Lincat has added four new, high-capacity gas and electric griddles to its heavy-duty Opus 800 range of prime cooking equipment.
The new 600mm and 900mm wide, 800mm deep gas and electric powered griddles are designed to offer a larger cooking area than the Opus 700 equipment they have replaced. In addition to being deeper, the cooking plates now extend right to the edge of the units to provide maximum capacity. Drip trays have been re-designed too, to provide additional capacity.
Each griddle features independently controlled heat zones, for flexibility and economy during quieter periods. Temperature control in the range of 90°C to 280°C for the gas griddles and 90°C to 300°C for the electric griddles is said to ensure consistent results and energy efficient operation. Power ratings are: electric models 8kW and 12kW; gas models 15.5kW and 23kW.
What are said to be easy-to-clean chrome griddle plates are available as an alternative to machined steel. They are designed to only produce heat when food is placed on the griddle plate and, as a result, radiate less heat into kitchen environment. This should create a more comfortable working environment and saves on energy.
Half-ribbed cooking plates are available too, to give food a branded appearance. Gas models are equipped with piezo ignition, pilot burners for standby operation and flame failure protection.
Helen Applewhite, Marketing Manager of Lincat, said: “Our new Opus 800 griddles are an ideal choice for any kitchen looking for power, flexibility, energy efficiency and sturdy construction. And, since all Lincat equipment is covered by our comprehensive 2 year, on-site parts and labour warranty, they can invest in confidence.”