Which products can help chefs create the best pizza and pasta dishes?

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Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the UK. This feature looks at what products can help chefs create the best pizza and pasta dishes that Mama would be proud of!

The Authentic Professional Pasta Machine

Cuisinequip has seen a real and sustained increase in the use of professional pasta making machines. The company’s client base for the Bottene machines it supplies includes small independents just starting out like Franzinia Trattoria in Brixton through to larger national multiples like Jamie’s Italian.

Bottene machines are made by a highly respected family company in Marano Vicentino, Italy, tracing its roots back to 1805. Their range is extensive right from the original Bigalaro hand extruder to the PM 80 model that is suitable for 80-100 seat restaurants. There is also the BE90 ravioli maker that can produce many forms of ravioli. Core to the requirements of multiple site operations would be the Inver 3, PM 50, Inver 7 and PM 80 models that are proven to work on diverse menus in 50 seat, 50-70 seat, 70-80 seat and 80-100 seat restaurants respectively.

One of the main advantages of using a Bottene machine is that the operator can totally control the ingredients used. Examples are gluten-free, egg-free with beetroot juice, spinach, eggs, squid ink, chestnut puree, and cocoa. They are a natural match to the high-quality pasta cookers from our sister company Valentine Equipment.

Contact: 0118 9571344  

email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Cuisinequip

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One of the main advantages of using a Bottene machine is that the operator can totally control the ingredients used

Cooking Perfect Pasta

Valentine pasta cookers marry naturally with the Bottene fresh pasta making machines from our sister company Cuisinequip and are designed and manufactured in Switzerland.

The Valentine pasta cooker helps professional kitchens to offer a wider selection of menu options because the standard unit allows the operator to use a mixture of standard gastronorm containers and baskets according to the menu being offered. As consumers continue to move to healthier eating, and vegetarian and vegan options, then freshly prepared and versatile pasta is in demand.

This compact Valentine pasta cooker is made from high grade stainless steel and has a one-piece pressed pan which is fully insulated. A rear tap unit connected to the water supply allows for ease of filling and assists with the removal of starch when cooking pasta. The unit can be connected to the waste water system via the back of the unit.

The pasta cooker is offered with a seven or ten-kilowatt power option. The thermostat offers a wide range of temperatures and has a separate switching system to allow the operator to vary the power according to what is being cooked. An internal overheat thermostat is fitted for added operator safety.

Contact: 0118 9571344

email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Cook_Valentine

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This compact Valentine pasta cooker is made from high grade stainless steel

Imagine cooking 50 or 300 portions of pasta perfectly al dente without any supervision - this is all possible with the RATIONAL VarioCookingCenter®.

With the AutoLift feature, the automatic raising and lowering system reduces manual lifting and allows you to achieve accurate cooking time after time. The appliance automatically fills with water and brings it to boiling point in record time and drains it away after use. The concentrated power of the VarioBoost® heating system means that it keeps bubbling away, even when the pasta is loaded. 

See for yourself!

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The appliance automatically fills with water and brings it to boiling point in record time

Tasty and authentic homemade stocks and sauces made with quality ingredients are the backbone of any Italian eatery.  

Large volumes of sauces tie up hob space and require constant monitoring, this all costs valuable chef time. The VarioCookingCenter® intelligent cooking creates consistent results - working four times as fast and using up to 40 per cent less energy than conventional cooking appliances -with no compromise on the traditional flavours that make Italian cuisine so popular.

The VarioCookingCenter® offers diversity, ensuring the Mediterranean flavours created by traditional cooking methods can be replicated. With the ConnectedCooking platform chefs have access to thousands international recipes, including staple Italian dishes. 

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Here at RATIONAL we pride ourselves as a company of chefs for chefs. Attend one of our free Cook Live events at a location near you and experience the variety of cooking methods, excellent food quality and ease of use of the VarioCookingCenter®.

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The VarioCookingCenter® offers diversity, ensuring the Mediterranean flavours created by traditional cooking methods can be replicated.

Welbilt

 “Whilst sourcing quality ingredients and toppings will undoubtably help operators to create a stand out pizza, without a quality oven, creating a perfect pizza will prove to be a difficult process.

Designed to cook a high volume of pizzas to perfection time-after-time, the Lincoln Impinger 3240 provides operators with an easy-to-operate pizza baking solution. Featuring patented FastBake® technology, which can cook up to 35% faster without increased noise levels, as an option, the Lincoln Impinger 3240 allows for rapid heating, cooking, baking, and crisping of an impressively high volume of pizzas to a consistently high standard time-after-time.

For operators looking to incorporate a taste of Italy despite restricted space, then a smaller countertop high-speed oven, such as the Merrychef eikon® e2s, reigns supreme. Capable of cooking an entire pizza from frozen in just 90 seconds, or reheating a pasta bake in just 45 seconds, consistent, quality results can be achieved with very little training, thanks to Welbilt’s easyTouch® icon-driven user panel. 

For establishments looking to cook larger pizzas, then the Merrychef eikon e4s offers an option for 14” pizzas meaning that whatever your need, Merrychef has the ultimate high-speed solution that can open up a world of new menu opportunities without ever compromising on food quality.”

For more information contact: [email protected]

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Capable of cooking an entire pizza from frozen in just 90 seconds

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Editor 25th March 2019

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