Equipment articles

Williams Onyx CPC2 prep counter

Williams introduces new space saving refrigeration products

Williams introduces new space saving refrigeration products

Refrigeration manufacturer Williams is expanding its offering of compact commercial kitchen units with launches at upcoming trade events. Williams will be showing its latest product in its Small Kitchen line at both GulfHost Dubai and Host Milan. All the refrigeration on the Williams stands at both shows is either new or has been extensively redesigned

Somerset SDR 400T rounder and moulder

Jestic unveils new time-saving countertop bread and dough solution

Foodservice equipment company, Jestic, has expanded its product offering with the introduction of a bread and dough countertop unit. The compact, countertop rounder and moulder, the Somerset SDR-400 Dough Rounder, has been designed to deliver consistency and achieve measureable cost and labour savings. The Somerset SDR-400 Dough Rounder produces uniform dough balls, pizza bases, identical

Hoshizaki DCM-120 ice dispenser

Hoshizaki dispels industry ice machine sanitation qualms with contactless solution

Following BBC Watchdog’s recent investigation into ice contamination the foodservice industry has refocused its attention on ice machine sanitation. Hoshizaki has introduced a contactless ice dispenser as one solution. The product dispenses straight into the glass or container to eliminate the need for human interference. The units also addresses the problem of airborne bacteria entering the

Electrolux sustainability

Up to 10% of restaurant food wasted before it leaves the kitchen

Electrolux has given its backing to a global project to make chefs use food resources in a more sustainable way and ensure less waste is produced by commercial kitchens. The initiative by Worldchefs is designed to educate kitchen workers on helping the foodservice industry become more sustainable and will teach best practice through a ‘Sustainability Curriculum’.

Caffeine Limited

‘Four-hour call-out’ is curse of coffee equipment service industry

Coffee machine specialist Caffeine Limited has unveiled a special maintenance package that aims to offer a practical alternative to the “unreasonable” four-hour call-out promised by many service firms, according to its managing director. Justin Stockwell said Caffeine’s initiative delivers a planned preventative maintenance contract backed by emergency call-out with the highest possible first-time fix rate.

Ralph Winterhalter, joint CEO

Winterhalter chief stakes strategy on the digital kitchen

Winterhalter boss Ralph Winterhalter has described his vision of a future in which the company’s growth is intrinsically linked to operators’ demand for internet-connected kitchen appliances.   Mr Winterhalter is the third generation of the family to run the business and he believes the firm is about to enter a new chapter in its history

Food waste

Free waste management audit targets restaurant operators

A free waste management service that aims to get more restaurant businesses to recognise the cost and environmental benefits of baling and compacting waste is being launched. Wastesaving Audit is being launched by phs Wastekit, one of the biggest divisions in the phs Group and a key player in the UK’s waste management market. The

Lec Commercial two-door pizza prep counter

Lec targets Italian restaurant chains as it branches into pizza prep counters

Lec Commercial is continuing the diversification of its catering equipment portfolio by branching into the supply of pizza prep counters. The refrigeration brand, part of Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances, has recently expanded its offering into glass frosters and saladettes. The addition of dedicated pizza prep counters is a further string to its bow as it

Scotsman ice machine at Marriott Regents Park

Revamped London Marriott Hotel stocks up on Scotsman ice machines

Hubbard Products has bagged a deal to supply the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park with Scotsman ice machines for use by its guests. The luxury 4-star hotel, which boasts 311 rooms, has recently undergone an extensive modernisation, with a new spacious lobby and each floor being upgraded to meet the expectations of modern travellers. One

Mibrasa Robatayaki grill

Mibrasa rolls out Japanese grill to UK kitchens

Mibrasa has launched a Robatayaki grill to the UK market for the first time through sole distribution partner Ascentia.  The multi-tier open grill model is inspired by the centuries-old Japanese style of cooking and powered by charcoal. It is equipped with various accessories to perform a range of cooking techniques such as grilling, teppanyaki, skewer cooking and