Product Zone highlights 18 new products that will be shown at this month's Hotelympia in our second preview of the show, which runs from 26 February to 1 March at London's ExCel centre. You can view the first preview here >>
1. NATURAL SLATE
Product New products from Artis including an innovative range of Slate.
USP Ideal for serving hot or cold dishes in a dramatic way.
Details The natural Slate range comprises various sizes and shapes of slate charger, trays, coasters, a tea-lite holder and two designs of unusual cake stands, that can all be utilised to present a diverse choice of dishes.
Why Slate is practical, versatile and value for money.
Price The Slate range is priced from £1.40 for a recessed oblong tray to £47.50 for a cake stand.
Supplier John Artis
020 8391 5544
Stand Number: N2609
2. SPANISH OVEN
Product Launch of TekTherm High Precision Oven
USP The brainchild of Chef Joan Roca, of El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, the product delivers precise technology for low-temperature cooking.
Details The 6 GN 1/1 TekTherm oven uses patented thermal stability control (TSC) technology to provide consistent temperature stability with minimal temperature swings and excellent homogeneity throughout the chamber.
What else is on the stand The Slider induction hob, which features one large, permanently activated induction zone ready to heat pans at different powers in different areas.
Supplier Control Induction
Stand Number: N1030
3. ECO REFRIGERATOR
Product New Foster Refrigerator EcoPro G2
USP British design with thermal efficiency, new "smartphone-style" touch sensitive hidden-until-lit control panel, "Fluid Food-Fresh Dynamics" modelling, a new and improved advanced Foster Circulair II air distribution system and an "Airlines" ventilation system that cools the compressor, reducing running time by 15%.
Details To develop the EcoPro G2 range, Foster has invested £4m in its British manufacturing facility at King's Lynn. Manufactured to be as technologically and environmentally advanced as possible, the EcoPro G2 incorporates features such as a new thicker and more robust cabinet design, a racking set-up providing added stability with less componentry and is sleek and modern.
Supplier Foster Refrigerator
Stand Number: N1325
4. BREAKFAST SOLUTION
Product Honey and Jam Dispensers
USP Professional solution for your breakfast buffet. Simple handling and drop free operation.
Details These two simple dispensers offer your guests a variety of honey or jam, or even Hazelnut Chocolate. The honey, jam or chocolate is contained in a drop-free bottle for easy cleaning. Guests just have to press a handle for portion-controlled servings. The jam is dispensed in a PE bag so that it does not come into contact with the dispenser.
Range of flavours Blossom Honey, Acacia Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Forrest Honey, Pine Tree Honey, Organic Blossom Honey, Organic Acacia Honey, Organic Forrest Honey and Organic Lime Tree Honey. The jams are made with 50% fruit and include strawberry jam, apricot jam, sour cherry jam, raspberry jam, three-fruit Jam and, additionally, Hazelnut Chocolate.
5. COMPLIANT ICE-MAKER
Product Hoshizaki hydrocarbon refrigerant ice-making machine
USP Claimed to be the world's first commercial ice-making machine using hydrocarbon refrigerant that is fully CE domestic compliant
Details The compact IM240ANE-HC compliant ice-maker can produce up to 220kg of flaked ice in just 24 hours and still use just 50% of the legal allowance of hydrocarbon. The IM240ANE-HC will also appeal to operators who want to cut costs on energy bills and add more to their sustainability credentials. The new ice-maker draws just 0.870kW to deliver its impressive ice-making performance.
The proof A London cocktail star will demonstrate his skills on the stand and will benefit from the speed with which this machine produces both quality cube and flake ice, forming the base to the creations.
Supplier Hoshizaki UK
0845 456 0585
Stand Number: N1309
6. SWISS ICE-CREAMS
Product Two new ice-cream flavours from Mövenpick Ice Cream
USP Swiss perfected ice-creams made with the best ingredients and no artificial additives. Fior di Latte Ice Cream and Apricot Sorbet (made with 40% fruit) are the latest flavours in the range.
Details Fior di Latte is made with 51% whole milk and its smooth, creamy texture makes it ideal for chefs looking for an ice-cream that will work with a variety of dishes. The Apricot sorbet (the eighth in the sorbet range) is 99% fat-free and is produced with Bergeron apricots from France
Sizes Both products are available in 2.4-litre tubs from wholesalers nationwide from March 2012.
7. CADBURY CONFECTIONARY
USP Top five countlines
What are they Cadbury Twirl, Cadbury Wispa, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Double Decker and Cadbury Crunchie
What else Beverages and Fairtrade-certified products and advice on making the most of your confectionery opportunities
Supplier Kraft Food
Stand Number: S2710
8. MOBILE PREP
Product Refrigerated prep well
USP New mobile refrigeration concept
Details Designed to help with the makeup of pizzas, salads and sandwiches. The flexible, compact unit is ideal for sites that have to replenish ingredients from the coldroom and have no room for a conventional prep counter with wells. Accurate controls mean there's no need for regular temperature checking of the ingredients and it can be wheeled-in and positioned where it's needed most, such as alongside an existing work counter or prep area. Its footprint of just 769mm x 450mm means it is also small enough to fit into confined spaces.
Features Refrigeration system with new airflow design that ensures a constant temperature of 1°C to 4°C is maintained for the medium-term storage of ingredients and an integral chopping board, which can be removed when not required or used as a lid over the wells.
Supplier Williams Refrigeration
Stand Number: N1645
9. PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY
Products Platinum catering refrigeration and Burco Plus
Details Designed and named to commemorate 70 years of Lec refrigeration manufacture - the range of under-counter and freestanding refrigerators and freezers from the new Platinum range offer a wider choice of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly refrigeration at an affordable price, and with low running costs. Selected larger models are also gastronorm compatible.
