The compact and sleek modern design of Birko’s Bain Maries make them the perfect addition to any small-scale commercial kitchen, and suitable for a range of establishments. As well as being a fantastic way to keep pre-cooked foods warm for serving, the Bain Marie can also be used as a way to melt and blend ingredients in dishes such as fondues or complex sauces.
The Bain Marie dates back to around 300 AD when it was first used by alchemists to heat their colourful concoctions. The name, derived from Latin and French roots, translates literally as ‘Mary’s Bath’, and is a reference to the double pan heating system contained within the structure. In contemporary times, the Bain Marie has become a staple item in every restaurant kitchen, used widely as a simple and safe way to serve hot dishes. A Bain Marie usually consists of three main parts: an outer pan of water and a heating element that contains an inner pan containing food, as well as a handle or sometimes base underneath.
Birko’s range of double or single galvanised steel Bain Maries come with or without pans and lids giving the buyer flexible purchasing options. Whatsmore, they include a drain tap for easy emptying and cleaning, while a resettable push button acts as a temperature cutout safety control. These high quality Bain Marie’s feature a stainless steel construction that has a stylish brush finish, making them an aesthetically pleasing choice for both front- and back-of-house use with their multiple serving and cooking functions.