Lincat has added what is said to be an energy efficient, electric Cook & Hold Salamander grill to its Opus 800 range of heavy duty equipment.
The new salamander is equipped with fast heat up ‘Hi-Light’ elements, which should be ready to cook in 8 seconds. They are switched on automatically by the grill’s plate detection mechanism, which recognises the presence of a plate or gastronorm pan.
This should mean that no energy is wasted to keep the grill on standby, or in the heating up process, and the height adjustable grill hood is designed to reduce the amount of heat which is lost to the surrounding area.
Once the food is cooked, it is kept warm but does not continue to cook until it is needed for service. When the plate or pan is removed, the elements are automatically switched off.
The new Opus 800 Cook & Hold Salamander features three heat zones, which can be independently controlled. Time and power settings are displayed digitally, and the touchpad control and 20-minute audible timer are claimed to be intuitive and easy to use.
Helen Applewhite, marketing manager of Lincat said: “The new Opus 800 Cook & Hold Salamander is a versatile and energy efficient way of cooking, grilling, reheating or holding hot food in perfect condition prior to service.
“By using energy only when you need it, and reducing the amount of heat lost to the wider kitchen environment, our new Cook & Hold Salamander will meet the needs of those looking for energy efficient equipment, but who are not prepared to compromise on performance.”