At the Commercial Kitchen 2018 trade show, Valentine Equipment will be celebrating more than 60 years in the UK market selling Swiss-made fryers and multicookers across the foodservice and hospitality sectors.
Visitors to stand A1 on 5-6 June at the Birmingham NEC will see a new fryer from Valentine, the Alpina, and sister company Cuisinequip will be introducing new equipment from the Taurus Group.
The Valentine Alpina 300 features what is designed to be precise electronic temperature regulation for optimum frying conditions to match the food and quantity being fried, a 12.5litre capacity tank and includes wifi to support cleaning and maintenance.
It also has a connection for integrated energy optimisation to a DIN Standard 18875 Sicotronic terminal to cut power peaks and save money on energy costs. As with other Valentine fryers the Alpina has a small cold zone under the heating element, which should mean it takes less oil to fill up the fryer.
Steve Elliott, sales director for Valentine Equipment and Cuisinequip, said: “Our stand will include the new Alpina fryer and also demonstrate some really innovative professional kitchens solutions from Cuisinequip’s new partnership with the Taurus Group to make its Mycook and Rowzer food preparation systems widely available to professional kitchens in the UK.”
The Mycook is an induction-heated, all-in-one kitchen robot systems that cooks, sautés, mixes, grinds, emulsifies, kneads, shakes, light fries, melts, powders and steams. The processes are based on the application of induction heating which is said to saves time through rapid, highly controllable heating, and reduce costs through energy efficiency.
While the Rowzer, a professional standard cold food processor, is suited to making bespoke batches of ice cream. It processes ingredients in their frozen state at -20°C, designed to lock in flavour and nutrients and cut waste. For example it should be able to make ice cream right when it is ordered using fresh seasonal ingredients and producing as many portions as customers request.
Cuisinequip is showing other new equipment including the Berner Beef Star range of heavy-duty grills. The stand will also have a range of modular induction options from Locher including the Locher Chargrill and several fresh pasta making machines from family-owned Italian manufacturer Bottene.