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Small in size - Big in

Small in size - Big in stature In the modern catering and food service sector, there is a capital element to be taken into account: space organisation. Space has been getting smaller and smaller in order to reduce operational costs. To address this requires a new way of thinking about a product: multi-function, efficient & space saving. In one word: Kompatto

AHG EXPO SHOWCASE EFFICIENT SPACE UTILISATION WITH SMALL FOOTPRINT Stoddart are Australia’s premier metal fabricators, engineers and suppliers of food service equipment. Founded in Queensland in 1959, Stoddart now manufacture and import a large range of equipment for food service applications in their 22,500 m2 manufacturing facility in Brisbane. In addition, Stoddart’s warehouses and sales teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth ensure all regions of Australia are covered. With over 50 years in the marketplace, it is incredible to see that Stoddart are still innovating and leading the industry forward. In the modern catering and food service sector, there is a capital element to be considered: space organisation. To reduce operational costs, allocated space has been getting smaller. To address this issue requires a new way of thinking about equipment: multifunction, efficient, space saving. In one word: Kompatto. Being launched by Stoddart in March, the Kompatto comprises all the cooking modes of a great professional oven, while packing them into a 519mm wide footprint. This is space optimisation at its finest, utilising 40% less space than a conventional combi oven, allowing more work space without any loss in production. Although considered to be of superior quality, “dry” steam is not always suited to every food type and desired result. When cooking large food items or food with particularly dense fibres, it is advisable to use steam with the proper degree of hydration and penetration, which will cook the food faster while preserving the tenderness. So far, the only patented Steam Tuner system provided by the Kompatto oven can deliver options for steam. Kompatto ovens allow the user to determine both the quantity and the quality of the steam in the cooking chamber. The Steam Tuner system allows the user to adjust the degree of steam hydration to the precise level of dryness or humidity to provide the desired result. Also, the Kompatto’s unique Meteo humidity control system allows for precise and efficient water consumption with minimal waste. Additionally, the water needed to reduce steam condensation is used in a more economical way, reducing consumption even further. Like all Stoddart products, the Kompatto is a robust unit that is built to last and has therefore been confidently backed with a solid 24-month warranty. To discover more about this unique product, or to see a demonstration in one of Stoddart’s operational demonstration kitchens in each state office, call 1300 79 1954 or email info@stoddart.com.au QHA REVIEW | 61