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Irinox Blast Chillers and Shock Freezers

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SKOPE are now the exclusive Australasian distributors of the world leading Irinox Multi Fresh range of Blast Chillers, Shock Freezers, Holding Cabinets and the specialist Bakery Day System.

Since 1989 Irinox continues to lead the world in Blast Chiller and Shock Freezer technology. The range is suitable for all food service and food preparation industries including restaurants, caterers, bakeries and patisseries and is ideal for confectionary, gelato, ice cream and chocolate.

The advantages of using an Irinox system:

Pre-prepare meals without compromising food texture, flavour and freshness
Cool and freeze food with speed and delicacy
Continuously serve high quality food
Reduce production costs
Reduce food wastage
Limit food weight loss
Preserve food for longer


The results:

Greater food management
Maximum food quality, freshness and consistency
Expand food menu options
Better organisation
Quicker customer service
Improved safety standards
Significant ongoing savings
Ability to work smarter and boost profits

Who would benefit from using an Irinox system:

Commercial kitchens
Restaurants and cafes
Ice cream manufacturers
Any commercial operation that needs to preserve and store food

Eight reasons why Irinox technology will transform your food management

1. Food tastes better

Dishes chilled or frozen incorrectly can destroy their texture, flavour and appearance. Irinox preserves premium quality, so you can charge premium prices.

2. Improved food safety

Maintain freshness over time with superior food safety and comply with HACCP (hazard analysis critical control points - cold chain management). Irinox removes the need to have food cooling on benches or having warm food sitting alongside cooler food in a conventional chiller.

3. Labour cost savings

Save up to 30% on labour costs through reduced overtime and being well prepared for peak demand periods in advance.

4. Lower input costs

Produce can be purchased in bulk when prices are seasonally lower, then blast chilled and frozen for use at a much later date.

5. Prepare foods faster

Improve workflow and speed up preparation times. Irinox technology allows you to take food straight from the oven or off the cook top and rapidly chill or freeze it.

6. Batch prepare ahead of time

Large quantities of food can be pre-prepared days or weeks in advance, then blast chilled or shock frozen to allow for rostered days off and demand spikes.

7. Less waste

In a commercial kitchen, up to 40% of food can be thrown out. Irinox blast chilling technology reduces waste dramatically, by allowing better planning and significantly longer preservation of fresh and pre-prepared food.

8. Longer shelf life

With bacteria formation being eliminated during blast chilling and shock freezing, food can be preserved in pristine condition for up to three times longer.

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Washtech Warewashers

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Tuesday, September 16, 2014

From glasswashers to rack conveyor dishwashers, the Washtech range has been developed to meet the requirements of a diverse client base. With simple controls these machines are easy to use. They wash extremely well and are highly energy efficient. Robust and easy to service, they also last an incredibly long time. It’s not simply a matter of ensuring the ‘big picture’ details are right however.

Quality from the inside out

Washtech machines are handemade, fully-welded and offer consistently thick and durable stainless steel tank construction. The unique copper rinse tanks are designed to withstand even the harshest water conditions. Look past the surface and you'll find a host of unique strengths that only Washtech can provide your business.

High performance

The range of Washtech commercial dishwashers define the warewashing machines of today, typically containing the most powerful wash pumps in their category to ensure high performance. Bigger pumps deliver higher volumes of wash water via computer designed and positioned wash jets ensuring faster clean up times and minimises rewash.

Many Washtech models are also one touch multi-cycle, to provide longer cycle options for more highly soiled washware without using anymore water per cycle.

Built to last

Copper rinse boilers are another example of their commitment to quality and long machine life. While copper tanks are more expensive than stainless (and have to be handcrafted), they're far more durable in hard water conditions.

Extra strong doors; the undercounter machines take a beating in the daily grind of the kitchen. In passthrough models like the M2 the hoods are legendary. They're the lightest in the industry with perfectly balanced with no stress placed on the hoods when being lifted. This makes them especially easy to use, particularly in corner situations where one-hand operation is vital hence making them last far, far longer.

Easy to clean

Most of Washtech machines have multiple filtration systems for superior wash performance and to make internal cleaning so much easier and quicker. The L-shape tank is designed with curved corners and scrap trays allowing waste to collect where it's easier to reach and remove.

Most machines also include a number of other Fast-Clean features for the easiest ongoing cleaning work.

The importance of sustainable design

There are a number of different reasons why reducing water consumption is crucial to efficiency. All of the water used must be heated to temperatures adequate to wash well and sanitise effectively during the final hot rinse. Chemicals, such as detergent and rinse aid are vital to overall performance, and the consumption of these depends on water volumes. Washtech offers all the latest technical innovations and meet the strictest hygiene requirements with low water consumption – the GM recirculating glasswasher only uses 2 litres of water per cycle even on long cycles.

