Specify ENERGY STAR® Steamers!
Due to good heat transfer, steamers rank among the more energy-efficient kitchen appliances. However, boiler-based steamers
drive up operating costa by consuming an average of 40 gallons of water per hour!
Connectionless steamers operate as a closed system- without a boiler and a drain- so they consume less water and less energy
than a boiler type steamer.
If you absolutely require a boiler-based steamer for a cook-to-order, high production operation, look for one that uses less
than 15 gph.
Operating Tips for Steamers:
- Close the door while the steamer is operating.
- Use only as many compartments as you need.
- Cut down on standby time. Eliminating an hour of standby time on a boiler based steamer
can save from $50-$300/year.
- Use the timer to ensure the steamer returns to idle after cooking.
- Fix leaks and repair as necessary. On boiler-based models, keep the boiler clean by removing deposits.