Uses for a Salamander Broiler

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Uses for a Salamander Broiler
You can cook a wide variety of foods with the Salamander grill. (parrilla image by Carlos-bcn from

Broilers are common in restaurant kitchens because they can reach very high temperatures very quickly, and have precise heat settings. This makes them very versatile for a range of cooking techniques, and the Salamander grill by BlueStar is no different. It is a grill designed for use at home, and it uses an infrared heating element to reach temperatures of up to 85 degrees Celsius. It can fit on a kitchen counter, and due to its adjustable shelves and variable heat settings, it has several primary uses.


The high temperature that the Salamander grill can reach makes it ideal for cooking foods that you would normally grill, such as burgers, sausages and steaks. Place the food on a high shelf and set a high temperature to achieve a quick, surface cooking, as you would for rare steaks. Place the food on a lower shelf and lower temperature to get a deeper grilling.


The Salamander grill is ideal for reheating food that you have already cooked. It will not dry food out in the same way a microwave might, and there is a lot more space in which to reheat a whole meal in one go. A common use for broilers in restaurants is to keep food warm before it is served, and this is also true of the Salamander. By using a low temperature, you can keep any food warm if your cooking times get out of sync.

Finishing food

Many foods can be hard to properly prepare using just one appliance. Barbecues, for example, will often burn the outside of a burger before the middle is cooked. You can cook a burger on a barbecue to give it the smoky barbecue taste, but place it in your Salamander for a minute or so to make sure it cooks all the way through. The infrared heating system will give it a more even cooking than a grill or barbecue, so it shouldn't burn on the outside.

Large items

The Salamander's internal dimensions total 15 inches high, 25 inches wide and 15 inches deep. This makes it ideal for cooking large items that you cannot fit in a grill or microwave oven, such as whole chickens, casseroles or even large pots of soup. Because the Salamander heats from above, it ensures the top of your food is cooked well; but make sure you flip it over, or stir liquids, to get an even heating.

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