Star Holman Toaster Buyers' Guide
Whether you need a toaster to brown bagels for breakfast service, crisp Texas toast for lunch sandwiches, or warm hamburger buns all day long, there's a Holman toaster for restaurants of all sizes and volumes, from compact conveyor toasters to thousand-slice-an-hour workhorses. Much of the equipment is manufactured in America at the Star Manufacturing plant in Smithfield, Tenn.
Holman QCS Toasters
Holman QCS conveyor toasters are built for high-volume toasting. These models have quartz infrared elements that offer quicker, more consistent heating than traditional heating elements. Holman toasters make the transition from cold to fully heated in 30 seconds, a 75 percent improvement in speed over conventional technologies. That quick preheating time, combined with a power saver switch that puts the toaster in a low-power state while idle, contributes to energy savings that add up to a lower operating cost over the life of each Holman conveyor toaster.Holman QCS Toaster Features and Benefits
- Independent top and bottom browning knobs allow for toasting only one side for items like bagels and buns
- Conveyor belt speed control to adjust the overall browning intensity
- Extended belt allows products to be loaded and unloaded safely and conveniently
- Landing area keeps products warm after they exit the toaster
Each Holman toaster is built with a forced-air convection system that circulates hot air to create even temperatures throughout the cooking chamber. That system also helps prevent heat damage to the toaster's components and keeps the exterior cool to the touch to keep staff safe and comfortable. Cool external surfaces also allow the toasters to sit safely against walls and other equipment, doing away with space-hogging clearance requirements. Along with these toasters' narrow 141⁄2-inch widths, those low clearances mean Star toasters can help you conserve kitchen counter space.
Holman QCSe Toasters
Toasters in the Holman QCSe series are built to the same specifications as QCS toasters, but with the addition of digital controls that make operating the equipment simpler. The controls feature four factory-programmed channels, with a button each for toast, bagels, English muffins, and "Other," each of which can be custom programmed by the operator to suit individual menu items. A large, easy-to-read LED display is paired with push-button controls that let users make precise changes to toasting intensity and conveyor speed. QCSe models can be programmed to enter a standby mode for from 30 minutes to as long as several hours. Operators can also specify how much less energy they want the toaster to consume while it's in that mode, providing a good balance between reasonable preheat times and energy savings.
The IQCSe series takes all the benefits of the QCSe described above and adds hot air impingement heating to complement the toasters' quartz elements. Impingement technology uses jets of hot air to speed browning by 20 percent, resulting in a Star toaster that can toast as many as 1,200 slices of bread an hour.
Holman conveyor toasters are also available as bagel models with 11⁄2-inch openings to accommodate thicker products. These versions only toast products on one side to get the tops of bagel halves browned quickly. Similarly, the available high-inlet versions have 3-inch openings to accommodate extra-tall products like rolls, buns, and even whole sandwiches.
Holman Toaster Comparison Table
|Slices/Hr.||Opening Size||Products||Belt Width||Heat||Controls|
|DT14||1000||2/14-in.||Everything||14-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS1-350||350||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS1-500B||500||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS2-1200B||1200||1/34-in.||Bagels||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS2-500||500||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS2-600H||600||2-in.||Buns||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS2-800||800||1/18-in.||Sliced Bread||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS3-1000||1000||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||14-in.||Quartz infrared||Solid State|
|QCS3-1300||1300||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||14-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS3-1400BH||1400||3-in.||Bagels||14-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS3-1600B||1600||3-in.||Bagels||14-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCS3-950H||950||3-in.||Buns||14-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|QCSE2-500||500||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Electronic|
|QCSE2-800||800||1/18-in.||Sliced Bread||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Electronic|
|QCSE3-1000||1000||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||14-in.||Quartz Infrared||Electronic|
|QCSE3-1300||1300||1/12-in.||Sliced Bread||14-in.||Quartz Infrared||Electronic|
|RCS2-600BN||600||1/34-in.||Bagels||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|
|RCS2-600N||600||1/34-in.||Sliced Bread||10-in.||Quartz Infrared||Solid State|