Lids & Splatter Screens

Burner trivets are helpful in keeping pans away from the direct heat of electric and other solid elements of range burners. They are necessary when using most heat resistant glass utensils.

The Reducer trivet is useful to place over your burner when you need to steady small pans, like butter warmers, or small stovetop espresso makers.

Heat diffusers are often needed to decrease the amount of heat that is directly transferred from the range to the pans. By spreading the heat over its surface, it helps prevent hot spots, and helps keep food from sticking to the bottom of your pan. Use a diffuser under pans that don't have a heavy aluminum, copper or iron base. Always use a low-heat setting.

Splatter screens help to keep frying grease from spattering all over your countertop and utensils. See our tips, at the bottom of this page, on how to diminish splattering. You can reduce spattering by reducing the amount of water that comes in contact with hot oil. Use utensils that are thoroughly dry of water. Use a paper towel to dry steaks and other cuts of meat before cooking. Allow breaded cuts to sit 15-20 minutes before cooking. Make the oil very hot, without allowing it to burn, before adding food.

Cooking with an induction cooktop is extremely fast and safe. With the push of a button the temperature changes instantly, just like cooking with gas, but without the open flame. The cook top stays cool except where it comes in contact with the pan, making this stove safer and keeps the kitchen cooler.

Induction works with metal pans that have magnetic properties. To use other kinds of pans, a magnetic disc can be the go-between. Great for use in a busy restaurant kitchen, but may also be used in culinary schools, catered events, buffets, and as a handy extra-quick burner in the home kitchen.

The portable butane burner is ideal for use for picnics and tailgating parties, at tableside cooking, to keep food warm at the table or buffets, as an extra burner at dinner parties, and especially useful for catering. It can also be used for cooking during emergency power outages. Each handy canister burns for about 3 to 6 hours, depending on the heat setting used. And the flame burns evenly and consistently, even at the lowest setting.