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By Phil Scoble

Valera Induction gives you the option of adding this cost-effective power source to your business that also reduces the heat produced in your kitchen.

What does Valera Induction do?  

Induction uses electromagnetism to create cooking heat quickly and efficiently, without too much extra heat. Induction doesn’t use external heat applied to a pan to create cooking heat, it heats the pan directly. This method is much more efficient than any other form of heating, especially something like an electrical hob. 

In the past, prices for induction units have remained prohibitively high. But recent developments in the tech, plus a desire to reduce energy bills for green and economic reasons, has inspired manufacturers to produce better value units. Induction does offer a wide variety of advantages over traditional cooking methods – fast heat up, no residual heat generated, cheaper to run, safer as the pan heats up not the hob and much easier to clean. 

Who’s it for? 

Induction is great for kitchens where excessive heat build up is a problem, or where you can’t have extensive extraction (though remember you will still need extraction in a commercial kitchen).

Valera offers both countertop and ‘drop in’ induction hobs (that require you to cut holes in your countertops to fit the units into, making them flush with the counter surface), so no matter what your setup you can fit one of these units in. Because these are single and double hob units, they are actually perfect for small cafes, but can also work for restaurant or pub kitchens looking to boost their production capacity. They also offer a wok unit, with a curved top to allow a wok to fit snugly inside and will give even heat around the pan. 

How does it perform?  

Induction is a fantastic technology that has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years. They are now very good, varying the heat in the pan, and have hard wearing tops that are easy to clean.  These units feature even heat, have a wide variety of temperatures to choose from, giving you near to the granularity in temperature choice you get with gas. These units have nine different temperature settings, which is great for all the circumstances you find 

These units aren’t cheap in comparison to a normal electric unit, but they are good value for induction, and they will use much less power than a standard electric hob. Most of the units are single phase but they do vary in power – up to 30amps on some of these single phase units. There is one three phase unit in the range, so we’d recommend getting a professional electrician to install these units for you, just to be on the safe side.

Conclusion

These are small units, and so are easy to integrate into any business, and with few moving parts, like most induction, they are hard wearing. Although a bit more than the equivalent electric or gas hob to buy, any business will instantly start to save with the efficient operation of induction, and notice the other benefits of induction: cheaper running costs, safer operation, easier to clean, quicker heat up. Check out these units as a cost effective way of bringing induction into your business. 

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