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Mission Statement:

To enhance the vibrant community of David City by providing a tremendous quality of life defined by outstanding educational and employment opportunities for all citizens through provisions of quality, cost effective governmental services that include infrastructure, utilities, and affordable housing.

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June 2016 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Braising Pans & Electric Skillets
The old saying goes, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Instead of abandoning your cooking space for a cooler corner in the basement, how about reducing the amount of unwanted heat in the first place? Two cooking appliances, one commercial and one residential, will help you to do just that!
For commercial kitchens, the tilting braising pan or tilting skillet, is an extremely versatile piece of cooking equipment that will stew, sauté, simmer, boil, defrost, grill, roast and heat convenience foods. It comes in a variety of sizes from six to 40 gallons in capacity. With a heating element under or in the base of the pan, the tilting skillet can be used efficiently for roasting at low temperatures (150° - 200° F) and for holding foods already prepared. When closed, the cover helps retain heat in the unit and enhances its energy efficiency.
New designs in tilting braising pans have increased fuel efficiencies by up to 30 percent while increasing production capabilities as well. New energy-efficient designs may operate at 75 percent to 90 percent efficiency, which means much less energy is lost as wasted heat in the kitchen.
Tilting braising pans combine the functional characteristics of steam kettles and griddles. In doing so, they can be used to braise, roast, boil, fry, griddle, proof, hold, simmer, and melt foods. For serving, they can also be used as a steam table. When a restaurant or food service is running out of cooking equipment, tilting braising pans can be used as an extra grille for breakfast/lunch, as a kettle to prepare rice or pasta, as holding cabinet for prepared foods, or fitted with baskets for steaming vegetables or deep frying potatoes.
While braising pans are designed for commercial use where food for many people is being prepared, a similar appliance is available for use in your home. An electric skillet is more efficient than cooking on your stovetop due to its confined cooking space and reduced wattage. When it comes to serving time, it can double as a chafing dish.
Most electric skillets are regulated by a fairly precise thermostat that controls temperatures between 100°F and 425°F. Like its commercially-sized cousins, an electric skillet boasts of its flexibility for food preparation. It can even be used like a crock pot to prepare one-pot meals such as casseroles, soups, stews and stirfries, which will help you minimize energy consumption and heat in your kitchen while maintaining fast-paced summer schedules.
Your local electric utility and Nebraska Public Power District want to help customers keep their homes and businesses comfortable this summer. That help includes providing EnergyWiseSM energy efficiency financial incentives to help make the most from the energy you are purchasing in the first place. Contact your local utility or visit www.nppd.com to find more details.
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