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Maximum energy efficiency.

With your new VarioCookingCenter® you’ll save on electricity costs - every single day. which is great for both you and the environment. The VarioCookingCenter® is over 95% efficient. Conventional appliances, such as a fryer, are only around 60% efficient.

You save hard cash every day.

Comparative table.

Energy and time Deep-frying*:
Energy per kg French fries [kWh/kg]
Multifunct. Cooking appliance 2 GN - 17.5 kW 1,457
Braising pan 2 GN - 15 kW -
VarioCooking Center® 211 - 28 kW (Dynamic 22 kW) 0.919
(0.959)
Difference 36.9 % less
(34.2 % less)
Energy and time Deep-frying*:
French fries per hour [kg/h]
Multifunct. Cooking appliance 2 GN - 17.5 kW 7.4
Braising pan 2 GN - 15 kW -
VarioCooking Center® 211 - 28 kW (Dynamic 22 kW) 26.75
(26.75)
Difference 3,6 times faster
(3.6 times faster)
Energy and time Frying**:
Energy for preheating [kWh/dm2]
Multifunct. Cooking appliance 2 GN - 17.5 kW 0.067***
Braising pan 2 GN - 15 kW 0.047
VarioCooking Center® 211 - 28 kW (Dynamic 22 kW) 0.026***
(0.027)
Difference 44 - 61 % less
(43 - 60 % less)
Energy and time Frying**:
Preheating (Time until steady-state) [min]
Multifunct. Cooking appliance 2 GN - 17.5 kW 26.5***
Braising pan 2 GN - 15 kW 9.5
VarioCooking Center® 211 - 28 kW (Dynamic 22 kW) 6***
(6.5)
Difference 1,6 <uf ufcatid="129" f="Eurostile" fs="Regular">– 4,4 times faster
(1.5 – 4.1 times faster)
Energy and time Frying**:
Frying minced meat: Energy per kg minced meat [kWh/kg]
Multifunct. Cooking appliance 2 GN - 17.5 kW 0.57***
Braising pan 2 GN - 15 kW 0.48
VarioCooking Center® 211 - 28 kW (Dynamic 22 kW) 0.43***
(0.45)
Difference 10 – 25 % less
(6 - 21 % less)
Energy and time Boil**:
Preheating of water [kWh/kg]
Multifunct. Cooking appliance 2 GN - 17.5 kW 0.094***
Braising pan 2 GN - 15 kW 0.099
VarioCooking Center® 211 - 28 kW (Dynamic 22 kW) 0.089***
(0.090)
Difference 5 –10 % less
(4 - 9 % less)
Energy and time Boil**:
Preheating of water [min]
Multifunct. Cooking appliance 2 GN - 17.5 kW 35.25*** (100 l)
Braising pan 2 GN - 15 kW 27.41 (70 l)
VarioCooking Center® 211 - 28 kW (Dynamic 22 kW) 20.75*** (100 l)
(23.33)
Difference 1,3 <uf ufcatid="129">– 1,7 times faster
(1.2 – 1.5 times faster)

* according to DIN 18873-3:2011-12 / ** according to DIN 18873-5:2011-02 / *** established by an independent testing

Use of raw goods Weight loss when searing 10 kg of pork cutlets [%]
Tilting frying pan 3 GN - 16.3 kW 41 %
Braising pan 3 GN - 16.5 kW 40 %
VarioCookingCenter® 311 - 45 kW ( Dynamic 35 kW) 34 %
(35 %)
Difference 15 – 17 % less
(13 – 15 % less)

Find our data concerning the energy efficiency according to DIN 18873 on the following page: HKICert commercial catering equipment

Multifunctional cooking technology practical test.
Research project by Zurich University of Applied Sciences provides evidence of significant savings in resources by using multifunctional cooking appliances in kitchen practices.

A sustainable and holistic approach is more than just a trend and concerns everyone. Also in commercial kitchens, energy and resource efficiency are becoming increasingly important. The specific savings in resources which can be achieved in day-to-day kitchen routines by upgrading to new kitchen technology are illustrated by the FRIMA Group and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The results are undisputable: The cheapest form of energy is energy that we do not consume.

  • Objective of the project - To record the resource efficiency of multifunctional cooking technology under real conditions based on a before and after comparison.
  • Research project- The staff restaurant of ABB Schweiz AG, manufacturer of energy and automation technology in Dättwil operated by SV Schweiz.
  • Research Group - FRIMA International AG and Zurich University of Applied Sciences, under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinzelmann and SV Schweiz (Swiss catering and hotel management corporation).

Until now, the standard for energy efficiency (DIN 18873, http://grosskuechen.cert.hki-online.de/de) has been the only decision aid for buyers of thermal kitchen appliances, except for manufacturer information. http://grosskuechen.cert.hki-online.de/de ). The specific savings in resources in day-to-day kitchen routines by upgrading to new kitchen technology are therefore unclear to many customers. For this reason, FRIMA International AG as the market leader in multifunctional cooking technology has decided to set up a practical project together with the Zurich University for Applied Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinzelmann and SV Schweiz (Swiss catering and hotel management corporation).

Multifunctional ABB kitchen

Multifunctional ABB kitchen

The aim of the project was to record the resource efficiency of multifunctional cooking technology under real conditions based on a before and after comparison using measurement devices. At the start of the project in April 2014, conventional technology was still being used in the staff restaurant of ABB Schweiz AG. Around 415 lunches were prepared daily using the cook-and-hold method. The daily menu consisted of four different dishes from which the guests could choose. Energy and water consumption were measured over a period of eight weeks. The number of main meals, the menu, food waste and over-production were also logged. The renovation of the kitchen and conversion to modern kitchen technology (cooking technology from the companies FRIMA and RATIONAL) took place in summer 2014. Analysis of the resource consumption convincingly demonstrates that the aim of resource optimisation in terms of energy and water savings thanks to modern cooking technology has been verifiably achieved with simultaneous expansion of the culinary range.

Resource consumption per main meal.

Resource Electricity
ABB Switzerland AG
(April 2014)

Use of conventional
kitchen technology
0.58 kWh
ABB Switzerland AG
(Summer 2014)

Conversion to modern cooking technology
(FRIMA and RATIONAL)
0.38 kWh
Savings 34 %*
Resource Water
ABB Switzerland AG
(April 2014)

Use of conventional
kitchen technology
2.72 litres
ABB Switzerland AG
(Summer 2014)

Conversion to modern cooking technology
(FRIMA and RATIONAL)
1.28 litres
Savings 53 %*

* Reduction of the annual CO2 emissions by 1.8 tons (not taking washing requirements into consideration).

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