5-2-1 promise

Washtech back their products with the best warranty in the business. That's 5 years on the cabinet, 2 years on the wash pump, and a comprehensive parts and labour warranty for the first 12 months.

Regulatory standards

Washtech ensure all technology is produced to cover all the compliance standards and regulations with different markets to comply with local electrical and hygiene regulations and is Watermark certified. This makes all Washtech machines quick and easy to install without the need to for further approval or backflow prevention devices needed.

1. Washtech A-Type Premium - The greatest capability

For the very best in fast, energy-efficient washing the A-type Premium range can’t be beaten. With a higher performance level and extended functionality this range delivers easier operation and reduced operating costs. Thanks to a clever design and construction process the technology now provides even quieter, cooler operation.


The advanced new filtration systems accumulate food waste and remove much of it from the machine during operation. Hot fresh rinse water is all retained instead of cooler soiled water – which is pumped from the machine. It’s a process that ensures both fresher wash water and reduces energy and chemical use.

Peace of mind is also a vital factor in the appeal of these machines thanks to the assured rinse system. Performance is now guaranteed regardless of the supply temperature or pressure. Increased practicality is another key strength with the range ideally suited for connection to reverse osmosis water supply.

The powerful pumps of the A-type range deliver high performance with a smooth, soft start – a process that minimises disruption to washware. With this level of brawn and brains the range provides the last word in commercial wash performance.



We’ve developed full acoustic and thermal insulation to both reduce operational noise and provide a cooler operating environment.

Smooth action door

This undercounter range now has a spring assisted drop-down door to ensure a soft, fluid action when opening or closing.

Assured rinse

Rinse performance is assured regardless of water supply pressure with the 316 grade break tank and rinse booster pump. Additional heating is also available when using reverse osmosis water.

Hot rinse retention

Our system ensures fresh clean hot rinse water is retained within the wash tank instead of cooler soiled water, resulting in a reduction in the overall energy consumption. Enhanced filtration Filtration systems have been enhanced throughout the range to separate food soil from wash water and improve wash performance – the A-type actively removes filtered waste during the machine cycle.

Intuitive controls

A clear electronic control display provides just the right amount of status information.


We’ve developed full acoustic and thermal insulation to both reduce operational noise and provide a cooler operating environment.

Smooth action door

This undercounter range now has a spring assisted drop-down door to ensure a soft, fluid action when opening or closing.

Assured rinse

Rinse performance is assured regardless of water supply pressure with the 316 grade break tank and rinse booster pump. Additional heating is also available when using reverse osmosis water.

Hot rinse retention

Our system ensures fresh clean hot rinse water is retained within the wash tank instead of cooler soiled water, resulting in a reduction in the overall energy consumption.

Enhanced filtration

Filtration systems have been enhanced throughout the range to separate food soil from wash water and improve wash performance – the A-type actively removes filtered waste during the machine cycle.

Intuitive controls

A clear electronic control display provides just the right amount of status information.

Washtech GL

The GL is a fully featured compact machine with powerful upper and lower wash systems and assured final rinse with break tank. A Fully Insulated Premium Undercounter Glasswasher / Dishwasher

The GL is not just a superb glasswasher – it’s a high specification compact undercounter machine that accepts all racks up to 450mm square. With upper and lower rotating wash arms, multiple cycles and enhanced filtration it is a highly effective dishwasher that’s ideal for when space is limited (particularly so when large plates are not being used). Operators appreciate that the significantly lower weight of loaded racks making them much easier to lift onto the bench. And they enjoy the cooler, quieter work environment that advanced thermal and acoustic insulation delivers.

Washtech UL

Fully Insulated Premium Undercounter Glasswasher / Dishwasher

The Washtech UL model delivers cool, quiet efficient washing in a fully-featured 500mm rack format. The powerful wash with soft start and advanced filtration ensures great results and the rinse break tank / booster pump deliver highly efficient performance regardless of water supply rinse performance. Along with the thermal and acoustic insulation the carefully sprung and balanced door makes this unit a pleasure to use.

Washtech AL

Fully Insulated Premium Passthrough Dishwasher

As one of the most powerful machines on the market the AL unit is famous for high capacity passthrough performance. Now, with enhanced filtration and active waste management, the bar has been lifted even higher. Also of note – the high efficiency rinse performance is assured with rinse break tank / booster pump. Application of thermal and acoustic insulation delivers a much nicer work environment. The electronic controls provide improved vastly improved functionality and the unit is even easier to install now that all the service connections are supplied externally.

2. M Type Professional - Renowned Performance

The M-type professional range includes our biggest selling models.

