top notch customer service with industry leading support services and product warranties.
PGS Commercial Grills
The PGS T-Series Grills are the best commercial grill options in the industry. AEI's attention to detail, and drive for perfection has lead them to create high quality commercial grills. For instance, just look at what one of the S36T, has to offer.
It comes with a durable housing that’s completely made from stainless steel and includes the PGS FuelStop 1-hour gas flow timer kit. The PGS FuelStop Timer Kit cuts off the gas supply after an hour of non-use. Which is an excellent safety feature. As a restaurant owner or for that matter, the owner of any commercial property, you never ever have to worry about a grill being left on.
Now, this feature is combined with a high-efficiency burner system and a material that transmits heat to the cooking grids quickly & evenly. So, the end result is a high-performance grilling system that manages to be safe. Additionally, PGS offers a parts replacement warranty for 1 year for the grill and its components. In fact, PGS is the only brand in the market to offer such a warranty.
Here are some of the other key features in the S36T:
- 720 Square Inches of Cooking Space
- Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Housing
- 67,000 BTU
- PGS FuelStop® "60 Minute Grill Timer"
- A 1-Year Warranty for Parts Replacement
- Manufactured in the USA
- Available in Natural Gas or Liquid Propane
The S36T isn’t the only grill from PGS that comes with the 60-minute grill timer. The entire T-Series includes the grill timer shut off safety feature. No one has to be concerned with accidentally letting a grill run for too long. The timer takes away that concern by cutting off the gas all by itself. This is an important feature that offers a huge safety benefit. In fact, it even minimizes your burden of complying with the ever-changing restaurant safety standards.
The S36T is the definitive commercial grill. It is engineered to be a product that can handle the daily pressures that come as part and parcel of being a commercial product. The S36T, like every other PGS grill, is built using only the highest quality materials possible.
The S36T offers safety and value that few other commercial grills on the market can compete with. The S36T is just one among a series of commercial grills made by AEI and sold under the PGS brand. Some of the other top T-Series commercial grills include the T30NG, the T40LP, and the S27T. All of these grills, like the S36T, come with the PGS FuelStop 60-Minute Timer, and high quality construction. However, one difference with the latter two models is that they enjoy stainless steel housing instead of aluminum.
If you are interested in knowing more about the best commercial grill options for your location, contact AEI today. The experts at AEI can answer your questions, and suggest the best commercial grill solutions for your establishment.