thermaline 80/90 Electrolux Professional has won a coveted award for its innovative thermaline 80/90 premium modular cooking solution.

The thermaline 80/90 range took top prize in the ‘Prime Cooking & Ranges’ category of Catering Insight magazine’s Catering Equipment of the Year awards for 2014.  The awards celebrate the best new additions to the UK foodservice equipment market over the past 12 months and provide a valuable snapshot of the evolution in the commercial kitchen arena.

The Catering Equipment of the Year awards offer a guide to 50 of the best foodservice equipment launches in the UK market this year, with a single winner picked for each product category based on three criteria: innovation, functionality and commercial appeal.

The judges’ verdict was: “There have been some fantastic developments in the combi oven market this year as other shortlisted entrants in this category testify. However, as far as cooking ranges go, Electrolux has really moved its modular cooking platform forward this year with a Swiss-produced line that delivers on energy efficiency and impresses with its sleek design.”

Developed in Switzerland, thermaline 80/90 was launched in January of this year as part of the thermaline Made to Measure (M2M) range, and seamlessly connects the multiple applications of a high-productivity kitchen.

Packed with innovation, the equipment allows operators to reduce energy consumption in kitchens and obtain the very best results and highest levels of efficiency, whilst offering state-of-the-art features such as an Aquacooker for multi-purpose cooking (sous-vide, bain-marie, pasta cooker), a high power chargrill, and built-in refrigerators and freezers.

On the award win, Simon Lilley, Regional Category Manager – Horizontal Cooking, commented: “This award is a testament to our commitment to developing market-leading products”.

“We look to work as closely as possible with our network of partners and chefs to create equipment that will help them to fit and maintain bespoke kitchen solutions which deliver premium dishes in the most efficient way possible. It really is fantastic to be recognised with such a prestigious award win.”