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Salamander has the same idea like broiler; both have an overhead heating element. The difference between salamander & broiler, that broiler cook raw food while salamander main function is heating cooked food surface for serving hot plates, top cheese melting, meat steak browning, etc, in addition, salamander can cook foods but it is not its main function. Salamander is manufactured as counter top equipment, suitable for restaurants (especially fast food), central kitchen in hotels, hospitals, etc.
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Fig.7.13.1 Open type salamander – BERTO’S – ITALY

Market example:

As shown in Fig.7.13.2, an electric open type salamander (some manufacturers have closed type salamander to be like an oven) with the following features; stainless steel construction, adjustable level grid, heat resistant grid handle, 3.3 KW power at 230 Volts, weight 56 kg, external dims 600 x 580 x 585 mm, suitable for small restaurants & cafeterias, model (SA / E 60), manufactured by ” Berto’s” – Italy.  www.bertos.com