Sheboygan, WI – November 19, 2013 – The Vollrath Company is proud to announce its Mirage® Induction Rethermalizer is the winner of the Editor’s Choice Award for best new product in the Equipment and Supplies category at the 98th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) in New York City.
Editors from leading industry publications reviewed over 100 entrants across seven categories, and selected winners based on design innovation, use of technology and how well a product addressed an industry need.
“We listened to our customers’ wish list for a next-generation rethermalizer, and designed the Mirage® Induction Rethermalizer around what they had to say. This award is confirmation we heard what the industry was asking for,” said John Wojcik, Vollrath’s Director of Equipment Marketing.
Harry Ljatifovski, chef/owner of Harry’s Diner in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, serves about 100 cups of soup a day. He said “This product doesn’t use water to heat, so there’s no steam, which causes traditional rethermalizers to sweat and drip liquid on the soup. We can set it at a holding temperature and the soup never burns or becomes crusty. “ Ljatifovski also likes the new rethermalizer for fresh sauces. “A hollandaise sauce, for example, will break at certain temperatures so precision is important. With this unit, we can keep the sauce at a temperature that will never break.”
The Mirage® Induction Rethermalizer is a revolutionary combination of Vollrath’s rethermalizer and induction technologies, resulting in a rethermalizer that delivers the convenience, precise control, durability and energy efficient features customers said matter most.
Convenience – Induction technology enables the rethermalizer to run dry – freeing operators from needing to monitor and refill water levels. It creates direct start-up capability, eliminating the need to preheat the warmer, saving time up front and creating the fast retherm time operators need during peak serving hours.
Control – The Mirage® Induction Rethermalizer makes it easy to rethermalize, hold and serve a variety of food products at proper temperatures to maintain food safety and quality. The bright digital control panel features precise temperature control in single degree increments, and presets for soup, mac and cheese, cream soup and chili. Settings can be locked to prevent tampering. A temperature sensor-activated stir indicator light signals when to stir food to preserve quality and prevent overcooking.
Durability – Constructed from heavy-duty polycarbonate, with natural aluminum or red exteriors, Mirage® Induction Rethermalizers are designed to perform in demanding commercial kitchens as well as serving lines and self-serve stations. The rethermalizers are NSF certified, UL listed and meet NSF4 performance criteria.
Energy Efficiency – The Mirage® Induction Retheramalizer also addresses customers’ need for energy-efficient equipment. At retherm temperatures it uses only 800 watts of power enabling two Mirage® Induction Rethermalizers to be plugged into one dedicated 20 amp circuit. At warming and holding temperatures the unit draws only 100 watts, making it very energy efficient.
This is the second award for the Mirage® Induction Rethermalizer, which also won the 2013 NRA Kitchen Innovations award. It is just one of the many rethermalizers Vollrath offers. To see the full line of warming and rethermalizing products please visit vollrath.com.
The Vollrath Company, based in Sheboygan, Wisc., has a reputation for the design, development and manufacture of the foodservice industry’s finest smallwares and equipment. With a collection of exceptional people, industry leading products, and helpful consultative services, Vollrath is assembled for one purpose – to advance the art of hospitality. For more information about The Vollrath Company, its products, facilities in the US, Europe and Mexico, and the 19 foodservice industries it serves, visit www.vollrath.com or search “Vollrath” to find us on Facebook or Twitter.
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