Hello internet shoppers! This is Steve Ziegler, product expert at the WEBstaurant Store, and today we will be going over the basics of induction cooking. Induction is a very safe, responsive, and cost effective form of cooking that’s used the world over. And of course, if you buy your induction equipment at the WEBstaurant Store, it will save you money. Before we begin in earnest, I want to mention that today we’re going to be demonstrating on Vollrath’s Mirage 1800 watt induction range, but we also have this entry-level induction range. Now on the internet you’ll find a few ranges that are cheaper (not many, but a few), but they’re also less wattage. The problem is that, just like microwaves, the wattage effects cooking times. So while this entry-level unit may not have the same features that make this Vollrath Mirage great for high end and high volume applications, with the same 1800 watts of power, it cooks every bit as fast. Now here at the WEBstaurant Store we have induction ranges that run the gamete from counter-top units like these, all the way up to drop-in units and units that have up to 3500 watts of power per burner. But what is induction cooking? Very simply, it’s the process of exciting the atoms in, in other words heating, the pan itself. For this to work you need a pan that can be magnetized, so you’ll need to use a pan made out of materials like cast-iron, stainless steel, and enamel wear works great. What you don’t want to use are pans that are all aluminum, copper, or made out of glass. Those will not work on an induction range. Now you can use pans like I’m using today, which are stainless steel with an aluminum-clad bottom. They work just fine, and are very inexpensive here at the WEBstaurant Store. By just heating the pan, induction ranges have some excellent advantages. The first one being safety. You can see that I can put my hands right here where this is heating, and it is not even hot. Now you have to be careful, because the pan itself heats the unit, but it’s not hot enough to hurt my hand at all when my hand is waving right over top. You don’t want to do this on a gas or electric range. This advantage really comes into play when you’re catering or if you’re in a buffet type situation. You know, those butane burners are great until some tipsy conventioneer trips into your sauté station and catches his jacket on fire. Besides the safety factor, the fact that induction only heats the pan means that it’s very efficient. In fact, it’s 90% efficient. Gas is only 50%, which means that while 50% heats your pan, the other 50% of that heat energy is going to heat your room. And who wants a hot kitchen? Okay, one last advantage of induction: instant adjustability. If you’ve ever worked with an electric stove or halogen range, you know the annoyance of having to wait until the burner warms or cools off. That’s why so many of us love cooking with gas. Induction cooking is the same as cooking with gas in that way. Remember, we’re just heating the pan with an electromagnet, so we can adjust that energy as quickly as we want. We can also bring this down to a very low simmer, which is also very useful. Well now that you know a little bit more about induction cooking, explore our site! We have an induction range that will suit anyone’s need. Thank you for watching! If you have any questions please feel free to use our live chat button.
Explore the benefits of induction cooking, such as enhanced safety and increased efficiency! Also, learn what kind of pan to use with your induction range. From countertop ranges to a drop in units, we have the right induction range for you!
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.
Food trucks, banquet halls, to backyard weddings. From front of house, to back of house. Safe, mobile, and agile. With Vollrath induction technology, there are no boundaries. With the versatility and safety of Vollrath induction ranges, you're free to take your food places that gas ranges find out of reach. Discover the freedom of Vollrath induction technology, because the only fire you need, is the one inside. Ignite yours at vollrath.com/induction.
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.
Simple, smart, and safe. Experience Vollrath's state-of-the-art induction technology today!
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.
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"