British manufacturer Falcon has further expanded the F900 line with the development of two induction ranges and a sous vide water bath.
As with other F900 appliances, the new models can be linked into a cookline using the patented Dynamic Link System (DLS). This can allow designers to create a bank of F900 appliances that combines the aesthetics and hygiene benefits of a one-piece suite with the flexibility and lower cost of a multi-appliance cookline.
The two induction ranges both feature four-zone induction hobs over a 2/1 GN fan-assisted convection oven. The difference is in the power of the hobs – the i91104C has four 3.5kW heat zones, while the i91105C’s are each 5kW.
Induction technology is delivered through large heat zones offering multiple small-pan cooking, while the hobs’ heavy duty components are claimed to offer a 30,000 hours lifespan. The wipe-clean, 6mm toughened glass top is said to undergo testing including the stringent drop-test, which is more thorough than the BS EN standards demand. In addition, the oven’s fan is claimed to speed up cooking times, thus reducing energy consumption, and ensure even heating throughout the chamber.
Falcon’s E9640 sous vide water bath has a capacity of 28litres, which should mean it can be utilised for anything from small individual portions to big items such as large joints of meat. The manual fill means there’s no need to connect a water supply. With a temperature range of 5 – 95°C, and the ability to slow- or overnight-cook, it is said to handle a range of foods. Standard features include a timer, a low level sensor and an alarm.
The F900 series is designed for theatre-style kitchens and its accessories include side hob extensions, kick strips and front hob rails.
“These three new models combine modern cooking technologies with Falcon’s traditional manufacturing excellence,” says Barry Hill, marketing manager of Falcon. “We created the F900 series to offer the ultimate in performance, functionality and good looks – and the new appliances exemplify those objectives.”