Foodservice Equipment Reports

PRODUCTS: March 2018

Tastes change, and menus change, but the Baxter VersaOven rolls (or revolves) with these changes by adapting to a range of cooking needs. “The VersaOven provides flexibility in functionality without sacrificing food quality,” says Chef Michelle Bridges, Baxter’s Manager of Bakery/Culinary Support. The compact (48-in.W x 38-in.D x 75-in.H) yet powerful (95,000 Btu/hr. in-shot burner) can handle up to 40 3-lb. rotisserie chickens, then tackle 10 18 x 26 standard sheet pans of breads, followed by 5 12 x 20 x 2. steam trays of veggies. “The precision airflow and a rotating interior rack ensure perfectly consistent results with minimal operator intervention,” says Bridges. While the oven provides intuitive operation through a touchscreen interface, even complex recipes can be programmed with up to 6 cooking stages, all with uploaded custom product pictures leading the way. To keep things nice and tidy, the oven offers an automated wash system for a choice of either a 30-min. short wash to save downtime between batches or a 2-hr. heavy wash that can run overnight and has automatic chemical dispensing for user safety. “Operators are impressed by the time savings and costs savings,” adds Bridges. “They feel confident it can take the place of many pieces of equipment while reducing initial investment and operating costs and providing space savings in production areas.”
Baxter Mfg./ITW FEG

With the Silhouette Renoir, you can store and display up to 30 bottles of wine in a wall-mounted cabinet with a dramatic, temperature-controlled (54 F-63 F) environment. At 10-in.D, the quiet, vibration-free cabinet has locking side pocket doors for easy, secure access to individual bottles; energy-efficient LED lighting, including a motion-activated setting; and triple-pane Low-E glass to protect wine from UV light. An optional picture frame adds an artistic flare to the presentation. See the Renoir at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago in May. For more details, email or call 941/359-0757.
Danby USA/MicroFridge Division

High-quality clear acrylic blends with a brushed steel base and crystalized tap to offer a sophisticated presentation in the Iris beverage dispenser (model LD162). The rectangular (8.-in.W x 9-in.D x 19.-in.H) tower holds 3 gal. of juice or infused water. The lightweight chafing base stamped with a modern floral design integrates with other Multi-Chef line accessories, including serving bases, ice tub, napkin holders and risers, for a complete buffet presentation.

FMP’s Carbon Cure non-caustic foaming cleaner safely removes carbon and grease buildup from metal surfaces and cooking equipment with its fast-acting, nonabrasive formula. It rinses clean in less than 5 min., produces minimal odor and won’t burn skin so no protective apparel is needed. Cleaner comes in a 32-oz. bottle with a foaming spray head and a 1-gal. bottle refill.
FMP/Franklin Machine Products

The FX Series convertible refrigeration drawer system has the drawer tracks outside the cooled compartment to provide optimal access to product with minimal exposure to cold and debris for extended wear life. The cold comes from an evaporator coil mounted horizontally above the drawer insert; refrigeration operates only when the drawer is closed to reduce energy use and humidity buildup. The drawer design allows the insulated high-impact ABS plastic inserts to be removed for cleaning or pre-loading.
Randell/Unified Brands

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