Lincat goes eco with four new induction hobs

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Lincat has introduced four new energy induction hobs to its Silverlink 600 medium duty catering equipment range.

The company has noticed the increase in demand for more environmentally-friendly products, and these new single, twin and four-zone models, together with a dished unit for wok cooking, are compatible with the full range of Silverlink 600 stands and pedestels.

Therefore they can be used as stand-alone units, or teamed with other items from the Silverlink 600 collection.

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The hobs feature energy-efficient induction technology to help businesses reduce their operating costs. They also deliver a responsive and controllable cooking method, while maintaining a safe working environment.

“Lincat induction hobs typically offer 90% efficiency as compared with a solid electric hotplate at 55% and a gas hob at 50%. Because heat is generated in the pan, instead of the hob surface, very little energy is wasted into the atmosphere, which makes the cooking process more efficient and makes for a cooler kitchen,” said Helen Mitchell, marketing executive of Lincat.

The new SL13 and SL13W (wok) are equipped with one high power 2.4kW cooking zone. The SL121 is equipped with one 1kW and one 2kW cooking zones, while the SL142 features two 1kW and two 2kW. They are manufactured at Lincat’s factory in Lincoln from heavy duty components, including 6mm thick high impact-resistant Schott Ceran® glass ceramic surfaces. These are hard-wearing and easy to clean, particularly as the induction process keeps the surface relatively cool.

An automatic heat up function, which switches to a pre-set lower level for simmering, helps to save energy. So does a pan detection function which switches the power off when the pan is removed from the hob. Other features include easy to use rotary controls with LED display, an easy-to-change filter and a powerful internal cooling fan with overheat protection.

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