Best Catering Heat Lamps on the market

Commercial heat lamps are used for helping to keep foods warm before serving. Unlike a bain marie, catering heat lamps are intended for more instantaneous and shorter term food warming.

Food heat lamps are not intended for cooking food, but with the help of heat lamps, food will stay warm while you’re preparing to serve it.

The principle of kitchen heat lamps is very simple. Just like studio lights or stage lights, the food heat lamp generates radiant heat. When this shines onto the food, it keeps the food warm without overcooking it. Of course if you were to leave the food under the heat lamp for too long, it might start drying out, which is why a bain marie is normally used when you need to keep food warm for an extended period.

As you may have guessed, a heating lamp for food requires a lot more electric power than an ordinary lamp would need.

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