Merrychef Ltd, a Manitowoc Foodservice company, will launch its latest, award-winning* innovation, the energy saving eikon™ series of speed cooking ovens, at GULFOOD 2010 ( Stand Z-A91)
Incorporating advanced easyToUCH™ technology the eikon™ series guarantees unbeatable ease of use via an icon driven screen and MenuConnect™ software. Tests show the new series will save foodservice operators 25%* in energy consumption.
The easyToUCH™ technology ensures operators are never more than two steps away from a cooking programme, avaliable in muiltiple languages, while MenuConnect™ enables instant menu management and ethernet updates via a standard USB key.
During the development process for the new ovens , Merrychef engaged opinion of a cross section of customers from all foodservice sectors across the globe.
Merrychef managing director, Graham Veal, said:
"The eikon™ series is eagerly anticipated in the global food service area and we are excited about the positive feedback we have recieved from customer field trials. The energy and time savings created by this advanced accerlerated cooking technology is just what busy kitchens, kiosks and convenience stores have been asking for."
Heralding the eikon™ series, Andrew McCulloch, Director of European Operations at Subway®, said:
"easyToUCH™ technology has launched modern day communication to our sandwich stations, It really is as simple to use as an ipod®. The touch screen is familiar to all and will dramatically reduce training times and eliminate any risk of human error."
In addition to greater ease of use and energy effciency, the streamlined designed eikon™ series incorporates a monitored, removable front filter for ease of cleaning, ventless facility ( no investment in ventilation hood) and cool-to-touch skin. A "plug and play" function means installation has never been easier, with a new oven up and running in just three minutes.
The eikon™ series incorporates the e3; e4 and e5 models. The e3 will replace existing ovensEC401 and EC403, the e4 replaces the current 402S model while the e5 supercedes the EC501. Both the e3 and e5 are also avaliable with an in -built catalyst.