Falcon has launched a new induction top oven range, called the One Series. It’s aimed at sites which want to employ the British brand’s equipment, but which don’t need the high power of Falcon’s F900 or Dominator Plus models.
It’s also designed for kitchens that don’t have the power supply to cope with the higher performance products.
The One Series is available in two versions, single phase and three phase, and the manufacturer believes this offers a more affordable solution for operators in, for example, cafes, coffee shops and care homes.
The range features a fan assisted oven and a hob with six induction heat zones. The induction technology reportedly gives instant heat and precise temperature control – and the One has a 3kW boost function that allows the chef to boost power to a selected induction heat zone. The digital display should make it easy to control and monitor temperatures.
The induction’s in-built pan detection should mean there’s no wasted energy and very little wasted heat. The One Series has a 6mm toughened glass hob plate that should be able to withstand the knocks of a busy commercial kitchen and be easy to keep clean.
The unit’s fan-assisted oven is 2/1GN compatible, has a temperature range of 100 – 250°C, offers five shelf positions and is supplied with two shelves. Glass panelled doors and two internal lights is said to make it easy to monitor cooking progress without having to open the door and lose heat.
The single phase version, model E161i, has six 1.5kW induction cooking zones and a 4kW oven. Each cooking zone on the three phase version, model E163i, is 1.85kW and the oven is 6.4kW.
Shaune Hall, product development chef at Falcon, said: “This is the induction range for caterers who want Falcon induction but previously couldn’t have it.
“It fits a need and a budget, combining the right price, the right features and the right performance for them. We believe it will be a big hit in the market.”