Falcon’s latest addition to its F900 Series is a flexi pan, model E9941. A multifunctional unit, it can shallow fry, griddle, boil, stew, poach, braise and, with the optional steaming tray and lid accessory, steam.
The unit is designed to be easy to operate, with the control panel displaying the optimum setting for the main cooking methods. Meanwhile its compact profile (400mm wide) and the fact that it needs no plumbing means it can be easily added into the kitchen.
Featuring Falcon’s Dynamic Link System, it can be almost seamlessly suited to other F900 appliances, making it suitable for both back and front-of-house installations.
The E9941 is made of 304 grade stainless steel with a 10mm thick tank base. Running off a 3-phase 32A supply, performance is claimed to be fast and temperature control accurate, with the cooking heat spread evenly across the base.
The 14.7litre pan, which is GN 1/1 compatible, will hold up to 8kg and has a temperature range of 60-280°C. The unit is IPX5 water resistant.
Falcon’s flexi pan is designed to be as simple as possible to install, use and clean. The manual water fill means there’s no need to connect a water supply. The 200mm deep GN 1/1 tray fitted in the cabinet below the pan enables it to decant stews and soups. The pan retains its heat, therefore food can be kept warm before service without overcooking. The cabinet’s internal corners are rounded to wipe clean any splashes when decanting pan contents.
Shaune Hall, Falcon’s product development chef said: “This is a very versatile appliance. It’s essentially a mini-bratt pan, large pot, sauté pan, wok, griddle and pan steamer in one. It can even be used as a bain marie. This flexibility, coupled with the simple controls and ease of cleaning makes the E9941 a real asset to any kitchen.”
The F900 flexi pan measures 400mm wide by 900mm deep and 900mm high.