British manufacturer Burco has officially launched its Titan Induction Range Cooker, which it claims will lower the “prohibitive” cost of induction and make the technology available to all kitchens.
The Titan Induction Range features a five-zone induction cooking hob, complete with a large 2/1 gastronorm compatible oven and brings Burco into the induction cooking arena for the first time. The line is compatible with both a single or multi-phase power supply.
Induction has long been held up as one of the most energy efficient cooking methods, especially when compared to gas. It works by using an electromagnetic field to generate heat in the pan base itself. By simply placing an induction compatible pan on cooking area, the field excites the molecules in the base of the pan to create heat, which in turn cooks the food.
By simply generating heat inside the induction compatible pan or cooking vessel, the technology is able to virtually eliminate wasted heat escaping into the kitchen environment.
The Titan range features five independently controlled cooking zones, comprising four 1.9kW zones and one centrally located 2.6kW zone. Each contains a “Boost” function, which allows the operator to inject a 10-minute power increase for when rapid heating is required.
For further energy saving and safety, the Titan unit also features Advanced Smart Pan Detection technology, meaning the unit will only ever consume power and generate heat when a pan is in place.
Jon Usher, head of UK sales & marketing at Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances, said: “For a number of years, induction technology has been seen as the domain of top chefs in large kitchens; a nice to have but something that often far exceeds the budgets of many operators throughout the industry. Because of this, we have spent a great deal of time developing the new Titan Induction Range.”
Usher said the offering would be available at a price that is “affordable to all”, including cafés, coffee shops, hotels and restaurants alike.
The unit comes with a choice of three pre-set cooking controls, ‘melt’, ‘simmer’ or ‘cook’, along with the ability for operators to select their own temperature setting on a 1-9 temperature control ensures maximum versatility and simplicity.
It also features a 6mm thick glass hob to withstand the demands of a commercial kitchen and heavy-duty fitted castors as standard and side opening oven doors, giving chefs easier access in compact kitchen environments.
The range is manufactured at the company’s base in Prescot, Merseyside and comes complete with a full three-year parts and labour warranty.