HRC catering equipment stands you need to see – Part III

The Regale and Panasonic teams were on hand to demonstrate their microwaves and rice cookers.

Retigo (Stand P510)

Czech-based combi oven specialist Retigo boasts 25 years’ experience of developing cooking solutions, and its team will be out in force to educate HRC visitors on the latest innovations in its portfolio. There will be a spotlight on the Blue Vision B1011 combi oven, which was only released to the market last year. The product places focus on safety, hygiene, energy efficiency and reliability. As one of Retigo’s best-selling sizes of combi oven, the 1011 model can produce between 151 and 250 meals a day and is available in both electric and gas models. Most recently, the 1011 model was awarded the Eenery Star accreditation. Retigo now supplies its products to more than 55 countries worldwide.

Regale (Stand P40) (Main image)

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Established in 1983, Regale Microwave Ovens is the UK’s only independent commercial microwave oven specialist, with over £500,000 of branded microwaves ready for dispatch on a next working day service. Regale is Panasonic’s largest and UK wholesaler for commercial microwaves and the inventor of Microsave Cavity Lines used by the major brewery and restaurant groups such as Whitbread, Fullers, Stonegate, Hall and Woodhouse, Beefeaters and Frankie & Benny’s. Microsave Liners, which be on show at HRC, are manufactured in England with over 30,000 in daily use. They are now exported to Europe and Australia and are available for Panasonic, Daewoo, Sharp and Samsung models. Regale also has manufacturing facilities in the USA to cover Mexico and North America.


Robot-Coupe (Stand P740)

Robot-Coupe is set to provide show visitors with an insight to the latest food preparation innovations in its portfolio. It plans to unveil a new juicer specially designed for self-service and a limited edition version of its iconic R301 combined machine. It will also launch The Robot Cook, a cooking cutter blender that is designed to meet the demanding standards of professional chefs and which has already received acclaim from top culinary names such as Tom Aikens and Cyrus Todiwala. The company will be promoting the fact it offers free, no obligation demonstrations in end users’ kitchens, with training and after-sales support for all its products.

True Refrigeration (Stand P500)

True will debut a number of new products alongside enhanced versions of its core models. Its ‘Essential Project Kitchen’ area will feature everything required when speccing out a new kitchen, including GN counters and uprights. Its hydrocarbon refrigerated prep tables have been redesigned for 2020 and feature redeveloped airflow systems which should ensure the best food pan holding temperatures. True will also showcase more display refrigeration products than ever before, with many glass door options, including the debut of a new backbar refrigerator range all guaranteed by the manufacturer’s 5-year parts and labour warranty.

Sammic (Stand P630)

Sammic will be showcasing many items from its portfolio of catering equipment, including key warewashing, food prep and food preservation ranges. It will also unveil new units from its stick blender range and food processors with brushless technology and exhibit a model that has been added to its 2020 warewashing catalogue. Visitors to its stand at HRC will be able to meet with staff from the company and discuss its latest products.

Valentine Equipment (Stand P611)

Valentine will show the latest in professional fryer technology with the intelligent Evo Computer fryers and innovations such as the new Liguria tabletop pasta cooker. Sister company Cuisinequip will focus on induction cooking and flexible solutions, including Bottene fresh pasta making machines that feature in one of Glasgow’s latest restaurant openings, SUGO Pasta.

Smeg Foodservice (Stand P410)

The Smeg Foodservice stand will be exhibiting a host of new products, including the company’s latest range of Alfa professional bake off ovens and combi oven models for sites that are looking to enhance their cooking operations. New additions to Smeg’s warewashing range will also get an airing, with the company’s 500x500mm and 600x500mm basket hood machines among the models to look out for. A selection of existing undercounter models from its Topline and Ecoline ranges will be on show, too. Last but not least, Smeg plans to launches its professional La Pavoni coffee machines into the UK market at the show and will be raffling a hand-painted Smeg fridge.

Welbilt (Stand P411)

Welbilt UK’s HRC stand will be transformed into a ‘grab and go’ outlet, to help demonstrate how exhibition visitors can specify a full kitchen set-up with three of Welbilt’s brands; Merrychef, Crem and Convotherm. Exhibition visitors will also be able to sample hot food and drinks, courtesy of the Welbilt culinary team, who will be highlighting how to cook a range of dishes in both Convotherm combi ovens and Merrychef high speed ovens. All this can be washed down with coffees and other hot drinks dispensed from Crem’s latest coffee machine, the EX3.

Synergy Grill (Stand P210)

HRC visitors will be able to sample Synergy-grilled steaks, sausages and veggies on the company’s stand while learning more about the brand’s patented heat capturing ceramic technology. It is designed to offers energy saving, benefits in terms of ventilation and one-switch operation. Furthermore, Synergy Grills should also eradicate the conventional necessity for a fat tray, with natural oils vaporised back into the food. The company is promising to unveil an “exciting” new product launch at the exhibition.

Wexiödisk (Stand P501)

Scandinavian warewashing brand Wexiödisk will be showcasing a range of eco-friendly warewashing solutions including the WD-4S, WD-PRM60 and the new WD-6 Glass. Specifically designed for venues with a high turnover of glassware such as bars, pubs and restaurants, this hood-type glasswasher functions using a combination of glassware-specific technology and a new ‘glass lift’ mechanism. Powered by a simple ‘on/off’ button, the mechanism allows water to evenly run down the outside of each glass, allowing for spotless glassware results.

Williams Refrigeration (Stand P518)

Williams and sister company Falcon Foodservice Equipment will be showcasing a café concept where visitors will be able see food being stored, prepped and cooked – and try it for themselves. On the stand will be the latest addition to the Williams Chef’s Drawer range, the variable temperature model, which can be switched from a refrigerator to a freezer. It features an entirely new body which, because it ventilates through the front, can squeeze into tight spaces. The Chef’s Drawer is made of stainless steel throughout and can cope with ambient temperatures up to 43°C.

EauVation (Stand F717)

Sustainable water provider, EauVation, will be showcasing its range of filtered water systems. With specially developed unique filtration technology, EauVation offers the opportunity to serve fresh, chilled, still or sparkling water served from one dispense point. This means that for operator sites there should be no water miles, no storage challenges, no wasted water in the bottling and no loss of margin, just fresh water that can be served in the site’s own signature glass bottles.

Electronic Temperature Instruments (Stand H220)

Electronic Temperature Instruments (ETI) is a leader in the manufacture and design of electronic thermometers and temperature probes and four times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade and Innovation. As well as its flagship product, the Thermapen Professional thermometer, ETI will use HRC to showcase a diverse range of HACCP-compliant temperature monitoring solutions, all of which have been designed and built to withstand the demands of today’s busy commercial kitchen.

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