German manufacturer Küppersbusch Großküchentechnik has launched a new generation of tilting bratt pans, which it says have 66% more performance than previous models, at lower energy consumption.
CEO Hannes Kolb detailed: “The pan heats up to 230°C in only 4.5 minutes – tested according to DIN norm (DIN 18857-1). This is twice as fast as on the former model.”
Developed at the company’s production site in Gelsenkirchen, the new units are designed for a flexible scope of application and feature what is said to be exact temperature regulation and consistent heat distribution.
The pan base has also been treated with Duplex Non-Stick surface treatment to prevent food sticking.
The tilting bratt pans are controlled by the electronic KüppersbuschCookingIntelligence (KCI) touch panel. According to Kolb: “We have consciously decided on a uniform control within our modular product line. Therefore the kitchen crew will not be forced to adapt and thanks to the icons, international or untrained staff members can also work with the appliances.”
Küppersbusch’s research and development team of has focused on ergonomics too. Therefore the KCI display is designed to be at a convenient height, mounted on a stable supporting arm and sealed to protect against splashes and condensing water.
The team has integrated space to put a GN container directly below the KCI control for convenient ingredient loading. The manufacturer feels this will reduce unnecessary movements and no additional ambient unit should be required.
The pans can fully integrate into Küppersbusch’s PremiumLine 850 series. “This means that our standard tilting bratt pans can be exchanged 1:1 against their multifunctional siblings – without any reconstruction measures or adaptor solutions,” said Kolb.
Moreover, the new generation can be integrated into the brand’s Palmarium one-piece working tops. Kolb added: “Stand-alone appliances do not comply with our understanding of homogeneous solutions. The goal is to make optimised predictability possible.”
Instead of an external tap, the water inlet is directly integrated laterally on the pan. With a fingertip, the water can be filled automatically into the pan. The bratt pans come with cold, warm and mixed water inlet as standard. The appliance can either be cleaned by the semi-automatic cleaning program or by a retractable shower hose.
The units are available in two sizes: the FEP 650 is 1,100mm w x 850mm d x 900mm h, while the FEP 950 is 1,400mm x 850mm d x 900mm h.
Cuisine-Europe supplies the Küppersbusch brand to the UK market.