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Vulcan Commercial Cooking Equipment

Vulcan: Done to Perfection

Vulcan History

The Vulcan name first appeared in 1890 with the formation of the Vulcan Gas Heating Company. Through the early 20th century, both the Vulcan and Hart companies grew and continued to add product lines until 1949 when Vulcan-Hart was formed as Hart Manufacturing Company acquired the Vulcan name and line of commercial products.

Since that time, Vulcan-Hart has become one of the world’s largest and most trusted manufacturers of commercial kitchen equipment. The company continues to work ahead of the curve through research and development to provide operators with top quality kitchen equipment.

Vulcan Commercial Cooking Equipment


Vulcan manufactures ranges and fryers, griddles and heated holding with everything other kind of commercial cooking equipment in between! Their broad line of commercial, industrial and professional cooking equipment has been recognized by professional kitchen chefs and operators for its quality, energy efficiency and consistency.


Versatile and dependable, Vulcan’s commercial and professional ranges are built to work hard in operations of all sizes. Innovative features help you improve productivity and deliver the high-quality, consistent professional results needed to keep diners coming back to your restaurant for more.

  • Vulcan SX36-6B
    • 36″ wide range with (6) cast iron burners and (1) standard oven
    • LP or Natural gas operation
    • Stainless steel construction
  • Vulcan  60-SS-6B-24G
    • 60″ wide range
    • (6) cast iron burners, (1) standard oven, (1) baker’s width oven, 24″
    • LP or Natural gas operation
    • Endurance Range with most reputable bake in the industry
  • Vulcan EV36-S-6FP
    • 36″ wide range
    • (6) burners, (1) baker’s width oven
    • Electric operation
    • Porcelain bottom and door back

Convection Ovens

Vulcan commercial convection ovens provide consistently superior results. With either gas or electric models and a host of optional features and configurations suited for every professional foodservice need, you’ll find no greater value in convection ovens.

Vulcan Convection Ovens

  • Vulcan VC44GD
    • Double stack gas convection oven
    • LP or Natural gas operation
    • There are two independently operated stainless steel doors
    • Energy Star rated
  • Vulcan VC4GD
    • Single stack gas convection oven
    • LP or Natural gas operation
    • Unique heat recovery system to recirculate air and save energy
    • Stainless steel construction
    • Energy Star rated
  • Vulcan VC44ED
    • Double stack electric convection oven
    • 208V or 240V electric connection required
    • 60 minute timer with audible alarm so operator can hear in even the busiest kitchens


Vulcan innovative fryers are easy to operate and maintain, maximizing your productivity and minimizing your restaurant’s operational costs. With faster recovery, they’re designed to be the most profitable pieces of equipment in your commercial kitchen, day in and day out.

Vulcan Fryers

  • Vulcan LG300
    • 35-40 lb. oil capacity
    • LP or Natural gas operation
    • Freestanding Economy Fryer
  • Vulcan 1ER50A-2
    • 50 lb. oil capacity
    • Electric operation
    • Quicker Recovery and More Surface Area with Flat Ribbon Heat Elements

Energy Star

Energy Star products are given their designation due to designs that cut your energy usage, contributing to a cleaner environment. These Energy Star products lower your utility bills due to the lowered energy usage and in some states, qualify for large rebates, making these products even better investments! Vulcan has put in countless hours of research and development to product cooking equipment that exceed these strict regulations to save you money in the long run. Learn more about Vulcan Energy Star Rated products from Central!

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Central Restaurant Products offers thousands of Vulcan products across every product line. Browse their products on our website or talk one on one with a expert product consultant at 800.215.9293 to find the perfect Vulcan equipment for your commercial kitchen!

Sell More Fried Foods with Vulcan’s New Energy Star Certified Gas Fryer

Our friends at Vulcan have released a new brand of gas fryers, the VEG series. We’d like to share some more information from Vulcan below. You can shop for the VEG here. Buy from Central and receive free shipping!

New from Vulcan: an ENERGY STAR® certified 35-pound value gas fryer.  With a production capacity of 56.8 lbs./hr. and a 50 percent cooking efficiency rating, the VEG cooks 10 lbs. more per hour than a standard economy fryer and reduces operational costs through energy savings. Plus, the fryer may also qualify for energy rebates at time of purchase!

The VEG fryer is comprised of a stainless-steel fry tank and door, making it easy to clean and durable to stand up to the daily wear and tear in any kitchen environment. Standard millivolt controls eliminate the need for an electrical hook-up, resulting in additional flexibility for fryer placement under the hood.

Vulcan’s VEG fryer is ideal for cooking a variety of fried menu items, including frozen appetizers, French fries and chicken wings.  Have you ever served fried avocados?  With the VEG fryer, use the recipe below to introduce a new, appealing item to your menu that your customers are sure to love.



