Midea launches RF FlashThawer at 2018 National Restaurant Association Showcase
Midea's FlashThawer harnesses radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic technology to achieve superior texture and nutrition retention in food with incredible efficiency.
According to the company, its equipment has achieved unprecedented time and energy efficiency for thawing; it is able to speed up the thawing process for 5 pounds of ground meat from 4 hours using traditional methods, to just 12 minutes. It is also equipped with intuitive heat sensors that constantly calibrate energy feeding levels to further optimize energy efficiency and avoid overcooking edges while centers remain frozen.
"We are excited to have been able to showcase our cutting-edge FlashThawer at NRA 2018," said Gino Iacovella, Director of Business Development for Midea America's Division of Midea's Kitchen Appliances. "This new product with RF technology is the first of its kind in the industry, and highlights Midea's continuous exploration in the field of technological innovation."
Traditional thawing methods can result in up to 15% moisture loss due to temperature differences between the ingredients. However, RF technology allows the Midea FlashThawer to achieve better heat penetration and maintain a temperature difference of no more than 7°F throughout, keeping moisture loss to less than 1% so steaks remain more juicy and flavorful. It also has 3 precise algorithm settings for meat, poultry and seafood to optimize the process for each respective ingredient type.