Behind the scenes with Unox UK Ltd and its EVEREO - the chef’s choice
As we continue our focus on innovation within the National Chef of the Year competition, we asked Duncan Parsonage from sponsor, Unox to spill the beans on one of its most innovative products.
The Exever TM technology that powers the Evereo is a closely guarded secret for obvious reasons. With such precise controls over the temperature of the cabinet, it’s hardly surprising to be fair. However, if you know, you know.
What we can tell you, is that the Exever tech is very much like describing the ‘Intel’ inside your laptop. It just works, brilliantly.Some folks describe our Evereo as a holding cabinet, but it’s so much more than that. It really depends on your kitchen operation but we like to refer to it as a ‘precision cooker’
What does it do?
It does hold food, and it does an extremely good job too. The ability to control the humidity emitted from the foods inside, coupled with pinpoint accuracy means sous vide meals can be good to eat after one to two weeks.
The Evereo ensures the food core temperature is at 63◦C or above therefore pasteurising and rendering ingredients safe for consumption. These strict controls guarantee food is preserved and maintains good eating qualities for extended periods of time. For the more skilled chefs it becomes a 10-grid dehydrator and we have experimented with most foods with some superb results. Temperature range can be adjusted anywhere between 40◦C to 85◦C with less than a 1◦C fluctuation.
Imagine a 10-grid water bath too, without the water, and with 10 1/1 Gastronorm trays to play with. You don’t see dips in temperature when adding more sous vide packs during cooking.
Finally, for the best bit. There’s no need to plumb into a water supply, no hood, and a simple 13 amp plug to get started which means you can pitch up pretty much anywhere, even if you don’t have a kitchen.