Also on the stand A significant new development for Burco, the new advanced range of Burco catering water boilers features both manual fill and auto fill options, counter-top and wall-mounted models are available in a variety of sizes, together with self-serve tap options.
Extra features Energy saving features, built-in water filtration and advanced control panel for operation.
Supplier Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances (GDPA)
0844 248 4281
Stand Number: N1669
10. CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN
Product SQ4 Cascade
USP A chocolate fountain offering the choice of two for the price of one
Details The SQ4 Cascade has been designed with two tiers of cascading cups sides by side - one for the dark, one for the white - each of which has its own pool at the base, and delivers oodles of delicious melting chocolate in a series of mini-cups which are perfect for dipping. Designed to be the centrepiece of a buffet table, this sturdy, stainless-steel fountain will create a dramatic effect that will wow your customers.
Supplier JM Posner
020 8421 9482
Stand Number: Stand S2726
11. CUP DISPENSING
Product: Stylish cup solution
USP Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Hexdome is a flexible solution to cup dispensing that stabilises cups and lids while increasing hygiene and brand presence in any catering outlet.
Details Tidy and compact, the Bonzer Hexdome makes efficient use of surface space and helps increase brand awareness. It has a modular design and offers customisable branding possibilities on almost every surface. The product will suit any surface size, as each individual unit is designed to interlink and lock together to create a bespoke cup dispensing facility. The unique silicone dome, which is available in a range of colours, provides a stable and anti knock-over effect ensuring stabilisation of even tall stacks of cups.
Fully dishwasher safe Ensuring customers with 100% clean cups and lids every day. Accessory products are also available to dispense lids and stirring stick.
Supplier Bonzer Hexdome from Mitchell & Cooper
Stand Number: N1710
12. BREW BARS
Product Über boiler
USP Water temperature control on a cup by cup basis with integral weigh scale
Discreet The boiler itself is hidden under the counter, thus saving space on the counter-top with just the Über font visible.
Trend Brew bars are the latest coffee trend to arrive in coffee shops and Marco is recreating one on its stand. Brew bars feature the individual cup by cup brewing of coffee - usually single estate and originals - using a variety of different brewing methods, such as cafetières, Haribo, Chemex, Aeropress or Hario dripper. Baristas are being invited to the stand to try out the different brew methods.
Testing the market Marco will test a new concept in counter-top fronts during the show, codenamed "the Pillar". This features three flexible dispense heads, rather like the "snakes" bartenders use to dispense post-mix carbonates. The company is seeking feedback from stand visitors, whose input will help Marco to finalise the specification and determine market suitability.
13. UK DEBUT
Product UK debut of Flexichef
USP The multi-functional device includes an array of revolutionary devices, including SpaceClean, ReadyXpress, FlexiChef Team and Magic Pilot. It is possible to choose the model to fit exactly into your own kitchen premises and can also be purpose-built.
Details The new cooking appliance enables caterers to produce an entire recipe in only one operation. It's suitable for everything from grilling, roasting, and frying to boiling and simmering.
Energy savings The TurboPowerBlock feature provides 20% more power, which means performance is 50% increased during the searing and browning stages of cooking. It has been designed to aim its power at specific targets and, therefore, lower energy consumption because performance has been improved.
Cooking School MKN is hosting five demos a day with its team of German chefs.
Stand Number: N1626
14. BESPOKE SERVICE
USP Innovative detachable Velcro valance
Details Richard Haworth maintains one of the last remaining cut-and-sew manufacturing operations in the UK. In addition to standard sizes, the company can also offer a bespoke service for many different items including custom-made bed and table linen.
Range A new bed linen finish called Optima, filled products, towels, robes, and the exclusive Signature Plus table linen range
Supplier Richard Haworth
0845 337 7001
Stand Number: S2125
15. BEEF DOGS
Product New pure beef hot dog
USP Brand new all American concept to complement its existing portfolio.
Details Made to an authentic American recipe, the product is typical of hot dogs sold at ballparks and cities across the USA and will be sold in a deli roll with sauerkraut and gherkins for that genuine American experience. Described as fresh and bursting with flavour, the skinless, all beef frankfurter is a 90g product and comes frozen.
16. LEADING NAMES
Product Kitchen Aid and lots more
USP Lots and lots of brands
Details Nisbets will showcase its biggest ever stand covering a huge range of industry leading names including Samsung, Waring, Dynamic, ChefWorks, Dito Sama, APS, Securit, KitchenAid and Santos, plus Buffalo and Polar.
They are also launching KitchenAid's latest commercial mixers, the new hi-tech laundry range from Samsung and ChefWorks' vibrant new Colour range of chefs and waiting clothing.
Demonstrations From Dito Sama, KitchenAid, Santos, Dynamic and Waring
17. INTELLIGENT CONTROL
Product Premax Machines
Details Advanced patented technologies and features including intelligent control systems within the Premax range offer another level of performance that many operators need in their kitchen, but may not be aware exist . These models can generate savings of up to 50% in wash water, 30% in energy and 80% in terms of chemicals (based on the Premax Flight Type Dishwasher - FTP 2 ESA DS5 FHP) in comparison with established technologies, offering operators huge cost and carbon emission reductions.
Supplier Hobart UK
0844 888 7777
Stand Number: N1855
18. TAKE ADVANTAGE
Product New Advantage Range of glasswashers and dishwashers
USP The Advantage harnesses more heat from waste water to heat incoming water than any other comparable machine, representing huge energy savings. It is claimed to be the quietest machine of its type and uses only the amount of water necessary to obtain great results.
Other features An infrared communications port holds the machine's operational data which can be used for monitoring performance, installing updates and for generating reports for HACCP audits and a self-clean cycle.
Supplier Nelson Glass & Dishwashers
020 8993 6198
Stand Number: S152
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