Capital Culinarian, Connoisseurian Ranges & Range Tops
Capital Grill and Griddle
Capital Grill / BBQ / Charbroiler
The grill on the Capital range is just an awesome tool to have at hand, for you can obviously cook:
Cast Iron Grates
As you can see in the picture to the left, Capital formed a grove at the base of the upright section, in which grease can run down towards the drip. This has two benefits, to:
The purpose of the stainless steel encased ceramic rods is to spread evenly the heat from left to right. When the heat from the burner rises, it hits the center sections of the ceramic rods. Then the heat is transferred to the rods which heats much more evenly.
The Capital Culinarian Series griddle has a
really nice temperature span, from 150 - 550 degrees. You can clearly
cook on it, but you can also set it for 150 degrees and use it as a
warming plate a very useful addition to a range top.
The way to get the most
from the griddle is to see it as an open ended stainless steel skillet.
What ever you can do in a skillet that won’t run out of the open end,
you can also do on the griddle.
Think of the griddle in this way and you will get much more use from what is a great versatile cooking surface.
TOP TIP....Don’t use the stainless steel grill / griddle covers as a resting place they will scratch.
The Griddle comes with its own stainless steel cover, which is incidentally finished beautifully. Utilizing the same contours as the rest of the range or cooktop, it also sports the same handle to match the drip tray. When you take the cover off you are greeted with a solid cooking surface measuring 16 3/4” x 11”
You will also see in the picture that the cooking surface stops short of the front of the range. The area to the front of the range is where you will pull the grease and waste during cooking and cleaning. The hole in the waste tray empties directly down to the drip tray, which lined with tin foil / aluminum foil, makes for easy cleaning.
TOP TIP....WARNING steam from this method of cleaning is super HOT...... be careful
The griddle plate itself is 3/8” thick solid steel, heated from underneath by an 18,000 Btu gas burner.