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Hobart Warewashing

Hobart Independent

Hobart Ecomax are producers of high efficiency glasswashers and dishwashers. With German engineering and manufacture behind them, the Hobart Ecomax range is a fantastic low running-cost option built with small and medium sized catering businesses in mind.

Hobart Ecomax G402

Hobart Ecomax appliances are simple to use, and combine tough construction with a good range of sizes and specifications to suit multiple kitchen layouts. Efficiently manufactured, Hobart Ecomax warewashers deliver real savings to your business in comparison to competing appliances with the same or similar specifications.

Hobart Ecomax are one of the leading brands in cost effective, energy efficient commercial glasswashers for small and medium sized businesses. Catering Appliance Superstore stock the 16 pint Hobart Ecomax G402 and the 20 pint Hobart G502 Glasswasher, with double skinned stainless steel door construction for better temperature retention and noise reduction; quick wash times; and upper and lower wash arms with anti block jets and thermostop rinse control, ensuring Ecomax glasswashers maintain consistent performance over their lifespan.

Our glasswasher buying guide and our Knowledge Base article on warewasher purchase and installation, could be helpful in choosing a model and deciding how and where you are going to install it, whether you need a water softener, and how to check whether you have the right water pressure.

Hobart Ecomax F502

Ecomax commercial dishwashers by Hobart Independent have been designed specifically for small and medium sized independent catering operations, with simple operation, maintenance and cleaning at the forefront of design. Hobart Ecomax dishwashers are robust and economical. The Hobart Ecomax F502 is available in either single phase or three phase power and with an optional integral water softener.

Don’t forget to check out our buying guide for commercial dishwashers for a few pointers before making a purchase (including whether you need the water softener).

For a really high volume dishwashing solution, a Hobart Ecomax pass through system or Hobart Ecomax rack conveyor system can deliver a huge throughput of washing up to keep pace with the busiest food service operation. Especially suited for large restaurants or large scale canteen style operations, these dishwashing systems are intended to maintain a steady workrate, turning washing up around quickly and keeping your kitchen operation moving.

Hobart Ecomax H602

The pull down hood operated Hobart Ecomax H602 can process up to 48 racks an hour (850 plates), or even greater speed and volume, take a look at the Hobart Ecomax C802A with a capacity of 150 racks per hour (2700 plates).

Take a look at our passthrough dishwasher buying guide for plain English purchasing advice.

Hobart Bar Aid warewashers are manufactured in Germany to the highest specification, delivering market leading results in terms of wash quality and construction. Catering Appliance Superstore stock Hobart Bar Aid front loading glasswashers and dishwashers as well as high volume pass through.

Hobart Bar Aid 400Hobart Bar Aid glasswashers provide the perfect finish for glassware in your hotel, restaurant, pub or other catering operation. Available from Catering Appliance Superstore in the slimline 400 model or the higher capacity 500 model, the Hobart Bar Aid glasswasher range obtains 100% wash coverage through upper and lower wash and rinse arms, as well as features like drain pump, rinse pump, water softener, integral detergent and rinse aid pumps, and auto drain down and flush cycle, all as standard.

Hobart Bar Aid 800

Hobart Bar Aid dishwashers are premium quality, front loading commercial washing appliances with high specification construction and capable of delivering great results day in day out. For catering operations obsessed with high quality standards, Hobart Bar Aid dishwashers are an excellent choice.

The Hobart Bar Aid 800 comes with a powerful wash pump and separate upper and lower wash and rinse arms, built in drain pump and rinse pump as standard, and automatic drain down and self flushing cycle. These features contribute to excellent machine performance and ease of maintenance over its long life service.

Hobart Bar Aid 900

The Hobart Bar Aid 900 is capable of washing up to 60 racks or 180 plates an hour and has separate upper and lower wash arms, 0.7kW wash pump and rinse pump with integral rinse aid dosing ensure maximum performance. The high lifting hood makes it possible to double rack certain items such as stacked cups for even quicker throughput, and the unit can be configured along a straight washing up line or as a corner unit.

