Sous Vide Tools is aiming to help operators spread the cost of re-opening by offering them £400 cashback for their old vacuum packing machine when they buy a new one from the supplier.
The range of units includes the Fresco 300, Fresco 400, iCucina 315 and iCucina 405.
Operators can trade in their old vacuum packers using the Sous Vide Tools website. Once the order has been placed, the supplier will contact the customer to arrange collection of their old appliance – which must be empty, unplugged and left in a suitable place for collection – and delivery of their new one.
Sous Vide Tools will collect the old machine – which doesn’t need to be in working order – free of charge, saving the customer the hassle of taking it to a recycling centre and, wherever possible, will refurbish it and donate it to a homeless shelter or children’s cancer hospice. The £400 cashback will be paid directly into the customer’s bank within 40 days of delivery.
Alex Shannon, Sous Vide Tools’ MD, said: “We know that pub, restaurant and hotel kitchens up and down the country are going to be under huge financial pressure in the months immediately after re-opening and we hope that this offer will help to protect at least some of their capital expenditure.
“And they can also feel good knowing that their old machine is either being responsibly recycled or donated to charity.”