The globally attended Host Milano brings together a wide range of sectors from foodservice and hospitality to highlight new products and discuss the current state of the industry.
Dipo Induction, a leading global manufacturer of induction cooking appliances for professional kitchens, has announced it will showcase two new product lines at this year’s Host Milano International Hospitality Exhibition which takes place in Milan, Italy from October 22nd through the 26th.
This year marks the 42nd iteration of the biennial exhibition dedicated to the world of foodservice and hospitality. The most recent Host Milano, held in 2019, was attended by over 200,000 visitors, from 171 countries during the five-day event.
Dipo to Showcase New Platinum and Titanium Lines
At this year’s Host Milano, Dipo Induction will showcase an innovative leap in cutting-edge cooking appliances designed for use by professional chefs in busy commercial kitchens.
The two new product lines will be marketed under the D.Pro premium sub-brand of Dipo Induction and are aimed at capitalizing on the green trend across the F&B industry that is seeing more and more high-volume kitchens turning to eco-friendly appliances in an effort to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
Slated for release in 2022, The seductively stylish Platinum Line was designed to offer greater flexibility in busy commercial kitchens with six highly customizable induction appliances that allow for a variety of combinations best suited to a kitchen’s specific needs.
The Platinum Line appliances include a Griddle, Two-Zone Cooktop, Deep Fryer, Multi-Cooker, Pasta Boiler, and a Wok, all of which can seamlessly be used side-by-side or as stand-alone units.
“We took an in-depth look at the current needs of the entire market from mom and pop operations to global hotel chains to high volume ghost kitchens,” said Martin Vermeulen, CEO of Dipo Europe.
“We created the Platinum Line with a never before seen level of interchangeability, reliability, safety, and eco-friendly efficiency to meet the needs of professional kitchens both large and small.”
Dipo’s Titanium Line is a heavy-duty high-tech-driven line designed for continuous use by large commercial kitchens in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, governmental organizations, factory operations, and more.
Also set for a 2022 release, the WiFi-connected, touch-screen controlled Titanium Line has pre-programmed and programmable smart technology built right in, making high-volume commercial cooking easier, more efficient, and more eco-friendly than ever before.
The line is made up of four product groupings with a wide range of sizes and capacities across appliances including Standing Kettles, Tilting Kettles, Bratt Pans/Skillets, and Steam Cabinets.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, commercial kitchens consume roughly 2.5 times more energy per square foot than other commercial spaces. This has created a shift towards more energy-efficient, eco-friendly cooking appliances.
A study by the UK’s Carbon Trust found that the energy requirement of an induction appliance is 40-50% less than that of conventional gas or electric appliances. The study added that as less heat and fumes are generated when using induction, further savings are also achieved through reduced ventilation requirements and a safer workplace.
“The modern, professional kitchen has evolved,” said Jinsook Hur, Founder of Dipo Induction.
“Along with increasingly progressive government regulations, consumers now expect the brands they engage with to be greener, and more eco-friendly, while also offering a safer work environment for their staff. That’s a major driver behind the F&B Industry turning to induction technology.”
Rising Energy Costs
Highly efficient induction cooking technology is also becoming an increasingly attractive option for businesses hit hard by drastically rising energy costs across Europe. Analysts have warned that the crisis will be prolonged and that the worst may yet come.
According to a recent report by Euronews, natural gas costs have risen particularly high. At the Dutch Title Transfer Facility, Europe’s leading benchmark, prices have surged by more than 360% from €16 megawatt per hour in early January to €75 by mid-September.
The crisis has caused governments across Europe to look for ways to curb energy bills to help small businesses as countries begin to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.