Chef Tools has brought the latest version of the Pacojet frozen micro puree appliance to the UK market.
The Pacojet 2 PLUS builds on the manufacturer’s existing technology, which sees fresh produce mixed with a liquid and frozen at -22°C for at least 24 hours. The ‘pacotising’ blade, rotating at 2,000rpm then shaves micro-thin layers from the frozen contents of the beaker, creating a creamy texture and fine consistency without the need for stabilisers.
The updated appliance features a programmable auto-repeat function which allows chefs to experiment with taste and texture to create dishes.
The ‘unique’ process should enable chefs to increase the volume they get out of their ingredients. The ‘pacotising’ process is aimed at ensuring virtually no wastage and its functions can increase the volume of some foods such as butter, from the same amount of ingredients, while the ‘pacotising’ Gold-PLUS blade is made of titanium-nitride hardened metal to provide precision processing.
A new safety feature should lock the blade securely in place before use, even with repeated pacotising, reducing the potential of accidental damage.
The Pacojet 2 PLUS can make a variety of sweet and savoury dishes: foams, mousses and creams, terrines, patés, soups or broths, as well as ice creams and sorbets. It should enable chefs to expand their menus with innovative dishes. The ‘pacotising’ process locks in the ingredients’ natural goodness and should release more flavour.
Furthermore, with the Pacojet Coupe Set PLUS, non-frozen ingredients such as herbs can be cut, as well as mincing, pureeing, whisking, blending and processing foods.
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge was the first in this country to get the new model and commented: “The Pacojet 2 PLUS is a fantastic addition to Kerridge’s Bar & Grill kitchen. We have been using a Pacojet since we first opened Hand & Flowers and it’s a vital tool to our kitchen, which is pivotal to many dishes. The Pacojet 2 PLUS brings everything together: it’s incredibly reliable, powerful and quieter, allowing the kitchen to operate more efficiently.”