Equipment

Commercial catering equipment suppliers

Whilst IDL specialise in catering design and installation, we are also trusted suppliers of kitchen and catering equipment, to the hospitality, food equipment and food service sectors, direct and through contractors.

Our vast experience in commercial catering equipment and buying power, means that we can secure the best quality equipment to meet any specification, within your budget and very competitive prices.

Bespoke catering equipment, service counters and front of house

Many of our customers have specific requirements. We are always happy to give advice of the most suitable equipment to meet your needs, from a single combination oven to a complete set of equipment and furniture to meet a design brief.

IDL also have a bespoke fabrication service, e.g. for food service counters.

Ovens and ranges

IDL specialise in large commercial catering ovens including , but we also supply smaller counter top ovens, gas and electric ranges, induction cookers and hobs, island units, bread ovens and regeneration ovens etc.

Combination Ovens

Working with three well known combination oven manufactures, IDL have access to a wide
range of ovens to suit your individual needs.

IDL proudly work a long side MKN as a marine partner, supplying and installing combination ovens on military vessels, oil rigs and super yachts.

IDL also work as a premier and service partner to UNOX and are factory Rational factory
trained.

Choosing the right combination oven

No modern kitchen should be without a Combi Steamer, which can make light work of most tasks such as steaming, baking, roasting and grilling as well as finishing and regeneration. Sizes range from small table top ovens for cafes to 40 G/N ovens with plate trolleys for banqueting facilities.

As specialists in Combi oven steamers, IDL can supply combi ovens to suit every budget and requirement. We can also help you to identify the most appropriate model for your needs based on the power available at your site, the water supply and drainage services.

Expert knowledge

To ensure that we are always up to date with the latest developments in combination oven cooking and make the best recommendation for your needs we make regular visits to our manufacturers’ factories. These can usually be arranged for our customers, as well as cooking demonstrations with the manufacturers.

“IDL offer UNOX, a leading brand of combi ovens that combine advanced features and intuitive design. The CHEFTOP MIND.Maps™ and BAKERTOP MIND.Maps™ ovens give complete control of the cooking process with maximum creative freedom. Perfect repeatable results with the reliability and energy efficiency that come as standard in all Unox products.”

Regeneration ovens

Regeneration is the most simple and effective method to bring back a dish which has been previously cooked and refrigerated in a short time back up to serving temperature. This gives the food back it’s ‘just cooked’ flavour and texture without drying it and avoids condensation on the plate.

Our regeneration ovens use convection and convection with humidification cycles, with temperature between 120° and 160°C and the option to choose the exact time-temperature-humidity set-up. The Inoxtrend range includes both Regeneration and Regeneration & Holding versions which automatically switches to holding mode (40°-55°C) at the end of the regeneration cycle.

  • Unox Convection / Regeneration Ovens
  • Scanbox

Bakers ovens

IDL supply a full range of BAKERTOP ovens that with MIND.Maps technology, your hand is free to design curves of temperature, humidity and air speed on a visual language display. Today you can truly invent your own baking process and draw it second by second.

Banqueting systems

IDL personnel have previous experience of installing some of the UK’s most prestigious sites with UNOX banqueting systems, including combination ovens, plated trolleys with Scanbox and foster blast chillers.

Before installing a banqueting system the following needs to be considered: Is your system going to be a chilled and plated service with regeneration carried out just before the service of the meal? If so, which manufacturer’s combination oven is the most suitable for your particular operation?

IDL also supply combination and regeneration gas or electric ovens with trolleys with Scanbox systems, to serve from 20 to 2,000 covers, plated or bulk service as well as blast chillers and storage refrigeration to suit your type of operation.

We will carry out an in-depth study of your operation before recommending the best equipment to serve your needs.

Food Service Counters

Working with our approved counter manufactures, IDL are able to offer food and drink display units and bespoke counters.

We work closely with our customers to understand their needs, from here we are able to provide a design proposal including 3D drawings.

Counters are available in a range of styles and finishes to make your vision become reality.

