Article contributed by Danielle Fantasia, Sales & Marketing, for Motion Technology Inc.
Cars aren’t the only things going electric these days. Commercial kitchens both new and old are implementing equipment that runs on electricity as opposed to gas. There has been no denying that the increase in inflation has led owners and operators to reevaluate what works best for their businesses. For many, this means looking at the big picture and making changes that will ultimately alter their infrastructure in a positive way.
Now, maybe you are curious as to why a business would choose electric equipment over gas. Well, we can’t say we blame you for your curiosity. For so long foodservice professionals pushed the narrative that the only kitchen worth cooking in is one that runs on gas, and we are here to let you know that simply is not true. And honestly, it hasn’t been true for quite some time.
Electric kitchens are thriving! So, we thought this would be the perfect time to share our Top 3 Reasons Electric Kitchens are on the Rise. Check them out and see why so many are making the change!
In general, electric equipment is more affordable and easier to install than gas. Electric fryers and ovens do not need to be connected to a gas valve. Gas fryers and ovens need to have additional connections, pipes, and gas cut-out valves, which can end up costing a pretty penny. With electrical equipment, all businesses have to do is plug the unit into an outlet with the proper phase and start cooking. It is that easy!
Being mindful of carbon footprint is not only good for the environment is it good for business. Equipment that runs on gas can emit intense heat which only adds to the ambient temperatures within the kitchen and entire property. This puts a strain on the HVAC system leading to operational issues or breakdowns, resulting in a hefty service bill for owners and operators.
Keeping staff and customers safe should always be top of mind. One obvious hazard associated with gas powered equipment is the emission of harmful fumes. According to the CDC, Every year, at least 420 people die in the U.S. from accidental CO poisoning. More than 100,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency department each year due to accidental CO poisoning. Clearly this is not a concern with electric fryers and ovens. In fact, ventless, electric equipment takes safety one step further with internal filtration systems to keep impurities out of the air, while remaining cool to the touch at all times.
The truth of the matter is that no one knows for sure what the future holds, but we can make some pretty educated projections. At MTI we are ready to help businesses embrace electricity and set them on a path to success with our fully electric, ventless kitchen equipment!
Our AutoFry is the leader in fully enclosed and automated, ventless deep-frying technology. Proudly made with American steel and labor in Hudson, Massachusetts, our ventless fryers are completely automated, taking the hard work out of frying and ensuring a quality product output day in and out. Simplifry™ Technology, a revolutionary heat/time compensation intelligence, helps you to serve up perfectly prepared menu items like French fries, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, empanadas, beignets, and more with just the press of a button!
The MultiChef high-speed ovens are fast and economical, cutting cooking times by more than 80%. Each oven is equipped with a bottom heating IR element, high-temperature impinged air, precision microwave, and constructed of high-quality stainless steel with a unique removable catalytic converter. Unlike traditional ovens, the MultiChef line is easy to operate and built to last. The unique software can display and function in multiple languages, holds up to 1024 recipes, and categorizes recipes with imagery making it easy to manage in the kitchen.
Embrace the future of electricity within the foodservice industry and prepare your business for a trajectory filled with tasty food, happy employees, and satisfied customers.
To learn more about how MTI’s ventless kitchen equipment can benefit your business, visit their website today!