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CVap® is Your Sustainable Restaurant Equipment Solution

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In recent years, the global focus on climate change and sustainability has prompted industries to explore ways to reduce their carbon footprint. The restaurant industry has been under scrutiny for its energy consumption and waste generation. Challenging times call for creative solutions.

This blog outlines several ways in which Controlled Vapor Technology (CVap) can help reduce the carbon footprint in commercial kitchens, by providing sustainable restaurant equipment. It all comes down to science. As any science nerd can tell you, water is much more efficient than air at conducting heat energy. Heated water vapor transfers far more BTUs into food than simple radiant air heat ever can. Heated water vapor is at the core of CVap technology.

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Cook at lower temperature without sacrificing food quality.

Energy Efficiency

CVap technology utilizes heated vapor and dry air heat to cook food at lower temperatures compared to conventional methods, thereby reducing energy consumption. This efficient use of energy translates to cost savings for the operation and contributes to sustainability.

The thermodynamics of CVap technology allows the user to set the CVap oven at the desired doneness temperature without the risk of overcooking or undercooking. Think sous vide but without the bags. This translates to cost savings for the operation and contributes to a more sustainable and energy-efficient kitchen.

Precise Temperature Control

CVap ovens offer precise temperature control, allowing end users to cook food accurately and consistently. This eliminates the need for energy-intensive processes such as reheating or overcooking, which are common in traditional kitchens. The ability to maintain optimal temperatures throughout the cooking process not only enhances food quality but also reduces energy waste, contributing to a lower carbon footprint. CVap’s temperature precision isn’t limited to cooking processes. It’s equally reliable at maintaining temperature in its holding cabinets and drawers.

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Reduced Food Waste

CVap technology plays a crucial role in minimizing food waste in restaurants. Precise control over cooking temperatures ensures that food retains moisture, flavor, and nutritional value. CVap is unrivaled in its ability to hold food hot, at the ideal temperature and texture, for extended periods of time. This allows operators more time to sell the food rather than toss it. This benefits the environment and positively impacts on the operation’s bottom line. The higher yields achieved with CVap’s low and slow cooking programs allow more servings per roast, reducing the overall amount of meat necessary to meet an operation’s needs. Less meat means less impact on farms and their associated supply chains.

Quicker Temperature Recovery

Because of the thermal energy that heated vapor contains, CVap equipment quickly regains its temperature after the door has been opened and closed. All that latent heat swiftly recovers the

desired atmosphere inside the cabinet. CVap doesn’t need to boost power consumption to regain the ideal atmosphere within the oven.

Reduced HVAC Impact

CVap ovens and cabinets do not require a vent hood (in most locations). The costs of installing and operating a vent hood can be avoided. Not running a hood takes a big load off your HVAC system. The climate control system is not struggling to replace the conditioned air a hood would vent out. Likewise, not running a vent hood eliminates the power consumed to operate the hood.

Overnight Cooking

CVap ovens enable overnight cooking, taking advantage of lower utility rates during off-peak hours. The automatic transition from cooking to holding mode ensures precisely cooked products are ready for the morning crew, reducing both energy consumption and labor costs. It’s a win-win for your bottom line.

sustainable restaurant equipment

Incorporating CVap technology’s sustainable restaurant equipment into commercial kitchens can lead to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly foodservice industry by improving operational efficiency and reducing the overall carbon footprint. From energy efficiency and precise temperature control to reducing food waste, CVap technology offers a range of benefits that reduce environmental impact. Embracing innovative technologies like CVap is essential for paving the way toward a greener future in the culinary landscape.

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