Innovations keep on coming from our partners at Hatco. World leaders in hot holding solutions.
A look at the new equipment available from Hatco, and a peek at what is to come.
World leaders in the foodservice equipment industry, Hatco were founded in 1950 by the Hatch family. Now an employee owned company Hatco continue to innovate, bringing new equipment to the market which are designed and built to handle the stresses and strains of the modern foodservice operation.
In recent years they have introduced to the market the Heat-Max Round heated wells giving users the flexibility of food warmers, soup kettles, bains-marie heaters and pasta cookers all in 1 unit. Split Drawer Warmers for holding products that are lower in height profile. The Portable Heated Base Glass Modular Shelf a sleek designed hot holding unit that is easily transported and stored away all in gastronorm 1/1 size. The Rapide Cuisine® Heavy Duty Induction Hobs, Hatco’s take on how induction should be done.
Keeping the innovation going, Hatco have now launched the Dual Induction Units available in front to back and side to side configurations, these units have the same market leading features of the Rapide Cuisine Units:
- More Power: with the Magnetic Power System delivering 10-11% more power than competitors with precise power or temperature control.
- Programmable: ability to create pre-set programs for consistent cooking cycles and results.
- Exact Control: with 4 temperature sensors beneath the patterned glass ceramic top, and an additional external probe included for even more precision when needed.
- Safer: with a fully sealed top keeping the pans heat and moisture away from electronics, conformal coated boards, and side impact protection for the top.
- Intuitive Controls: with a high-resolution colour display, a large adaptive control, pan sense technology and a USB port for downloading updates or adding cooking modes.
As well as the countertop unit the dual built in units are also available, all the features in a flush mounted unit.
Another Induction unit newly available is the Palletti counter top induction warmers. These ultra-low profile units are extremely portable and adaptable for front of house applications. The low wattage warmers can be interconnected (daisy chained) with 5 units running from 1 electrical outlet. The bold black colour with the black glass-ceramic top makes the units very attractive, whilst still drawing attention to the food placed on it.
If it is built in warmers you are looking for - Hatco have this covered too, with the Palletti drop-in units. These can be mounted either flush or near flush, have simple heat controls and temperature setting indicators can be mounted out of the customers sight. Choose between black or white glass-ceramic tops to best suit your counter colour.
Market leaders in Decorative Lamps, Hatco continue to add shade styles regularly. However, they are now adding a new mounting style to go with the already popular Retractable; Cord; Stem; Pivot and Arm mounts recognising that sometimes the exact dimension of fall required may not be available at the time of ordering. The all new Adjustable Stem mount gives more flexibility on installation for the solid stem hanging styles. Choose the correct unit for the length variance you have from 5 options, then when ready to install you can adjust on site to the exact length required with no cutting. Available with any of the 14 shade styles, 4 switch locations and 20colour choices.
While we are on the subject of lamps, theChef LED Light bulbs from Hatco are designed to operate in high temperature areas. The LED Lamps are designed to be installed into ES27 light fittings they are energy saving and offer a lifespan of up to 25,000 hours in a 75°c ambient air environment. Offering 3 lighting temperatures, these bulbs can be rotated 320° and pivoted by 90° giving excellent directional capabilities.
The Macho Nacho Tortilla Chip Warmers make a welcome return to the Hatco offer. Keeping your nacho chips hot, fresh and crisp with high visibility. Circulating the air to prevent loss of natural oils within the chips. Two models are available either an 11kg or 18kg capacity. These 2 door units enabling good stock rotation of the product, simply load from the top door, and serve from the bottom door. All in an attractive small footprint unit helping to Increase impulse sales.
Finally, we have the Hatco Snack System. If you’re looking to add simple sweet or savoury treats to your existing offer the Hatco Snack System comes with a choice of cooking plates, choose from waffles; donuts; panini; chelky and toasted sandwich plates they are easily changed without tools! The unit can have 4 programmed menu items - setting the cook duration, temperature, even the off-set temperature of the top and bottom plates. Running from a single 13amp socket these multi-functional units take up a small counter space again offering the ability to offer quick impulse sales.
Looking ahead to the future Hatco are looking to produce new hot holding solutions for the take-out market sector. This brings its own issues; packaged products are notoriously difficult to hot hold. So, working with customer partners in the U.S. heated shelf solutions as well as limited contact heated locker systems are making their way to the market…. Watch this space for more information when they become available to the UK market.