Hoshizaki has expanded its Snowflake portfolio, with a 2-in-1 blast chiller and freezer range.
Engineered to perform in demanding environments, the new units should be capable of quickly and efficiently blast chilling and freezing cooked foods, all in one unit, without affecting the taste or texture.
This is achieved thanks to protective hard and soft cycles which switch from a chilling/freezing mode, to a storage mode, via an advanced automatic timer. Available in a variety of sizes, the Snowflake Blast Chiller and Freezer series is designed to meet the requirements of cook-chill/freeze operations through durable materials, sturdy design, good performance and instant convenience.
Made from non-corrosive stainless steel, the new Blast Chiller/Freezer units are claimed to provide reliability and be easy to clean thanks to their ergonomic design. Smooth surfaces, rounded internal corners, removable shelves and an easily accessible fan and evaporator add to the ease of maintenance of these units.
For kitchens lacking in space yet looking for a unit that has substantial blast chilling/freezing capacity within a single unit, the undercounter SBU 20 HL boasts a 20kg chilling capacity, 12kg freezing capacity and five rack positions. The largest unit within the four-wide Snowflake Blast range is the SBU 40 HT which features a 42kg chilling capacity, 25kg freezing capacity in addition to 10 rack positions.
The new series is also designed to enable fast chill/freeze times. Roz Scourfield, national sales manager at Hoshizaki UK, commented: “The Hoshizaki Snowflake 2-in-1 Blast Chiller/Freezer range features some of the quickest and safest blast chilling/freezing times available on the market.
“To put this statement into perspective, operators of the SBU 40 HT can chill foods from as high as +90°C down to just +3°C in just 90 minutes, complying with the best practice guidance set by the Food Standards Authority. Fast forward a further 150 minutes, and an item can be frozen to a temprature as low as -18°C.
“The new Blast Chiller/Freezer range is yet another example of Hoshizaki’s commitment to offering operators exceptionally convenient, efficient and innovative catering solutions.”
The range comes with a 2-year parts and labour warranty as standard.