About Vollrath Induction Ranges

Induction cooktops use an electromagnetic field to heat induction-compatible cookware made with cast iron or stainless steel. This means that food cooks faster on a cooktop that produces less heat, but cannot be used with cookware made from aluminum or copper. We offer an in-depth guide to induction ranges work, for those new to the technology.

Although induction ranges have been around for many decades, they have experienced a surge of popularity in the past several years that increased their demand and made them more affordable. Because induction cooktops can decrease heat-related injuries and use less energy, they are becoming a more common choice in commercial kitchens. If you think a Vollrath induction range would benefit your foodservice operation, read below to find the right one.

Many Vollrath countertop models can be powered by 120 V, 15-amp outlets, which are already installed in most commercial kitchens. The top case frames on these ranges are made with 18-gauge stainless steel and the ceramic tops can be cleaned with a mild cleaner. When deciding where to install your new Vollrath induction range, remember that countertop models require a minimum clearance of 4 inches in the back and 1 inch at the bottom, while the drop-ins require a minimum clearance of 3 inches in the back and 1 inch at the bottom.

Mirage Series

Vollrath's most extensive series, the Mirage line of induction cooktops, includes countertop and drop-in models. They include safety features like overheat protection, small-article detection, empty pan shut off, and a pan auto-detection function.

The Mirage Cadet countertop model is designed for light duty cooking needs and features:

  • A 75 percent efficiency rating
  • G1 engine and one IGBT switch for temperature control
  • 20 power levels or temperature level controls in degrees
  • 180-minute timer and easy-to-read power level digital readout.

The Mirage Pro countertop model is designed for light- to medium-duty cooking and features:

  • A 90 percent efficiency rating
  • G4 engine and four IGBT switches for better durability and temperature control
  • 100 power levels and a 180-minute timer
  • Rubber feet that prevent slipping
  • Enhanced troubleshooting display.

The Mirage fajita skillet is another countertop model that includes:

  • 90 percent efficiency rating
  • G4 engine and four IGBT switches for better durability and temperature control
  • Ability to heat a pan to between 450 and 550 degrees F in just 120 seconds.

The Mirage standard drop-in induction warmer is meant to be used in buffet stations with warming and serving equipment, and includes:

  • A 90 percent efficiency rating
  • Vertical control panel for liquid spill runoff
  • Simple five-level power adjustments

The Mirage commercial drop-in induction range is designed for commercial kitchen cooking and includes:

  • A 90 percent efficiency
  • Vertical control panel for liquid spill runoff
  • Temperature regulation control in degrees F or C
  • Variable-speed knob for quick temperature adjustment
  • Sensitive low-end control for cooking sauces and liquids.

The Mirage buffet induction warmers are ideal for buffet and catering services, and feature:

  • Ability to connect as many as three together using the provided interconnect cords
  • Ability to connect as many as five together with a 15-amp circuit
  • Four power levels: low, medium, high, and chafer heat
  • Countertop or drop-in models.

Ultra Series

The Ultra series of induction ranges includes countertop and drop-in models, as well as a fajita skillet. They include safety features like overheat protection, small-article detection, and a pan auto-detection function. All models but the fajita skillet include the empty pan shut off function. All models also have a 90 percent efficiency rating, easy-to-clean digital display, and a sloped control panel in case of runoff liquid spills.

The Ultra countertop induction ranges and Ultra Series drop-in induction ranges are highly efficient, heavy-duty models meant for use in commercial kitchens. These models include:

  • G4 engine and double oversized fans for long life
  • 100 power settings for more precise cooking
  • Sensitive low-end control for cooking sauces and liquids
  • High-end temperature control for sautéing, stir frying, and stock-pots
  • Single- or double-hob options, arranged front-to-back.

The Ultra induction fajita skillet heater can quickly heat room-temperature pans to sizzling temperatures. This model includes:

  • Pre-programmed heat settings and push buttons for easy operating
  • Ability to heat a pan to between 300 and 350 degrees F in 30 seconds with heat setting 1
  • Ability to heat a pan to between 400 and 500 degrees F in 60 seconds with heat setting 2
  • Ability to heat a pan to between 450 and 550 degrees F in 80 seconds with heat setting 3.

Intrigue Series

The Intrigue induction ranges are available as countertop or drop-in models. All models in this series include safety features like over-heat protection, small-article detection, a pan auto-detection function, and empty-pan shut-off.

The Intrigue commercial countertop induction range is designed for light- to medium-duty cooking and includes:

  • 9 heating levels
  • 7 temperature holding settings
  • Easy-to-read LED bar to reflect power levels.

The Intrigue heavy-duty drop-in ranges are highly efficient, heavy duty models designed for use in busy commercial kitchens. They include:

  • A 90 percent energy efficiency rating from power source to pan
  • Single or dual hobs, arranged front-to-back
  • Sensitive low-end control for cooking sauces and liquids
  • Fast, high-temperature cooking capabilities
  • Smooth power control from 1 to 100 percent of output.

Professional Series

The Professional Series countertop induction ranges are heavy-duty commercial cooking machines that include:

  • A 90 percent efficiency rating
  • Precise cooking control with 100 settings displayed in power levels or temperatures
  • Sensitive low-end control for cooking sauces and liquids
  • Fast, high-temperature cooking options
  • Available with single or dual hobs, arranged side-to-side or front-to-back
  • A 180-minute timer that shuts the unit off at the end of the cycle.

The Professional Series drop-in induction ranges are also available with the same features their countertop alternatives offer.

Cayenne Heavy-Duty Induction Hot Plates

The Cayenne heavy-duty induction hot plates are high-efficiency bench-top models for use in commercial kitchens. Their features include:

  • Stainless steel framed hobs
  • Dual- or four-hob models, with manual or digital controls
  • Manual control models with knobs and knob controls
  • Digital control models with a 180-minute timer, push button controls, and degrees F temperature settings
  • Low 100 degrees F temperature setting for use as holding equipment.