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speers90
08-10-2013, 10:47 AM
For those of you who use steam tables, what are the pro's and con's of open well vs. sealed well steam tables? If it makes a difference I am looking at 4 well gas steam tables.

HBMTN
08-14-2013, 10:50 PM
I'm not positive this is right but I think sealed wells are built better and more costly. They have a drain valve to drain the water for cleaning. The open well has removable pans for water and must be removed and dumped. I have the Duke 4 well (open well) unit and it is great.

acguy
08-17-2013, 11:13 AM
I'm not positive this is right but I think sealed wells are built better and more costly. They have a drain valve to drain the water for cleaning. The open well has removable pans for water and must be removed and dumped. I have the Duke 4 well (open well) unit and it is great.

All true. If you need a steam table for a full service restaurant, sealed is the way to go. It will stand up to the use and it's much easier to keep clean.

If you need a steam table for the occasional use, go with an open table. Open table won't take the abuse but it will be half the price.