Bain Marie

Bain Marie

The commercial bains marie is an essential piece of kit for any operation that wants to hold cooked foods at a constant temperature, ready for service.  Available in a range of sizes, from the single round pot Lincat LB1 ideal for the service of soup or single service sauces up to the large-scale Counterline Integrale 6 pan heated bain marie, designed specifically to fit into your own bespoke counter design.

Whether it’s a round pot or gastronorm pan design, with wet or dry heat there is a huge range to choose from, from well-known and trusted commercial brands such as BurcoLincatBuffalo and Counterline.

Along with counter top designed Corr Chilled also have a range of bain marie units mounted on hot or ambient cupboards for easy food and crockery service at the point of service. Choose from the popular Lincat Panther series such as the Lincat P6B4 with hot cupboard, ideal for large volume mobile service with its four sturdy fitted castors.

For help or advice on any of the products in this range please contact our friendly sales team on 0161 442 9174.

A bain marie in a nutshell

A bain marie is basically a double boiler that, traditionally, is wide, cylindrical and comprising a handle and two containers. Some models also have a base beneath the outer container. Inside that container is the other, smaller one.

The working fluid - usually water - is kept in the outer container, while the smaller container will hold material that is to be cooked or heated. Heating is possible due to a heat source that is under the lower container or part of the bain marie's base.

When the bain marie is being used, the temperature of both containers' materials will increase as desired. The working fluid, roughly halfway into which the upper container will be immersed, can insulate to help prevent the inner vessel's contents scorching or boiling.

What could you use a bain marie for?

There is a range of culinary applications to which you can put a bain marie. It could, for instance, be used to melt chocolate, bake a cheesecake in such a way that its top's centre does not crack, cook custard, heat classic warm sauces without curdling them, or thicken condensed milk.

The history of the bain marie

The name 'bain marie' derives from balneum Mariae, a medieval-Latin term literally meaning "Mary's bath". An ancient alchemist called Mary the Jewess has often been cited as responsible for inventing the bain marie device, though it is known that, many centuries before her time, Theophrastus and Hippocrates were aware of the water bath.


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Lincat LRB 1 Pot Lynx Dry Heat Round Pot Bain Marie

Lincat LRB 1 Pot Lynx Dry Heat Round Pot Bain Marie

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Buffalo L371 Bains Marie Without Pans

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Lincat LBM 2 Pan Lynx Dry Heat Gastronorm Bain Marie

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Lincat LRBW 1 Pot Lynx Wet Heat Round Pot Bains Marie

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Lincat LBMW 2 Pan Lynx Wet Heat Gastronorm Bain Marie

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Buffalo L310 Bains Marie with Tap

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Lincat LRB2 2 Pot Lynx Dry Heat Round Pot Bain Marie

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Blizzard BBM1 3 x 1/3 GN Bain Marie

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Buffalo S007 Wet Heat Bain Marie

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Lincat Silverlink BM3 3 Pan Electric Bain Marie

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Lincat LBM2 4 Pan Lynx Dry Heat Gastronorm Bain Marie

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Lincat Silverlink BS3 2 Pot Bains Marie

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Buffalo S047 Wet Heat Bain Marie with Tap (With Pans)

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Lincat LRB2W 2 Pot Lynx Wet Heat Round Pot Bain Marie

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Lincat LRB3 3 Pot Lynx Dry Heat Round Pot Bain Marie

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Inomak RD311 1.1m Double Gantry

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Lincat LBM2W 4 Pan Lynx Wet Heat Gastronorm Bain Marie

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Lincat Silverlink BM4 Electric Bain Marie Base Unit

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Lincat LBM3 6 Pan Lynx Dry Heat Gastronorm Bain Marie

Lincat LBM3 6 Pan Lynx Dry Heat Gastronorm Bain Marie

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Buffalo S077 Wet Heat Bain Marie With Round Pots

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