The M type professional range rises to the challenge, exuding robust reliability and performance. All M type models offer electronic controls as standard, the GM and UD have a cool machine front / sound dampened door.




GM and UD models include an operator friendly cool machine front with thermal insulation and sound dampened door.

Assured rinse

The M2 is fitted standard with a 316 stainless steel rinse break tank and rinse booster pump. It is shipped with a 15 amp plugset for fast, easy installation utilising 3kW rinse heating. An additional 3kW rinse heating is fitted and easily connected when 3-phase supply is available, and this is the recommended configuration for rapid recovery between cycles.

Hot rinse retention

The GM and UD models now include additional systems that not only filter both wash and drain water, but also facilitate the flushing of cooler soiled wash water from the machine while retaining fresh hot rinse water.


Filtration systems in the UD & M2 models have been enhanced to ensure better filtration of both wash /drain water, and a quick-clean, contoured wash tank stores water below the easily removable scrap trays.

Intuitive controls

Well-designed electronic controls clearly communicate the machine status and provide comprehensive functionality. With clear numerical and icon indication a selection can be made from multiple cycle options, including light medium or heavy soil levels, filling and draining the machine, a manual cycle for extended washing and service diagnostics.

Stainless steel wash arms

The M-type range is equipped with independent stainless steel wash and rinse arms with removable cleaning caps, and a robust stainless steel internal wash distribution.

Clean Perspective

Dual chemical injectors and a drain pump are fitted as standard on all models in this range.

Quick Connection

All service connections are now accessible externally for fast simple installation. In the M2 model additional rinse heating is fitted and easily activated for 3-phase supply (to ensure rapid recovery between cycles).

Washtech GM

Professional Undercounter Glasswasher and Light Duty Dishwasher, Smart Watermark certified, high efficiency, high performance multi-cycle machine is suitable for busy bars and coffee shops.

The GM model is well recognised as the industry standard for glasswashers. Now, with the latest and greatest version, the standard has been raised once more. There’s a higher level of performance from the upper rotating wash arms and a cooler, quieter operation thanks to the new insulated door. With multiple cycles and improved filtration the GM improves its effectiveness as a compact dishwasher, without compromising its ability to accept all glass racks up to 450mm square.

Washtech UD

Professional Undercounter Glasswasher / Dishwasher

The UD has earned its place as the biggest selling undercounter dishwasher in Australasia – the high performance multi-cycle 500mm rack machine is perfectly suited for cafes and small restaurants. But that doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels, and the latest evolution delivers further capabilities. Now with a more compact design and intuitive, user-friendly electronic controls there’s additional functionality and, with an insulated front, greater operator comfort. The ecopower and rinse retention features deliver further efficiency and energy savings.

Washtech GLV

High Performance Undercounter Dishwasher, the GLV is a fully featured compact machine with powerful upper and lower wash systems, now supplied with 450mm all-plastic racks.

Washtech M2

Professional Passthrough Dishwasher

Our M2 model enjoys a stellar reputation of excellence with medium sized restaurants throughout Australasia. The powerful wash capabilities have always been popular, as has the 60-second wash time of the fastest cycle, a feature that allows the M2 to wash up to a 1000 plates in an hour. There’s also the flexibility during installation – it can be installed into either a 600 or 640mm bench gap, making it a great replacement machine when the need arises.

3. X Type Economy - Refined Value

Whether a small start-up business or a larger operation needing additional support for high demand, sometimes simple and cost-effective technology provides the very best solution.

Our economy range has been meticulously developed to meet these requirements, while at the same time surpassing the common expectations of what entry-level products deliver.


With a robust, proven passthrough machine, a simple, high-performance under-counter dishwasher and an extremely efficient glasswasher this range delivers both exemplary performance and, with our industry-leading commitment to post-sale support, ongoing peace of mind.

Key Features

Electromechanical Controls

With our classic electromechanical controls the X-type units can be both easily operated and, if necessary, easily repaired. We use many common components throughout our range, so your service provider is likely to have the part required.

Quick-start cycle

These machines start immediately regardless of rinse temperature. If necessary the wash cycle is then prolonged while the rinse temperature reaches the minimum required for effective sanitisation and compliance.

Cleaning power

Dual chemical injectors - for both detergent and rinse fluid - are fitted standard, and the XG and XU models are fitted with drain pumps.

Quick Connection

All service connections are now accessible externally for fast and simple installation (with the exception of the fixed drain connection on the XP).

Rinse capabilities

While the XP model is shipped with a 15amp plugset for fast, easy installation with 3kW rinse heating there is an additional 3kW rinse heating fitted and easily connected when 3-phase supply is available. This is the recommended configuration: 6 kW rinse heating for rapid recovery between cycles.

