Natural gas steam equipment offers food facility managers and owners many important advantages. It is great for large volume cooking or for cooking small quantities of a wide variety of foods, including meat, seafood, and frozen or fresh vegetables. Gas steamers cook foods fast while retaining color, texture, moisture and nutrients. Natural gas steamers operate on steam provided by the unit or by a boiler. Depending on the food service facility, a dedicated boiler or one that is shared with other equipment can be used.
Two types of natural gas steamers are available-the compartment style and the steam kettles.