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A round-up of the latest chilled catering equipment for fish and chip shops


Refrigeration is a vital part of any professional kitchen and when purchasing new equipment there are a number of factors fish and chip shops should put at the top of their wish list.

Manitowoc’s Peter Hunkemoeller explains further: “Friers should be considering the latest in space saving, robust designs and energy efficient technology to keep running costs to a minimum whilst ensuring the unit has the capacity to handle even the busiest of periods.”

If you’re on the look-out for a new fridge or freezer, chiller or display counter, why not consider these new product launches packed full of the latest innovations and energy saving features.

Chill out for less with Lec

Lec has unveiled a new value range of fridges and freezers that it says does not compromise on quality. The new essenChill incorporates many features normally associated with premium ranges of refrigeration, including the environmentally friendlier R600a refrigerant that helps deliver lower running costs, as well as a digital temperature controller for improved accuracy and performance.

Three sizes are available – the undercounter 200L and a 400L and 600L model. All three are available in white or stainless steel with prices starting at just over £400.
Lec 0844 248 4274 www.lec-commercial.co.uk



Units you can count on from Zoin



Designed to meet a wide variety of establishments, budgets and needs is the new range of chilled display counters and serve over units from Zoin.

Available exclusively through Nisbets, there are eight models to choose from including the Artic. Said to be ideal for small to medium venues, it is perfect for displaying self-service chilled items such as sandwiches, soft drinks and salads and even features a handy price holder for easy POS information.

Meanwhile, designed to create an enticing display to attract customers are Zoin’s serve over counters. The Hill unit, for example, is a slimline design ideal for when space is of a premium, whilst the Jinny is slightly deeper with a larger display deck and modern curved glass frontage.
Nisbets 0845 1405555 www.nisbets.co.uk



Curtains up for new sandwich chiller



Williams has launched a new sandwich chiller which features an innovative new ‘air curtain’ system to recycle cold air that is normally wasted in conventional designs. 

Part of its Gem range for the Grab and Go sector, careful angling of the ‘curtain’ ensures that, once it has done its job, nearly all the cold air is recycled either into the cabinet, helping maintain temperature, or by being drawn through vents and grills to cool the refrigeration system itself and reduce energy consumption. 

Other energy saving features include LED lighting and an integral night blind. In addition, the inclusion of an air wall means product can be loaded right up to the rear of the cabinet, with no gap, maximising display space with no risk of compromising food safety.
Williams Refrigeration 01553 817 000 www.williams-refrigeration.co.uk



Chiller displays all the right attributes



Chilled products won’t hang around for long in Katerbay’s new full height glass door display cooler, the GDR400.

With a 370 litre capacity and a temperature range of 2°C to 8°C, the unit has 20 adjustable shelf positions and is capable of holding up to 400 × 330ml cans as well as a range of sandwiches and dairy products. The cooler has a white steel exterior and hygienic ABS interior, a quality compressor, a door lock, interior light and fan cooling. A freezer version is also available.
Katerbay 0845 872 500 www.katerbay.co.uk



Warranty offers peace of mind 



True undercounter units now come with three years parts and labour and five year compressor warranty at no additional charge.

The fridge and freezer units are available in two sizes – the 610mm x 629mm x 832mm TUC-24, which has a capacity of 147 litres, and the 702mm x 766mm x 839mm TUC-27 with a capacity of 184 litres. Friers can choose to have a stainless steel or glass front door or, alternatively, two-drawer storage. Door models have PVC-coated wire shelves that can hold up to 110kg of product.

The fridges are set to hold temperatures 0 to 3°C and the freezers -18 to -23°C. True’s heavy-duty compressors deliver consistent temperature control and, when coupled with the environmentally-friendly Ecomate insulation, cut energy consumption, saving money on utility bills.
True UK 01709 888888 www.truemfg.com/uk



Slimline counter fits tight spaces



Williams Refrigeration has launched a new slimline version of its Jade gastronorm counters. The new model offers all the features of the established Jade counters, but slimmed down to a depth of just 500mm, making it ideal for tight spaces. 

The counter is available in two- and three-door versions, as a refrigerator (+1/+4°C) or freezer (-18/-22°C) and features an integral handle for non-slip ‘grab’ on the door. The two-door has an optimum capacity of 242 litres, the three-door 354 litres.

The Jade Slimline is also the first model in its range to be fitted with Williams’ new energy-efficient compressors, saving up to £100 per annum in energy compared to standard units.
Williams Refrigeration 01553 817 000 www.williams-refrigeration.co.uk