Welbilt brand Garland has won an award for the green credentials of its latest XHP Broiler.
The Mississauga, Canada-headquartered company partnered with British manufacturer Synergy Grill 10 months ago to bring this technology to market.
The broiler has now been recognized for its energy efficiency, scooping the Blue Flame Award from the Energy Solutions Center (ESC) – a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing new gas solutions to the commercial sector.
The XHP broiler was chosen as the winner due to features including zero fat disposal and gas savings of up to 59% in comparison to a standard charbroiler.
This gas saving is made possible thanks to Synergy’s patented gas burner system, available via the Garland brand.
Justin Cadbury, chairman and CEO of Synergy Grill Technology, said: “At Synergy Grill Technology, the objective is simple – to help operators and chefs to deliver a better quality of food at a lower cost, using considerably less energy, in a safer, cleaner manner: a mission that has moved onto a global-scale after we chose to partner with Garland so that US foodservice operators can share the same financial, practical and environmental benefits as Synergy’s UK customers.”
Synergy Grill’s patented technology atomises any fat produced during grilling process. As the fat atomises, any moisture that comes from the food also turns into steam which penetrates back into the food for texture and taste. This atomisation should also eradicate the need for a fat tray, and therefore, remove the historically strenuous task of cleaning, along with the environmentally damaging disposal of waste fat.