Commercial Steamers are needed in multi purpose kitchens. Commercial Steamers are used for many food product items such as: seafood, vegetables, rice, and pasta, and can also assist in de-laminating fruits with thick peels as in oranges. There is a wide array of commercial steamers offered in free standing and counter top units. Commercial Steamers are asvailable in gas or electric as well as in boiler base and atmospheric types. Boiler base commercial steamers have boilers that generate steam whereas an atmospheric steamer sends water on to a heated surface to generate the steam. Atmospheric steamers tend to have less maintenance problems and in some cases the atmospheric steamer does not need a water or drain connection. There are small counter top steamers that utilize one pan at a time for smaller but needed quantities. Manufacturers within this group are: Accutemp, Cadco, Cleveland, Ember-Glo, Lolo, Nemco, Rational, Roundup, Southbend, Star, and Vulcan.