Hubbard Systems is now distributing Friulinox’s compact ‘Chilly’ and ‘Go’ ranges of blast chillers and blast freezers in the UK.
They are designed to provide operators options for safely blast chilling and freezing food in limited space with no reduction of food quality.
The Go Series is a range of compact blast chiller/freezers available in a choice of capacities. The smallest unit has a capacity of 8kg chilling, or 5kg freezing, while the largest offers up to 55kg chilling capacity, equivalent to 16 1/1 GN pans.
All models are capable of lowering the temperature of food from +90°C to +3°C in less than 90 minutes, allowing it to be stored for up to a week, and retaining moisture and flavour. In freezing mode it can lower the food’s temperature from +90°C to -18°C in 240 minutes.
The operator can choose cooling cycles either controlled by time or via the core probe, said to ensure optimum results rather than just blasting the food directly. This should protect the food, maintaining its quality. Meanwhile a custom evaporator with large heat exchange surfaces is designed to provide high cooling efficiency. The cabinet uses high density HCFC-free insulation and is constructed from stainless steel externally and internally.
The control system is accessed via a high visibility display that shows the machine status at all times. It can store up to 99 custom programs or run automatically using data from a temperature probe to ensure product is chilled. The system also features a pre-cooling feature that reduces the chilling time.
For locations with extremely limited space, the Chilly is a compact blast chiller/freezer. It includes the same technology as its larger Go Series counterparts, shrunk down to 560mm wide by 520mm deep and 560mm high. It can chill up to 12kg and freeze up to 8kg in the same time as its larger counterparts.