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Grills, Griddles and Toasters

Watlow offers thermal solutions for both the smooth griddle side and the grooved-plated grill side

Watlow knows you have a variety of surfaces to choose from for your grill/griddle. That is why Watlow offers thermal solutions for both the smooth griddle side and the grooved-plated grill side. Watlow's tubular heaters can also be used in sandwich and panini griddles that have recently earned their way into many commercial kitchens.


Need a custom part that becomes a functional piece of your griddle? You can have a Watlow cast-in heater designed to the actual size and shape you need. Optimized aluminum cast-in heaters with WATROD tubular heating elements ensure temperature variations on the grill are minimal.

For clamp-on griddle or grill designs, FIREBAR® flat tubular heating elements provide more surface area then conventional tubular heaters to maximize uniform heating.

The RAYMAX® 1010 radiant heaters are perfect for food warming and toaster applications. This heater has a “sealed face” keeping contaminants away from the heating element. The metal surface can be wiped down and cleaned easily as well.

Power Switching

The E-SAFE® II hybrid power switch provides reliable, accurate power switching at high amperage and high ambient temperatures in foodservice kitchens. Watlow's E-SAFE II meets CE requirements for the elimination of toxic metal contamination in foodservice applications; because it is mercury free The E-SAFE II also has extended contact life in a compact in size. Plus, the E-SAFE II in RoHS compliant by design.

Cooking Computers

The SERIES N7 cooking computer is customizable and provides easy programming and operation, allowing operators to store customized cook times to ensure consistent food quality. The SERIES N7 also is NAFEM data protocol compliant and has a variable, audible, on-board alarm that provides a flexible and practical way to alert the cook when attention is required.

Watlow's MINICHEF® 2000 was the industries first on-off or PID configurable temperature/time and machine function controller. The MINICHEF 2000 is used in commercial griddle applications because they contain multiple controllers in one pre-programmed cooking computer. It controls several temperatures, times and machine functions at once all in a compact design.


Good sensors are important when it comes to food safety, and Watlow has a variety of accurate thermocouples and RTDs that are optimal for your grill and griddle applications.