Hobart offer a 1 year parts and labour warranty, and all Hobart products are delivered free of charge throughout Mainland UK, and can also be purchased with 0% finance over 12 months.

For more information on these products and any other queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01539 620 400 or send us an email at [email protected] and we will get back you as soon as we can.

Hoshizaki Ice Machines


With over 60 years of experience in the commercial kitchen equipment and food service markets, Hoshizaki is a global market leader.

Hoshizaki has rightfully gained an international reputation for sustainable innovation, durability and reliability. Now is the time to invest in one of the best brands on the market.


Hoshizaki’s wide range of Hoshizaki Ice Makers caters for a host of requirements and they have developed innovative solutions that are tailored to the demands of a wide range of locations and operations.

The unique IM series range of Hoshizaki Ice Machines is designed with hygiene as a priority. Each ice cycle is made with fresh water, ensuring only hte highest quality of ice is produced. This is particularly important for ice to be used in premium beverages like cocktails, as it protects the integrity and flavour of the drink.

The KM range produce clear, crescent shaped ice. The unique shape is extremely versatile and extends from the splash-free serving of post mix soft drinks through to diverse applications such as fish transportation, display and even laser therapy.

The FM series produce flake/nugget ice, with the nugget ice compressed during production to make it long lasting. The flake and nugget ice is popular for a variety of cooling purposes including the display of fish and fresh produce, and also in the medical world for cooling blood and organs!


All models come with 2 year parts & labour warranty. Various Accessories and add-ons available at additional cost.

For more information on these products and any other queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01539 620 400 or send us an email at [email protected] and we will get back you as soon as we can.

Soup Kettles

As the weather gets colder there is nothing more appealing to most than a hearty winter warming soup. Packed with nutrition and flavour it’s one of Britain’s most favoured meals. Therefore why not use the convenient tool of a soup kettle to make soup more accessible throughout the day?

Soup Kettles

Soup kettles are a convenient and compact way for the easy serving of soups all day long, via their long life heating elements and ability to hold up to 10 litres of liquid at any one time.

They work by keeping food at the perfect temperature for a long length of time via a built in thermostat and variable simmer stats. This works together keeping the food at a maintained temperature in order to limit the growth of any bacteria whilst also allowing the soup to not boil over. These temperatures can be easily adjusted for the desired temperature dependent on the type of food being used in the soup kettle. Then adding hot water to an internal water well releases moisture via evaporation to prevent the soup from drying out, these water well levels just need topping up dependent on the length of time the soup is going.

Most soup kettles come in a cauldron shaped kettle and lids are hinged and removable so that cleaning the product is easily done.

These compact performers are perfect for front of house, catering and any household serving soups, as a fuss free alternative method to re-heating soup on the stove. The benefits don’t stop there the soup kettle is also ideal for a wide variety of other foods including stews, sauces, chilli, porridge, mulled wine and many more.

£150m of funding available for Primary School Kitchens


The government have made “giving all children a healthy start in life” an official policy, aimed at providing a universally fair and healthy start for children regardless of social economic background or other factors.

A big part of this initiative is the provision of free, and importantly healthy, school meals for infants. As well as funding for the meals themselves, the government has made a financial commitment to ensure school kitchens are equipped to handle the extra volume of meals being served and to make sure they are geared towards the kind of fresh, nutritionally balanced food this policy is intended to see served in schools.

We want to do our bit to help ensure that this extremely laudable government initiative has an instant positive impact, and that the budget allocated to it goes as far as possible towards creating a healthy start for infants across the country. Catering Appliance Superstore will always try to match or beat the total price for any order, and on top of that we’re pleased to offer an additional 5% off the cheapest item in your basket, for schools and education authorities purchasing equipment to refit or refurbish their commercial kitchen facilities in line with the aims and objectives of the free school meals initiative. We won’t make you jump through any hoops, the discount is available for all primary schools until the end of 2014.

Equipment budget for free school meals policy

What is the funding?

