How can I put a steakhouse in my kitchen?
May 14, 2014 5:11 PM Subscribe
I'm at the point in life where I can start affording some small luxuries, and one of my longstanding dreams has been to have the ability to cook restaurant quality steak and stir-fries indoor in my home kitchen via a proper commercial grilltop. What do I need to get, and who should I talk to? Has anyone ever done this before?
posted by LongDrive to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Assume that my budget is generous, but not generous enough to fit out a full commercial kitchen. I really just want to cook on it pretty much every weeknight and get the closest thing possible to eating out for 2-3 people. A small setting with a wok ring, an open grill, and griddle plate, would suit me fine. I am hoping that I can replace my current rangetop with this setup, as I don't have the largest space to work with.
I know about some of the basics, such the need for flame failure devices, non-combustable surfaces, and commercial-quality extractors, however all the other stuff in terms of actual brands or equipment I'm at a bit of a loss for.
I'm not looking for domestic brands saying that their gear is 'commercial-grade' - But all the commercial gear and research leaves me quickly out of my depth, and the places that supply this stuff don't seem to want to deal with the small scale I want to deal with.
So, where do I go from here? Bonus points for anyone from Melbourne, Australia that can refer me to any particular vendors or installers etc.