A study of the energy usage and future design of roasters in Cantonese kitchens

Wai Hung Chan, Peter S. Tse

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This paper chiefly examines the energy usage involved in roasting Chinese BBQ items. To calculate the energy usage, the energy input of a given roaster, as rated by the manufacturer, is multiplied by the roasting time required. Based on the data collected from the yield tests of four different BBQ items, the energy costs per edible kilogram were calculated and the results ranked. Possible areas of improvement in work efficiency and energy-saving aspects of the current equipment were investigated. Recommendations for the designing of future roasters are offered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-60
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2001


  • Chinese BBQ
  • Energy
  • Roasters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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