What do you use an electric soup kettle for?
Soup can be served at any time of the day, which is why it's a good idea to always have some hot soup ready to serve at a moment’s notice. As a lunch option, appetiser or even a quick snack, soup is a beloved favourite. With an electric soup kettle, you can ensure that you always have ample supply of this favourite dish at precisely the right temperature for serving. It’s ideal for use in restaurants, cafes, but also in canteens or at catered events. In addition to soup, a soup kettle can also be used for heating up other traditional buffet options, such as hot dogs, meatballs and sauces.
What are the advantages of having an soup kettle?
One advantage is that a soup kettle serves a dual function. Firstly, it can be used in the kitchen to keep soup warm for a long time so it is always ready to be served immediately. In addition, it’s a good way to offer self-service in a buffet. The lid with a recess for a soup ladle allows guests to serve themselves directly from the kettle and with the thermostat you can set a desired temperature between 30 and 90°C yourself.
How does a soup kettle work?
For the first use, remove the stainless steel inner bowl and fill the outer bowl with water. The minimum and maximum water level is indicated on the inner wall of the kettle. After you have done this, put the stainless steel inner bowl back, close the hinged lid and set the temperature with the dial. The temperature indicator light lets you know when the right temperature has been reached.
It’s important to know that you should use a soup kettle to keep soup warm. It is not suitable for cooking soup, defrosting or heating food that is ice cold. For defrosting, there are many other devices that are better suited.
What is the best way to store soup?
If you want to freeze soup, its best to do this in small portions. You can do this in a variety of ways, for example by vacuum packing it. Vacuum packing food makes sure that it is packed airtight allowing it to remain fresh up to five times longer than with other packaging options.
Maxima has a
that is ideal for liquids. With this tabletop packing machine, you can package liquids such as soups, sauces, gravies and dressings completely automatically. This way, you can neatly and easily freeze them in practical portions.
To correctly defrost the frozen portions, you can use a sous vide method or reheat them using a bain marie. Here, the way of heating is the same, namely using warm water. Sous vide (meaning 'under vacuum') is the heating of food in a vacuum package. You can place this packaging straight into a container with water or a special sous vide device. Most sous vide devices circulate the water in the process for even temperature distribution.
you place the unpackaged food in a dish or other suitable container, then place the container in hot water. Maxima has electric and gas bain marie appliances, and in various Gastronorm sizes. You can also place vacuum packed portions of soup in their packaging in a
for thawing in a bain marie.
How do you clean a soup kettle?
It’s very easy to clean a soup kettle. This is because most parts are made from stainless steel, making them dishwasher safe. Unplug the soup kettle before you start and make sure the soup kettle and its contents have cooled down a bit so you don't burn yourself. Remove the inner stainless steel pot from the kettle and put it in the dishwasher, along with the lid. Pour the water out of the bowl and clean the inside with a damp cloth. For the outside, you may want to use a small amount of detergent to remove any spilled food. Dry the entire unit and its parts well before reassembling everything.
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