Sous Vide Tools, a foodservice equipment manufacturer, has rolled out new series of blast chillers which includes a tabletop three-tray option that can chill 9kg of food and freeze 7kg, right through to a stand-alone 14-tray 1/1GN unit than can chill 50kg and freeze 35kg.
The smallest Sous Vide Tools 2/3GN tabletop blast chiller can chill food in just over an hour and freeze food in as little as two.
The series has been designed to rapidly lower food temperatures through the +70°C to +3°C heat range to block evaporation and avoid bacterial proliferation.
The unit can also be customised to chill wine or other drinks to a precise temperature quickly and can produce ice cubes in just 30 minutes.
The three-tray 1/1GN model can chill 10kg of food from +70°C to +3°C even faster, in just 90 minutes, and freezes 8kg of food from +70°C to -18°C in four hours.
The slightly larger five- tray 1/1GN model is also simple to operate and has two stand-alone 10-tray and 14-tray 1/1GN units are suitable for busy kitchens.
The 10-tray model can chill 40kg of food in 90 minutes and freeze 28kg in 240 minutes, while the 14-tray unit is equally as fast, with a slightly larger capacity.
All models in the new range come with a two-year parts and labour warranty.
Last year, Catering Insight reported on the opening of Sous Vide Tools’ first high street showroom and development kitchen – named Toolshed @ W2 – near Marble Arch in central London.
MD Alex Shannon said: “Opening a high street store in London is a huge step for the business.
“The original ‘Toolshed’, at our head office in Lancaster, has been hugely successful and we felt that something similar was required in London in order to offer the same immersive experience to our growing customer base in the capital. We believe that the facility is unique because it is a showroom and demonstration kitchen, not a retail shop.”
Founded in 2011, Sous Vide Tools are a food and technology company which produces foodservice equipment for the commercial and domestic industry.