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Suppliers bid to stimulate investment with solutions for every corner of the kitchen

Thermodyne hot holding unit

The Professional Kitchen Show will be providing something for every catering equipment buyer this week as manufacturers from a whole host of sectors showcase their latest solutions for the everyday challenges facing operators.

From innovative cooking appliances and energy efficient refrigeration to multifunctional beverage equipment systems and food waste services, there will be plenty of new products for operators to see firsthand.

BGL Rieber specialises in front cooking using the German-made Varithek system of interchangeable modules combined with self-ventilation, allowing for a huge menu choice from stir fries and curries to griddled sausages.

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At the show the firm will be demonstrating the new Varithek acs 1100 d3 front cooking station with variable digital controlled ozone self-ventilation. Rieber is also launching a noise-reduced general purpose GP trolley on stand 419. 

These are ‘screw-constructed’, which is said to offer improved sound-proofing compared to standard welded trolleys. Rieber GP trolleys now have the option of foamed PUR castors, cushioned wheels that further reduce noise and absorb shocks.

Further innovation on the hot side of the market will come from Kitchen & Restaurant Projects, which will be showing the patented Thermodyne Precision Heat Transfer System, with three models on display at stand 538.

For the first time in the UK, Kitchen & Restaurant Projects will be exhibiting the 1300G model, which offers a built-in probe to enable an operator to cook the food to the exact core temperature, then place the product into hold mode ready for service.

Also shown for the first time will be the 300OC overhead gantry model, predominantly designed for holding in fast food environments.

Robot Coupe, the inventor and manufacturer of commercial food preparation equipment, has been serving chefs and providing food preparation solutions since 1960. 

At The Professional Kitchen Show, the company will demonstrate the Robot Cook, a cooking cutter blender that is designed to meet the demanding standards of professional chefs.

Featuring patented innovations and technologies, the Robot Cook can emulsify, grind, blend, chop, mix and knead, visitors will be able to see all its kit close-up on stand 633.

On the refrigeration side of the market, Hoshizaki UK will be showcasing some of what it believes are the most sustainable and innovative refrigeration and ice making solutions available on the market at stand 320.

Furthermore, the manufacturer will be previewing an array of new solutions including an auto-draft beer dispenser that should reduce labour and save time at the counter, new ice machines featuring an optional drain pump, the EcoPro double door freezer, designed to be energy efficient, along with the latest KM Edge range of ice machines, which are capable of creating crescent-shaped ice that promises greater longevity.

Staying with refrigeration, Williams will launch its new Meat Ageing Cabinets, available in a range of colours and finishes to suit front-of-house décor at stand 530. 

Williams is also expanding its range of Gem Multidecks with the launch of the Scarlet, its first heated grab-and-go unit. Centre stage on the stand will be the latest Williams Chef’s Drawer.

Available as either a fridge or a freezer, the drawers are designed to bring refrigerated storage into the heart of the kitchen, and can be sited under cooking appliances.

Classeq brand EauVation will be launching two new multifunction tap systems — the TouchTap and the SmartTap, made entirely in Great Britain using thermal insulation and quality components on stand 938.

Both systems dispense boiling, chilled still and sparkling water. However, the TouchTap also dispenses hot and cold water for hand washing and rinsing — one tap, five functions, all controlled from its touchscreen panel control. The SmartTap is a compact counter-based water station.

Both systems are described as robust and energy saving, and are suitable for drink or food prep areas in any professional kitchen.

Also in the beverage equipment space, Zerica/BeviLaNatura will be showcasing the Hot’n’Cold drinks dispenser at the Professional Kitchen Show. An internet-connected total drinks solution, with telemetry and IoT technologies, the Hot’n’Cold machine dispenses a variety of hot and cold drinks and does not use single-use plastics. 

An interactive touchscreen operated with programmable energy-saving periods is designed to optimise energy usage for users. The compact unit boasts remote monitoring and management facility to reduce cost, time and effort for catering staff, distributors and engineers.

Buyers in search of game-changing tableware should make a trip to T&G Woodware on stand 440. 

T&G’s mission is to design, produce and responsibly source tableware to withstand the demands of real life. New products for 2019 have been designed to reflect the trend for individuality and creating that special experience and atmosphere, including new giant serving boards and the Ocean range.

Operators seeking a solution to the issue of food waste should head over stand 238 where QCR Recycling Equipment will be displaying its most popular range of recycling and waste reducing machinery. 

This includes cardboard and plastic balers, general waste compactors, glass crushers and can presses. QCR’s equipment can be used by any business that produces excess waste in bins or skips and pays for collections.

The firm reports that hundreds of catering businesses have already swapped their expensive bins and are now saving money, space and time on waste, as well as increasing their green credentials. QCR’s team will be on hand at the show and can organise a free site survey.

Tags : BGL RieberexhibitionsHoshizakiProfessional Kitchen ShowQCR RecyclingRobot CoupeT&G WoodwareThermodyneWilliamsZerica
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