Richard: Welcome to Vollrath University, Vollrath's education center for the food service industry. My name is Richard Rupp and today I have with me, John Wojcik, the director of equipment marketing here at Vollrath. Today we're going to talk about induction cooking, and we have two models that John will talk to you a little about the features and benefits, and a little later we'll show you some uses for these two models.
John: Hello. Today we'll be talking about new products from Vollrath, the new Mirage Pro and the new Mirage Cadet. At Vollrath we feature in-house design, in-house development, and in-house manufacturing, which ensures the highest quality products in the induction industry. In addition, we partner with top customers, top chefs, and top culinary schools to put together the proper specs to make this a practical food service piece of equipment.
Let me tell you about the new Mirage Pro. The new Mirage Pro features the new G4 engine. The G4 engine has four IGBTs or four switches which gives it incredible temperature control and incredible durability, so durable that there's a two year warranty on this product. The way that the unit works is you turn the unit on. The display will say, add pan. So you would add an induction-ready pan to it, it'll sense the pan and then you'll actually see a value. This value is the temperature which is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. We've increased the range to the lower range of 80 degrees for tempering chocolate or for actually keeping chocolate warm. It also has a timer that you can actually very quickly turn the temperature up or down, a rotary timer with indents so that it actually is a very high quality feel and it's easy to turn quickly. When you take the pan off, it'll say, add pan again. A unique new feature to this is if you have a non-induction ready pan, which is an aluminum pan, place the pan on the unit and it'll immediately say, bad pan, indicating that this is not an induction-ready unit. So some nice new features for the new Mirage Pro, including the new G4 engine with a two year warranty.
Now let's talk about the new Mirage Cadet. The Mirage Cadet has a new G1 engine, which has one IGBT. It's a more limited feature item than the Mirage Pro. You actually have, if you turn the unit on, you have 20 settings versus 100. You don't have a rotary knob. You basically have up, down, push button control. So this is going to be used for more limited menu items, like an omelet station. Something that doesn't require all the cooking techniques of the Mirage Pro.
This video will help you learn the main differences between Vollrath's Mirage Pro and Mirage Cadet induction cookers. Basic functions and features are also covered.
Here's how it works. An electric current creates alternating magnetic fields. These fields push against the molecules in the cookware, heating only the cookware and its contents, making it more accurate and efficient. Also making it safer, because the surface does not generate heat. Vollrath. Outperform everyday.
Watch this quick video to learn how Vollrath's induction technology works! An electric current creates magnetic fields that heat up the cookware, making it efficient and precise.
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Vollrath induction technology allows you to cook wherever you want, whenever you want! Discover the freedom of induction cooking by watching this video.
This is stupid. This is smart. Vollrath induction ranges are not only safer and more precise, they're also 50 percent more efficient than gas burners. Because you don't have money to burn, and the only fire you need, is the one inside. Ignite yours at www.vollrath.com/induction.
Vollrath's induction technology is safer, more precise, and 50 percent more efficient than gas burners. Learn more by watching this video!
Simple. Smart. Safe. Efficient. Precise. Agile. Given the virtues of our induction technology, it's no surprise FES magazine named Vollrath best-in-class for the 10th year in a row. Looks like our kitchen needs a bigger trophy case. Experience Vollrath induction technology, because the only fire you need, is the one inside. Ignite yours at vollrath.com/induction.
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Welcome to Vollrath University. I'm Chef Rich, and we're here today to talk about mirage induction. But first, let's just talk a little bit about how induction works. Okay, induction uses electromagnetic energy to create a vibration between the molecules in the pan itself. The induction units themselves do not create any heat; they don't get hot, they don't have any heat, there's no heating elements or flames used. 100% of the heat is created in the pan itself. So as I said, there's this electromagnetic energy that causes the molecules in the pan to vibrate, much in the same way when we're cold, we rub our hands together to create fiction and to create heat.... That's exactly the way induction works. This unit, the mirage unit... we'll talk a little bit about the controls. We have 100 power level settings, okay? We can also cook by temperature. The temperature range on this unit is 60 to 210 degrees Celsius. Again, we have 100 power level controls, and that's really important as you want to get into that very precise control. Precise control for low-end applications, and also precise control for very high heat applications. Okay? So let's just go ahead and demonstrate this unit today by cooking a little chicken marsala. Now, we didn't talk about a couple other things about induction, one being very little emissions. So, you know, depending on your municipality, you may or may not need this unit to be under a hood. In some municipalities you can get by without this unit being in a hood. Why would someone want to use induction? Induction is safer. Just by the way, we talked about it already... that it doesn't have any open flames or heating elements. The units never really ever get hot. The heat is generated in the pan, so they are much safer to use. Induction does require for the cookware to be magnetic. Simply the bottom of the cookware has to be a magnetic surface to allow those molecules to be excited by the electromagnetic energy that the unit's producing. Also induction... you can see this unit... really cool on the outside here again... you don't have much heat loss coming out, so again, the hood.... Also, look at this how nice this is if you're doing front of the house cooking. Front of the house or back of the house is a perfect location for induction. Alright, so there you have it, a very classic chicken marsala. Mirage induction. Again, a perfect range for front or back of the house cooking. All the tight control you have with (1) 100 power settings, or temperature settings. Mirage induction, really the way to go. If you have any questions about the mirage unit, please see us online at vollrath.com, and for Rich's recipe on the chicken marsala, please visit us at vollrathuniversity.com.
