For children and adults alike, August can be a bittersweet time of year. The impending school year for children and Labor Day weekend for adults signify the official end of carefree summer days spent soaking up the sun. While it may seem eons away, the days will soon grow colder and shorter, the leaves will begin to fall, and consumers will abandon the fresh fruit of summer for warmer, more comforting fare like soups and other hot food items.
As we all squeeze our remaining summer bucket lists into the next few weeks, foodservice operators have one more crucial item to add to the agenda: inspecting and replacing equipment before autumn food trends are in full swing. Although selecting the right soup cooking and/or holding equipment can be difficult, we’re hoping to make it a little easier this year by comparing the Tomlinson line of kettles in order to help our customers choose the equipment to best support their foodservice operation.
1. The Deluxe Frontier: for decades, Tomlinson’s Deluxe Frontier kettle has proven its status as a foodservice powerhouse. With 1250-watt fast heat-up and a durable powder-coated shell, the Deluxe Frontier kettle cooks, heats, holds, and warms soups to offer unparalleled versatility. Choose from an 8- or 12- qt. (7.6- or 11.4 liter) stainless steel food insert to best accommodate your menu and a black, red, or brown kettle to match your décor. The Deluxe Frontier also features adjustable temperature control, an indicator light, product cards, and a hinged lid, is NSF-listed for rethermalization, and has a 2-year warranty.
2. The Glenray Premium: the Glenray Premium kettle is Tomlinson’s economy alternative to the Deluxe Frontier. This 800-watt kettle has a 10.5 qt. (9.9 liter) stainless steel food insert with hinged lid, ladle, and product cards, is NSF-listed for rethermalization, and comes with a 1-year warranty. Available in a black powder-coated or stainless steel shell, the Glenray Premium cooks, heats, holds, and serves soups and other hot food specialties.
3. The Glenray: Tomlinson’s Glenray kettle is the 400-watt alternative to the Glenray Premium kettle. Like the Glenray Premium, the Glenray has a 10.5 (9.9 liter) stainless steel food insert, hinged lid, ladle, and product cards, and is available with a black powder-coated or stainless steel shell. This kettle is NSF-listed for rethermalization, is great for warming and holding soups, and comes with a 1-year warranty.
4. The Frontier II: similar to the Glenray kettle, the Frontier II kettle is a soup warming and holding kettle that is NSF-listed for rethermalization. The Frontier II is available with an 8- or 12-qt. (7.6- or 11.4 liter) stainless steel food insert and features 650-watt fast heat-up and a 2-year warranty. Like our other kettles, the Frontier II features adjustable temperature control and hinged lid, and ships with product cards.
5.The Dual Food Warmer: Tomlinson’s Dual Food Warmer features the same internal components that make our other kettles standout units but with double the capacity! The warmer has two 550-watt heating elements with individual temperature controls, hinged lids, transport collars, and 8- or 12-qt. (7.6- or 11.4 liter) stainless steel food inserts. It comes in a stainless steel finish, is perfect for warming and holding various hot food specialties, and has a 2-year warranty. The 8-qt. unit is NSF listed for rethermalization.