FEM seals late space at new catering equipment show

Commercial Kitchen, The Catering Equipment Show 7-8 June 2016, NEC Birmingham, stand C5.

Manitowoc QM-45 Integral Storage Ice Machine from FEMFEM has grabbed a last minute space at this year’s Commercial Kitchen, The Catering Equipment Show. On Stand C5, FEM will be featuring its Manitowoc ice machines and Hamilton Beach Commercial Blenders, alongside a variety of equipment from the company’s wide range of manufacturing brands.

FEM’s latest undercounter ice machine, the Manitowoc QM-45, quickly produces and stores quality ice on a small footprint. It is a compact undercounter model capable of producing 43 kg of dice ice in a 24-hour period with an integral storage capacity of 14 kg. The dice ice produced provides maximum cooling, while Manitowoc’s proven vertical evaporator ensures maximum efficiency during production.

FEM supplies a range of Manitowoc machines in a choice of sizes and outputs, including the high-capacity undercounter Sotto icemakers, the Energy Star accredited NEO undercounter machines and the high-yielding Indigo modular ice makers.

New Hamilton Beach Eclipse Blender from FEMHamilton Beach Commercial blenders, the top of the range American-designed machines, are ideal for producing quality beverages as well as speeding up food prep. On FEM’s stand at the show visitors can see how Hamilton Beach’s Wave~Action™ System works to continuously force the contents down onto the blades for smooth and consistent results.

A study by Zagat Staff found that noise irritates diners more than anything else, and conventional blenders, with their loud motors and blades working overtime to crush fruit and ice quickly, exacerbate this.

FEM’s Hamilton Beach Commercial Eclipse blender provides the perfect solution – it not only works quietly, but it is more efficient, easy-to-use and reliable than many traditional blenders. For Eclipse to operate effectively but with minimal noise, Hamilton Beach Commercial has developed its own QuietBlend technology, which reduces its noise level to 60-70 dB, the same as normal conversation.  The blender sits within a QuietShield, which seals it tightly and significantly blocks the sound of its operation cycle. Air is taken in from the bottom of the machine and then emitted through a small exhaust at the rear base of the unit, further reducing noise.

Eclipse’s advanced airflow design means significantly less air is needed for cooling, compared to conventional blenders and mixers, so the risk of overheating when being used for back-to-back blending is virtually eliminated. Eclipse’s display notifies users if it’s getting too hot, with a simple instruction on how to run its cool-down cycle. The Eclipse comes with a 1.4 litre polycarbonate container. Additional 2 litre containers are now available, ideal for larger quantity drinks mixing.