Angelo Po’s heavy duty kit is marketed under the Alpha900 brand and features more than 120 different modular appliances with a depth of 900mm. Common features include working tops made of noble AISI304 stainless steel with laser-cut edges to attain perfect side-by-side positioning as well as a continuous hygienic top that has CSQA certification. Heavy duty appliances such as electric indirect tilting boiling pans and tilting bratt pans, and pasta cookers that can even work as low temperature-sous vide cookers, have recently been added to the line-up.
Hobart Cooking Solutions has recently unveiled a new generation of modular cooking ranges in the shape of the Bonnet Advancia 900 and Advancia Plus. Available in a range of suite configurations or standalone units, the offering spans more than 300 modules to suit almost every kitchen lay-out. Additionally, the Bonnet Optimum 700 range of modular kit features powerful 5kw gas burners, which provide efficient heat exchange using unique horizontal flame technology, and 3.5kw induction plates.
Charvet’s modular range of equipment includes the 800, 900 and 1000 series, all of which feature a comprehensive mix of gas and electric equipment. Its heavy duty 1000 series boasts boiling pans up to 260 litres and bratt pans up to 160 litres, as well as automatic frying lift baskets and presence detectors on radiant rings and auto-filling bain-maries. Later this year, Charvet will convert the durability and build quality for which is known into a smaller footprint than ever before by launching the Compact 700 series.
Falcon’s Chieftain series of heavy duty equipment is made up of several compelling ranges, including four and six burner open top gas ranges, as well as single and twin bullseye solid top options. On the electric side, it offers the Chieftain E1006X, which is a three hotplate range. These all form part of a wider portfolio of heavy duty products which includes gas and electric boiling tables, ovens, grills, fryers, bratt pans and bain-maries.
Garland’s range of grills, induction units and high powered burners comes in all shapes and sizes to meet the specific and individual needs of a venue. The electric and gas burner range incorporates 2,4 and 6 burner models, built in high power, cast iron or porcelain enamel ovens and with a high quality, easy to clean stainless steel finish. Grills available in the Manitowoc brand’s range include a medium duty salamander, a heavy duty, high efficiency gas broiler and a smaller counter top griddle.
The Montague brand is stocked by Imperial Catering Equipment and encompasses a wide selection of heavy duty ranges from the US commercial cooking equipment specialist. The current portfolio is available with or without ovens, modular stands, cabinet bases, or as countertop units. Matching salamanders are also available. The latest addition to the Montague Legend series is charcoal broiler, which provides chefs with a solution to the rigours of high intensity and high volume cooking.
Rosinox is Dawson’s prestigious heavy duty cooking brand. Its frame-built chassis and 3mm work surfaces are designed to deliver outstanding quality. Rosinox is best known for its 900 range but it also now offers 800 footprint models with a wide selection of equipment. One of the key features within the Rosinox range is the ‘induct flam’ open burner pan recognition system. Unlike any other PRS system available in the UK, it only reacts to metal pans rather than the weight of an object, according to the manufacturer.