Energy Efficiency – Catering Insight

What energy efficient products do you offer?

Adventys induction hobs, planchas and wok units. Athanor ‘Plaque’ induction. Capic Ecoflam gas ranges.

What evidence do you have to back up how ‘green’ your appliance/s are? 

By its nature induction “only costs money when you are using it” – it is not a conductive heat (where you heat one thing to heat another) it is direct energy that heats the pan as soon as you put it over the induction hob. We are always asked for figures to back up the energy saving claims of induction but the truth is it very much depends on how often it is used. Adventys appliances are made by worldwide induction specialists with all components being manufactured by Adventys themselves. The hobs are of the highest quality and, because they are manufactured on one site, have a very low carbon footprint. The Adventys induction plancha is breaking new ground in plancha cooking due to its multi layered cooking surface. Not only does the surface not absorb fats or oils but its construction also means it’s highly energy efficient, taking only 4 minutes to reach the desired cooking temperature. Compare that to a traditional griddle that takes a lot longer to heat up.

When it comes to gas, burners are often switched on in the morning and switched off at night regardless of the amount they are used. This is a very ‘relaxed’ method that results in large bills. However, the Capic Ecoflam system ensures that the main burner is switched off when the pan is taken off and comes back on automatically when the pan is placed back on the burner. This gives an “induction” style effect to the burner, in as much as it only comes to life when a pan is in place, and results in less wasted energy and lower bills!

The ‘Plaque’ system in our Athanor bespoke ranges results in fewer appliances being required overall. Where a traditional bespoke range would have a plancha or griddle, a solid top, and maybe some gas burners; our philosophy is that one multifunctional plaque and either a radiant or induction hob can easily accommodate the same level of demand. And fewer appliances means less energy being used overall!

Have you found that dealers tend to ‘value engineer’ your energy efficient products out of projects – why/why not?

With product prices being more competitive than ever we find it’s all about the education we can give to the dealers about our products, the “whole-life” cost of the equipment and the operational advantages that we can offer.

How do you convince dealers that energy efficient appliances represent good value for money as well as being good for the environment?

See above, it’s the same answer!