Iseco – Guaranteed Temperature Control in Cold Food Distribution

With a big shift occuring towards central production kitchens for distribution to satellite locations, the guarantee of delivering product within HACCP guidelines has always been an issue. The amount of critical controls points involved up until the meal is delivered to your guest or resident is numerous. Examples such as distribution of product via the loading dock, refrigerated transport, safely decanting at destination to shuttling to finishing kitchen for service are all steps that can cause issues in the supply chain.

Here’s the ‘Game Changer’ – CO2 chilled trolleys for HACCP compliant autonomy in meal distribution for at least half a day!

Introducing Iseco Carbo Fresh

What is Carbo-Fresh?

ISECO the renowned manufacturer of meal distribution trolleys from France in collaboration with Air Liquide (a global player in the production of industrial gas) has developed and adapted a very impressive system of refrigerating trolleys. The trolley is equipped internally with a special cassette that utilises liquified Carbon Dioxide(CO2). The cassette is injected with CO2 which instantly reduces the internal temperature of the trolley to 3 ̊C while at the same time filling the cassette with dry-ice.

The trolley loaded with chilled food is kept refrigerated by the CO2 (snow) which gradually sublimates and absorbs heat creating the required chill effect, whatever the ambient air-temperature. When no heat is absorbed (because the food is loaded at the correct cold temperature) there is hardly any sublimation of CO2. Ambient air temperature, duration time of transportation, and the actual contents of the trolley all combine to determine the volume of CO2 required to be injected. Therefore, there are no moving parts or refrigerants utilised

How would it work for your site?

The beauty of the system is that Air Liquide provides a scalable infrastructure solution for every site. From small, portable solutions to large scale production sites. The cost is amortised through the supply of CO2 to site so the outlay is minimised.

The trolleys are filled using an injection system (provided by Air Liquide) which controls dosage, extracts excess CO2 & monitors / alerts for any issues.

Example of Use

 

Sustainability

Does Carbo-Fresh add to global warming? In fact, all methods of cold production add to global warming. The CO2 that is used in this system is a cleaned, purified and recycled bi-product of the chemical industry (collected during the production of industrial grade ammonia), adding very little to global warming. Although appearing to be contradictory, it is a very sustainable system. Even when all the effects of CO2 transportation and supply are taken into account, surveys show a huge decrease of emissions compared with any conventional refrigeration technology.

When you take into consideration the entire distribution cycle such as cold room storage, refrigerated transport and destination refrigerators. Iseco Carbo Fresh will ensure a huge reduction on the Carbo footprint of the operation.

What are the benefits?

  • No on-board technology meaning there is no maintenance required. This compares to maintenance of cold rooms, refrigerated transports etc

  • HACCP temperature compliance is adhered to. The nature of CO2 ensures temperature is maintained, no matter the ambient temperature. There is no risk of breakdown and the system allows for a contingiency if there are any transport issues.

  • Daily running costs and whole-of-life costs are reduced using the Iseco system

Other products in the Iseco range

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Ref: John Hokkeling, FCSI, CMC

Eco Pan – The Perfect Food Warming Solution for Resort & Outdoor Buffets

The Pacific Islands is the most beautiful holiday destination in the world. It’s no wonder it’s a dream for people from all over the world to experience. We’re sure places like Fiji, Cook Islands, Vanuatu & New Caledonia are all in people’s minds to visit as soon as they are allowed to. Pacific Island resorts sprawl out overlooking crystal clear waters & palm tree laden shores which is the best place to lay around, sip on a cocktail and dine on the region’s beautiful seafood & tropical fresh produce.

With buffets being the preferred choice of dining, the best way to serve the product has always been a challenge. Outdoor and open plan restaurant dining is often exposed to the trade winds & can be long distances from kitchens.

Eco Burner have designed the perfect solution to serving outdoor buffets – Eco Pan. Eco Pan is a completely wind-proof solution that converts your chafing dish into waterless, so your staff don’t have to carry water out to the area – which is either HOT water and therefore very dangerous or COLD which take a long time to heat up costing money. The average chafing dish wastes up to 5,000 litres of valuable water per year.