  • 10 avocados
  • 10 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 10 eggs, beaten

Multiply ingredients as necessary to get the desired amount.


  1. Heat oil to 350°F.
  2. Peel and slice avocados lengthwise into 8 sections. Remove the pit.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the flour, herb seasoning and cumin
  4. Place the beaten eggs into a shallow dish.
  5. Dip avocado slices in beaten egg, and then in mixture. For a thicker batter, repeat the dipping process.
  6. Fry the coated avocado slices in the hot oil for 3 to 5 mins., or until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy with Ranch dipping sauce!

Source: (Recipe slightly altered) http://allrecipes.com/recipe/55639/fried-avocados/

About Vulcan Equipment

Vulcan, a division of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC, is a leading manufacturer of cooking equipment in the U.S. with a broad line of products including ranges, convection and combi ovens, fryers, griddles, charbroilers, steamers, braising pans, kettles and heated holding cabinets.  Vulcan sells both to the foodservice and food retail end-user segments, including chain and independent restaurants, hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hotels, casinos, recreation, corrections, and grocery stores.

Learn more about Vulcan here!


Vulcan VC4

Heat Up the Kitchen with These New Cooking Equipment Products

At Central, we are adding new products to our website constantly. We thought we’d highlight some of the newer products we’ve added in our cooking equipment category. Check out the items below!

Getting Heavy with Vulcan

Vulcan HD Range

Vulcan Heavy Duty Range

Build your kitchen up to the toughest standards with Vulcan’s V Series line of heavy duty gas ranges. Central offers the 36″ model of these ranges, which are modular so you can customize your kitchen the way you want it. Choose from a variety of range tops, from charbroiler to griddle to open burners. Each range comes with a standard 50,000 BTU oven.

In addition, Central also has added Vulcan’s series of convection ovens. Choose from gas or electricsingle or double stack. These energy efficient ovens use gentle air circulation and apply even heat distribution to cook a wide variety of menu items.

Don’t forget, all Vulcan equipment qualifies for free shipping! We have hundreds of items in stock which ship the same day when ordered by 5 p.m. EST.

Southbend Tilting Skilletstilt skillet

Looking for versatility in the kitchen? Then look no further than these tilting skillets from Southbend. These units can braise, boil, fry and more. They feature a stainless steel pan with coved corners. Controls are housed in a drip-proof console.

Manual tilt skillets do a 90° full tilt until completely empty. They also have a self-locking feature. Electric tilt skillets are controlled by an electric motor-driven belt drive. Burners will shut off when tilted at more than 5°.

Southbend’s tilting skillets are available in gas or electric, 30 gallon or 40 gallon models.

Globe Induction Rangeinduction range

Finally, we’ll take a look at the Globe GIR18 induction range. This range is perfect for making omelets, seafood and delicate sauces. It is stainless steel with an easy-to-clean ceramic cooktop. Best of all, it is designed with your safety in mind! Its pan detection feature automatically shuts off the unit if no pan is detected. Seven power levels and touch pad control make for easy programming.

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Check out these items and our complete line of cooking equipment at CentralRestaurant.com Our helpful Product Consultants are standing by when you have questions. Give one a call at 800-215-9293, or chat live with us right now!

Grill, Fry, Simmer and Braise a Variety of Foods with Vulcan Tilting Skillets

Have you been in the search for cooking equipment with a versatile design that doesn’t sacrifice efficiency?  Maybe you want to try some different cooking methods, but don’t want to commit to a model that can only be used in one way. Vulcan Tilting Skillets provide the option to  braise, sauté, fry or simmer foods from vegetables to meats to soups with ease.

Vulcan Tilting Skillets

Vulcan offers a product line of V Series Tilting Skillets that can be beneficial in any type of kitchen.  The V Series has a stainless steel construction with a fully-welded frame to handle even your toughest food service demands.  These braising skillets can be used for a variety of foods and can be fully tilted until empty. The V series Tilting Skillets are available in gas or electric options and up to 40 gallon capacities for heavy duty production. Whether you need to simmer vegetables or braise meats, these tilting skillets can produce quality food to satisfy your customers.

Unique Features

The Vulcan V Series Tilting Skillet’s unique features set this line apart from the competition.  The design of the skillets includes coved corners for easy cleaning and embossed gallon markings for quick measurement.  The Vulcan Tilting Skillets burners shut off with the pan is tilted five degrees to ensure safe operation.  The stainless steel cooking surface is bonded to a steel plate for heat conduction and features flat firebar heating elements to ensure even distribution. Vulcan Tilting Skillets water tight controls and enclosure protect against rust and corrosion to keep this equipment productive in your kitchen longer.

 Check out this YouTube video on all the great features the Vulcan V Series Tilting Skillets offer.

