Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) has introduced the Proctor Silex Rice Cooker from Hamilton Beach to offer an affordable method of producing perfect rice and storing it in optimum conditions until required.
Two models are available, one with 9 litres – a capacity equivalent to 40 cups of cooked rice and one with 14 litres, or 60 cups. A measuring cup and paddle is included with the cooker, for precise portion control.
One switch changes between cooking and warming mode. Once the cooking program completes, the cooker automatically switches to warming mode. Red and green LEDs provide visual confirmation of which mode is currently active.
The insulated double-wall structure keeps the exterior cool while maintaining the contents at serving temperature. Inside, there is a non-stick aluminium inner pot which is removable, for ease of cleaning. The inner pot also has visible water-line markings to enable accurate liquid measurements. The inner lid is detachable for cleaning.
The cookers are fitted with condensation collection systems, which collect water released during cooking, to keep counters clean and dry. The collection trays are removable for emptying excess water.
The 9 litre model is 41cm (w) x 41cm (d) x 33.5cm (h) and costs £245, while the 14 litre model is 46cm (w) x 460cm (d) x 39cm (h), costing £295.