Frima has come up with a new selling hook for distributors whose clients want to serve porridge but are put off by the ultra-stickability of the breakfast food which makes it far from popular with the unfortunate kitchen porter who has to clean the pot, pan or kettle it’s made in.
The manufacturer, which is owned by Rational, claims to have solved the age-old problem by devising an ‘intelligent porridge process’ for its VarioCooking Center Multificiency.
“It’s a new dawn for commercial kitchens,” says Graham Kille of Frima UK. “There will be no more scraping and scouring. After the porridge is served, all staff have to do is give the VarioCooking Center pan a quick rinse, using a minimal amount of water, and it’s ready for the next cooking process.”
Chef simply selects the porridge programme and adds the milk and water to the pan. The unit brings the liquid up to temperature but the VCC’s controls don’t allow it to boil over. Chef adds the oats, gives it a stir and leaves it.
There’s no need to supervise the cooking process and it’s fast: 40kg of porridge can be cooked in just over 30 minutes, from starting to heat the liquid till it is ready to serve.
The new intelligent programme software, available free to Frima customers, ensures cleaning is easy, effortless and fast, allowing operators to clean the unit, with a small measure of water from the integral VarioDose system, and have it ready for the next cooking process in as little as two minutes.