Commercial salamander grills

About our Commercial salamander grills

Purchase outright 

Supplied by one or more of hundreds of dealers nationwide that we partner with. We can help you find the equipment you need, finance it, and ensure it’s promptly delivered to your door.


Mostly ex-rental equipment we’ve sourced from businesses we know and trust. It’s been fully refurbished and is backed by a three-month warranty. Read more


Includes runout and used equipment supplied by our equipment-dealer partners; ex-demo equipment previously used in a dealer’s demonstration kitchen; and scratch-and-dent equipment that’s sustained minor cosmetic damage.


Choosing the right salamander grill can be tricky. And what if your business quickly outgrows the equipment, or changes direction and needs different equipment?

Rent–Try–Buy solves this problem by allowing you to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it. The manageable weekly rental payments also help your business maintain a positive cash flow.

May suit you if you’re… 

  • A new or established business
  • After $1,000 or more of equipment funding
  • Looking to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it, including items you're not sure about or think you might quickly outgrow.

Key features 

  • Flexible, 12-month rental agreement
  • Manageable, weekly rental payments
  • Upgrade or buy the equipment at any time
  • If you buy, get back 75% of your net rental payments — to put towards the purchase price
  • Continue renting or return equipment after 12 months
  • Rental payments are 100% tax deductible."

Not what you’re looking for? Check out Lease-to-Keep

Why choose us 


Massive range

Our range of commercial salamander grills — including electric salamander grills and gas salamander grills — is one of Australia’s largest.


Finance solutions 

We finance virtually any type of commercial kitchen equipment, including the world’s leading brands.


New and used 

Our online marketplace includes not only brand-new hospitality equipment but also ‘Certified Used’ and clearance equipment.


Fast delivery 

If the equipment’s in stock, it can usually be delivered to your business within 1–8 business days.



If you finance new equipment through us, we’ll consider paying you cash for any old equipment you’d like to trade in.


Warranty support 

If your financed equipment breaks down within the warranty period, we can help you arrange a free repair, replacement or refund.

Building equity in your equipment

For every $1 of rent you pay in the first year, you'll get back 68 cents to put towards the equipment's purchase price, if you decide to buy it.^

^You’ll get a 75% rebate on your net rent — the total rent you’ve paid minus GST, which equates to 68 cents in the dollar. For example, if you paid $10,000 in rent, your net rental rebate would be $6,818 ($10,000/1.1 x 0.75). In addition, each rental payment you make is 100% tax deductible, reducing the net cost of ownership even further.*

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a salamander grill?

A salamander grill, also known as a salamander broiler or simply a salamander, is a high-temperature commercial kitchen appliance used for rapidly broiling, toasting, browning, and finishing dishes.

It’s key components are a powerful overhead electric or gas-powered heating element; and an adjustable shelf underneath.

Chefs use salamander grills to quickly brown or melt the top layer of dishes, such as gratins, casseroles, and desserts, or to finish off steaks, fish, and other proteins.

Salamanders provide direct, radiant heat, allowing for precise control over the cooking process and the ability to create a desirable caramelised or crispy texture on the food.

They’re typically mounted on the wall or shelf above a range or countertop, so the cooking is done at eye level.

At lower temperatures, they can also be used to keep dishes warm before they’re served to customers.

The name "salamander" originates from a mythological creature that was able to
withstand high temperatures. The term is used to describe the intense heat the
grill generates.

What are the different types of salamander grills?

Salamander grills are largely distinguished by their power source and placement within the kitchen, namely:

Electric salamander grill: Easy to use and install and offer precise temperature control and consistent heat output. However, they have a slower heat-up time and don’t generate as much heat as gas-powered and infrared models.

Gas salamander grill: Powered by natural gas or liquid propane gas, these grills have a rapid heat-up time and high heat output, making them suitable for high-volume cooking. However, they require ventilation and need to be professionally

Infrared salamander grill: Have a rapid heat-up time and transfer intense, radiant heat efficiently, reducing energy consumption. Though they’re powered by electricity or gas, they’re more expensive than conventional electric or gas models.

