Milton Keynes-based supplier Grande Cuisine has launched the Adventys three-phase induction plancha, which is available as either a two or four-zone independently controlled, drop-in unit.
While the multi-zone cooking surface is designed to save energy, each 634mm X 317mm zone has its own generator (which can be situated as much as 5metres away) which is said to promise maximum power and reliability.
Operating temperature ranges from 50°C to 275°C, and each zone can reach 200°C in less than 3minutes.
Temperature is controlled by an independent 360° knob control and four-digit display for each zone, with a Fahrenheit option available on request.
The P2IM model offers two cooking zones with one set of controls and two generators, while the P4IM has four zones, two sets of controls and four generators.
Both are constructed in stainless steel and are claimed to be easy to keep clean.
Square or round copper coils are available for the planchas. The square coils are designed to deliver a consistent temperature across the whole cooking surface, while the round option produces a uniform temperature in the centre of the cooking surface, decreasing towards the edges to produce Teppanyaki-style cooking.
Optional extras include a ventilation kit, an additional 5metres of power cable and cords for remote generator racks, and longer power cables for knob controls.