Great restaurants are built on consistency and precision. Today staffs are less experienced and diners are more demanding than ever, splitting your attention and putting your restaurant in less experienced hands. The Control °Freak™ makes perfection attainable dish after dish, every night.
Precision Equals Perfection
The Control °Freak™ is based on a simple principle – the more precise your tools are, the more consistent you and your staff can be. Designed for chefs, the Control ºFreak™ is the only cooktop that can hold ingredient temperatures stable between 77°F and 482°F. It can hold them within ±1.8°F for any length of time, even overnight. A cooktop needs to perform hours on end at very high temperatures and the Control °Freak’s cooling system keeps you searing all night. For more accurate cooking, the Control °Freak™ measures the temperature of the pan 20 times per second, and the included probe measures the contents of your pan for sous vide-like control over many foods and prevents boil overs and broken sauces.
The Perfect Poach
For poached foods, temperature and time are the critical factors. Too hot or long and your eggs are solid, too cold or short and they will never set. Sure, we know you’ve got it down, but how much do you trust that last minute hire you had to bring on? After all, when the egg station is in the weeds, everyone is in the weeds. With the Control °Freak™ you can create preset programs for easy repetition and perfectly runny yolks to ensure your service always runs smoothly.
But poaching isn’t limited to just eggs, with the precision temperature control you will always create perfectly poached foods and help reduce how much timing matters for many dishes. With a twist of the temperature dial, fish and seafood can be set to heat through, lightly firm up, or become flakey, always achieving the perfect texture for your dish.
Poaching in a butter sauce leads to dishes similar to Thomas Keller’s famous butter poached lobster or traditional beurre blanc poached prawns. For a twist, infuse a neutral oil with chili peppers, lemon grass or other strong flavors and use it to poach salmon filets. With a quick turn of the temperature dial, the Control °Freak™ will ensure the oil will never get hot enough to burn your food, much less smoke out the dining room.
Say Goodbye to Scorched Cream and Broken Sauces
While the public might have a romantic view of a kitchen full of bubbling pots and pans, a professional knows how much precision and care goes into each one. With the Control °Freak™ you can ensure every sauce and every reduction turns out perfectly every time.
Setting the heating intensity to Slow means your sauce will heat slowly and gently, ensuring cream will not scorch and sauces will not break. It will also maintain your exact temperature so you can not only create a perfect Hollandaise every time, you can also hold it without it breaking. When the temperature is set a degree or two below the splatter-point you can reduce sauces without keeping an eye on them constantly. Plus there’s less cleanup and it’s safer for your staff.
With no open flame and perfectly held temperatures, you can even use the Control °Freak™ to make stocks overnight. Freeing up your cook surfaces for when you need them during the day. Even something as common as pasta can quickly boil over if your attention is taken away for too long. Thanks to Probe Control™, a pot on the Control Freak™ never boils over. What this all means is that during a busy service the Control °Freak™ keeps your sauces from breaking and pots from boiling, so you can focus on other tasks at hand like the eight-top order fire that just rang in or the delivery that arrived during service.
Precision Benefits Any Recipe
Once you have the ability to precisely control temperature, you will understand the uses for it in every recipe.
Delicate ingredients like spices and pine nuts require gentle heating. With presets for common blends and control over the heating intensity you will never risk scorching them again. Through gentle heating, infusions can be made in hours instead of weeks or months. You can quickly create infused alcohols, waters, cold brews, bitters, syrups and other bar necessities, tweaking the temperature to precisely control the flavors extracted.
When deep frying, Probe Control™ Oil automatically adjusts power to return to your set temperature without overshooting. For high-heat searing, it checks the temperature 20 times per second to make sure your crust is GBD (Golden, Brown, and Delicious).
The same concepts work for candy, caramel and sugar work where after the stall the temperature starts to increase very quickly and it can easily overshoot the stage you are aiming for, especially if your attention is elsewhere. By setting the temperature exactly in the stage you want, the Control °Freak™ will give you the extra time you need to get your preferred texture.
Tempering chocolate, proofing doughs, incubating yogurts and other cultures, these all require specific temperatures and specific timings that the Control °Freak™ can achieve with no effort for you or your staff.
Prep, Cook, and Impress Anywhere
Cooking isn’t always done in the kitchen. From traditional table-side flourishes like bananas foster and Caesar salad to buffet stations and Chef’s Table seatings, the Chef continues to move out of the kitchen and into the public. While diners love this, the downside is you are limited by the tools you can bring with you. But wherever you go, the Control °Freak™ goes. Designed to be portable and versatile, the Control °Freak™ just needs electricity and proper ventilation to work perfectly. With no open flames you can easily cook in private rooms, in windy environments, in ballrooms in front of the guests, or outdoors. With the Control °Freak™, you can keep your service from going up in flames, especially when you are cooking brunch on a yacht and they wouldn’t appreciate an unexpected flambé!
Your options for exclusive service experiences are unlimited. Take a few Control °Freaks to the wine cellar for a VIP dinner and wine pairing with table-side garlic butter poached prawns with individual Crème caramels for dessert. Set up a fish and chips fry station on the docks to filet and cook your client’s catch when they return. Using a Control °Freak, your private dining room is instantly equipped with the power you are used to in your kitchen. Bring a few outside to the pig roast, finishing sauces and frying chicharron to order.
The portability of the Control °Freak™ means it can also be easily shared among your staff based on the time of day. Bar staff can make their syrups and infusions in the morning, it can move to the common room for guest cooking classes in the afternoon, and then into the dining room for a la minute table-side finishing in the evening.
After all, if only perfection will do, then why settle for less from your equipment? Make it perfect every time, with the Control °Freak™. Explore the Control ºFreak™ at www.BrevilleCommercial.com.
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