The first welcome announcement in September 2013 that every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools will receive a free school lunch, was followed up in December with a statement that part of this scheme would involve £70 million new money and £80 million unspent Department for Education budget being allocated to improve kitchen and dining facilities. Whichever way you spin it, there is some additional much-needed capital being injected into school catering facilities here, and a total of £150 million for schools to spend on commercial kitchen equipment.

The money can be spent on appliances, general kitchen refurbishments and extra dining facilities where they are needed to increase capacity. The whole point of the exercise, however, is to ensure all infants receive healthy meals and the best start in life, so schools are of course encouraged to make changes that will further this goal. Studies suggest that young children eating a healthy meal together at lunchtime can improve their social development and cognitive skills, which can only be a positive thing for the overall learning experience and student performance.

How do I get funding for my school?

The government has already announced how the capital funding for the delivery of free school meals for infants from September 2014 has been divided into smaller pots for each local authority. The final allocation to each school will be decided by your local authority or Academy Trust.

A full explanation of exactly how the figures have been calculated can be found here. In very basic terms, however, the government have counted all pupils in national curriculum groups Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, (or aged 4-6 as 31st Aug 2012), in all maintained primary and secondary schools, special schools, pupil referral units, academies and free schools. They have then used these pupil figures to proportionately divide up the total pot of £150m between the local authorities (or the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund, which manages maintenance capital for Academy Trusts), who will in turn govern the allocation of this maintenance capital to particular schools.

Please note that maintained nursery schools, direct grant nursery schools, independent schools and general hospital schools are not included towards the pupil count so local authorities will not have received a proportion of capital funding to cater for these.

For further information on how the specific funding allocation for your school has been broken down, contact the department or person at your local authority who deals with capital funding for maintenance.

How can Catering Appliance Superstore help?

Catering Appliance Superstore provides equipment for hundreds of primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities across the length and breadth of the nation, and we understand the specific requirements of commercial kitchens in educational facilities.

School kitchens must prep for hundreds if not thousands of meals, and then serve all of them within a single service session of an hour or only slightly more. In very few other food service environments is there such a high demand in such a restricted timeslot. There can be no sacrifice of quality in achieving this daily feat; the food must, of course, be tasty and fresh enough to appeal to sometimes choosy youngsters on the one hand, and be healthy and nutritious enough to supply them with the mental and physical energy they need for learning and to satisfy government policy and public concern over school meal quality and healthiness on the other. Schools also have to serve a respectable range of options each day and vary that range over the course of a week and a term, just as any catering operation needs to provide variety.

Catering Appliance Superstore can help by providing guidance on the most appropriate kitchen appliances and equipment to handle the changes you need to make to meet the requirements of the new government initiative, and we’ll help you financially by offering the best price we possibly can (including the additional discount mentioned above).

Of course, the kitchen team or facilities manager at your school will know best what specific pieces of catering equipment are required to deliver the increased number of healthy school meals for infants, but in case you are still deciding exactly how to refit or expand, we’ve compiled a summary of top product types we think fit the objectives of the government’s ambition to give all children a healthy start in life. Some of the main factors we’ve considered are:

  • Durable, tough, and easy to clean – look for stainless steel construction and fully welded or pressed forms, and easy disassembly for deep cleaning
  • Industry standardisation – purchase catering appliances that are compatible with “gastronorm” pots and containers and that have standard plumbing fittings
  • High capacity in storage, automated preparation, cooking and cleaning – get through your workload as efficiently as possible
  • Effective hot and cold holding that maintains quality – keep food hot and fresh during lunchtime, right down to the last pupil in the queue

Based on these factors, there are a few product groups that particularly stand out:

Lincat Atmospheric Steamers – these were the first products that came to mind when we started looking at suitable equipment for healthy school meals. They can handle great volume, are compatible with gastronorm 1/1 or gastronorm 2/1 size pots, and they get great, healthy results. Steaming maintains the nutritional content of food better than any other cooking technique. Available in gas or electric.

Lincat Opus 700
Atmospheric Steamers – Electric
Atmospheric Steamers - Electric
Lincat Opus 700
Atmospheric Steamers – Gas
Atmospheric Steamers - Gas

High powered preparation equipment from veg prep machines to food mixers, that can handle high volume day in and day out without fail, are essential items in a school kitchen. Here is just a selection of what we can supply.