Washtech XG

High Efficiency Economy Undercounter Glasswasher Compact Smart Watermark Certified Recirculating Glasswasher.

Efficiency and power lay at the heart of the XG appeal. The excellent water consumption figure of only 1.5 litres per cycle has earned this highly efficient glasswasher Smart Watermark certification. And the recirculating wash system delivers superb wash performance in turn-your-back-and-it’s-done one-minute cycle. The unit also delivers the convenience of compactness, easily fitting under most bars. Installation is a piece of cake too – and it is supplied standard with dual chemical pumps and a drain pump. Last, but not least, the simple electromechanical controls provide day-to-day no fuss operation and year-after-year reliable service.

Washtech XU

Economy Undercounter Dishwasher

The newly developed XU model provides all the capabilities expected from a full-height 500mm rack undercounter dishwasher, and then some. It’s fitted with an insulated door for operator comfort and simple electromechanical controls for easy operation. The powerful pump delivers excellent wash performance in the two-minute wash cycle and the machine comes fitted with dual chemical pumps and a drain pump. And with all service connections external for fast and easy connection you’ll be able to get it in and up and running in next to no time

Washtech XP

Economy market leading passthrough dishwasher that delivers robust performance. With 1, 2 and 3 minute cycles you can be assured that all types of washware can be handled quickly and confidently. The long-lasting electromechanical controls offer both ease of use and peace of mind too. And everything is backed by the acclaimed Washtech warranty. For big results from a small investment, the choice is easy

4. Compact Models

Washtech GE

High speed sanitising glasswasher with a fast one minute complete cycle which includes operator selectable cold final rinse.

Washtech GA

Non-Recirculating high speed sanitising glasswasher with break tank and booster pump to ensure good wash and rinse pressure even when water supply pressure is low.

Washtech GLV

High Performance Undercounter Dishwasher

The GLV is a fully featured compact machine with powerful upper and lower wash systems, now supplied with 450mm all-plastic racks.

Washtech M1

Compact Passthrough Dishwasher

The popular choice in medium volume kitchens where space is limited. Suits economical 600mm bench depth for in-line or corner installation, now supplied with all-plastic 450mm racks.

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Manitowoc Indigo Series Ice Machines

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, September 10, 2014

No one knows ice better than Manitowoc.

Building the perfect ice machine wasn’t easy, but inside-of-the box thinking is just what you’ve come to expect from Manitowoc® Ice. We’ve combined intuition and innovation for the perfect ice machine. We call it Indigo,™ you’ll call it “ice assurance” because you’ll never have to worry about ice again.

The Indigo uncomplicates everything about the ice making process. State-of-the-art diagnostics provide constant and reliable monitoring of refrigeration systems. In turn, that information is used to improve energy management, set proper ice production levels, streamline cleaning processes, ease food safety concerns, maintain ice quality, and quickly display up-to-date service information.

Manitowoc Indigo Series Ice Machines

All you need to know is that with the Indigo, great-tasting ice will be waiting for you when you need it the most.

Designed for operators who know that ice is critical to their business, the Indigo™ Series ice machine's preventative diagnostics continually monitor itself for reliable ice production. Improvements in cleanability and programmability make your ice machine easy to own and less expensive to operate.

Ideal for restricted ceiling heights or built in applications.

Product Features

  •   EasyRead Display: Communicates operating status, cleaning reminders, and asset information through a blue illuminated display.
  •   Programmable Ice Production: By On/Off Time, Ice Volume or Bin Level (with accessory bin level control) further improves energy efficiency and savings.
  •   Easy to Clean Foodzone: Hinged front door swings out for easy access. Removable water-trough, distribution tube, curtain, and sensing probes for fast and efficient cleaning. Select components made with AlphaSan® antimicrobial.
  •   Intelligent Diagnostics: Provide 24 hour preventative maintenance and diagnostic feedback for trouble free operation.
  •   Space-Saving Design: Up to 310 lbs. (141 kgs.) daily ice production and only 30" (76.20 cm) wide.
  •   Acoustical Ice Sensing Probe: For reliable operation in challenging water conditions.
  •   DuraTech Exterior: Provides superior corrosion resistance. Stainless finish with innovative clear-coat resists fingerprints and dirt.
  •   Available Lumlnlce Growth Inhibitor: Controls the growth of bacteria and yeast within the foodzone.

A complete line of Manitowoc Ice Air-Cooled ice machines: there's a reason why Manitowoc Ice has been named overall best in class 10 years running.

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Anets GoldenFRY and SilverLINE Deep Fryers

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Fast Recovery. Sure-Fire Quality.

When great food and on-the-ball service are your top draws, you have to have an ANETS GoldenFRY™ Fryer in your kitchen lineup. Every durable model is built to conserve shortening and perform at optimum energy-efficiency, so you save more money day after day, year after year. Plus, the simple, straightforward design minimizes cleanup and reduces maintenance expenses.

