In the past caterers have had to choose between either single-ring or double-ring induction units, but the new Adventys B2RIC3000 twin-ring portable induction hob offers users the flexibility to use either one large pan (up to 34cm) or two smaller pans (12-16cm).
Its flexibility has impressed Tom Kerridge, chef-proprietor of the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, who says: "We find that it is great during the morning period when we want to reduce a stock or work in larger pans. Come service time, though, we can have two smaller pans in use at the same time - one for chauffant work, say, and the other for sauce work."
The tabletop unit measures 390mm x 525mm x 90mm and plugs into a standard 13amp supply. Based on the same footprint and build quality as the BRIC3000 model, the B2RIC3000 has a complete stainless steel outer casing, 4mm-thick Ceran glass hob and touch control panel. Located below the Ceran top are two 180mm inductor coils capable of producing 3kW. These coils can either be controlled as one, when working with larger saucepans, or independently when working with smaller pans.
Induction technology offers 90% energy efficiency, compared with 50% for gas, and heats the cookware only, while the surrounding area stays cool to touch. A CD presentation is available on request.
To buy it, callSignature FSE
Tel: 01908 745500