FEM unveils new holding bins in UK

27/09/2018 - 12:30
FEM has unveiled new modular holding bins in the UK, which will provide operators with maximum flexibility in terms of both menu and configuration.

Manufactured by Prince Castle in the USA, which is the preferred supplier of holding bins to ‘the big three’ global quick service brands, McDonalds, KFC and Burger King, the new bins are designed to hold hot food in prime condition over extended periods.

The modular holding bins can be used individually or stacked, or even expanded horizontally. The construction means that there are plenty of instillation options to suit every site. Bins can be added individually to the setup, as the business changes or grows. They are controlled by a master base, which can handle as many as 25 units, up to five high by five across.

The time and temperature setting in each bin can be controlled individually so that different menu items can be stored in different bins, ensuring the best possible food quality.

Each bin measures 10.28cm wide by 13.76cm deep and has a choice of two heights: 4.11cm and 2.5cm.

The bins’ large, clear display panel cycles between showing what product is being held, and how much time I left before it needs to be used or discarded which ensures a high level of both food quality and food safety.

The system also minimises food waste, since staff can see at a glance how much time is left and use ‘first in, first out’ stock rotation.

At the touch of a button staff can check the temperatures of the bins, which also have self-diagnostics, with error codes shown on the display if there is a problem.

Mark Hogan, commercial director of FEM, said: “With the pressure on kitchen space in UK restaurants, the flexibility of configuration of these hot holding bins will be a huge bonus for quick service operators.”

List prices for the bins are from £2040, including the main base with one holding module.

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