Did you know that induction is a safer way to cook than with traditional methods? With no flame and with no heating element, induction is, as Chef Rich says, "really the way to go." Find out more about induction and the Vollrath mirage induction unit with this brief, informational video.
The next time you order off a menu or visit a buffet, think about this: there's a good chance your food was prepared, cooked or served with Vollrath small wares and food service equipment. In addition to their traditional gas and electric equipment options, Vollrath's expanding line of induction products are heating up the food industry. With more precise and energy efficient cooking, that's safer and faster. Today we're in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to find out what makes Vollrath so hot. For Almost 145 years, the Vollrath company has been manufacturing high quality small wares and food service equipment right here in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Today we continue to be family owned and we continue to grow through new product acquisitions and innovations of our own. So with 9 manufacturing facilities across North American, Europe and Asia, we continue to supply a wide variety of products to many international food service markets. The Mirage series is durable by design and able to withstand the daily use and abuse of a professional kitchen, ensuring their equipment is built to last. Our industrial design team gets involved in the very beginning stages of product development all the way to the team process to the end. It's a very integrated process. A good example of this is our Mirage induction buffet warmer, which is a terrific collaboration of industrial design and engineering. So what we ended up with is a very sophisticated looking product but it's very robust, very efficient, using induction heat, so really we've improved on the customer serving experience. What's really nice about this product is that you can connect three of them together and just have one cord going to the wall. Simple, smart, safe. The team at Vollrath works diligently to evolve induction technology inside and out. As far as R and D we work closely with our customers to understand the rigors of their kitchens, because a commercial kitchen can be very difficult on equipment. We then work on advanced development here as well and we marry the two to design something that works the best for them with aesthetics, reliability, and fine control in mind the whole way through. Our expansive product selection makes us a one stop shop for our customers in induction. Products themselves started in this flat state; they were primary cooking and people loved them for the efficiency of the units and the control. If I can dial something in here and get an exact power setting each and every time and we can control it by time as well, we have very repeatable results that anyone can achieve. I think one of the biggest innovations though has come when we have taken the coil now and brought it up the sides of the unit. So this now provides very even heating around the soup pot. Typically when you see on the inside of the pot, if you ever go to a soup bar and you see all the soup around the top edge, that's just waste. Operators really love how even this heats. We have a chain that has reported to us over a 30% increase in their food yields. I mean that's real money and people just love the waterless design. Here at Vollrath they've built an entire training facility for food service professionals to provide a more hands on experience. As our business evolved we recognized the need to have an industry leading training facility. We wanted a space that customers could actually come in and touch and feel the products. We try to be like the ivy league of the food service university industry, if there is such a thing. In the university we have three areas: the first area is our classroom area and this is where the details really come out, we train on the features and benefits of the products. Then we have our showroom area. This is a space where the customers or guests can go into and touch the products and feel what we talked about in the training. Then the test area, coming in here and using the product is a critical step for a lot of our customers, it really brings everything together. These best in class products definitely take the cake. Making a product look engaging and safe and intuitive but at the same time robust and commercial can be a challenge, but we like the challenge and we're really pretty good at it. Vollrath's induction technology line continues to outperform every day. Proving that the only fire a chef really needs is inside. Bon Appétit!
Take a tour through Vollrath University and learn what they have to offer in the world of induction cooktops. Learn why the only fire a chef really needs is inside!
Vollrath 59500F Details
Make your fajitas sizzle with the Vollrath Mirage 59500F fajita induction heater! Featuring a low-profile, compact design, this completely portable induction heater is designed specifically for heating cast iron, induction-ready skillets to sizzling temperatures, so you can then add oil or water to create the alluring sizzle effect.
Combining form with functionality, its durable 18 gauge type 304 stainless steel casing looks sharp and, along with the vitro ceramic top, is extremely easy to clean. Its digital controls offer easy one-touch, push button operation of pre-programmed heating settings for simple operation, while rubber feet prevent slipping for added safety.
This heater generates magnetic fields to directly heat the pan for quick and safe heating. A room temperature pan can be heated to 450-550 degrees Fahrenheit in as quickly as 120 seconds, while a "HOT" warning displays if the unit is still hot when turned off.
This Vollrath 59500F fajita skillet induction heater comes equipped with a variety of other safety features, too! Auto shutoff prevents overheating when the pan is empty or absent from the range for a determined amount of time, while the small article detection feature eliminates the risk of heating objects such as watches and jewelry that may come in contact with the heating surface.
Depth: 15 1/2"