13 September 2016
We like to support our fellow British manufacturers so we’re delighted Precision has launched a new version of its Variable Temperature Drawer, an individually refrigerated stainless steel unit that provides a compact, bulk storage solution, in the heart of a kitchen.
The new version, model VUBC121, is the first Precision individual drawer to launch since the introduction of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives and MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard).
In independent tests, carried out by RD&T (Refrigeration Developments and Testing), the drawer scored ‘A’ when operating as a fridge and ‘B’ when being used as a freezer (EN16825 Climate Test Class 4).
The draw has a new airflow design and an upgraded refrigeration system that enhance temperature control while delivering excellent energy efficiency.
The thickness of insulation on the top of the drawer has also been increased, helping to reduce running costs even further. The drawer uses eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant, R290, which has a GWP (Global Warming Potential) of just three. It also features Precision’s ‘green’ polyurethane insulation, which has an ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) of zero.
The draw can be switched from fridge to freezer, at the push of a button, ideal for when seasonal or other menu variations mean storage requirements change.
The unit also includes an optional heat resistant worktop so operators can put cooking appliances on top and it also has the ability to stack units.
“This is our best ever variable temperature drawer,” says Precision managing director Nick Williams. He adds: “I believe the new model offers the best flexible, affordable individual drawer storage solution for the modern commercial kitchen.”