Electrolux Professional launches new versatile cooking solution

Electrolux Professional launches new versatile cooking solution

To provide caterers with greater flexibility in their output as COVID restrictions continue to ease, Electrolux Professional has launched a new hyper-versatile mobile cooking solution – the LiberoPro line.

Building on the popularity of its predecessor, the LiberoPro has been designed to improve cooking efficiency and usability for operators. Crucially, it is a plug and play appliance which ensures it can be used across a range of locations. From operations that offer street food or buffets, through to QSR applications, events and prestige hotels, it offers unparalleled freedom in cooking.

This is thanks to its modular design, which means it can be customised to suit any requirements, with users able to choose from a range of add-ons and appliances such as griddles, shelves and refrigerated drawers. One of the options is the new LiberoPro induction hob range, which can be included as part of a ‘drop in configuration’ to offer speed and flexibility thanks to the unique heating system and smart electronic controls.

The cooking station itself, the LiberoPro Point, runs from an electric supply, and is available in two sizes – 1653mm x 788mm x 1284mm, or the slightly smaller 1231mm x 788mm x 1284mm.

Stuart Flint, Training and Demonstration Manager at Electrolux Professional, comments:

“The past 18 months have highlighted the resilience and ingenuity of the hospitality industry. One of the defining features has been the ability of businesses to adapt, to survive, and ultimately to thrive in delivering new types of service.

“Our LiberoPro line has been designed to facilitate this flexible approach. It is perfectly suited to outdoor cooking, which allows venues to grow their service during the warmer months. It is equally adept in a more traditional application, and benefits from a low-noise air filtration system that efficiently absorbs grease particles and odours for use in indoor settings. Crucially, it can be easily moved between environments depending on demand, time of year, or the weather, without the need for permanent installation.”

One of the defining features of the new line is the LiberoPro induction griddle, which offers up to 20% savings on energy bills thanks to its superior efficiency. An aluminium layer in the cooking plate delivers uniform cooking across the whole surface, from centre through to the corners, filling caterers with the confidence to serve restaurant-quality food whatever the application.

The LiberoPro range is backed up by Essentia, Electrolux Professional’s comprehensive service and maintenance offering. This ensures that the equipment keeps performing as it should do, and provides peace of mind for those looking to make the most out of the hospitality boom in the coming months.

Stuart concludes:

“As a manufacturer of cooking equipment, it’s vital that we provide caterers with everything they need to meet customer expectations. We’re dedicated to providing a freedom within cooking, and that’s something that the LiberoPro line achieves thanks to its outstanding versatility. In an ever-changing catering landscape, the ability to adapt will go a long way to determining ongoing success.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.electroluxprofessional.com/gb/liberopro-new-freedom-in-cooking/


ceda Partner Electrolux Professional helps BicologIC Technologies implement high-throughput heat inactivation of patient samples at Cambridge Lighthouse Laboratory

ceda Partner Electrolux Professional helps BicologIC Technologies implement high-throughput heat inactivation of patient samples at Cambridge Lighthouse Laboratory

BiologIC Technologies, a pioneer in Industry 4.0 technologies for the bio-revolution, has collaborated with AstraZeneca and Electrolux Professional to implement a high-throughput solution for heat inactivation of patient samples at the Cambridge Lighthouse Laboratory. This solution renders the virus non-infectious, enhancing the safety, sustainability and scalability of the testing process.

The Cambridge Lighthouse Laboratory, established by AstraZeneca, the University of Cambridge and GlaxoSmithKline, and subsequently partnering with Charles River Laboratories, was part of NHS Test and Trace’s network of Lighthouse laboratories which provides population-wide diagnostic testing.

BiologIC, AstraZeneca and Electrolux Professional combined bioscience and thermal expertise to rapidly implement an innovative, production-ready heat inactivation solution in this safety-critical process. Rigorous validation demonstrated inactivation of the COVID-19 virus whilst maintaining the accuracy of diagnostic testing. The parties have now successfully implemented this solution, using Skyline Ovens from Electrolux Professional.

Richard Vellacott, CEO of BiologIC Technologies states:

“Combined with vaccines, diagnostic testing will be critical to re-mobilising our local, national and international communities, particularly as new strains of COVID-19 continue to evolve. We were pleased to identify, validate and support implementation of this solution to greatly enhance the safety, cost-effectiveness and scalability of COVID-19 diagnostic testing.”

Steve Rees, VP Discovery Biology, R&D, AstraZeneca comments:

“Our collaborative innovative solution enables virus inactivation upon receipt at the laboratory allowing work on the open bench, which simplifies the workflow, reduces the risk of employee exposure to live virus, and facilitates future innovations around automation of the sample unpackaging process.”

