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    A Salamander for the Home Cook?

    In our recent house hunt we stumbled across one home that had a unique feature. The Kitchen was equipped with a newish 6 burner Garland Range and a new Garland Salamander. Having a TRULY Commercial range... okay sure. I guess I understand the appeal (though the exceptions I'd have to get on my insurance are annoying.) But a Salamander? What in the FRACK does a home cook need with a Salamander?!?!? Considering that for the cost of both (plus extra insurance etc.) they could have just as easily gotten a Bluestar with the fancy, super-hot IR Broiler... Am I missing something here? DOES a Salamander have a place in the home kitchen?!?!

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    Uh, what's a salamander?
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    Most people have one in the kitchen as it is. They usually call it a broiler. If you are doing a lot of cooking then it would be reasonable.

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    maybe they really like grilled cheese sandwiches..
    Salamander is what we call them here too.

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    A salamander is similar to a cheesemelter, but usually has a moveable shelf with a pistol grip-like mechanism. Some are infrared. They actually work quite well for broiling fish and steaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkriggen View Post
    Uh, what's a salamander?
    My bad. That's just what I know them by, but I actually don't know what the heck their official name is.

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    And not to be confused with one of them Old-School Salamanders, which, as a home cook, I STILL TOTALLY NEED/WANT!!!

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    Bluestar offers home range w/ salemanders. For my use it is a waste of space, as I'd rather have the footprint devoted to burners. But it would be fun to play with one every now and then. You can use it as a plate warmer, cheese-melter, browner, etc.
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    I would totally buy one if I had the option. I think they are much more useful than the griddle i had on my Viking. The griddle was a pain in the ass to clean.
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