Once reserved for European kitchens, induction cooking and warming has grown increasingly prevalent and popular in the U.S. over the last few years as the technology has improved. Beyond back of the house, more cooks are using induction cooking at quick-service restaurants, food trucks, pop-up events, grocery stores and more.
Vollrath’s extensive line of induction products provides several solutions that improve efficiency, mobility, safety and accuracy in any foodservice operation. The foodservice industry has recognized our induction expertise with Foodservice Equipment & Supplies® Best in Class awards for the past 11 years and two National Restaurant Association Kitchen Innovation® Awards for the Downdraft Vent Module and the Induction Rethermalizer.
Here are few product highlights from our induction offering:
For back of house cooking, the Heavy- Duty Induction Range achieves extremely high cooking efficiency compared to gas within the same space. It offers better control over both low and high heat and uses less energy, which means a cooler kitchen and lower HVAC costs. The absence of an open flame increases cooking safety and the ceramic top makes it easy to clean. Choose from dual-hob or four-hob models with manual or digital controls.
In addition, our Induction Wok Range offers just as much power as traditional gas woks, but without the extreme heat. A turbo button and 100 power settings offer more precise, fast heat when needed, especially during high-heat, stir-fry cooking.
The 120-volt Mirage® Pro Induction Range works well for pasta, omelet and other action stations. Using an innovative engine with four IGBTs, cooking power is shared across four parallel switches for 90 percent energy efficiency and added control with 1 — 100 power level settings spanning temperature ranges of 80°F to 400°F and higher with built-in temperature memory.
Vollrath’s Downdraft Vent Module is the only front of the house cooking system that incorporates a down draft vent and fire suppression and containment which eliminates the need for a hood.
For warming and serving applications, the Buffet Induction Warmer is an ideal solution. Available in all-black or natural colors with subtle LED indicator lights on the control panel and glass, these sleek, low profile units keep the focus on the food, and they maintain consistent warming temperatures with minimal amount of electricity as an alternative to traditional chafers or butane-powered stoves. These warmers also have interconnected power cords to allow users to plug in up to three warmers with one power cord.
The thought we put into every product is as important as what you put on each plate. You need tools that are efficient, precise and flexible enough to match the vision you intend to create and deliver for each service. Our knowledge and best-in-class induction products are born from 100 years of experience brought to life through technology that intersects where art meets science. Learn more at Vollrath.com/Induction.