"Induction cooking platform" opens up new opportunities

2016-03-30 14:02

All-in-one solution for freshly prepared food above the clouds

"Induction cooking platform" opens up new opportunities

Induction cooking is fast, clean, safe and efficient. It is also difficult in an aircraft. After conducting preliminary studies together with the company hs2 engineering GmbH in Ulm, Lufthansa Technik has now developed and filed a patent application for a prototype of an induction cooking platform.

The "induction cooking platform" can be seen at the Aircraft Interior Expo April 5 - 7 in Hamburg and has already made it onto the list of finalists for the coveted Crystal Cabin Award. With dimensions of just 287 x 570 x 269 millimeters (ARINC Size 4) and weighing just 13.5 kilograms, it fits into any aircraft kitchen. It is being presented as an all-in-one solution, including power unit, exhaust fan and a special cover, which ensures that pots and pans remain in place even during turbulence.

"There are a number of applications which enable not only cooking with pots and pans, but also the use of a special rice cooker with different settings and a toaster," explains Franziska Voerner, lead project manager for Original Equipment Innovation at Lufthansa Technik. Current talks are underway with potential customers, flight attendants and chefs to gauge market requirements and modify the solution to fit the exact needs of the users.

Project manager Franziska Voerner, 32, will be at the Lufthansa Technik stand (Hall 6, Stand 6B80) at the Aircraft Interiors Expo from April 5 -7.

This is also an opportunity to see the cooking platform in person.

As the kickoff for innovative galley equipment, last year Lufthansa Technik presented the flying "DishwashAir", specially designed for use on board commercial aircraft. It too can be seen for the first time at the Aircraft Interiors Expo.

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