Published on: February 1, 2017

An energy efficient, electric Cook & Hold Salamander grill has been added to the Opus 800 range of heavy-duty equipment.

The new salamander is equipped with fast heat up ‘Hi-Light’ elements, which are ready to cook in just eight seconds. They are switched on automatically by the grill’s innovative plate detection mechanism, which recognises the presence of a plate or gastronorm pan.

No energy is wasted to keep the grill on standby, or in the heating up process, and the height adjustable grill hood reduces the amount of heat which is lost to the surrounding area.

Once the food is cooked, it is kept warm but does not continue to cook until it is needed for service. When the plate or pan is removed, the elements are automatically switched off to further conserve energy.

The new Opus 800 Cook & Hold Salamander is also versatile and easy to use. It features three heat zones, which can be independently controlled, for maximum flexibility. Time and power settings are displayed digitally, and the touchpad control and 20-minute audible timer are intuitive and easy to use.

Helen Applewhite, Marketing Manager of Lincat Ltd, said…

“The new Opus 800 Cook & Hold Salamander is a versatile and energy efficient way of cooking, grilling, reheating or holding hot food in perfect condition prior to service. By using energy only when you need it, and reducing the amount of heat lost to the wider kitchen environment, our new Cook & Hold Salamander will meet the needs of those looking energy efficient equipment, but who are not prepared to compromise on performance.”

Based in Lincoln in the UK, Lincat manufactures products for cooking, holding and food display, which are supplied to commercial kitchens of every kind across the globe. Lincat’s brands include: Opus Combi Steamers, Opus 800, Silverlink 600, Lynx 400, FriFri, FilterFlow, Panther and Seal. Products are sold in the UK and in over 50 countries worldwide through a comprehensive network of distributors. Lincat Ltd is a member company of the Middleby Corporation.