We have created a new line of 12V active containers for transporting hot food, designed for catering and food service experts who need to transport hot meals on the road, guaranteeing the preservation of taste, quality and safety from the place of preparation to that of consumption.
In modern collective catering processes, food preparation and cooking operations and their subsequent distribution and consumption can be performed at different times and places. In consequence, a more or less long transfer of hot food s can be expected, in physical and temporal term. In order to be effective, this process must be able to guarantee that the food temperature, from cooking to consumption, is always maintained above + 65° C, thus avoiding risks of bacterial growth.
Current solutions for transport in hot conditions include the use of passive isothermal containers with limited autonomy in terms of temperature maintenance. It is standard practice to bring the cooked food’s temperature to levels higher than necessary in order to extend the holding time to the minimum required by the standards of + 65° C. This however affects the quality and taste of food. Containers with 110/230Vac heating systems are also available, but cannot be used during the critical transport phase.
The 12V HmL active isothermal containers, in particular the versions with built-in battery, are able to solve these critical issues: they allow maintaining a constant food temperature for long periods, without traumatic changes of temperature; they guarantee the integrity of the nutritional values, and the consistency and the colors of the foods; they avoid the risk of passing through the critical area of bacterial growth, optimizing time and energy.
HmL isothermal containers for hot food transport are useful tools for all catering and banqueting experts, for managers of industrial, school, hospital, and military canteens and for the operators of charitable associations and humanitarian agencies.
The H140 basic model is powered during the transport phase directly from the vehicle’s 12V battery. During the preparation and distribution phases it can continue working by connecting to the 110/230V AC mains thanks to the ac/dc power supplies available as accessories. In this way it is able to maintain a constant internal temperature.
Instead, the H140 AuO and H330 AuO models are equipped with a built-in gel battery that guarantees full autonomous operation for more than 8 hours, without the need for external connections; a 110/230V battery charger is supplied to recharge the battery.
Thanks to their features, the active 12V HmL isothermal containers are able to face the most common criticalities regarding the transport of hot food, such as heavy traffic on the route to the distribution point, the increase of delivery times, or still the need to maintain a constant temperature for a longer time at the distribution point without the possibility to connect to the power source. HmL models are able to meet the needs of experts in all the cases, guaranteeing the quality of the carried product and compliance with regulations.