Welbilt’s Garland Induction Instinct Series of hobs has won a National Restaurant Association (NRA) Kitchen Innovation Award.
The accolades have been running the for over a decade in conjunction with the annual NRA Show, organised by the American association, taking place on 19-22 May 2018 at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA.
More than 45,000 foodservice buyers are expected to attend this year’s show, which will showcase the latest equipment innovations and technology.
Within the exhibition is a dedicated ‘Award Winners’ pavilion where the Kitchen Innovation Award winners, as judged by a panel of industry experts, will be displayed – including the Garland Induction Instinct Series.
Welbilt believes the hobs gained the accolade through good innovation, design and functionality.
Launched last year at Host Milan, the new series comprises five table-top models available in varying sizes, consisting of single and double hob modules, along with a wok and two griddles.
Boasting the RTCSmp (Real-Time Temperature Control System multi-point) control and monitoring system, the Instinct series is designed to allow fast heat up times, safe cooking and accurate temperatures by utilising the electronics within the modules to monitor the temperature of the induction coils and energy supply.
In addition, the temperature can be controlled down to 1°C, and any deviations should be quickly corrected. The patented technology is also claimed to protect against ‘empty heating’ which detects if an empty pan has been left on the surface.
Furthermore, the ‘Tip and Turn’ controls respond to light pressure on the control knob to activate the appliance, whilst the ‘turn’ function sets the desired temperature level. The temperature can be held between 25°C to 100°C, while the power transfer is said to be consistent to achieve evenly-cooked food.
The fan fitted within the models is claimed to be virtually silent whilst still achieving good cooling capacity, so that both heat and noise in the kitchen is minimised. Additionally food residues should not burn or stick to the Ceran cook tops of the hobs. All models are available as single-phase variants.