Catering equipment supplier Euro Catering has introduced a new De Danieli indirect-heat, countertop tilting kettle, featuring bain-marie-style functionality and what are said to be easy-to-use design elements.
The De Danieli Countertop MiniCooker is suitable for preparing soups, stocks, stews, casseroles, curries, or sauces, for café and restaurant menus, community group diners, or delicatessen and farm shop food production. It can be used for any dish or foodstuff, sweet or savoury, that can be prepped or cooked at a high temperature.
The 15-litre unit, with a temperature range of 20-160°C, is also said to be suitable for confectioners and jam and marmalade makers, including artisan jam makers who wish to increase their production.
The compact 800mm x 500 x 600mm unit, made from 304 food-grade stainless steel, is a plug-and-go appliance requiring a 13A supply and able to sit on a countertop, or on an optional steel stand on casters.
The jacket of this tilting kettle differs from the norm, being filled with thermic mineral oil that circulates inside the hollow space between inner and outer wall. This should enable higher temperatures to be reached than is the case with other indirect-heat tilting kettles, typically filled only with water.
A variable speed stirrer is designed to be easy to clean down and has Teflon side and bottom scrapers to prevent food sticking. The stirrer should be easy to remove as well as dishwasher-proof. A safety switch controls the stirrer if the lid is removed.
Additionally, the kettle has a double-perforated lid, for use with dishes requiring faster evaporation, and a double-solid lid to use when cooking temperature needs to be maintained, giving options when it comes to how a dish is best cooked or prepared.
The MiniCooker is backed by a 2-year parts and 1-year labour warranty.