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This equipment is also called “Bratt pan” or “Shallow fryer” or “Frying pan” according to different manufacturers. Suitable for  braising, boiling, frying of a wide range of foods such as meats, chickens, fish, vegetables, soups, sauce, etc. Temperature range is between 50 TO 250 ºC (approx), manufactured in round or rectangular shape. See Fig.7.6.1
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Fig.7.6.1 Braising pan – BERTO’S – ITALY

 Selection factors:

  • Materials (fully stainless steel AISI 304).
  • Normal or gastronome type (gastronome type is a rectangular type with internal dims allow holding of pans with gastronome or GN sizes – see GN sizing system). 
  • Size in liters (from 25 to 500 liters for commercial cooking)
  • Normal or pressure type (pressure type for higher pressure inside the pan which accordingly increase cooking temperature because of higher water boiling point)
  • Gas or electric type.
  • If gas, check gas accessories & gas safety controls: gas safety valve, flame failure device, electric ignition, thermostatic gas valve, etc (see Range selection factors).
  • If electric check electric accessories & safety controls (safety thermostat, pilot lights, tilting button – if motorized tilting – temperature display, etc)
  • Power in KW (see example).
  • Manual tilting or electric tilting.
  • With or without stirrer (see boiling pan for stirrer advantages).
  • Is it matching other cooking equipments (in case of modular cooking line)?
  • Is it manufactured according to an international standard?
  • See next example.

 Market example:

As shown in Fig.7.6.1, an electric operated tilting braising pan with the following features: Fully stainless steel AISI 304 construction, 120 liters capacity, pan dims 1100 x 560 x 225 mm height, manual tilting up to 90 o, water filling tap, 15 KW electric heater power at 400 – 415 Volts, thermostat temperature regulation from 45° to 295°C, safety thermostat, signal lamps, overall dims 900 x 1200 x 900 mm height, 4 adjustable feet, 205 kg weight, model (E9BR12), manufactured by “Berto’s” – Italywww.bertos.com