Charbroilers impart a smoky, grilled flavor to steaks, chicken, and fish and will also put mouth-watering grill marks on sandwiches and vegetables. Countertop models are ideal for smaller operations because they burn less fuel and take up less space than freestanding floor models.
The Seattle Restaurant Store offers a wide range of countertop charbroilers from two highly regarded manufacturers: Atosa and Wells. Atosa charbroiler grates are made of stainless steel, which makes them easy to clean and extremely resistant to corrosion and rust. The downside is that steel does not retain heat as efficiently as cast iron. Wells charbroilers come with cast-iron grates, which require more effort to clean and mantain, but are more efficient at retaining and transmitting heat over long periods. Cast iron grates also tend to yield darker and more definitive grill marks. Our Quick Pick Guide below will help you choose the best charbroiler for your kitchen.
Atosa is a Farsi word meaning “beautiful.” Just like its name, Atosa’s refrigeration, gas equipment, and smallwares are designed to blend eye-pleasing aesthetics with functionality and style so that your kitchen stands out above the rest. The company manufactures sandwich prep tables, pizza prep tables, undercounter/worktop refrigerators and freezers, including glass door merchandisers. All of Atosa’s merchandise is environmentally safe, utilizing CFC-free refrigerants in both refrigerators and freezers. In addition to the food service industry, Atosa markets to schools, hotels, restaurants, markets and other commercial institutions.
Wells Manufacturing was founded in San Francisco in 1920 to produce electric cooking products. In 1925, the company’s founder invented and patented a new waffle maker, a move that launched the company into the commercial appliance industry. Today, Wells/Bloomfield continues to focus on research and development to meet changing market needs. The company’s major product lines include electric fryers, griddles, convection ovens, broilers, food warmers, toasters, hot plates, waffle makers, and other specialized products for restaurants.