Grande Cuisine has launched the Capic Capitop stand-alone boiling and bratt pan combination cooking appliance to the UK market.
The Capitop is said to allow volume production of soups, stocks, sauces and other dishes all from a single unit with a small footprint.
On one side of the floor-standing unit, a 35litre stainless steel boiling pan with lid warms cold water in an insulated double jacket to provide the steam heating. The temperature is monitored and regulated by a built-in sensor. A removable mixing arm with a Teflon scraper agitates the contents for a consistent result and can be programmed with seven speed settings.
Other features include a volumetric water meter, an end of cooking cycle alarm, a removable strainer, and a drain tap. Users can press a button to tilt and pour from the pan when cooking is complete.
On the other side of the unit, the 25litre bratt pan is also claimed to benefit from accurate temperature control on the base, plus the electric tilt and pour mechanism.
Both sides are controlled from a central touchscreen which can also be pre-programmed with recipes. A central spray hose should make it easy to wash down the pans after use, while the waste is collected in swivelling grease trays.