FWE is a renowned provider of high-quality foodservice equipment, and their moisture holding technology is no exception. For healthcare facilities, FWE's moisture holding technology can play a vital role in ensuring that food is kept at the right temperature and moisture level, thereby reducing the risk of contamination and illness. FWE offers three types of moisture holding technologies: HUMI-TEMP, MOISTURE-TEMP, and CLYMATE IQ®, each with its unique benefits. Understanding the differences between them can help healthcare facilities choose the best option for their foodservice needs.
1. HUMI-TEMP Technology
HUMI-TEMP technology is designed to keep food hot and moist for extended periods, making it ideal for healthcare facilities that need to serve hot and fresh food to their patients. This technology combines heat and moisture to create an optimal environment for food. The HUMI-TEMP system is built into FWE's Universal Humidified Holding Cabinets, and it features an adjustable thermostat and an automatic water fill system. This makes it easy to control the temperature and moisture levels inside the cabinet, ensuring that your food stays hot and moist until it is ready to be served.
EXAMPLES: This unit is ideal for holding moist foods such as vegetables, rice, pasta, and casseroles. It can also be used to hold cooked meats, such as roast beef, chicken, and pork, that are sliced or shredded and then stored in a steam table pan with gravy or sauce.
2. MOISTURE-TEMP Technology
MOISTURE-TEMP technology is designed to keep food hot and moist without adding additional moisture. This technology is built into FWE's Heated Holding Cabinets, and it uses a unique heating system to create an optimal environment for food. The MOISTURE-TEMP system features an adjustable thermostat and a venting system that helps to regulate the temperature and moisture levels inside the cabinet. This ensures that your food stays hot and moist without becoming over-saturated.
EXAMPLES: This unit is designed to hold foods that require a dry heat environment. Examples of foods that may be best suited for this unit include fried foods, baked potatoes, pizza, and breaded items like chicken tenders and fish sticks.
3. CLYMATE IQ® Technology
CLYMATE IQ® technology is FWE's most advanced moisture holding system, and it is designed to keep food at the perfect temperature and moisture level for extended periods of time. This technology uses a combination of sensors, fans, and a digital controller to monitor and adjust the temperature and humidity levels inside the cabinet. This ensures that your food stays at the perfect temperature and moisture level, regardless of the external environment. CLYMATE IQ® technology is built into FWE's Clymate IQ® Heated Holding Cabinets and is ideal for healthcare facilities that require precise temperature and moisture control.
EXAMPLES: This unit is best suited for holding foods that require precise temperature and humidity control. It can be used to hold delicate items like seafood, steamed vegetables, and sauces, as well as meats like brisket, ribs, and pork shoulder that require low and slow cooking. The Clymate IQ PHTT-12 unit can also be used to proof bread and pastry dough.
Choosing the Right Moisture Holding Technology
When choosing the right moisture holding technology for healthcare facilities, it is essential to consider the type of food that will be held and served. For instance, if food needs to be kept hot and moist for extended periods, HUMI-TEMP technology may be the best choice. If food needs to be kept hot and moist without additional moisture, MOISTURE-TEMP technology may be ideal. If precise temperature and moisture control are required, then CLYMATE IQ® technology is the way to go.
Apart from considering the type of food, it is also crucial to consider the size and capacity of the cabinet that will be used. FWE offers a range of moisture holding cabinets in various sizes and capacities, ensuring that healthcare facilities can choose the one that best fits their foodservice needs.
In conclusion, FWE's moisture holding technology is designed to ensure that food is kept at the perfect temperature and moisture level for extended periods, making it an essential aspect of healthcare foodservice. Whether you choose HUMI-TEMP, MOISTURE-TEMP, or CLYMATE IQ® technology, you can be confident that your food will be hot, moist, and safe for your patients.
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