Anets SilverLINE and GoldenFRY Fryers

The Dependable Anets GoldenFRY™ Series of Fryers.

GoldenFRY Gas Fryers.

Only ANETS fryers are studded with row upon row of high-performance, copper-flashed heat exchangers to maintain direct heat transfer to the frypot. You get superior heat recovery... batch after batch. For fast, crispy golden fried foods that look and taste great, make it an ANETS!

GoldenFRY Electric Fryers.

For installations requiring an electric fryer, the low-watt density design of the heating elements not only extends the life of the heating elements themselves, but the life of your shortening. Plus, they provide maximum energy transfer to heat up the frypot quickly.

ANETS SilverLINE Series Fryer

It's quality you can afford and the value you expect. ANETS SilverLINE™ Series is built to ANETS standards, and priced for today's market.
SLG40 Gas Fryers 14"
SLG100 Gas Fryers 18"

ANETS SilverLine 14" and 18" gas fryers provide the highest value in frying.

Check out our full lineup of gas fryers and electric fryers available in a wide range of capacity sizes, as well as our assortment of unique filtration systems and fryer accessories.

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Skope Bottom Mounted B Series

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Thursday, August 28, 2014

When you’re working within confined or awkward spaces, the Skope B Series makes servicing and maintenance a dream. Reduced condensation through hot air circulation promotes excellent product display at a great price.

B Series Specifcations

  • Operating temperature adjustable from +1°C to +4°C in 43°C ambient
  • Consistent temperatures maintained by fan-forced ducted air fow
  • Electronic controller with digital temperature display
  • Exterior: galvanised steel (powder coated white) or natural finish stainless steel (excluding galvanised steel back and top)
  • Interior: galvanised steel (powder coated white) or natural finish stainless steel
  • Self-closing, double-glazed, toughened safety-glass doors with silver anodised aluminium frames and vertical full height ergonomic handles
  • Easy plug-in, 10 Amp power supply (230-240V, 50Hz), via mains fex
  • 5 adjustable plastic coated shelves as standard Energy efficient, interior vertical side lights
  • Replaceable, long-life magnetic door gaskets
  • Bottom mounted removable SKOPE Cyclone™ refrigeration system
  • Insulation: 50mm thick, high density cyclo-isopentane polyurethane foam (CFC, HCFC & HFC free)
  • R134a refrigerant (CFC & HCFC free)
  • Optional 200mm high, illuminated sign panel

Models B550, B900 & B1350

Versatile, energy efficient bottom mounted chillers, designed to fit into spaces where height is restricted.

The Skope Bottom mounted series is available in 1 door, 2 door and 3 door models. Finish can be in either stainless steel or powder coated white.

Models B600-2 & B1200-2

This bottom mounted series is designed to fit into confined spaces. The easy to access refrigeration unit makes servicing and maintenance a breeze, and the hot air from the condenser unit is blown up the glass doors to reduce condensation.

These 2 models feature an innovative, self-learning electronic controller, gathers and automatically updates data of store closing times and quiet periods, ensuring optimal energy efficiency at all times.

Finish can be in either stainless steel or powder coated white.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Fagor 700 Range Cooking Line

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Planning and sourcing the most appropriate Fagor cooking equipment for a commercial kitchen in a restaurant or cafe seating 40 people.

For the chef, the most important aspect is that their equipment offers the best performance possible while optimising on space. The Fagor 700 range cooking block is the most used in this type of installation, thanks to its capacity and the possibilities it has to offer.

In kitchens with a small surface area the best solution is to design a wall cooking block (that reduces the depth of the machines), and complementing the equipment with a combi oven. It is advisable to install the block and the combi oven in line so that the same extraction hood, when fitted can be used for the whole line of equipment. It is also a good idea to use the lower zones of the block for storing pots, pans, etc.

The kitchen block equipment should be installed depending on the dishes to be offered in the menu. Consequently, different options may be suggested when mounting the block:

The 700 Range from Fagor Industrial offers excellent features and obtains high levels of performance in more reduced spaces. It is the perfect solution for businesses with more limited space.

The modular gas cookers in the Fagor 700 Series may be fitted with open burners, ovens, fry-tops, hotplates, pasta cookers, barbecues, cooking pots, fryers, bain-marie and Bratt pans, combined in different ways to meet the needs of each customer. Made of stainless steel, the cookers in this range have tilted control panels to provide better access to the buttons and controls on the front of the machine, in addition to built-in handles and grease collection trays. The equipment in the 700 Series is formed by machines with the highest operating powers on the market, with excellent performance and recovery ratios.

