Tag Archives: commercial refrigeration

Scotsman wins Innovation Award with compact-colossus icemaker

Scotsman’s latest icemaker, the NW 1408, has won an Innovation Award.  The model breaks new ground by delivering a massive 700kg of ice per day in an ‘industry standard’ footprint just 760mm (30”) wide.  The innovation gong was given to Scotsman in the annual FEJ (Foodservice Equipment Journal) equipment awards.

“We are absolutely delighted that Scotsman’s innovative design has been recognised in this way,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems, the main UK distributor for Scotsman.  “Ice consumption is growing, but so is pressure on back of house space.  The NW 1408 is a direct response to customer demand for bigger ice production from a smaller footprint.”  (more…)

Scotsman breaks the mould with new, high capacity slim-fitting icemaker

NW1408, available through Hubbard Systems, combines compact design with an unrivalled output

Hubbard Systems has launched a new Scotsman ice machine capable of producing almost 700kg of ice per day, yet able to fit into the industry standard 760mm (30”) wide format.  This latest member of the NW Series, the NW 1408, is known as the Slim Fitter.  It breaks new ground in being the market’s only 30” machine capable of producing such a high volume of ice.

The NW 1408 is one of Scotsman’s vertical evaporator range of products.  A modular machine, sitting on top of a separate ice bin, it makes either full-sized 12g dice ice cubes or 6g half dice ice cubes.

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Precision’s compact, ‘A’ rated undercounter fridge

Practical storage, with low running costs, for where space is at a premium

The latest version of Precision’s compact undercounter, the HPU150, has achieved an A rating for energy efficiency.  Designed to deliver a practical storage solution where space is limited, it has a footprint of only 600x640mm.

The HPU150’s A rating means low power consumption and low running costs – under the Ecolabelling test* it used just 1.27kWh in 24 hours.  It achieves this through a variety of energy saving features including high performance, zero ODP polyurethane insulation, a waste heat recovery condensate vaporiser system, and the Precision electronic controller.

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Hubbard Systems goes large for Hotelympia 2018

New ranges from Scotsman and Comenda to be launched

Hubbard Systems has signed up to take its biggest ever stand at Hotelympia for the 2018 show. The company will use the exhibition to launch new products from both Scotsman and Comenda.

Full details of the new models are yet to be revealed. However, Scotsman is likely to show the latest developments for its upcoming range of icemaker systems using ‘greener’ technologies. Meanwhile Comenda is developing several new lines, including a smart, chic and ultra-efficient undercounter ware washer.

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The Hut goes retro to bring things up to date

Popular beach restaurant pleased with the impact new Precision refrigeration is having

The Hut is a popular restaurant situated in Colwell Bay, on the northwest coast of the Isle of Wight. Since opening five years ago it has established a reputation for the quality of its menu. “Our philosophy has always been to use local produce as much as possible,” owner George Adams explains. “The quality of the seafood we use is very important, so we need to be able to keep it in perfect condition until it’s ready to be used.”

The Hut recently completed a major refurbishment to improve both the dining area and provide an upgrade to the kitchen. George brought in catering design firm Little Duffy to oversee the project, and he was quite clear about the standard he expected. “It was quite a simple brief, really. We wanted the best of everything!

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The Northgate’s Precision fridges help deliver a ‘great experience’

The Chestnut Group aims to ‘bring a bit of Soho House to Bury’

“The defining pillars of The Chestnut Group are fantastic service, stylish interiors, and great food – and all of that should be synonymous with a great experience.  To deliver that, the kitchen and backbar equipment are very, very important.”  So says Philip Turner, founder of The Chestnut Group, a fast-expanding chain of hostelries based in East Anglia.  The Group uses Precision for its kitchen and backbar refrigeration in its six sites, including the recently opened The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds.

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Bottle coolers let staff get on with serving customers

Precision’s latest bottle coolers have maintenance-free condensers

Precision’s latest bottle coolers are high impact sales tools as well as being solid, reliable pieces of equipment with robust 32oC ambient refrigeration systems. They are designed to take the hassle out of back bar equipment with Precision’s new maintenance-free condenser fitted across the range.

With a stainless steel exterior and mirrored stainless steel interior, glass doors are fitted as standard, while internal LED lighting enhances the display. Adjustable perforated stainless steel shelves accommodate different sizes of bottles or cans, allowing for special promotions and seasonal changes.

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The ice guide part 4: Nugget Ice Cubes – fast, flexible ice

All ice is ice, right?  Wrong.  Here’s the lowdown on NUGGET ICE CUBES from Hubbard, the ice experts. 

She may not be the prettiest in the glass, but nugget ice sure is fast! The original “chewable” ice, its versatility, speed and relatively low cost makes it a popular choice for a wide range of applications, from fast food outlets to hotels.

Because it’s made from compacted flake ice, production is super-fast.  Nugget’s compact size also works well not just for chilling drinks but for food display and blending, too. While it’s not as attractive as its dice ice cube and supercube siblings, it’s a delight to bite!

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Getting better all the time

Precision has upgraded its space-saving 520 counter refrigeration

Foodservice operators are trying to cut down on kitchen space to make more room out front. More room out front means more customers, more turnover and more profits. But what’s going to take the squeeze in the kitchen? Refrigeration is a vital component of any catering operation, so now Precision has upgraded its narrow profile 520 counters to take advantage of the latest technologies to offer caterers the best refrigeration possible in the littlest space.

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The Gilbert Scott’s fridges: energy-efficient, hard-working and hammered!

Precision supplies FOH and kitchen refrigeration in top London restaurant

Precision refrigeration at The Gilbert ScottSome fridges have to put up with a lot.  Especially if they’re constantly-used counters in a very busy kitchen in a top restaurant in the heart of London.  The Gilbert Scott cocktail bar and restaurant is housed in the St Pancras Renaissance hotel.  When the Precision counters in the busiest sections of the kitchen needed replacing, the specifiers were told exactly which brand to go for this time: Precision.

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