Significance and Use
5.1 The energy input rate test is used to confirm that the double-sided griddle is operating properly prior to further testing.
5.2 The temperature uniformity of the bottom cooking surface may be used by food service operators to select a double-sided griddle that provides a uniformly cooked product.
5.3 The preheat energy and time can be useful to food service operators to manage power demands and to know how rapidly the double-sided griddle can be ready for operation.
5.4 The idle energy rate and pilot energy rate can be used to estimate energy consumption during non-cooking periods.
5.5 Cooking energy efficiency is a precise indicator of double-sided griddle energy performance under various loading conditions. This information enables the food service operator to consider energy performance when selecting a double-sided griddle.
5.6 Production capacity is used by food service operators to choose a double-sided griddle that matches their food output requirements.
1.1 This test method covers the energy consumption and cooking performance of double-sided griddles. The food service operator can use this evaluation to select a double-sided griddle and understand its energy efficiency and productivity.
1.2 This test method is applicable to thermostatically controlled, double-sided gas and electric (or combination gas and electric) contact griddles with separately heated top surfaces.
1.3 The double-sided griddle can be evaluated with respect to the following (where applicable):
1.3.1 Energy input rate ( );
1.3.2 Temperature uniformity across the cooking surface(s) and thermostats accuracy ( );
1.3.3 Preheat energy and time ( );
1.3.4 Idle energy rate ( );
1.3.5 Pilot energy rate, if applicable ( );
1.3.6 Cooking energy rate and efficiency ( ); and
1.3.7 Production capacity and cooking surface temperature recovery time ( ).
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.