Lee Hemispherical Design
Our kettles have a unique design with a true hemispherical bottom, ideal for mixing and, with the help of an optional spiral jacket built in to the hemisphere, providing high efficiency heating and cooling. Think of one as the bowl of your kitchen mixer on steroids. Capacities range from one gallon to 2,000 gallons. We stop at 2,000 gallons because the complexity of the half sphere bottom limits the functionality on anything above that. Need something bigger? Consider a Lee tank

Lee Industries Styles

We’ve been designing kettles that meet all processing requirements for decades. Built to ASME specifications in various jacket styles and pressure ranges, they are available with a wide variety of features and accessories. They can be modified or custom built to your specifications, whether you need to accommodate pre-existing floor scales, doorways, room size, or other limitations. We can tailor our products to your facility and your specific process, including vacuum and pressure operation.

Standard Features

All Styles Feature:

  • Traditional high-polished sanitary finish
  • Sanitary flanged rims
  • All stainless steel product contact parts

Outlet Features:

  • Exclusive Lee designs permit shorter outlet fitting
  • Sanitary Acme threaded or tri-clamp ferrule provided on stationary kettles

Support Features:

  • Stainless steel pipe legs with fixed floor flanges
  • Available on stationary and tilting kettles

Trunnion Style Features:

  • Free-pouring spout
  • Tilt handle on CD style
  • Hydraulic tilting on CHD

Style D

Style D - Super Jacket Stationary with Uniflow Coil Jacket

Style D Kettles Style D Kettles
  • Continuous coil automatically welded to vessel straight side for exceptional bond
  • Hot or cold spots eliminated with Lee’s Uniflow coil jacket providing uniform thermal flow
  • Optional spiral jacket provides directional flow of heating or cooling medium

Style D KettlesStyle D Kettles

Style CD – Super Jacket Trunnion Mounted with Manual Tilt

Style CD Kettles
  • Trunnion mounted and pouring lip for tilt-pouring
  • Outlet or valve may be added to bottom for draining
  • Positive latching meets federal safety standards
  • Standard features
Style CD Kettles

Style CHD – Super Jacket Trunnion Mounted with Hydraulic Cylinder

Style CHD Kettles
  • Identical design to the manual tilt model
  • Hydraulic titled trunnion kettles available in capacities ranging from 25 to 1,000 gallons
Style CHD Kettles


If you don’t see something that meets your needs, or are overwhelmed by the choices, call us. Tell us what your specific needs are and let us put our decades of knowledge and expertise to work for you.

Options & Accessories

While the style you choose will have its own set of features, you also have the opportunity to choose from a few other options.


Temperature recording and control can play a critical role in your processing technique. Our temperature sensing or control instruments can ensure you yield the desired results in heat transfer vessels. We offer:

  • A wide variety of temperature sensing control and recording instruments
  • Probe-type sensors for open styles
  • Stainless steel flush mounted sensors for scraper blade agitator installations

We offer various styles of sanitary covers for all types of Lee vessels.

  • Two- or three-piece covers, either lift-off or hinged
  • Furnished with special fittings or openings. if necessary
  • Designed to include a vacuum/pressure style cover if required
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Electropolishing and Finishing

We recognize the demand for high-quality, durable, ultra-sanitary finishes. We provide world-class mechanical finishes and can also provide electropolish finishes on all of our parts and products.