Countertop salamander grill: Compact and designed to be placed on a countertop, they’re suitable for kitchens with limited space or where portability is necessary. They’re typically electric.

Range-mounted salamander grill: Mounted directly above a range or cooktop, these grills can be accessed faster and more easily by chefs, improving workflows and efficiency.

Wall-mounted salamander grill: Able to be mounted on virtually any available wall space, these grills offer flexibility in terms of placement. They’re commonly found in commercial kitchens that require a dedicated grill station.

What features should I consider when choosing a salamander grill?

When selecting a salamander grill, here are some features you should consider:

Static or adjustable: In most salamanders, the shelf height — and hence the distance between the food and overhead heating element — can be set at different heights using a notch mechanism. More advanced counter-weighted grills (also known as a ‘rise and fall’ grills) feature a mechanism that allows the operator to slide the heating element up and down, allowing for easier and more precise height adjustments.

Plate detection: Heat is applied only when the salamander’s sensors detect the presence of plates or gastronorm (GN) trays. Instead of having to manually power up the grill, you simply put the food under the grill. Within seconds of the plate or tray being detected, heat is applied. This saves you time and reduces energy consumption.

Pass-through grill: Designed with openings on both sides, it allows food to be placed on one side and retrieved from the other. This is especially useful in high-volume commercial kitchens, as it enables continuous cooking without the need to wait for one side to finish before reloading. Installed between the kitchen and the serving staff, it also facilitates better workflows.

Griddle: Some salamanders come with a griddle on top, increasing the appliance’s versatility and precluding the need for a separate griddle, thus making better use of your available space.

Safety features: (See safety FAQ.)

What are some of the common safety features of a salamander grill?

Commercial salamander grills generate intense heat, so include various safety features to ensure safe operation and minimise potential hazards, including:

Heat shields: Heat shields or insulation around the heating element prevent excessive heat transfer to surrounding areas.

Safety interlocks: Prevent the appliance from operating when not in the correct position (e.g. if the adjustable shelf or grill is not properly secured in its designated position).

Timer and shut-off function: These safety mechanisms allow you to set a specific cooking time, after which the grill automatically shuts off, reducing the risk of overcooking or burning the food.

Overheat protection: Mechanisms that monitor the temperature of the appliance. If the temperature exceeds a certain threshold, the grill automatically shuts off or reduces the heat output to prevent damage or potential fire hazards.

Insulated handles: Allow users to safely handle and adjust the grill without the risk of burns.

Removable drip trays: Located below the cooking area, these trays collect drippings and grease and can be removed for easy cleaning.

Safety certifications: Reputable salamander grill manufacturers often subject their products to safety testing and obtain relevant certifications, such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories) or NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certifications. These certifications verify the grill meets industry safety standards and regulations.

What’s the difference between a salamander grill and a char grill?

The below outlines the key differences between a salamander grill and a char grill (a.k.a. charbroiler):

Salamander grill

  • Applies radiant heat from above the food
  • has lightweight, stainless-steel wire shelves or racks on which the food is placed
  • Is primarily used for browning and finishing dishes.

Char grill

  • Applies direct heat to the food from below
  • has a heavy-duty grid or grate
  • Is designed to sear food, creating distinctive grill marks.

What’s the difference between a salamander grill and a contact grill?

The below outlines the key differences between a salamander grill and a contact grill (a.k.a. sandwich press):

Salamander grill

  • Applies radiant heat from above the food
  • Has lightweight, stainless-steel wire shelves or racks on which the food is placed
  • Is primarily used for browning and finishing dishes.

Contact grill

  • The grill's top and bottom plates directly heat the food on both sides simultaneously
  • Has two aluminium or cast-iron plates (top and bottom) that are flat or slightly ridged
  • Is designed to press and grill mostly sandwiches.

* This advice is general in nature and does not consider your personal circumstances. Professional advice should be sought that is tailored to your personal situation.