UK manufacturer Lincat has added two clam griddles to its Opus 800 range of heavy duty catering equipment.
Claimed to be able to cook twice as quickly as standard griddles, by cooking both sides of the food simultaneously juices should be sealed quickly and flavour locked in. With a three position plate height adjuster, the appliances can accommodate portions of different shapes and sizes.
Two base models are available: the 400mm-wide, 8.6kW, single-head OE8211 and the twin-head OE8210, which is 800mm wide and offers a power rating of 17.2kW. Ribbed upper plates are available as an option.
In addition to meat, Opus 800 clam griddles can be used for a wide range of other menu items, as Paul Hickman, Lincat’s development chef, detailed: “We have customers using Opus 800 clam griddles for toasted sandwiches, pancakes and even a full cooked breakfast of sausages, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and eggs. They are perfect for meat of course and ideal for gourmet burgers of different types and sizes, thanks to the plate height adjuster.”
Thermostatic control and individual digital timers on each clam plate help to produce results, while independently controlled cooking zones are designed to provide greater flexibility and economy during quieter periods. A scraper and non-stick PTFE sheets are provided as standard.