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Date: Mon 7th January 2019

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT OF THE YEAR: Top 30 pieces of commercial kitchen kit unleashed in 2018

The catering equipment market has had a lot to contend with last year but one consistent feature of the sector is its ability to launch fantastic products!


From spring all the way through to winter, the calendar has been populated by the introduction of new kit designed to make life easier, safer, faster and more profitable for operators.

In whittling down the entries to the top six bits of kit in each category (Innovation; Energy Efficiency; Design-Led; Functionality; and Value & Usability), the following special report serves as an indispensable guide to the standout items of kitchen equipment that have been unleashed on the UK market this year.

Click on the links below to see the winners of each category:

INNOVATION
– FlexiChef combi oven, supplied by MKN
– C NE-1878 microwave, supplied by Panasonic
– New Covent Garden soup server V2, supplied by RH Hall
– Fast Chef Elite ventless fryer, supplied by Quality Fry
– FPS-10B undercounter warewasher, supplied by Hobart
– Vector VMC-H4H multi-cook oven, supplied by Alto-Shaam

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
– M-iClean H hood-type dishwasher, supplied by Meiko
– Indigo NXT Series iT0420 ice cube machine, by Manitowoc Ice
– Caravaggio pizza oven, supplied by Cuppone
– Hot and cold display unit, supplied by Hupfer
– UC undercounter warewashers, supplied by Winterhalter
– Natura Hot’n’Cold drinks dispenser, supplied by Zerica

DESIGN-LED
– Mini black easyTouch 6.10 combi oven, supplied by Convotherm
– Premium finish on Pro 800 and 900 series, supplied by Charvet
– Qubo gas oven, supplied by Alfa Pro
– GOGRF display cabinet, supplied by Cossiga
– L’Or Promesso espresso machine, supplied by Jacobs Douwe Egberts
– GFS600 glass froster, supplied by Precision Refrigeration

FUNCTIONALITY
– GP trolley with PUR wheels, supplied by BGL Rieber
– Snowflake SBU40HT blast chiller, supplied by Hoshizaki
– Roller Table, supplied by Wexiodisk
– 171R combi oven, supplied by Lainox
– Dual Chef 800 double kettle cooker, supplied by Rosinox
– DXN EcoX icemaker and dispenser, supplied by Scotsman 

VALUE & USABILITY
– Phoenix induction oven range, supplied by Lincat
– Freeze & Go gelato machine, supplied by Carpigiani
– BioCeptor fog system, supplied by Mechline
– Floor-standing gas griddle, supplied by Rexmartins
– F900 flexi pan, supplied by Falcon Foodservice Equipment
– Crustastun, supplied by Mitchell & Cooper

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