BUMPER SWING ARM/LOWER PLATEN
Bumpers are commonly used in the design of foodservice equipment. A bumper is a mechanical device used to absorb or soften an impact, or protect against collision. Bumpers are often made of rubber or a soft plastic and can be found in or used with ice bins, sliding refrigerator, freezer, and merchandiser doors, ice cream cabinets, holding and serving cabinets and carts, and more.
Platens (flat cooking surfaces) provide a method for efficient two-sided cooking, while accommodating a variety of products. Platens are made of either stainless steel or a composite material. Operators can specify grooved platens for items that require grill markings. Manufacturers recommend the use of nonstick sheets for the top platen since it is difficult to scrape off food. Without the sheet, the top of a burger or other food can stick to the platen, compromising its quality. Sheets last about two weeks with good maintenance.
In 1983 a pizza operator had an idea that would revolutionize the pizza industry. John Lamonica and Stearns Product Development created a press that would be used to press the first dough ball. Proluxe history was made. From pizza presses to tortilla presses, panini grills to bun caramelizers, they have developed restaurant equipment featuring various innovative technologies. After 30 years of commitment to innovation for the foodservice industry, DoughPro has changed their name to ProLuxe. Their products have been providing kitchens with consistent, quality performance throughout the world. Their product line has increased to include TerraLuxe stone hearth ovens as well.
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