Fryer manufacturer Henny Penny has announced that it is expanding its catering equipment portfolio with the introduction of a commercial holding cabinet range.
The US firm, which supplies the UK market through distribution partner Jestic, called the launch of the ‘SmartHold’ range an “exciting development” for its brand.
The company aims to target kitchens that regard speed of service as key to optimising the customer experience and need to maintain the quality of a dish over an extended time.
The systems feature a patented automatic humidity control system, which maintains humidity levels in one-percent increments between 10%-90% humidity.
Programmable countdown timers are fitted for each individual tray, while a single switch is able to start, stop, abort and manual override, while power-out memory functions and a digital humidity/temperature display come as standard.
“The benefit of a holding cabinet has long been something utilised by banqueting and event chefs who are required to produce large quantities of meals at once, however the benefits to chefs throughout the industry should not be underestimated,” stated Michael Eyre, product director at Jestic.
“Using Henny Penny’s SmartHold technology and the integrated humidity control, chefs are able to keep practically any item at its best for an extended period of time. This enables the chef to prepare foods well in advance of serving and hold them in the optimum condition until ready to plate.”
The new range features two models: the HHC-900 full height model and the HHC-993 half-size model.
Featuring a space efficient footprint of just 628mm (w) x 806mm (d), the HHC-900 has a full-length height of 1930mm and is capable of holding up to 15 full-size sheet pans, while the HHC-993 offers a height of 965mm and a capacity of five full-size sheet pans. Both the HHC-990 and HHC-993 models are also available in a Gastronorm configuration.