If you want to offer your customers warm and tasty food that they simply can’t resist, you need a bain marie. Bain maries are extremely versatile pieces of commercial kitchen equipment that allow you to keep large amounts of pre-cooked food hot and appetising for longer.
By using heat from underneath the pans, these appliances provide a reliable and consistent heat source that keeps goods warm without drying them out or spoiling their quality. They store food within stainless steel gastronorm pans and give you the flexibility to change the configuration of those pans to suit your service requirements. The pans are also interchangeable, allowing you to swap out empty pans for full pans of delicious food.
For commercial kitchens, bain maries usually come in two varieties. Wet heat models use a body of water underneath the pans that is generally heated using a heated element. This combination of water and heat provides the area with warm moisture, helping to keep the food moist. Dry heat models are more energy efficient and tend to reach the desired temperature more quickly than their wet heat counterparts. They are often preferred by mobile caterers as they are safer to use on uneven surfaces and are less fuss to setup and get running.
Explore our range of commercial-grade bain maries to discover the perfect food-warming solution for your commercial kitchen. If you are in the market for more commercial kitchen equipment that can help you extend the life of your freshly cooked products, check out our selection of hot chip warmers.