Countertop or floor model, manual or crank tilt, tilting steam kettles are perfect for any application. Steam carries approximately six times the energy of boiling water and releases that energy on contact with a colder surface. This simple fact makes steam an ideal heat transfer medium, and steam jacketed kettles the ideal way to cook, reheat and hold a wide variety of menu items. Kettles transfer more of their energy into the food product. Range burners only heat the bottom of the stock pot and are very inefficient. Faster cook times mean less energy used and lower utility bills.