1. Cooker with 4 burners


This unit is highly versatile as it offers the possibility of preparing soup, sauces, stews and pulses in pots and casseroles, having them ready for serving at a later stage, as well as allowing the preparation of scrambled eggs and fried food ready for immediate serving. The size of the burner grills permits the use of cooking pots and pans of up to 32 cm in diameter, with capacities of up to 24 litres:

Guideline Capacity

  • A 5.25 kW Fagor burner brings 13 litres of water to boil in 32 minutes.
  • It produces 40 portions of soup (330 ml/portion) in 1 hour.

  • A 6.90 kW Fagor burner brings an 18 litres pot of water to boil in 28 minutes.
  • It produces 54 portions of soup (330 ml/portion) in 50 minutes.

2. Cooker with 4 burners and oven


In addition to the features offered by a four-burner hob, we have a static oven, with a capacity for GN-2/1 trays and with thermostatic control. The oven enables the preparation of roasts, fish, pastries, etc.

Guideline Capacity

  • A GN-2/1 tray has capacity for 12 chickens, so that 12 whole chickens (48 portions) can be roasted in the oven in this kitchen in one hour.

3. Fry-top


The fry-top roasting plate can be made with a flat surface, or a half-grooved surface to give a special finish to roast meats and fish. The plate from one module from the 700 range has an area of 38 dm2 (69 x 55 cm) with a heating-up time (roasting temperature of 300 °C) of 40 minutes.

The 700 Series fry-tops have stainless steel burners with an ignition pilot light, and include a “Maximum-Mínimum” type valve to control the burner flame and have thermostatic control of the plate temperature: 120°C - 310°C.

Guideline Capacity

  • 24 fillet steaks or hamburgers weighing 200 grams each in 7.5 minutes.

4. Barbecue Char Grills


One option in many restaurants is to substitute the grooved plate with a barbecue for roasting braised meat. The half module grill from the 700 range has a surface area of 32 x 55 cm.

The grill can be made from cast iron, for those who like traditional roasting, or in stainless steel, with grooves to collect the roasting fats and to prevent them dripping onto the embers.

In the 700 Series barbecues, the volcanic stones are heated using stainless steel tubular pipes. This range also has a removable grease collection tray and roasting grill with handles to allow it to be raised.

Guideline Capacity

  • 12 x 200 g fillet steaks or hamburgers in 7.5 minutes.

5. Pasta cooker


The pasta cooker is a highly popular piece of equipment in many regions or countries. The tub takes different sized baskets (1/1, 1/2, 1/6) for cooking different types of pasta (macaroni, cannelloni, spaghetti...). The tub is filled with water through a valve, and the cooking temperature is controlled by thermostat.

6. Deep Fryer


A 15 litre fryer, with one basket for the whole vat or two half baskets, allows the quick preparation of various fried foods, which may form part of the starter dishes on the menu. Each vat from the 700 range has a capacity of 15 litres of oil and the baskets can hold 3 kg of product (large basket) or 1.5 kg (small basket).

The 700 Series pasta cookers consist of an AISI-316 stainless steel vat. Available with tubular burner, the cookers have a pilot light ignition system and a safety thermocouple, thermostatic temperature control and a tap for filling the vat.

Guideline Capacity

20 kg of chips in one hour

7. Bain Marie


This element, equipped with small Gastronorm serving containers can be used to keep previously prepared sauces and garnishes warm ready for serving with the main course meat and fish dishes

The 700 Series bain-marie has a vat designed to take 100 mm deep GN trays, built-in supporting crossbars, perforated base divider, water inlet solenoid valve and overflow drainage system.

8. Direct flame pan


This machine is installed when the same dish is cooked for a large number of diners: soups, stews, purées, etc. The direct or indirect heating (over bain marie) versions are selected depending on the usual requirements of the business. The cooking pot in the 700 range contains 80 litres of water, taking approximately 50 minutes to reach the boil and with a cooking time of 10 minutes.

The cooking pots in the 700 Series have a counterbalanced hinged lid, a stainless steel burner controlled by a safety valve, a water inlet solenoid valve, hot or cold water selector switch and a pot drainage tap. This range is available in various models to suit the requirements of each customer.

Guideline Capacity

  • 240 portions of soup (330 ml/portion) in one hour.

9. Tilting Bratt Pan


As with the cooking pot, this appliance is intended for use when preparing the same meal for a large number of diners. The tilting Bratt pan in the 700 range has a water inlet tap and a thermostatic temperature control up to 315°C.

It can also hold up to 50 litres of water and can be used as a normal cooking pot as the surface area of the pot is 38 dm2 (the same size as the fry-top).

