Make delicious crêpes with no efforts
French crêpes are becoming a kitchen phenomenon
A dish made by combining sugar, flour, eggs, milk and butter in a precise manner: crêpes are one of the most delicious dishes you would come across in a French restaurant or cafe. It is basically a French version of a wrap and can be easily made if you just manage to learn the technique of making the batter. What makes this dish a popular one is the fact that it can be presented in various forms like folded, stacked or rolled and has the potential of becoming the staple food in your kitchen. Making crêpes can be a really simple task if you use a crepiere, which is a machine designed exactly for that purpose. Let us take a look at how that is done.
Making crêpes is easy: it just takes four steps!
1. Take the necessary ingredients and place the crepiere about 30 cm from any material sensitive to heat.
2. Adjust the temperature according to the requirements, using the controls on the device.
3. Wait a while until the machine is ready and then wipe the hot plate with an oiled cloth. It is better to wipe the plate before each crêpe.
4. Spread the batter on the plate and then wait for a few seconds, after which you can turn the crêpe over using a turner. Once done, clean the plate with a cloth.
Benefits of using a professional crêpe making machine
A professional crepiere can make the tedious task of making perfect crêpes seem very simple and easy to accomplish. A professional device offers certain advantages over pans and other kitchenware:
1. They have a central system that distributes the heat evenly, leading to delicious crêpes.
2. A timer ensures that you do not end up overcooking your crêpes. The LED panel controls all functions and displays all relevant information.
3. They are designed to look stylish and trendy without taking up much space in your kitchen. These professional machines possess enough versatility to make any kind of crêpes you may want to cook in an easy way.
There are several companies that produce crêpe making machines but Frecciainox has emerged as one of the leading brands in this category with several high quality crêpe making products.
The advantages of a professional bain-marie in your kitchen
Bain-Marie is a chef saver in the professional kitchen
Also known as a hot-water bath, a professional bain-marie appliance in the kitchen can be a real asset to a chef. The purpose of a bain-marie is to heat food slowly and without causing it to burn, for instance, if you want to melt chocolate or create cream type sauces. For custards and terrines, a bain-marie cannot be beaten, as they turn out very well when cooked in a hot-water bath. Frecciainox’s bain-marie offers the heat and gentleness of a traditional hot-water bath, without the messy work of using several pots and ceramic dishes to achieve the desired effect.
An old tradition
The hot-water bath known as bain-marie comes from medieval times and was named after Mary, Moses’ sister. It was believed that Mary was a genius alchemist who used the hot-water bath for alchemy, though later people would apply her idea for food preparation, as well as for scientific experiments where materials needed to be gently heated to an exact temperature. The concept hasn’t changed very much since its inception: a heat source warms water in which a basin or container sits. Inside the container is where the food or object to be heated is placed.
The professional bain-marie, a must have for chefs
Amateur chefs create bain-marie hot-water baths in their home kitchens using a two pot system. Bottom pot contains water and top pot is where food is placed so that it is heated by the water (without being immersed). While “home methods” will work in smaller kitchens, a professional chef deserves a professional bain-marie. Temperature will be precise, water can stay hot for as long as needed, and the sturdy industrial versions for commercial kitchen use help minimize the chances of a hot-water bath being knocked over by an exuberant helper or busy chef.
The Many Features of a Professional Kitchen Extractor Fan
Professional kitchen extractor fans come with a range of features that are specifically designed for commercial cooking activities rather than for general use at home. Most extractor fans have features that are particularly suited to the professional setting. The fans are meant to be used in heavy-duty work settings and can withstand the pressure of high temperatures and airflow throughout the day.
Here are some of the main features of professional kitchen extractor fans:
Many of these extractor fans have a minimalist and very compact design, which helps the air flow more effectively. As a matter of fact, in a professional kitchen the amount of fumes and hot air is much more than a normal kitchen, and this requires a heavy-duty air extractor.
Axial industrial fans are designed to be compact, in order to fit into the ducts of many commercial establishments. At the same time, they guarantee a great airflow performance and are thus suitable for large spaces.
Another great feature of these professional fans is that they reduce the amount of noise generated in the kitchen. Large quantities of air are extracted with minimal noise due to the design and special features of the models. As a matter of fact, professional fans have fiberglass acoustic insulation, which helps to reduce the amount of noise generated. The insulation is made of polyurethane foam, which is added in very high densities for added soundproofing.
A lot of these fans have thermal protection, which prevents hot air that may pass through the fan blades from affecting the motor. Some even have grease filters in the hood to avoid the build-up of grease. The fans have anti-vibration mounts and the internal circuitry is watertight due to IP55. Manufactured with double-walled stainless steel, the extractor fan is strong, light and easy to clean.