Pantheon has launched a new BMR2 countertop wet heat bain-marie.
The twin, 4.5 litre pot unit features a stainless steel construction and is suitable for all types of front-of-house setting as well as the kitchen.
It has two circular, lidded pots that are suitable for holding various types of pre-cooked foods, sauces or soups at their optimum temperature for up to two hours.
The contents of the circular pots can be easily stirred, thus preventing food sticking to edges which can occasionally be a problem with traditional, gastronorm bains-marie. Additionally, because the pots stand proud of the heating unit, they can be readily lifted out.
According to Bolton-based Pantheon, the bain-marie heats in just 10 minutes and the required temperature is set using a simple, manual dial. The selected temperature is then thermostatically controlled.
The dishwasher-safe BMR2 has a list price of £355. The bain-marie is also gastronorm-compatible if the pots and top cover plate are removed.