The Vario Smoker is a metal accessory which can be used in all Lincat Opus SelfCooking Center Whitefficiency and Opus Combimaster Plus combi steamers to temporarily convert them into smoking ovens. The device is filled with wood chips or pellets and placed inside the steamer to help create new flavours and develop new dishes. The strength of flavour and colour of the smoked dish is determined by the user’s choice and blend of woods.
This accessory enables chefs to use their Lincat Opus combination steamer as a smoker without having to buy a separate smoking oven, which not only saves time but space and investment costs.
£440 list price
From any Lincat dealer. Details can be found on the Lincat website http://www.lincat.co.uk/where-to-buy
Why you should buy it:
“The Vario Smoker is a great way to experiment with new flavours and develop new dishes,” Paul Hickman, Lincat’s development chef said. “Different woods and spices produce subtly different flavours. To produce your own hot smoked salmon, for example, simply cook in combination mode for 10 minutes in conjunction with the Vario Smoker. The results are delicious and you can tweak the flavour by adjusting the wood blend.”