Potato Peelers
Potato Peelers
Food Mixers
Food Mixers
Food Processors
Food Processors
Food Slicers
Food Slicers
Vegetable Prep Machines
Vegetable Prep Machines

Lincat high capacity hob ovens – ovens with boiling tops are the general purpose workhorses of many commercial kitchens, and the performance models in the Lincat Opus 700 range will provide you with the high power, output and long life you need

Lincat Opus 700
Dual Fuel Ovens
 Dual fuel ovens
Lincat Opus 700
6 Burner Gas Ovens
6 Burner Gas oVens
Lincat Opus 700
6 Plate Electric Ovens
6 Burner Electric Ovens

Hot and cold holding kit – bain maries, hot cupboards, hot scuttles, hot and cold service counters are all excellent products for keeping your food at the right temperature on your front-facing serving line, designed for high capacity storage and to allow easy service

Bains Maries
Bains Maries
Hot Cupboards (Bain Marie Top)
Hot Cupboards (Bain Marie Top)
Chip Scuttles
Chip Scuttles
Serve Over Counters
Serve Over Counters
Heated Displays with Gantries
Heated Displays with Gantries

Gram upright commercial fridges and freezers – gastronorm compatible, extremely reliable and energy efficient, and providing easy storage and access to batch-prepared chilled and frozen meals

Gram Upright Fridges – Double Door
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Upright Fridges - Double Door
Gram Upright Fridges – Single Door
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Upright Fridges - Single Door
Gram Upright Freezers – Double Door
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Upright Freezers - Double Door

High capacity glass and dishwashers – models from Hobart Ecomax like these huge capacity pass through systems will deal with the aftermath of every hectic lunchtime

Hobart Ecomax Pass Through Dishwashers
Pass Through Dishwashers

For further advice and buying suggestions for the free school meals for infants policy on, please see our catering equipment for primary schools page. You can also start building a quote, using our quote system. This will allow you to ‘build up’ a list of equipment over a period of time, then submit it to us to work out a great bulk order discounted price.

Lincat Electric Combination Ovens

Lincats electric combination ovens set new standards in cooking performance and cost efficiency. This fully automatic cooking oven allows you to just simply select and define the cooking requirements for any food and ensures outstanding results, making it the perfect catering equipment for any kitchen.

lincat combination ovens

Providing real business benefits in terms of increased efficiency and increased versatility it guarantees top quality food every time.

They contain a wide range of advanced features, offering a huge range of cooking styles such as roasting, baking, grilling and boiling across a wide range of food groups including poultry, meat, fish, desserts and many more. You simply need to select the desired result and leave the oven to do the hard work of selecting accurate cooking mode, temperature and humidity levels to guarantee perfect results. Built in temperature controls monitor the temperature and humidity levels whilst fan speed and direction ensures thorough cooking, it even detects the size and load of food to ensure cooking is even across all grids so there is no need to check or turn foods.

With four cooking modes: hot air cooking, steam cooking, combination cooking and finishing results this machine delivers precise and even cooking results at incomparable quality. It can also reduce production times, saving time on money and energy a must for any busy caterer in the industry. Advanced display screens ensure to keep you informed at all stages of the cooking progress and time.

With a built in self -cleaning system, cleaning is made easy via an integral hand shower that ensures a perfect care and cleaning regime at a saved energy cost.

The range of Lincat’s combination ovens we stock have the latest advances in technology to offer you quick and easy cooking results making them the perfect solution for a stress free quality service. Invest in confidence in one today and see the host of powerful benefits a Lincat electric combination oven can bring to your business.

Back Bar Bottle Coolers

Back bar refrigeration systems can have powerful benefits for any business. These high performance refrigerated display counters come in sleek dynamic designs and are the perfect chilled display unit for any catering business, or even for the use in your own home if you serve any type of drink below room temperature.


