Mitchell & Cooper has begun supplying a machine that it claims will increase the efficiency of commercial kitchens by processing frozen ingredients without losing any of the original flavour or texture.
The Frixair machine, from Italian manufacturer Nemox, is a versatile piece of equipment that the company insists presents “infinite possibilities” for chefs.
Selected ingredients are whipped into a light, airy consistency to create everything from soups and sauces to sorbets and ice cream.
Chefs simply add ingredients to the mixing bowl, freeze, and then when they are ready to assemble a dish, add to the stainless steel bowl holder and the Frixair will process the frozen ingredients while returning a smooth, creamy texture to the mixture in less than two minutes.
The capacity of each Frixair bowl is 0.3 litres, allowing for thoroughly-mixed ingredients which form a homogenous mixture. It can process up to 10kg of food every hour with two working speed selections.
Mitchell & Copper claims that competing market alternatives tend to have a larger bowl size for numerous smaller portions, meaning that the saturation of ingredients in each portion is different.
The five bowls included with the Frixair are formed from microwaveand dishwasher-safe plastics, which have uniquely-designed lids to make them stackable, and which are colour-coded for easy identification when stored.
Their compact size allows for the extremely quick freezing of a large variety of preparations, as well as the ability to create one-off recipes from excess ingredients and leftovers, resulting in less waste and therefore a more economically-run, environmentally-aware kitchen.