Watch The Pacific Islands Focused Video To See The Benefits of ECO PAN


Do the below images look familiar?

Eco Burner’s & Eco Pan’s design properties combine to ensure that your system will continue to operate effectively in even the blowiest of conditions and that’s without the use of foil and other attempts to block the wind. We were surprised when we tested the Eco system with an industrial fan, turned on high and placed only 1-2 meters away. It didn’t affect the operation at all.


How does Eco Pan Work?

The critical part is that it is ‘powered by Eco Burner’! Eco Burner is adjustable in temperature, wind-proof and easy to use. More importantly, Eco Burner reduces your carbon emissions by at least 75%. Is a safe product to use, particularly compared to the toxic & dangerous gel & wick fuels. Lastly, because Eco Burner is so efficient and 100% of the fuel is used you will save at least 50% in costs.

Eco Pan took months to bring to fruition, using 304 grade stainless steel and an aircraft grade aluminium heating pan, a heat chamber with thermal conduction technology was developed. Eco Pan has perfectly even heat coverage, it heats up in just 10 minutes & because there is no steam caused by water, food remains in perfect condition for hours on end!

Eco Pan has perfectly even heat coverage, it heats up in just 10 minutes & because there is no steam caused by water, food remains in perfect condition for hours on end!


Is it easy to convert?

Yes, it is extremely easy and should take less than 1 minute to do so. Simply remove your water pan out of your chafing dish, insert Eco Pan & slide in the lit Eco Burner….that’s it!


Are there any introductory Eco Pans special?

YEP! Up until the 1st of November, we will actually trade-in  your old water pan (not the chafing dish or the food pan…just the water pan) ….no matter what the condition. There are some terms & conditions, but the offer is pretty straight forward and a great deal.

So fill out the below contact form & we will send you pricing plus the T&Cs straight away!

 

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Stylish, Scandinavian Countertop Heat Lamps

Swedish manufacturer, STAYHOT not only produce stylish pendant style heat lamps. They have released a range of superbly styled countertop heatlamps. They come in a range of matt and metalic colours & come with STAYHOT’s market leading 2 year warranty.

Our heat lamps offer a timeless design combined with unmatched performance — the perfect choice for the demanding restaurant. Using only components of the highest quality, these heat lamps are manufactured with precision in Sollentuna, Sweden.

STAYHOT Counter Top Heat Lamps can offer a classy, modern solution as a carving station alternative and is a must for show cooking, off-site events & chef competitions

CLICK THE BELOW BUTTON TO SEE THE REST OF STAYHOT’S RANGE & TO DOWNLOAD THE CATALOGUE

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New Inductwarm Installation Gallery

A new installation gallery document is available for download, showcasing the latest installations throughout Europe. In previous posts, we have focussed on the invisible induction system called InductWarm 130+. In this post we explore the entire range:

InductWarm 130+- Invisible Undercounter Induction

InductWarm 200 – Built-in or countertop, multi-zone Induction warming system

InductCook 330 – Countertop high output induction cooking hob

Inductwarm Room Service – Battery powered induction room service trolley

Inductwarm Food Distribution – Battery Powered food service (hostess style) induction trolley


Download the ‘Impressions’ Installation Gallery Document


PRODUCT RANGE

INDUCTWARM 130+ Invisible Undercounter Induction

Keep food warm with invisible technology from Gastros Switzerland. The InductWarm® 130+ module can be installed underneath countertops made from various materials. Therefore, it is the perfect comination of innovative technology and elegante surfaces – for a maximum of individuality and design flexibility.