They are equipped with fully automatic integral temperature controllers, forced air cooling and automatic defrost functions ensure precise monitoring and control of internal temperatures, creating the optimum serving temperature for drinks at all times. Replaceable seals and lockable doors ensure the perfect temperature is maintained.

They provide high stock visibility to customers and staff with interior display lights, and adjustable shelves accommodate different height and sized bottles whilst adjustable feet ensure the bottle cooler remains even on unlevel floors.

Bottle coolers come in a variety of sizes to suit any capacity requirements; storing anything from 100 bottles to over 250 bottles they are suitable for any size of establishment. They come in hinged door versions to sliding door versions and single cabinets, double or even triple units and are available in a range of colours and stainless steel finishes to compliment any interior.

Bottle coolers are the very best in cooling technology, making it ideal for storing all types of beer and wine they are by far the best showcase option for bottled and canned drinks in restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs and many more.

We stock a wide range of back bar bottle coolers manufactured by top brands such as Apollo, Lec, Polar and many more.

Commercial Chest Freezers

Commercial chest freezers are great storage fridge freezers for anyone in the catering industry. They are a practical and convenient food storage solution.


Whether you own a small catering company or a large restaurant, having a commercial chest freezer will prove to be a very convenient tool due to the large capacity and significant amount of food they can store.

They are instrumental to any food service that has a necessity to handle large amounts of food storage on a regular basis and will bring lots of benefits to the operation of your business.

Not only is the chest freezers storage capacity a must in any serious business in the food industry but they are also profitable in any restaurant as they help create less food spoilage with the ability to freeze and store food – you can freeze leftover food or freeze food to make it last longer preventing wasting stock and money, it also allows you to do prep work for cooking on busy days as you are able to freeze it for later speeding up cooking processes.

It will also save your business money with the ability to purchase food in cheaper large bulk orders and store in the freezer for later use, this also ensures you are never low on stock during busy periods!

These reliable convenient freezers are also energy efficient; the design helps to ensure that less energy is needed to keep foods at the best possible temperature. As it opens from the top it helps to ensure that the freezer holds the cold air, and less energy means lower bills.

They are efficient as they increase workspace in the kitchen area, as they can store a deceptive amount of food and don’t take up a lot of room and if you are limited for space in the immediate food preparation area, you can easily store your commercial chest freezer in outbuildings too.

Every restaurant, bar, cafe and hotel should think about buying one for both practical and financial reasons. We have a superb range of commercial chest freezers available from leading brands and they come in a range of styles ready to benefit your food service business.

Wine Coolers

A wine cooler is the perfect storage option to keep your wines stocked in their optimum surroundings.


Designed, built and tested to provide the ideal storage for any wine they come in a variety of designs; dual zone, single zone, under counter, free standing and many more to suit your requirements.

They are specifically designed to not just preserve your wine at cool temperatures, but to also age your wine as well.

Storing and aging wine properly brings out the wine’s true characteristics, full flavor potential and consistency. It is the ideal kitchen appliance to ensure you are serving wine to customers and guests at the perfect temperature.

If you plan on keeping only white or only red wine then a single zone wine cooler is best for you, they have one temperature control and the storage space is undivided, so the whole cooler is set to the same temperature, which is best for wines with the same optimal temperatures.

If however you plan on keeping both red and white wines and don’t want to resort to two separate wine coolers then a dual zone wine cooler is the perfect option. A dual zone cooler will allow you to maintain two distinct and separate temperature zones within the same cooler as it has two temperature controls and divided storage space to accommodate both types of wines within the same one unit.

Not just perfect for commercial use but these electrical appliances can also be a luxury in any home. They offer large storage capacity displaying your wine selection at hand, becoming an elegant part of your home décor. They can come in several sleek designs and colour options.

The Vestfrost FZ295W is one great example of a dual zone wine cabinet available online, with an emphasis on both design and functionality it is ideal for use in the home or bar area. It is able to stock up to 146 bottles of wine at any time with two separate temperature zones, so it can stock both red and white. It cools and heats to maintain the perfect storage conditions. It also features an internal light for ease of visible display, 5 wooden shelves and a reversible door.