The 700 Series Bratt pans have a counterbalanced hinged lid and include a thermostat for the control of the temperature between 50°C and 315°C. The vat is designed in stainless steel, is raised by a lever and filled by the action of a solenoid valve.

Guideline Capacity

  • 280 fried eggs in one hour.

10. Combi Ovens


The combined oven is the perfect accessory for the cooking block. It allows different foods to be cooked in short time periods at the same time. It can be used for all types of meat and fish, pulses, vegetables and potatoes, roasted or steamed, and for preparing desserts.

In some cases it may be advisable to complement the oven with a chill blaster (Cook & Chill equipment) to prepare the weekend’s menus in advance and to have dishes already prepared.

Guideline Capacity

  • 72 portions of chicken in 40 minutes, using 3 trays with 6 chickens on each one (1 chicken = 4 meals).

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Grow your Business and Save your Capital

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Think you’ve got what it takes to run your own business?

Maybe you need more working capital to grow your business or perhaps you want to know what the next big trend is in your industry.

Well whatever your idea for your business is, Silver Chef is the best solution to help make your hospitality dreams a true success!

SilverChef Instant approval up to $25k

From small family restaurants to large corporate catering services, the right funding is essential if you want to keep your options open!

If one thing is certain, it’s your business will grow and change and so will your equipment needs. It’s important to think about what you might need in a year’s time, not just for the immediate future. This is where the critical importance of equipment flexibility comes into play.

With the Rent-Try-Buy® Solution, you aren’t locked into a long-term contract. Instead, we offer a 12-month agreement, so your business can be PURRE and flexible:

  • Purchase at any time during the 12 month period and receive 75% of the net rent you have paid.
  • Upgrade at any time during the 12 month period to something BIGGER and BETTER, so you are not paying for the equipment you don’t need or use!
  • Return the equipment after the 12 month period.
  • Rent – continue to rent the equipment without being tied into any contract, meaning you can return the equipment anytime!
  • Easy Own – rent for another 3 years after your first year is up, which offers you a decreased weekly rent by 30% and by the end of the 3 years you can buy out the whole contract for $1.

A clear vision alone doesn’t make dreams of owning a hospitality business a reality – start up costs are often underestimated, putting more pressure on the bottom line. Having sufficient cash flow is good risk management and a key to achieving success.

Call Silver Chef today on 1800 337 153 to start your hospitality dream!

Start shopping now then use the following calculator to work out your weekly repayment amounts.

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ANVIL commercial counter-top catering equipment

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, August 15, 2014

Anvil is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of commercial kitchen and food service equipment. The equipment is made in South Africa.

The Anvil range of products is sold worldwide, with distributors and back up service on every continent.

Continual improvement over 20 years has made Anvil the top selling range in South Africa. With a quality product and an international support system, every chef will experience the Anvil advantage.

The ANVIL brand of commercial counter-top catering equipment was introduced to Australia in September 1997. The aim was to offer the Australian market an economical and reliable alternative to what was being offered by local manufacturers and other importers.

Anvil Counter Top Equipment

Anvil have 3 brands within their benchtop equipment range, Anvil Axis, Anvil Alto & Anvil Apex

The Anvil Axis range consists of

Sandwich Press

Anvil’s Sandwich Press is designed to grill sandwiches uniformly on both sides. This unit is designed to operate consistently

Panini Press

Anvil’s Panini Style Contact Grill is designed for constant and robust use - The more you throw at it the harder it will work. Perfect for Cuban, English or Italian sandwich cuisine. Options are ribbed top & flat bottom plates or flat top & bottom plates.

Griddle Plates

Anvil’s griddles serve up the best steaks, chops and burgers, mixed grills, seafood and pancakes. They are ideal for breakfast - eggs, tomatoes, bacon - the possibilities are endless. Available as 400mm & 600mm models.

Deep Fryers

Anvil’s Deep Fat Fryers are designed to create a delicious variety of crisp fried food with minimum fuss. Delight your customers with french fries, chicken, fish, seafood, etc

Waffle Bakers

Anvil’s Belgian style waffle baker is ideal for use in kitchens, coffee shops, outdoor markets and ice cream parlours. They have rotating plates for ease of use.

Convection Ovens

Anvil’s Prima range of convection ovens are especially designed for baking breads, muffins, pastries, biscuits, etc. They are also especially useful with par-baked products. There are 3 models.

Proving Cabinet

Anvil’s proofing cabinet is designed for use with our range of Anvil convection ovens or as a stand alone unit. Ideally suited for smaller bakeries and establishments that produce fresh bread, buns or pastries. Features include Stainless Steel outer and inner construction for easy cleaning and full view front glass door.

Pizza Ovens

Anvil’s Pizza Oven is designed for easy cooking of pizza, subs, baked dishes and much more. They are ideal for restaurants, small clubs, coffee shops and caterers.

