An energy and water saving combi steamer
that is as easy to use as a smartphone and takes professional cooking
technology to the next level has won MKN a top international award.
The new FlexiCombi
MagicPilot combi steamer blew the competition away in the Best Heavy
Equipment Innovation category at the 2014 Gulfood Awards, which took place in
Dubai this week to recognise excellence in the Middle East's food and beverage
Judges first and foremost praised the
innovative capacity of the FlexiCombi, while its energy and water saving
potential gave it the edge over other finalists at the glittering awards. The highly
effective marketing behind the equipment's launch also impressed the judges.
Stuart Long, UK sales and marketing director
for MKN, said the team was thrilled to see the new oven with its host of
pioneering features win its first prestigious award.
"This new piece of equipment with its robust,
'tablet-style' touch and slide operating concept really is the bee's knees, and
it was great to see it recognised by one of the most respected food and drink
industries in the world," he said. "Hopefully, a sign of things to come for the
FlexiCombi as we, as a company, continue to take innovation to the next level."
six cooking modes - SoftSteaming, Steaming, ExpressSteaming, Convection,
CombiSteaming and Perfection (Regeneration) - the FlexiCombi also features the
MKN StepMatic function for combining
basic cooking methods individually.
With just a few touches, chefs can bring up
integrated information and recipe steps, a Favourites
only menu on the start display for consistency, while VideoAssist is a virtual chef that gives instructions as chefs go
along, with 360° viewing from all sides.
In terms of innovative capacity, the
FlexiCombi's EasyLoad crosswise
insertion enables chefs to lift trays and GN containers easily and safely
without having to change the position of their hands, while FlexiRack provides 50% more shelf
capacity whilst loading horizontally when compared to the 1/1 GN, making it the
most ergonomic way to carry any item.
To find out how much energy and water has
been used during each cooking process, chefs simply need to tap into GreenInside, which displays consumption
with just one touch.
It also incorporates MKN's WaveClean system, a 'safe to handle'
two-in-one cleaning cartridge. Using 36% less water than previous versions,
chefs can set it to run at convenient, cost-effective times and do not have to
get their hands dirty or handle caustic chemicals.
The Gulfood Innovation Awards 2014, which
were divided into eight categories with 22 separate awards, were attended by
over 700 leading industry decision-makers. For more information, visit www.combisteamer-flexicombi.com
or www.mkn.eu or call 07866 883655.