Gastronorms Buying Guide
Gastronorm actually means measuring the capacity of containers but is also used as the name for extremely large cooking containers used in catering, restaurants and other establishments where large-scale cooking takes place. They come in many different materials such as ceramic, stainless steel, polycarbonate, polypropylene and styrene acrylic depending on what you want to use them for. For example, polypropylene is excellent for large scale storage whereas stainless steel or ceramic is ideal for cooking. They are available in different depths, sizes and colours too. You might sometimes hear them referred to as an abbreviated “GN” instead of their full title.
Gastronorms are used for a number of different kitchen jobs including storage, re-heating, cooking, transportation, blast chilling, presentation and more.
These pieces come in a huge range of sizes from, 2/1, 1/1, 2/3 1/4, 1/6 and 1/9. Depths range from 6cm right up to 20cm and when choosing depth you should think about your oven capacity.
For further information on gastronorms visit the Cookware pages or contact the Alliance customer care team.