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PRODUCTS: January 2017

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Hidden in plain sight is one way to describe the ingenuity behind the Equipex Induc’Stone warmer, which sits underneath the countertop and heats chafing dishes through induction, leaving the top side of the counter unencumbered with electric or solid-fuel warmers. “Doing so permits the service counter to be used for other purposes during non-foodservice hours,” says Irina Mirsky-Zayas, Ph.D., V.P.-Sales and Marketing for Equipex. “At the end of the foodservice session, the counter can be simply wiped down and cleaned.” The warmer can be mounted under a variety of surfaces, including natural and engineered stone, concrete or glass, without the need to change décor. When used with the complimentary Induc’Mate spacer, the unit keeps water in a chafing dish hot while the counter stays cool; airflow fans keep things cool under the counter. “Operators enjoy the high heating temperature of 194°F that can be achieved, keeping foods in the chafing dish at proper holding temperature,” adds Mirsky-Zayas. “In addition, the system is very efficient and cost effective to operate.” Automatic pan detection/power supply monitor, empty pan/automatic overheating detection, and capacitive touch controls make it easy to operate.
Equipex Ltd.
equipex.com

LIGHT WEIGHT
Model SCS30 hanging scale powers up completely by light with a bold, 1-in.H LCD that shows instant readouts in 0.02-lb./0.01-kg. increments up to 30-lb./15-kg. max weights. It’s NTEP approved legal for trade. A stainless produce pan, hanging assembly and 2 S-hooks are included, so it’s ready to go right out of the box.
Detecto/Cardinal Scale
detecto.com

3 FT. OF COUNTER SPACE 
Hoshizaki’s Commercial Series refrigerated undercounter and worktop with doors now is available in a 36-in. width, in addition to the 27-, 48-, 60- and 72-in. widths. These single-section refrigerators feature a stainless exterior as well as interior walls and floor. A factory-installed cylinder door lock is optional.
Hoshizaki America
hoshizakiamerica.com

DON’T BE LEFT IN THE COLD
The Somat DH-100 Dehydrator system now has “Winter Mode” option that allows the unit to be located and operated in environments such as loading docks or close to an outside waste receptacle where temperatures can fall as low as 15°F. The temperature inside the dehydration chamber remains an optimal 100°F, keeping food soil from freezing during waste accumulation while equipment is idle. The unit reduces the volume and weight of food waste and compostables by a ratio of 8 to 1.
Somat Co./ITW FEG
somatcompany.com

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE
Serve up the best beer pour thanks to Perlick’s drip pans with built-in rinsers that spray the inside of the glass with cold water to remove any soap residue while also reducing friction between the glass and liquid and maintaining the cold temperature of the beverage. The equipment has stainless construction with matching grid patterns across the rinser and pan and can be top mounted or recessed.
Perlick 
perlick.com

KEEPING TABS ON TEMPS
The IMS-1000 system supports up to 8 sensors to monitor critical conditions such as temperature, humidity, water leaks and power outages for unattended commercial freezers and refrigerators. When it identifies a potential problem, it immediately sends alarm notifications through e-mail, text messaging, phone calls and/or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). A built-in web server lets users easily view status, make changes and review data history. The system can log up to 100,000 data samples.
Sensaphone 
sensaphone.com

STONEWARE ROCKS!
Hall China introduces a line of thick-walled ceramic serving pans designed to optimize heat retention and distribution throughout the entire vessel body, eliminating hot spots or cook points over the warming flame. The pans are available in 6 different shapes and sizes along with a choice of 7 colors for a bright display or a classic look.
Hall China Co.
hlcdinnerware.com

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM 
The newly designed U431-A pressure-fed soft-serve ice cream/yogurt freezer now offers more storage capacity and safer, more-flexible dispensing. The 3 refrigerated, LED-illuminated storage drawers hold up to 6 5-gal. mix bags and lock securely in place. The manifold design allows for connection to all 6 bags, and the user can draw from 1, 2, or 3 bags without having to connect each 1 separately. Coiled hoses are contained within the refrigerated base.
Stoelting/Vollrath Co.
stoeltingfoodservice.com

COMBI OVEN CERTIFIED ENERGY STAR 
The recently Energy Star-certified CT PROformance Combiterm CTP20-20G 20-20 gas combi oven joins the CTP10-20G, CTP7-20E, and CTC7-20G energy-efficient models. Equipped with a roll-in cart, it allows users to cook food then roll it into the compatible CombiMate mobile warmer or QuickChiller blast chiller; then, it’s just plating and retherming with quick, consistent results.
Alto-Shaam 
alto-shaam.com

PRAISE THE BRAISE(R)
The Model BPM-15E Eclipse braising pan has an electrically heated, 8-in.D pan with 3-in.-radiused corners and a 5/8-in.-thick stainless-clad cooking surface on an open tubular leg stand. Controls and tilt mechanism are mounted in a stainless housing, and a standard mounting bracket allows for left, right, or rear faucet mounting. The smooth-action, quick-tilting body has a manual crack tilt mechanism for precise pouring control.
Groen/Unified Brands
unifiedbrands.net

PROGRAMMABLE DRIVE-THRU GREETER
Accommodating both the 3M G5 and XT-1 headset systems, the 3M Drive-Thru Basestation G5 easily converts from single- to dual-lane configurations to handle increased traffic. The system features a built-in greeter that can record up to 16 10-sec. messages that can be used to promote key menu items with customers during scheduled dayparts. Managers can create alerts and reminders to increase compliance and keep team members on task.
3M 
3M.com

CONDENSER CONSOLIDATES CONTROL 
Available for cooler and freezer applications, the Copeland Scroll outdoor refrigeration condenser unit consolidates 5 different controls into a single unit that supports operation, diagnostics, compressor protection and 2-way remote communication. A removable hinged service door and an on-board data log further aid in serviceability. Ranging in size from 1½ to 6 hp, the units are suitable for foodservice operations as well as small-format stores.
Emerson 
EmersonClimate.com/CopelandOutdoorUnit

MEALS ON WHEELS
Created with convenience and air quality in mind, the Mobile Culinary Station includes dual 1800W SM-181R MAX induction ranges, an integrated AF-350 air filtration system and refrigerated drawers (with compressor, evaporator and condenser) in 1 self-contained, wheeled unit. It features a durable 16-ga. stainless countertop and cabinets with a jet-black wraparound exterior. Two refrigerated drawers accept standard food pans.
Spring USA
springusa.com

WALK-IN DOORS STAND UP TO USE
ColdSeal Max doors have a welded, structural anodized aluminum rigid frame that helps maintain structural integrity through years of openings. Heavy-duty, wide-strap, spring-loaded hinges with a cam-lift feature ensure that the door is fully closed. Field-adjustable hinges allow for compensation for door settling. Energy-efficient LED lighting provides instant bright-white output with minimal heat. The exterior digital thermometer and light switch are integrated into a single, waterproof, “elbow-engaged” component for hands-full operation.
Master-Bilt/Standex
master-bilt.com

1-STOP MOP DROP
Advance Tabco’s mop sink is flush mount to the floor to allow mop buckets to roll over the drain for emptying. Designed in 2 sections for easy removal for cleaning, the stainless subway-style grating is closely spaced between bars to prevent casters from getting trapped. The 16-ga. stainless sink comes with 3- or 2-sided backsplashes.
Advance Tabco 
advancetabco.com

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