Gastronorm Containers And Their Use

Gastronormartikel indispensable helpers gastronorm containers, for commercial kitchens also GN containers called are indispensable for industrial kitchens. Gastronorm is a standard measure of container in the catering industry. Due to the standardized sizes and dimensions, as well as the robust processing, GN containers are useful helpers in industrial kitchens, canteens, cafeterias, restaurants and snacks. Standardization allows the container to stack and thus space-saving storage. Most gastronorm containers are made of stainless steel, plastic and porcelain used. While the stainless steel GN containers suitable for the cooking, the plastic containers rather serve the purpose of the storage. Grade hot and hot dishes such as Lasagna, sauces, vegetables, meat, etc. are not only prepared in stainless steel containers, but can be placed also in the same containers to the buffet.

Usually they come in the Size GN1/1 used, because they engage in chafing dishes without any problems. Chafing dishes are water baths that are heated with appropriate Brennmitteln below. That is particularly convenient because the food not be required to after cooking in the oven. The plastic GN containers are ideally suited for cold and quickly perishable foods such as fruits, vegetables and fish. There are two types of plastic containers, once made of polycarbonate and polypropylene. Polycarbonate is a transparent plastic. So, the chef has the perishable food in the eye. In the stressful everyday life it is time consuming and annoying, if you have to open each container to see the content.

There are not these problems at the poly carbonate containers. But unfortunately whatever disadvantages bring benefits, gastronorm containers made of transparent polycarbonate due to the transparency out of direct sunlight to protect. Package made of Polipropilen Milky are less sensitive to light. But are the contents from the outside, not to recognize. Here remedy color clips. With the so-called color clips you can label the container well from the outside. While stainless steel containers are ideal for stoves, plastic containers are completely unsuitable for ovens and salamanders. Vice versa, stainless steel containers should never be placed in the microwave. Only plastic containers should be used for use in microwave ovens. Standard sizes include GN1/1, GN1/2, GN1/4, GN1/3, GN1/9 GN1/6 and GN 2/1 and GN2 / 3.