Manufacturer and supplier, Metcalfe Catering Equipment, has extended the range of Roband products it supplies.
The new rice preparation machines are said to make it easy to serve up Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and other rice-based cuisines.
Three types of machine – two cookers, a cooker with keep warm function, and a rice warmer – feature one-touch operation and are claimed to be able to deal with large volumes of rice quickly.
The rice cooker comes in two sizes, holding either 30 portions (5.4litres) or 55 portions (10litres) of cooked rice in its non-stick rice bowl. Said to be easy to operate, the cooker has a see-through lid and an auto shut-off function.
The smaller model (SW5400) has a burn-proof pad and the larger model (SW10000) has a rice napkin. Both come with measuring spoon and cup.
The SW6000 is a 35-portion rice cooker with an automatic switch over to keep-warm function that activates after the rice has cooked. Other features include a thermally insulated non-stick bowl, a gasket-sealed lid, steam release valve, auto shut-off plus a burn-proof pad, as well as the measuring cup and spoon.
Having a stand-alone rice warmer frees up the rice cooker ready to make another batch and the SW9600 Robalec rice warmer does just that. Holding 55 portions, the stainless steel model with non-stick bowl has a steam drainage system with a catchment container for easy emptying.
Prices start at £189 + VAT.