The JS-1000 Jet Steamer from Antunes recently received a 2019 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. Featuring customizable touchscreen controls for one-touch steaming, the Jet Steamer’s unique cooking method lets operators portion, prepare and serve a variety of foods in only seconds.

The Jet Steamer’s generator converts plain tap water into bursts of steam that are injected into the steaming cup—efficiently and precisely cooking eggs, oatmeal, soups, chili, vegetables, seafood and other menu items. The JS-1000 combines menu flexibility with easy operation, ideal for kitchens where rapid pace and convenience is key.

“The Jet Steamer is a completely new way of bringing the power, speed and versatility of countertop steaming to foodservice operators looking to expand their menus and increase throughput,” says Daniel Schmidt, director of strategic operations for Antunes. “Earning our third KI Award in three years points to Antunes’ consistent focus on innovation that not only moves the industry forward but, more importantly, provides valuable equipment solutions to our customers.”

The KI Awards honor forward-thinking equipment and technologies that increase efficiencies and productivity for back-of-the-house operations and benefit restaurant operators and will be presented at the 2019 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, May 18-21. The Jet Steamer will be featured in both the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion and in the Antunes booth #4060.

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