What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup?

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BobbyVang
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What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Thu, 04/4/13 7:51 PM
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This mini-cart only has room for 2/3 size. So two 1/3 size steam pans. How would it be best to divide it? I want a source for heating buns, hotdogs and chili. Any help would be nice, or is this cart just too small? Because I found a extremely cheap Teeny Weenie hotdog cart on Craigslist and would think it'll be a good start.

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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Thu, 04/4/13 9:41 PM
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depends how you want to cook dogs and hold them.
can the cart do dogs from frozen to ready in 7 mins?
 

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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Thu, 04/4/13 10:20 PM
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That i'm not 100% sure off, but most likely yes. It's from All American Hotdog, so I'm pretty sure it's a good cart.


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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Fri, 04/5/13 9:00 PM
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If it has a stove heating them up in 7 mins isn't the issue....
 
Room for only 2 - 1/3 pans?  Wow....it doesn't seem worth it to me.  Did you buy this yet?  How cheap is cheap?  I would probably just go with dogs and buns and skip the chili.  I just don't see how you have room....or you could go with dogs and chili and just serve cold buns.  Not a great option.  OR....you could set up a secondary burner (camp stove using coleman type fuel bottles....or set up using a reg tank) for the chili or whatever. 
 
You also have to consider where are you going to be serving and how much volume can you get out in x amount of time.  Will the cart allow you to keep up? 

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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Sun, 04/7/13 5:48 AM
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Good questions, it's a 1000$ cart. I think I might just spend a little more because recently they just posted a new 1500$ cart on Craigslist. Fits three 1/2 pans.

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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Mon, 04/8/13 3:14 AM
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Well I built my own EZ cart that has two burners and room for 1 1/2 steam pans for less than 1500...

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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Wed, 04/17/13 1:10 AM
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Can you make a square 1/3 and put 3 1/9th in it.

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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Wed, 04/17/13 6:17 AM
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Hmmm. I never thought of 1/9ths. You think they're big enough for a small crowd? Assuming 30 people order chili dogs.

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Re:What's the best combo of steam pan for this setup? - Wed, 04/17/13 9:44 AM
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dont buy a cart you cant test out, unless you can fix it. I have seen used or cheap carts take way to long to do a batch of dogs. a cart should do a load of dogs from frozzen to ready in 7 mins. yeah, you could show up early on location and do dogs, but if you get busy no one wants to wait 30 mins for more dogs to come up.