Lincat’s UK manufactured energy-efficient induction hob

Lincat, the UK’s leading manufacturer of commercial catering equipment, has added an induction hob to its professional range of over 450 products for cooking, holding and display.

Manufactured at Lincat’s purpose-built factory in Lincoln, the IH21’s energy-efficient induction technology can help businesses to reduce operating costs and maintain a more comfortable kitchen temperature, while delivering a highly responsive and controllable cooking method with a range of convenient features.

The Lincat induction hob typically offers 90% efficiency as compared with a solid electric hotplate at 55% and a gas hob at 50%. Because heat is generated in the pan, instead of the hob surface, very little energy is wasted into the kitchen’s atmosphere, which makes the cooking process more efficient and reduces demand on air conditioning systems. At the same time Lincat’s new induction hob delivers rapid heat-up and almost twice the cooking power of a similarly rated gas hob.

Other features include rotary controls with LED power level display, a pan detection safety function, easy-to-change filter and a powerful internal cooling fan with overheat protection. Its impact-resistant Scott Ceran® glass ceramic surface is hard-wearing and easy to clean, particularly as the induction process keeps the surface relatively cool.

Nick McDonald, Marketing Director of Lincat Ltd, said:

“Ideal for melting chocolate, simmering stocks or rapidly boiling a large pan of pasta, our new IH21 induction hob will help businesses to reduce energy consumption, cut costs and increase safety in the kitchen. Equal to the challenges of the busiest commercial kitchen, the IH21 is also a great choice for front of house or theatre style cooking, thanks to its attractive design and sleek profile.”

Lincat Ltd manufactures one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of catering equipment. Lincat Ltd is a member company of the Middleby Corporation.

The Lincat IH21 is available from www.busychef.co.uk for £527.00 plus VAT with free delivery.

Busychef is the online trading arm of YCE Catering Equipment Ltd based in Leeds, Yorkshire. At Busychef we offer leading brands of catering equipment with an excellent service and unsurpassed knowledge of the foodservice industry at internet prices.

With thanks to Lincat.

Green Equipment…

OE7702-+-OA7923-+-2-x-OA7924There’s lots of talk just now about ‘green’ catering equipment. The truth of the matter is however that it’s very difficult for caterers to make informed choices about the ‘greenness’ of the kit they’re considering, due to the current absence of any agreed industry wide standards.

That said, one sure way of saving resources is to buy equipment which can be used for more than one cooking process.

The Lincat Opus 700 multi-functional pasta boilers provide a good example. Both models, the 400 mm wide (OE7701) and 600mm wide (OE7702), can be used as a pasta boiler, steamer or bain marie, offering unique versatility and space saving performance.

A range of high quality baskets can be specified to meet individual pasta boiling requirements. Alternatively, perforated or standard gastronorm containers can be ordered to enable the units to be used as a steamer or bain marie.

For more details check out the busychef.co.uk web shop or click here. With thanks to Lincat.