Water boiler specialist Instanta has added two new units to its portfolio: the DC dual chamber models and an addition to the DB range of push button water boilers.
Boilers in the DC range are dual chamber, counter-top, automatic-fill hot water units with inbuilt filtration that allow the user to operate both chambers simultaneously during busy periods and revert to using a single chamber during quieter periods, potentially cutting energy consumption by half.
Furthermore, purchasing and operating one DC15 machine is said to be cheaper than purchasing and operating two separate water boilers. The chambers can be set at different temperatures – suitable for brewing black teas and speciality green teas – which again can remove the need for separate machines.
The built-in high volume, multi-flow filter (up to 13,500litres), with a programmable monitor that can be adjusted to hard, medium or soft water, should ensure that the boiler element is kept scale free and operating at maximum efficiency, reducing energy consumption. The DC15 is also designed to be well insulated for minimal heat loss and energy conservation.
The second launch, the DB1000 SureFlow Touch range, is a countertop, automatic-fill water boiler with push-button dispense.
The unit is claimed to be competitively priced and a cost-effective alternative to Instanta’s top of the range DB2000 push button model. It is a 10litre countertop water boiler suitable for self-service operations.
Measuring 240mm (w) x 522mm(d) x 545mm(h), the DB1000 can handle 60 cups in a rapid draw off, heating up in 29 minutes. Like other models in the series, the unit offers a choice of water dispense options with either a standard push and hold on demand function or, if preferred, a programmable metered/timed dispense. The metered dispense is can be programmed using the memory function on set-up.
The top-up feature allows the user to top up a drink following a measured dispense. At the end of the timed dispense cycle, the screen continues to flash for five seconds during which time the drink can be topped up. After the five seconds, the machine reverts to timed dispense mode.
Made from high-grade stainless steel, the DB1000 also has an LCD screen that displays a flashing “Caution Hot Water” safety message whenever hot water is dispensed. The water temperature is displayed on the screen in degrees C, with the option to remove or disable the function if required.
Other features include a deep cup recess to accommodate teapots, cups and mugs with a vessel height clearance of 136mm. The electrical mains cord and water inlet coupling are sited underneath the boiler, allowing connections to be made either under or above the counter to suit the site. Safety features include boil-dry and over-boil protection, while fault codes for issues such as water starvation, heating failure and a temperature sensor fault are displayed on screen. All components are serviceable from the front, and the DB1000 comes with a 2-year parts and labour warranty.