Alberto Zanata, CEO of Electrolux Professional concludes:

“With the advanced technology of the SkyLine combi oven, we support yet another milestone in fighting the pandemic that is affecting people and businesses around the world. We are very proud to play a role in safeguarding the process of handling the COVID-19 samples, to protect all people involved in testing.”


ceda Partner reopens its Centre of Excellence

ceda Partner reopens its Centre of Excellence

Electrolux Professional has reopened its Centre of Excellence in Luton, incorporating a number of measures to ensure customers can take advantage of the space in a COVID secure way.

A one-way system has been integrated to ensure that social distancing is possible throughout the site, with both visitors and staff required to wear face coverings at all times. Crucially, the Centre has been certified as COVID-safe by KeyOstas, allowing the experience to remain both constructive and safe for all.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own items to the Centre for demonstrations across both food and laundry. Hand sanitiser stations are also available at regular intervals to ensure interactions remain as hygienic as they are informative.

The Centre has received a significant upgrade over the last 24 months, including major updates to the training and demonstration facility in order to support Electrolux Professional’s position as the OnE global business partner for food, beverage and laundry. Having first opened its doors in 2013, the Centre has regularly hosted dealer and end-user focused events, dedicated to providing all stakeholders with hands-on training and practical demonstrations.

Darren Lockley, Head of Region UK and Ireland at Electrolux Professional, comments:

“The Centre of Excellence has always played a significant role in highlighting the capabilities of our products to potential customers, as well as providing ongoing support and training to existing ones. This is something that has taken on even greater importance this year, with the challenges facing a number of our core sectors, including hospitality, healthcare and education, meaning operators are eager to get the absolute most out of their equipment.

These events – which can be undertaken in line with government social distancing guidelines – are curated by our very own training and development mangers in food, beverage and laundry, who are able to demonstrate the products’ capabilities by combining professional expertise with a detailed understanding of how the appliances work.”

Electrolux Professional’s entire product portfolio range is on display at the Centre of Excellence, exhibiting the complete solution that it can offer to customers. Featuring a new espresso bar, fully working kitchen and commercial laundry complete with a variety of appliances from each product category, as well as meeting and conferencing facilities, the Centre is designed to showcase and simulate genuine operating conditions.

Electrolux Professional’s Libero Point, a portable cooking unit, will also be available to view on site. The Libero Line offers unrivalled flexibility in its applications, able to be deployed both indoors or outside with a range of tabletop appliances to choose from, including fry tops, woks, induction cooking tops and combi ovens. Such technology will be instrumental in ensuring that customers are able to receive the same high-quality meals they would expect indoors even as venues reopen as exclusively outside service.

Darren concludes:

“Electrolux Professional’s investment in its Centre of Excellence highlights its ability to both test and demonstrate foodservice, beverage and laundry equipment. This helps to instil confidence in our customers, allowing for a truly unique hands-on experience.”

For more information and to book a visit to the Centre of Excellence, please visit: www.electroluxprofessional.com/gb/center-of-excellence/


CGI of new Ecole Ducasse in Paris

ceda Platinum Partner Electrolux Professional named official partner for new flagship École Ducasse

ceda Platinum Partner Electrolux Professional named official partner for new flagship École Ducasse

Electrolux Professional has announced a long-term exclusive partnership agreement with the new flagship École Ducasse campus in Paris.

The partnership is the result of a long-established relationship between Electrolux Professional and chef Alain Ducasse, founder of École Ducasse and one of the most celebrated chefs the world. The state-of-the-art purpose-built 5000m2 culinary arts facility in Paris will be home to nine laboratories, seven classrooms, a sensory analysis room, and a number of co-working areas and kitchens, all of which have been kitted out with Electrolux Professional equipment.

Alan Ducasse comments:

“I have always endeavoured to pass on my vision of culinary and pastry arts to the next generation. I want to share my knowledge with young people craving to learn, those who are looking to make a career change, and with professionals who are willing to strengthen their skillset. This is all done with a single motto in mind: excellence in practice.”

Ducasse continues:

“I have experienced a similar vision working with Electrolux Professional, and I am therefore excited to have the opportunity to deliver excellence to the culinary world, supported by this partnership.”

Electrolux Professional has supplied equipment from across its foodservice and beverage portfolio, ensuring that students at the school have access to the latest commercial catering equipment. This includes:

  • Thermaline made-to-measure cooking stations
  • Molteni stoves and rotisseries
  • SkyLine ovens and SkyLine Blast Chillers
  • MultiSlim Compact Ovens
  • Pot&Pan Washers
  • Wine Line Undercounter Dishwasher
  • Multi-rinse Rack Type and green&clean Hood Type dishwashers
  • Solutions from across the Food Preparation range
  • ProThermetic Boiling and Braising Pans
  • ecostore refrigerators and freezers

Darren Lockley, Head of Region UK and Ireland at Electrolux Professional, adds:

“Since its foundation in 1999, École Ducasse has become an internationally renowned institution of culinary and pastry arts, spread across multiple campuses and driven by the vision and energy of the iconic chef, Alain Ducasse.”

