The new Baron Queen 9 and 7 series of cooking suites are now available through UK supplier, Universal Foodservice Equipment.
The latest designs are replacing the current 900 and 700 modular units and have been 2 years in the making.
This modular and one piece top cooking equipment is a linear design with new components such as the tubular-steel bar and recessed handles in chrome-plated aluminium.
A curved panel seals off the ends of the unit, with the new ventilation grilles also featuring this shape.
The front bar is a new design feature which is intended to be a comfortable place for the chef to lean on; it should also mean they will remain at a safe distance from the worktop and therefore protects from accidentally knocking against items lying on the worktop and the knobs. Furthermore, it is additional space that can be convenient for hanging utensils, tea towels and anything else chefs would like to keep close at hand.
Plus the new recessed handle extends continuously along the entire top edge of door. As it does not protrude, this should help to prevent accidental contact whilst working. It is made from aluminium with a shape specially designed to facilitate cleaning.
The latest knob design is said to offer optimum grip and help the chef to have the setting controls at eye height. The knob bezel that has been designed to avoid penetration of liquids and/or dirt. Thanks to the IPX5 water jet ingress protection rating, knobs and knob bezels can be washed at the end of the working day without affecting performance or safety.
The Queen9 has a depth of 900mm, 20/10 worktop thickness, and is constructed from stainless steel with a Scotch-Brite finish.
Being fully modular, various models can be combined with lower ovens and cabinets along with accessories, including with hygienic finishes, with more than 350 models available straightaway from the catalogue.
Gas options include burners with various configurations and power ratings of: 3.5kW – 5.7kW, 7kW and 10kW. There are also double-ring burners for 7 and 10kW models.
The smaller footprint Queen7 offers 700mm depth, also with burners available in various configurations and power ratings.
Bespoke configurations can be specified, mating and securing equipment back-to-back, sealed flush to the sides or with a bridge function.
The stainless steel units have a 15/10 worktop thickness, and the catalogue offers more than 300 standard models, including worktop, base cabinet, base cabinet with doors and oven versions.
Gas variants have burners with various configurations and power ratings: 3.5kW – 5.7kW and 7kW.
All information for the series will be fully loaded on Caterquotes by the end of the month.