Buying prep equipment - In with the new

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A Round up of some of the latest kitchen equipment

A round-up of some of the latest kitchen equipment

Kitchen equipment supplier, Apuro, has recently launched a number of new products onto the prep-equipment market. The first is the Quattro QPM20, a big, beefy planetary mixer competing in the 20-litre bowl capacity market. Built using the latest manufacturing techniques, it still features a "number 12" hub, making it compatible with accessories from

traditional brands, a godsend for caterers needing a new mixer but not looking to replace their current attachments.

Ideal for every type of high volume mixing, its cooled 0.5HP electric motor operates at three speeds (106,197 and 359 rpm). In a steel and stainless steel finish, its price of

£1,425 (list) sets it apart from other brands.

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Also from Apuro is the Ital TM1 Vegetable Cutter. With four blades as standard - slicing, serrated slicing, grating and julienne - this cutting edge technology is ready to go, with no need to purchase separate blades to get started. However, optional specialist attachments can be fitted for added versatility. Incorporating a stainless steel cover for easy cleaning and blade changing, the TM1 is capable of cutting up to 220kg per hr.

Weighing in at 25kg, the machine takes up 510 x 280 x 460mm on the work surface.

New from Magrini is the Pacojet, a unique system capable of processing natural ingredients to an ultra smooth texture, making it ideal for producing sorbets, ice cream, mousses, fine pâtés or vegetable and herb concentrates for soups and sauces. Each bespoke recipe is placed in a pacotising beaker and frozen to -20°C, locking in freshness and aroma without the need for preservatives or additives.

When ready for use, the beaker is placed in the Pacojet machine, which uses a high-speed blade to shave the contents, resulting in a creamy, very finely textured end product. Since this does not disrupt the freezing chain, there is never any waste, as partially-used beakers are simply put back into the freezer to be reprocessed as necessary.

Pacojet has a list price of £1,995+VAT, which includes 10 pacotising beakers.

Extending the versatility of the machine further is the optional Coupe set, costing £165 and consisting of both two and four-blade cutters as well as a whipping disc. However, unlike the regular application of the Pacojet, which processes food from frozen, these tools are used to process in the ambient state.

For more information, call Magrini on 01543 375311 or e-mail

Fed up with trying to get a high turnover from a popup

toaster? Then look no further. Hatco has a range of professional conveyor toasters that can deal with anything from 150 to 1,550 slices of toast in an hour and can

accommodate everything from simple sliced white to muffins and bagels.

Rather than relying on temperature changes, the Toast-

Max™, Toast-Rite®, Toast-Qwik® and Toast-King® use a conveyor system that allows a simple alteration of speed to determine how well the product is done. Front loading and

collection makes the range easy to use and the stainless steel finish makes cleaning a breeze.

The range will fit nearly any size of operation, with dimensions ranging from 368 x 451 x 378mm up to 559 x 448 x 838mm.

Prices start at £482.

The new heavy duty commercial Salad Spinner from Nisbets Next Day Catering Equipment is available in two sizes to accommodate even the largest scale foodservice operation.

Model JO22, with its 12-litre capacity, and the larger JO23 with a generous 25-litre capacity are priced at £79.99 and £99.99 ex-VAT respectively, and can be ordered online at or by phoning 0845 1405555.

IMC is so confident of the build quality of its latest PC2 Chipper that it comes with a standard two-year parts and labour warranty. Part of IMC's range of vegetable peelers and chippers, the PC2 incorporates a number of features that are designed to make operation quick, simple and safe, and

also to reduce waste.

At the heart of the PC2 Chipper is the innovative design of

the knife block cassette. The patented system means quick, easy and safe blade changes can take place without the need for specialist tools, while a choice of knife blocks allows up to 25kg of different-shaped and sized chips to be produced every minute.

The feed hopper has been milled from a solid ring of stainless steel and designed to guide the potatoes accurately to the knife block, while even tighter tolerances between rotor and bowl have the effect of virtually

eliminating waste. Simple to clean and supplied with a free set of replacement blades, the chipper is available with an

optional stand.

For more information, visit or call 01923 718000.

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