Lockley continues:

“We’re delighted that this exclusive partnership with the Paris campus will provide the next generation of talent with the opportunity to learn and perfect their trade on Electrolux Professional equipment. It’s thrilling to think that the next culinary superstar could be learning their craft on our products, and it is testament to Electrolux Professional’s long-standing relationship with Alain that this partnership has come to fruition.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.electroluxprofessional.com/gb/

CGI of new Ecole Ducasse in Paris

ceda Platinum Partner Electrolux Professional Launches Thermal Disinfection Warewashing Range

ceda Platinum Partner Electrolux Professional Launches Thermal Disinfection Warewashing Range

Electrolux Professional has launched its hygiene&clean warewashing line, the first foodservice dishwasher to both sanitise and thermally disinfect wares.

The range will be available across all four of Electrolux Professional’s core warewashing models, including the Undercounter, Hood Type, Pot Washer, and Rack Type. The range achieves third-party UL certification for Ao 60 compliance for thermal disinfection of wares, meaning users can be assured of more than mere sanitation, to help minimise the risk of microbial transmission.

Steve Bowler, Regional Category Manager for Warewashing UK & Ireland at Electrolux Professional comments: “One of the key features of the new hygiene&clean line is its ability to take the rinse cycle water temperature to 90°C; a temperature high enough to guarantee thermal disinfection in as short a time as possible. This is in comparison to standard dishwashers, which will raise the internal temperature of the machine, without necessarily ensuring that the wares themselves remain at a sufficiently high temperature to achieve full thermal disinfection.

“On the Hood and Undercounter models this is complemented by an automatic door lock, which prevents the cycle from being interrupted, thereby guaranteeing disinfection. This type of third-party certified hygiene is critical for medical and healthcare environments, but in light of recent events, it also has an important role to play across the foodservice sector.”

Alongside its disinfection-specific functionality, the hygiene&clean range benefits from many of the features of existing Electrolux Professional warewashers. This means that customers can be assured of efficiency and effectiveness, as well as connection to Electrolux Professional’s OnE portal and access to ongoing support through Essentia.

Steve concludes: “Now more than ever, those in the foodservice and hospitality sector need assurance that their equipment will continue to perform as it should do, with dishwashers disinfecting to a sufficiently high standard. The introduction of the hygiene&clean warewashing line helps to provide customers with the confidence that wares are clean, hygienic, and ultimately safe.”

To view Electrolux Professional’s range of commercial dishwashers, please visit: https://www.electroluxprofessional.com/commercial-kitchen-equipment/commercial-dishwasher/


Electrolux Professional Adds Comprehensive Beverage Systems and Soft Serve Range to UK Offering

Electrolux Professional Adds Comprehensive Beverage Systems and Soft Serve Range to UK Offering

ceda Platinum Partner, Electrolux Professional, has launched its Beverage Systems and Soft Serve range to the UK market, in a move which consolidates its position as the OnE global business partner providing Food, Beverage and Laundry.

The hot, chilled, and frozen beverage equipment portfolio incorporates the high-quality finish and performance currently associated with Electrolux Professional’s extensive range of commercial kitchen equipment. Crucially, it now ensures a comprehensive foodservice solution can be offered to all customers, contributing to greater profits and superior sustainability.

Alex Reed, UK & Ireland Foodservice Sales Manager at Electrolux Professional, comments: “We know that there is an increasing demand for high-quality beverages, whether that is a premium cappuccino or a perfectly-served ice cream. By expanding our foodservice offering to incorporate beverage, we are ensuring that customers can access this expanding revenue stream.

“It also presents a single point of contact for those in the foodservice market, which provides consistency and helps to overcome issues associated with having multiple suppliers.”

There are a number of product types in the range, including:

  • Coffee brewers, grinders and espresso machines;
  • Chilled beverage dispensers and juicers;
  • Frozen granita dispensers, frozen cream dispensers, and soft ice cream dispensers.

Within each of these categories there are a variety of customisation options, offering a significant amount of versatility for a number of applications.

The range has been subject to several years of R&D, following the acquisition of three major beverage brands. This is underpinned by a two-years parts and labour warranty, which is in line with Electrolux Professional’s foodservice range and beyond the industry standard.

There are a number of unique features across the range, best highlighted by the innovative functionality of the PrecisionBrew line of shuttle coffee brewers. For example, the Java-Tate technology provides gentle stirring of the coffee to maintain a consistent quality and taste, helping it to last up to twice as long as other coffee brewers.

Alex continues: “Our range of beverage equipment has been designed to bring a host of innovative features to the market, as well as a convenient single point of contact for customers. By operating as the OnE global business partner in food, beverage and laundry, we are able to provide an unparalleled level of consistency across the brand.”

He concludes: “To support the launch of the new beverage line, we have also made a significant investment into our Center of Excellence, transforming it into a fully operational showroom. This highlights our ability to both test and demonstrate foodservice equipment, instilling confidence in our customers and allowing for a truly unique hands-on experience.”

To view Electrolux Professional’s range of beverage and soft serve products, please visit: https://professional.electrolux.co.uk/