Precision has launched a blast chiller that it claims is so energy-efficient it is offering it in green.
The equipment uses microprocessor-controlled, variable speed fans to ensure that blast chilling or freezing is fast, efficient and consistent throughout the cabinet. It is capable of chilling or freezing up to 35kg of food, within government guidelines, using only a standard 13 Amp supply.
“Conventional 35kg blast chiller freezers need extra power and can’t run off a standard 13 Amp socket,” says Nick Williams, managing director of Precision. “Our model uses less energy, so running costs will be lower. But what’s also significant is that installation costs are lower because there’s no need to connect to a higher rated supply.”
Williams says the blast chiller will work anywhere there’s a standard electric supply, so sites that don’t, or can’t, have three-phase can now have a blast chiller freezer.
Norfolk-based Precision claims its blast chiller freezers are so simple to operate that little or no training is required.
The standard 90 minute blast cycle is launched by pressing two buttons, while the chill or freeze cycle can be controlled by programmed timer or by food probe. It also offers a choice of ‘soft chill’ or ‘hard chill’ modes, for different food types and consistencies.
If the green-coloured version of the equipment is not to the operator’s choice, Precision offers a suite of additional colours to match a site’s décor or style.