Panasonic is to launch an automatic rice cooker, aimed at those who want to serve perfectly cooked rice every time, while minimising the waste that often occurs through lack of experience or confidence in cooking rice.
The first public glimpse of the unit will be at this year’s Commercial Kitchen trade show, where Panasonic will be sharing stand G29 with Regale Microwaves at Birmingham’s NEC, on 4-5 June.
Iain Phillips, sales and marketing manager, Panasonic UK said: “For the fourth year running we are revealing our newest launch at Commercial Kitchen because of its specific audience.
“This show has proven to be effective in the past and on this occasion even more so, as we expand our range with a range of commercial rice cookers. Many operators will be cooking rice in volume and reheating to order or using individual ‘heat in the bag’ options, which can prove expensive, so we expect a lot of interest in our rice cookers as they offer a simple, cost effective solution.”
The Panasonic rice cookers will hold rice hot, are designed to be non-stick easy to clean, and are suitable for front or back of house.
Said to be simple to use, the rice cookers don’t require extraction and are available in two sizes; 23 and 40 cup capacities. One portion is generally accepted as ½ a cup of uncooked rice, or roughly 90g, so these will cook approximately 46 and 80 portions respectively.