Williams launch range of new blast chillers

Built to increase food safety, efficiency, and profitability

Williams Refrigeration has released new versions of its reach-in blast chillers and blast chiller/freezers, providing significant improvements over previous models.

Blast chilling is a key process for cook chill systems, allowing businesses to safely chill and store food in batches before regeneration is required. The new models ensure chilling food safety regulations are followed by rapidly chilling food through the danger zone where harmful bacteria can grow, to a safe storage temperature.

The complete range uses natural hydrocarbon refrigerant. As the charge is less than 150g it falls beneath the threshold for hydrocarbon equipment, which means there’s no need for costly insurance or zone control and allows the unit to be installed directly on a cookline.

Chilling and freezing times have been reduced compared to previous models, offering increased efficiency. The powerful food probe sensor, fitted in every model, can save energy by stopping the cycle as soon as the food reaches the required temperature. This probe can be stored away helping to avoid damage when not in use.

While some manufacturers promote a maximum capacity for their blast chiller/freezers, this is often smaller for freezing than it is for chilling. However, Williams’ blast chillers have the same capacity regardless of whether it is being used to freeze or chill.

The overall design has also been improved, with a sleek new look. The popular, easy to use Williams EasyBlast (WEB) controller makes it easy for staff to program the cycle, while a clear digital display shows the elapsed time and the food probe temperature.

A full-length integral door handle provides an easy to use, non-slip grab that is designed to be easy to clean, with no potential dirt traps.

The reduction in chilling and freezing times helps to deliver significant savings in energy compared with previous models, and the range has BREEAM accreditation.

Williams blast chiller and chiller/freezer ranges are available in both reach-in and roll-in models in a variety of capacities. Its new range of reach in models are available from the compact 10kg undercounter unit up to 50kg cabinets while roll in models start from 70kg capacity up to 320kg.

Operator Benefits

  • Reduce food waste
  • Increase productivity
  • Effective resource management
  • Increase profitability
  • Guarantee of food safety and HACCP guidelines

More details on Williams new Blast Chillers and the cook-chill process can be found at https://marketing.williams-refrigeration.co.uk/blastchillers/