Lincat introduces the Opus SelfCooking Center 5 Senses
Lincat, the UK’s leading manufacturer of commercial catering equipment, has introduced the Opus SelfCooking Center 5 Senses combi steamer. This new, advanced, combi steamer is equipped with the first cooking system in the world to be able to sense, recognise, think ahead, learn from and communicate with the chef or operator.
Using sophisticated sensors, the SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses recognises the cooking chamber’s current conditions and the consistency of the food. It senses the size, load quantity and condition of products before calculating the appropriate browning required. It thinks ahead by determining what is required to achieve the desired result. It learns individual preferences and cooking habits and can replicate them. It also communicates with the chef and continually shows him/her what it is being done to implement their instructions.
“Though our new Opus SelfCooking Center 5 Senses can, effectively, think for itself, it’s important to understand that the chef determines the result. He or she decides what they want to achieve, and the 5 Senses control system does the rest,” said Paul Hickman, Development Chef at Lincat Ltd. “When combined with the chef’s own skill and expertise, the new 5 Senses control system can deliver perfect, individual results every time.”
The new Opus SelfCooking Center 5 Senses also offers many new cooking processes for Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Latin American cuisine. There are also several new baking modes including choux pastry, bread and rolls, as well as five levels of proving and three levels of steam baking.
There are six new Opus SelfCooking Center 5 Senses models to choose from. These range in size from 6 x 1/1GN to 20 x 2/1 GN with a choice of gas or electric models. As with all Lincat equipment, Opus SelfCooking Center 5 Senses combi steamers are provided with a comprehensive, two-year on-site parts and labour warranty.
Lincat is also offering a free upgrade to the new 5 Senses software for anyone who has previously invested in a Lincat Opus SelfCooking Centre whitefficiency combi.
Lincat Ltd manufactures one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of catering equipment. Products are sold in the UK and in over 50 countries worldwide through a comprehensive network of distributors. Lincat Ltd is member company of the Middleby Corporation.