Vulcan Announces SonicSafe™ Ultrasonic Scale Fighting Technology


If you’re cooking with water, you’re dealing with scale.

Water filling your steam generator includes contaminants, even if you are using scale filters. These contaminants cause scale build up if not effectively removed. This scale build-up clogs your steam generator, significantly reducing its efficiency and lifetime.

To help remedy, this, we introduced SonicSafe™, the ultrasonic scale-fighting technology inside our electric-based steamers that continuously manages and eliminates scale buildup.

What is SonicSafe™?

One of the biggest killers of generator-style steamers is limescale. In the past, there have been advancements in filters and treatments that can help reduce the amount of buildup, but they still require regular maintenance. We know that this is one of the biggest problems that restaurant owners face, which is why we worked endlessly to create our SonicSafe™ technology.

SonicSafe™ uses ultrasonic technology that starts automatically when the generator fills, using sound waves to create a continuous stream of microscopic bubbles. This is called cavitation. The bubbles implode millions of times per second, generating tremendous heat and pressure. This heat and pressure break up the contaminants and prevents them from adhering to the surface of the generator and causing steamer failure. With SonicSafe™ technology, contaminants are flushed out of the generator and down the drain when the steamer is turned off.

What are the Benefits of SonicSafe™ Technology?

SonicSafe™ technology reduces other routine maintenance requirements and prolongs the life of your equipment. Our signature SonicSafe™ ultrasonic scale preventer is designed to last the life of your steamer.

In your current steamer, you’re probably tasked with changing, cleaning, and replacing filters. They can wear out quickly and become an added cost and task for your restaurant. This ultrasonic scale fighting technology prevents unwanted scale build-up, eliminates scale blocking filter, and reduces maintenance. It doesn’t wear out or need regular maintenance, so you can let your steamer run with peace of mind.

SonicSafe reduces other routine maintenance requirements. For example, you will only have to de-lime your steamer unit once a quarter, rather than every month. This means less downtime and maintenance costs for your business.

Now, SonicSafe™ technology is available in all Vulcan electric steamer series.

Our SonicSafe™ technology caught the attention of National Restaurant Association. The association awarded Vulcan with a Kitchen Innovation Award in 2018 for the innovative technology, saving restaurant owners financial and emotional stress over cleaning and maintaining steamers.

About the Author

Vulcan, a division of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC, is a leading manufacturer of cooking equipment in the U.S. with a broad line of products including ranges, convection and combi ovens, fryers, griddles, charbroilers, steamers, braising pans, kettles and heated holding cabinets. Vulcan sells both to the foodservice and food retail end-user segments, including chain and independent restaurants, hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hotels, casinos, recreation, corrections, and grocery stores.

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