IDL supply counter tops and work benches fabricated to a high standard including bespoke fittings. Services include:

  • Planning
  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Manufacture
  • Installation

Commercial food service units

Heated, chilled and ambient catering service units can be supplied off the shelf or fabricated and installed to specification. We pride ourselves in being able to supply both standard and bespoke fabricated server units for new build kitchens and catering areas that have flair for design with attention to detail. Our designers are some of the most effective in producing a practical and quality result for a reasonable cost.

Counter top glass dispenser

The IDL counter top glass dispenser is constructed in bright polished 304 grade stainless steel and has four sloped decks that enables cups or glasses to slide down to the front for ease of service.

The unit can be replenished with cups or glasses from the front or the rear of the counter.

Bespoke Fabrication

For commercial kitchens and catering areas:

  • Stainless steel tables, sinks. The size and type can be manufactured to your specification
  • Tables and stands, height adjustable tables
  • Racking systems

For bespoke requirements where standard items are not ideal we can design and build custom fittings such as racking, tables and stands in most grades of stainless steel including 304 and 316. All fabrications are built to the highest specifications required of hygienic and washdown areas. Because of our years of experience we are able to provide superior fabrications that are suitable for the environment they’re being used in, at a very competitive price.

Combi oven stands

Stands are available as plain stands with adjustable feet.

Options include:

  • Up to 10 runners for trays and bain-marie
  • Fixed under-shelves or corner shelves for filters
  • Braked castors for mobile units
  • Tundishes
  • Doors

Meal Distribution Systems

Insulated storage trolleys are the perfect way to manage the distribution of hot and cold meals, preserving food quality and temperature for long periods of time.

ScanBox insulated food transport systems

IDL are UK based suppliers of ScanBox transportation and storage trolleys, used in institutional kitchens and catering worldwide. We use Scanbox because of the versatility it offers, with boxes designed to be hot, cold or neutral, which can be combined to create multi-temperature units.

  • Insulated hot boxes can be set to run at temperatures from 30°- 90°C.
  • Active cooling boxes use an electric Peltier element or compressor cooling
  • Neutral transport boxes are ideal for cold food and dry goods

High quality, ergonomically designed and hygienic, ScanBox meal distribution Systems are available in standard sizes and IDL can also arrange for them to be custom made to suit your specific needs. They can also be designed to incorporate your logo or artwork.

Laundry Equipment

Commercial washing machines and extractors

Professional washer extractors, built for heavy use over long periods of time. Efficient and economical with flexible programming to suit specific needs. High spin machines up to 530 G.

Hydro extractors for additional moisture removal, to reduce the tumble drying time.

Barrier washers

Installed into a wall or partition, these washers enable dirty laundry to be loaded in one room, with the clean linen being uploaded in another. This enables to separation of clean, disinfected linen from dirty linen.

Drying equipment

Finishing and drying cabinets.

Fully programmable tumble dryers, ergonomically designed with high productivity and low maintenance costs.

Ironing solutions

Ironing tables and automated ironers.

Cleaning Products

IDL provide specialist cleaning products including:

MKN 2-in-1 Cleaner

  • Detergent and rinse agent all in one
  • No direct contact with cleaning agents
  • 36% reduced water consumption
  • Full COSHH details available

Click here for MKN 2-in-1 Cleaner COSHH data sheet.

Unox Oven Cleaner DB1015

Unox DET&Rinse™ PLUS detergent and rinse aid is designed to for every day hygiene, lower consumption rates and the durability of every component of your CHEFTOP MIND.

Bottles are a hermetically sealed to prevent the release of liquid until it has been correctly screwed into the built-in drawer of your CHEFTOP or BAKERTOP MIND.Maps™ oven to ensure maximum peace of mind during loading operations.

  • Double concentrate (10 lt of DET&Rinse PLUS = 18 lt of traditional oven detergent)
  • One box contains 10 x 1 litre tanks
  • £97.00 + VAT, per box, plus carriage charges

Click here for MKN 2-in-1 Cleaner COSHH data sheet.