Metcalfe Catering Equipment has introduced the latest generation of Roband Sycloid toaster into its portfolio.
The model now has a new bun toasting feature and is available in a choice of colours.
The ST500A Sycloid toaster can roll out over 500 slices per hour using its special cycloid motion that is said to move the bread around the elements in a smooth stream.
The new generation introduces a feature for toasting bun halves up to 30mm thick. The Sycloid balances the heat, designed to ensure that the bun is toasted on the cut side while the crown is gently warmed through. The ST500A is optimised to deliver its best result for bread slices of less than 20mm thick, the standard size on the average breakfast buffet, but can accommodate slices up to 30mm if required.
The 13A toaster is also now available in red or black livery, as well as the natural brushed stainless steel version, to suit the restaurant décor.
A speed controller allows the toasting time to be adjusted for different types of bread or buns. The knob setting lock feature means that staff can set the toasting speed, reducing customer interaction. The toaster also benefits from a “cool to touch” safety feature and lid-locking latch. A slide-out crumb tray and a hinged top cover should allow easy cleaning.
An automatic power-save mode conserves energy during quiet periods. The auto-sense feature detects when a new slice is placed in the machine and automatically prepares the machine to toast the bread. Diners can see when their toast is ready from across the buffet thanks to LED lighting that illuminates the toast return chute.