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Which Professional Hot Dog Machine Suits Each Hot Dog Type?

The humble hot dog remains a favourite meal or snack the world over, and is always a hit with the kiddies! Hot dogs are just synonymous with having a good time. Plus, they are quick, easy to make and delicious. Now, the commercial hot dog machine has brought more ingenuity, scope and variety to hot dog making. When getting down to the basics of hot dog creation, the type of hot dog machine you need will depend on the type of hot dog and bread you are using.


Roller Grill manufactures two main professional hot dog machine varieties according to your hot dog recipe:

For a French hot dog, the fresh sausage must be steamed in a glass cylinder. The baguette bread can be toasted on heating pads on the same hot dog steamer.


For an authentic American hot dog, pre-cooked sausages and hot dog buns are used. The pre-cooked sausages are simply reheated on a grill with rollers. The buns get to keep all of their softness in a bread warmer.


With the Roller Grill professional hot dog machine at your side, you can produce hot dogs for every scenario! They are perfect for food trucks and stalls, markets and fairs, sports events, etc. With the hot dog steamer or the sausage warmer, your hot dog is ready in one minute flat!


Roller Grill offers a large range of commercial hot dog machine models:

  • The hot dog machine steamers CS0E, CS 2 E, CS 4 E are equipped with a glass cylinder and heating pads. This kind of hot dog maker machine is very compact, and the sausages can be cooked in advance. This hot dog machine is often used for regular daily service such as in railway stations, airports and service stations.

  • The hot dog machine warmers RG 5, RG 7, RG 9 and RG 11 keep the pre-cooked sausages at the desired temperature, while the hot dog buns are heated in a bun warmer. This hot dog machine is often used for service in an especially short time frame, like at football and rugby stadium matches or at half-time.


How to Choose Your Professional Hot Dog Machine

According to the Sausage Used:

If the sausages are fresh, they should be steamed. Therefore, a model with an integrated steam cooking feature, such as Roller Grill CS0E, CS2E, CS3E, CS4E and HDS 60 should be used. Due to the action of heat on the water tray, steam is created in the closed chamber.


If the sausages are pre-cooked, a grill with rollers can be used to heat the sausages. The sausages are placed between the rolls rotating on themselves and are thus heated evenly. On contact with the heating rollers, the sausages are reheated. These grills with rollers are not suitable for cooking fresh sausages.


Depending on the Hot Dog Bun:

The bun warms up exceptionally well in a closed warming cabinet, such as the warmer CB 20 or the hot dog station HDS 60. In these two appliances, the presence of a water tank and humidity control are essential to heat the hot dog buns without drying them out.


The crispier bread such as the baguette retains all its qualities of soft doughy consistency inside and crustiness outside, when it is heated for a few seconds on a heating pad or heating stick, as per hot dog machine units CS 2 E, CS 3 E and CS 4 E.

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Different Ways to Prepare a Hot Dog With Corresponding Hot Dog Machine

The French Hot Dog

The French hot dog is made of fresh sausage in a baguette bread with mustard, ketchup sauce or mayonnaise. The ideal commercial hot dog machine for this French style hot dog is the CS 0/2 /3/4 E sausage warmer invented by the French manufacturer, Roller Grill. The sausages are steamed in a glass sleeve, and a basket makes it possible to differentiate between sausages freshly added and cooked sausages. Depending on the model, the baguette bread is heated on heating pads in a matter of a few seconds. This hot dog maker machine is capable of producing 60 hot dogs per hour!


The American Style Hot Dog

The American style hot dog is prepared with fresh beef sausages, buns, fried onions and a wide variety of sauces. In close collaboration with a company developing this concept straight from the United States, Roller Grill has developed equipment dedicated to the creation of the all-American style hot dog – the hot dog station HDS 60!


This hot dog machine is separated in two working parts:

  • 1 steamed sausage reserve
  • 1 bread reserve to heat the bread through humidity control


The sauce bar KHDS 60 with its clamps and squeeze bottles makes it a real hot dog station fully equipped in a minimum of space!

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The Roller Grill Hot Dog Machine Models for High Yield

The Roller Grill RG 5/7/9/11 is often the preferred model for sporting events, shows and markets, etc. These high-performance units churn out 96 hot dogs per hour! This high-endurance hot dog machine is so simple to operate; just press the On/Off button and the rollers heat and rotate on themselves. The bun warmer, sold separately, is positioned under the roller grill with no loss of space.


How to Clean the Professional Hot Dog Machine

With the steam cooking system, the trays and receptacles are completely removable and machine washable. In the case of the HDS 60, every part is removable. Nothing could be easier to clean roller grills: a simple sponge stroke on the chrome rollers does the trick! The juice drawers are also completely removable and dish-washer safe.