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A Salamander is a small free-standing broiler, most frequently seen in a commercial kitchen and used to finish and brown foods for service. The name “Salamander" comes from ancient mythological creatures. Salamanders, were thought to be close cousins to the dragons and immune to fire.

Antique culinary Salamander ovens were iron disks with long handles, heated to an extreme cherry-red temperature, and held over finished foods to quickly brown and warm them before service.

Culinary Uses

They are often mounted above the line or grill for quick Melting and Browning.