Fri-Jado will be showcasing its new range of modular counters at EuroShop.
The introduction of a new range of modular counters follows extensive research and development and the adoption of new technology. Chilled models incorporate Fri-Jado’s OmniCold low velocity air flow refrigeration system, which works by blanketing the food on display from all sides. This helps deliver accurate holding temperatures, reduced energy consumption and the maintenance of optimum food quality and safety over extended periods.
The chilled counters have been designed to operate efficiently with wide range of energy efficient, future-proof refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP), including hydrocarbon. Natural hydrocarbon is a non-toxic refrigerant with zero ozone depleting properties and a minimal GWP. The hydrocarbon market is growing rapidly, with regulations and restrictions being relaxed to allow these greener refrigerants pave a path to a brighter and cleaner future.
Hot versions of the modular counters benefit from Fri-Jado’s patented hot blanket holding system, air curtain technology and hot air recycling, which deliver energy savings of some 20 percent. Stable temperatures combined with precise humidity control, ensure that food is maintained at perfect quality and appearance, reducing the amount of merchandise that may be price discounted or thrown away due to product deterioration.
Fri-Jado has addressed demands from operators to ‘make the food King’ with an innovative shelf design that increases the visibility of merchandise for maximum effect, promoting impulse purchases. Serve assisted or self-service counters are available in three widths with two, three or four tier display. Modules may be supplied as chilled, hot or ambient units, which are easily multiplexed to form in-line counter configurations for cross merchandising. Triple glazed side panes provide excellent insulation and prevent heat transfer between each counter.
EuroShop provides Fri-Jado with the opportunity to launch its new range of combi ovens, which will be on public display for the first time. The new combi ovens have been designed specifically to eliminate the traditional barriers between food retailing and foodservice applications. The company has drawn on its extensive retail expertise to develop a versatile and robust solution for the most demanding kitchen environments.
The programmable touch screen ovens include six and 10 grid models, which are stackable with Fri-Jado rotisseries, including the Auto-clean rotisserie, to create integrated units for theatre cooking. A passthrough option is available for rear loading and front unloading, preventing the possibility of cross contamination between raw and cooked food.
In addition to new the Fri-Jado products on show at EuroShop, the company will be exhibiting a representative selection of food retailing equipment from its established product range, including Custom Counters, multi deck hot food merchandisers, auto-clean rotisseries and multisseries.
Fri-Jado UK’s director of national accounts, Gary Thacker, stated: “Our comprehensive food retailing equipment range is a good fit with EuroShop. The fact that we have two new product lines to showcase this year makes the event even more exciting. The modular counters and combi ovens are the result of considerable investment in new technologies and we are looking forward to introducing these products to the market.”