Hoshizaki has expanded its popular Snowflake portfolio, with an innovative 2-in-1 blast chiller and freezer range.
Engineered to perform in the most demanding of environments, the new units are capable of quickly and efficiently blast chilling and freezing cooked foods, all in a single footprint, without affecting the taste or texture.
This is achieved thanks to protective hard and soft cycles which switch from a chilling/freezing mode, to a storage mode, via an advanced automatic timer.
Available in a variety of sizes, the Snowflake Blast Chiller and Freezer series is designed to meet the fundamental requirements of cook-chill/freeze operations through durable materials, sturdy design, perfect performance and instant convenience.
Smooth surfaces, rounded internal corners, removable shelves and an easily accessible fan and evaporator add to the ease of maintenance of these units, according to the brand.
For kitchens lacking in space yet looking for a unit that has substantial blast chilling/freezing capacity within a single unit, the undercounter SBU 20 HL boasts a 20kg chilling capacity, 12kg freezing capacity and five rack positions.
The largest unit within the four-wide Snowflake Blast range is the SBU 40 HT which boasts an impressive 42kg chilling capacity, 25kg freezing capacity in addition to 10 rack positions.
Roz Scourfield, national sales manager at Hoshizaki UK, says: “The Hoshizaki Snowflake 2-in-1Blast Chiller/Freezer range features some of the quickest and safest blast chilling/freezing times available on the market.
“To put this statement into perspective, operators of the SBU 40 HT can chill foods from as high as +90°C down to just +3°C in just 90 minutes, complying with the best practice guidance set by the Food Standards Authority. Fast forward a further 150 minutes, and an item can be frozen to a temprature as low as -18°C.”
The Snowflake Blast Chiller/Freezer range comes with a two-year part and labour warranty as standard. Prices start from £3,510+VAT.