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Not sure what gallon capacity you need? Gas or electric? Or just want to know more? Check out our website to see the full line of V Series Vulcan Tilting Skillets and options available. Central offers great prices and free shipping on Vulcan Tilting Skillets for more information call one of our helpful Product Consultants at 800-215-9293.

Vulcan VRH Cook and Hold Oven

Vulcan VRH Cook and Hold Ovens Provide Labor and Energy Savings

Vulcan VRH Cook and Hold Oven

The Vulcan VRH cook and hold oven is the ultimate solution for cooking and holding.  This oven, along with all of Vulcan’s other equipment, has a durable, rugged construction that stands up to day to day use.

Vulcan VRH Cook and Hold Oven

Foodservice operators tend to forget how important it is to purchase a piece of equipment that will stand up to the everyday wear and tear a kitchen brings, and this oven can definitely handle it.  (If you’ve worked in a kitchen, you know firsthand how important that is.)

Features and Benefits

Relax! …no really, relax a little bit.  This oven takes a load off kitchen workers by getting some work done on it’s own.

Product can be left in a Vulcan VRH cook and hold oven to cook overnight and is ready by morning.  This is perfect for foodservice operators because it saves on labor and energy costs.  The ability to cook slowly caramelizes the meat for impeccable flavor and presentation.

Vulcan made two sizes of the VRH to allow foodservices to cook up to 120 pounds of meat. And if there ever comes a point and more space is needed, they’re stackable.

Vulcan VRH Cook and Hold OvenVulcan VRH cook and hold ovens have an all stainless steel construction that’s fully insulated with 2″ on the top and 1″ on the sides, back and bottom.

Each compartment holds eight 18″x26″ sheet pans or (16) 12″x20″ steam table pans on 3″ centers. It also includes three wire shelves per compartment and eight cooking positions on the 3″ centers.

Training is simple with the easy to use knob controls and the 250°F thermostat allows for roasting and rethermalization without oven hoods (in most areas).

Best of all, it’s dependable–which is essential to any foodservice operation.

First Hand Experience

ChefWe can talk about the Vulcan VRH cook and hold oven all day, Vulcan can talk about it all day, but ultimately the end user has the final and best word.

To get feedback, Vulcan met with Clay Erickson, chef at Clay’s Colossal Chili, who raved about how easy it was to use.

“This cook and hold oven makes my job a whole lot easier,” he said. “I can put prime ribs and roast beef and turkeys in at night, close the doors, lock up and you come back the next morning and everything is done.”

Find More and Shop Vulcan VRH Cook and Hold Ovens

For more information, watch a video from Vulcan and shop online for the VRH cook and hold oven best for your foodservice establishment.

The History of Vulcan Equipment

The history of Vulcan Equipment has been quite lengthy. After being in operation for over 130 years, they’ve been recognized by the foodservice industry for top-quality, energy-efficient commercial cooking equipment.

Vulcan OvenVulcan traces their history back to1865 at a foundry company in Louisville, Kentucky. That operation manufactured cooking stoves and other products, and would later become the Hart Manufacturing Company.  Vulcan’s trademark name first appeared in 1890 when  Vulcan transformed to make the Vulcan Gas Heating Company. In 1949 Vulcan and Hart came together to form Vulcan-Hart. Hart acquired the Vulcan name and its line of commercial products, and continued to expand and grow throughout the years.

Today Vulcan is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cooking equipment, and even distributes their gas and electric equipment worldwide. They are now owned by Illinois Tool Works, who own a plethora of companies ranging from food equipment to polymers & fluids. Vulcan has ENERGY STAR qualified proVulcan Rangeducts which can save hundreds of dollars on utility bills. Vulcan is known for their ranges, steam lines and convection ovens. They pride themselves on new technology and ways to maximize your equipment’s use; whether it be to increase the space inside an oven to using infrared technology in a charbroiler to create the most even heat distribution.

Central Restaurant Products has been working with Vulcan for roughly ten years. We have teamed up with Vulcan for the past two to offer free shipping and the lowest prices on all Vulcan equipment. Vulcan’s charbroilers, countertop griddles and gas or electric ranges have been voted overall Best in Class by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine for many years in a row. They have also won numerous ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence awards, which are given out to groups who have shown leadership at the ENERGY STAR program. To learn more about Vulcan, visit their website. Shopping for Vulcan equipment? No need to look any further! Visit Central for great Vulcan deals!

Central Restaurant Products Teams Up With Vulcan

Central Restaurant Products released  our latest master catalog on Monday Jan. 14.

For the second year in a row Central has teamed up with Vulcan, which is one of the world’s largest commercial cooking equipment manufacturers. Through this collaboration, Central customers enjoy the lowest prices and free shipping on all Vulcan equipment. In addition, Central now features Vulcan’s full line of products at CentralRestaurant.com

Click below to shop! And don’t hesitate to contact a Central Product Consultant at 800-215-9293 with any questions.


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