Williams has launched a blast chiller cabinet that’s designed to accept combi oven trolleys.
The WTBC70 is said to be a market first in being able to accept trolleys from different combi oven manufacturers. It’s also capable of chilling up to 70kg of food per batch.
In operation, end users can wheel a laden trolley from the combi oven straight into the blast chiller. The castors and bottom remain beneath the cabinet while the door design should ensure a tight seal around the rest of the trolley. The WTBC70 is designed to chill the hot food down to the designated holding temperature within 90 minutes.
The cabinet is set up to accept either Rational or Lainox GN1/1 combi oven trolleys, as used in standard 20 grid models. Roller tracks on the floor below the cabinet guide the trolley’s castors into the oven. These tracks are different, depending on the trolley’s brand, however they can be changed if there’s ever a need to switch.
The new blast chiller uses the Williams Easy Blast control panel: pushing 1 sets the soft or hard chill option (soft for delicate foods, hard for dense ones); 2 sets the timer and 3 starts the blast chill cycle. Once the operation is complete, it switches to standard storage mode. The blast chill cycle can also be controlled by a food probe.
The WTBC70’s Airsmart air flow system chills from two different directions, using fans, and the cabinet’s air pressure is then equalised. This design is said to help to guarantee food quality by chilling evenly and consistently.
Maintenance should be made easier with all four panels around the refrigeration system on top of the cabinet being removable – so the engineer can access the components from any angle. Construction is claimed to be robust, with high grade stainless steel used throughout.
The WTBC70 measures 882mm wide, 950mm deep and 2,245mm high. It has a list price of £15,400.