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Heat shields are common in restaurant equipment. A heat shield is designed to protect an object from overheating by dissipating, reflecting or simply absorbing heat. Heat shields also serve a personnel safety function. Heat plates are similar in that they are designed to dissipate heat in a controlled pattern such as with gas ranges.
A heating element converts electrical energy into heat through the process of Joule heating. Electric current through the element encounters resistance, resulting in heating of the element. This process is independent of the direction of current.
Platens (flat cooking surfaces) provide a method for efficient two-sided cooking, while accommodating a variety of products. Platens are made of either stainless steel or a composite material. Operators can specify grooved platens for items that require grill markings. Manufacturers recommend the use of nonstick sheets for the top platen since it is difficult to scrape off food. Without the sheet, the top of a burger or other food can stick to the platen, compromising its quality. Sheets last about two weeks with good maintenance.
In 1983 a pizza operator had an idea that would revolutionize the pizza industry. John Lamonica and Stearns Product Development created a press that would be used to press the first dough ball. Proluxe history was made. From pizza presses to tortilla presses, panini grills to bun caramelizers, they have developed restaurant equipment featuring various innovative technologies. After 30 years of commitment to innovation for the foodservice industry, DoughPro has changed their name to ProLuxe. Their products have been providing kitchens with consistent, quality performance throughout the world. Their product line has increased to include TerraLuxe stone hearth ovens as well.
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