Chicken Rotisserie Ovens

Anvil’s Rotisserie produces 8 delicious chickens at a time. This unit is perfect for small supermarkets selling rotisserie style grilled chickens as well as Ideal for Restaurants, Take aways & Canteens.

Stove Tops

Anvil’s Stove Tops are designed for heavy duty commercial use and can be used for cooking, holding and warming. Available with both single or double elements.


Anvil’s Adjustable Height Salamanders are ideal for gratinating, melting cheese and toasting sandwiches. They are also useful for defrosting ready-made dishes, reheating pizza’s, croissants, sausage rolls, etc.

Chip Warmer and Carvery Station

The warmer is ideal for small to medium sized food serving operations. It keeps French Fries crisp and ready made dishes warm. Can also be used as a carving station or dry heat Bain Marie.

Anvil Alto

Food Processor

Designed to maximize its efficiency and simple operation. It is an essential piece of equipment in any kitchen. Base made of stainless steel. Aluminum cover and chute. Discs are cast aluminum with stainless steel knives. Unit comes standard with a plastic ejection disc. The design follows strict security and hygiene standards. It is useful for Commercial Kitchens, Hotels, Hospitals & Restaurants

Planetary Mixers

The Anvil 10 & 20 Litre mixers are designed specifically for small commercial mixing applications. Ideal for restaurants, cafe's, caterers, small bakeries and home based businesses.

The Anvil 40 quart mixer is for heavy duty mixing applications for hospitality businesses requiring a quiet and efficient operation.

Anvil Apex Range

Conveyor Pizza Ovens

Anvil’s Digital Pizza Conveyor Oven is a robust, well engineered product ideally suited for many food making applications. They can be used for pizzas, defrosting ready-made food, reheating, etc.

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VITO Oil Filter Systems

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Save up to 50 % of your frying oil costs with VITO®

Vito Oil Filter Systems are available from SCK. Models sold include Vito 30, Vito 50 and Vito 80, plus the Vit Oil Tester and boxes of spare filter papers.

Save up to 50% in oil costs for deep frying with VITO

  •   reduced oil consumption
  •   less oil changes
  •   lower cleaning effort
  •   lower storage costs
  •   up to 50% savings
  •   VITO® gives you fast return of your investment
  •   VITO® reduces the oil consumption by removing the carbonized particles, micro particles and suspended sediments
  •   This can double the lifetime of your frying medium

VITO® oil filter system

  •   You will serve optimal fried products with a better taste.
  •   You will get much better profit by significantly increasing the lifetime of your frying oil.
  •   You decide the highest safety standards and secure handling

VITO® prolongs the lifetime of frying oil!

Vito prolongs the life of deep frying oil

Depending on the the fried goods, e.g. potatoes, meat or fish, the oil is stressed differently.

Generally, the basic rules of frying should be considered.

An expertise by Prof. Dr. Wurster, Labor Biotechnik-Umwelttechnik, Konstanz (laboratory for bio- and environmental engineering) dated May 18, 2005 proves:

The use of VITO®:

  •   affects critical parameters positively, like Polar Compounds (TPC), Acids and the accumulation of Acrylamids and Polymere Triglyceride.
  •   achieves even better results outside than shown under laboratory conditions.
  •   effects a significantly longer lifetime of the frying medium.

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Robatherm Variable Pre-set Hot Water Urns

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Robatherm Hot Water Urns are stylishly finished and designed for commercial use. The Urns feature a unique mode selector switch that allows either variable or pre-set temperature control, providing ultimate flexibility and ease of use.

With the mode set to variable, the temperature can be controlled across a wide range via the graduated knob. Variable mode will suit those users who require warm or boiling water for their special application. Switching the mode selector to pre-set will fix the temperature at 95 °C, the optimal temperature for most applications involving tea and coffee.


Using pre-set mode offers a fast and easy setup, achieving consistent temperatures every time. Adjustment of the knob in pre-set mode has no effect on the temperature setting of the urn - it remains constant at nominal 95 °C. This prevents continuous boiling and excessive consumption of energy.


Mode selector switch for either variable or pre-set 95 °C temperature control
Available in 10, 20 or 30 litre sizes
Stylish brushed finish stainless steel exterior
High grade 304 stainless steel inner tank
Long life concealed elements allowing easy cleaning inside the urn
Double skinned tank construction for safe side temperatures, less than 50 °C
Sturdy brass non-drip tap
Twist-lock lid with steam vent
Sight-glass with cup capacity graduations
Boil dry protection

Cups (160ml)
dia x h (mm)
UDS10VP 50 2300 240 x 480
UDS20VP 120 2300 330 x 550
UDS30VP 160 2300 330 x 645

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