KEEP FOOD WARM WITH INVISIBLE TECHNOLOGY

The induction module, which is located under the counter´s surface, keeps food warm on four different power levels between 40°C and 95°C. Any inductive dishes can be used with this technology. The heat is generated directly on the inside of the dish with the help of induction currents. The countertop itself will not be heated up directly. When you remove the dishes from the surface, you will be left with an elegant looking, multifunctional counter – easy to clean and instantly ready to be used for other purposes (e.g. as conference table, candy or cake bar etc.).

USER-FRIENDLY AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT

The induction unit is operated by an external control panel or an infrared remote control. LED lights visualize the current operation status at any time. Thanks to the low power consumption, a single 230V / 16A power outlet provides enough energy to run up to three devices. And still each module can be operated individually. It is also possible to link up to 16 units with each other and control them by only one single controlling device.

The InductWarm® 130+ unit is equipped with the unique DPC (Dynamic Power Control) system. DPC detects the inductive parameters of the vessel and automatically controls the power stage. With this software-controlled feature, the InductWarm® porcelain can be warmed as well as a massive cast-iron pot.


INDUCTWARM 200 – Built-in or countertop, multi-zone Induction warming system

The induction unit “InductWarm® 200 Built-in” was especially constructed to be flush mounted in the counter’s surface. As it is also possible to integrate the built-in unit(s) subsequently into already existing furniture, it is an easy way to upgrade conventional counters to multi-functional state-of-the-art items. The final look is both elegant and advanced, due to the glossy black glass-ceramic top with integrated touch panel. Besides the attractive design the top of the induction unit is also absolutely robust and easy to clean.

Each InductWarm® 200 built-in unit comes with six induction coils to achieve a well-balanced heat distribution. The device offers one comprehensive warming zone of a max. size of GN 1/1 which can be split into three individually controllable zones, each of a max. size of GN 1/3. For each warming zone you can chose one of four power levels. Therefore, it is possible, to keep different dishes warm at the most suitable temperature with just one induction unit. The device is controlled by the integrated touch panel or with an infrared remote control.

Thanks to the high energy efficiency of the InductWarm® built-in unit, up to three devices can be run with a normal 230V/16A power outlet. Without long pre-heat period the induction device will keep food warm within the dish straightaway. If all dishes are removed from the unit’s surface, the device automatically goes into standby mode. It returns to the previously selected power level when dishes are put back within 20 seconds


Inductwarm Food Distribution – Battery Powered food service (hostess style) induction trolley

The speed, efficiency and above all the freshness are essential in the food distribution. For this Gastros has developed the first battery-powered food distribution cart which guarantees the best food quality at simple distribution of the dishes. Meals can therefore be taken from room to room of the residents, patients or customers or can be placed for food distribution at the community room (mobile buffet).

INDUCTION TECHNOLOGY BY GASTROS SWITZERLAND

Thanks to the integrated lithium-ion battery, the invisibly integrated induction units keep the food warm up to three hours – from the kitchen to the target point on an area of three times GN 1/1. The front mounted control panel allows simple, intuitive temperature control of each warming field at four temperature levels. The food distribution trolley in the picture was manufactured according to special client needs by one of our coorperation partners. The choosen easy-care surface allows a clean and simple presentation of all kinds of induction-compatible dishes. The size and material of the trolley can be customised.


Inductwarm Room Service – Battery powered induction room service trolley

Gastros Switzerland revolutionises the market of mobile food distribution with this application example of battery-powered induction units – the first battery-powered inductive serving table worldwide. Reliable and easily dishes can be served warm directly to the hotel room of the guest without hotboxes. Especially its elegance helps creating an exclusive ambiance in high class hotels.

INDUCTION TECHNOLOGY BY GASTROS SWITZERLAND

The integrated battery-powered InductWarm® devices keep the plates warm in best quality, for 30 – 60 minutes. It turns off automatically after this time. The table´s bi-fold leaves can be fold up to make it even easier to transport and to store the table. The wooden table as a custom-made product manufactured by one of our cooperation partners offers many possibilities for your individual design concept. You are free to customise the look of this special food warming solution according to your preferences and requirements. The InductWarm® Room Service Table is a custom-made example of application of our battery-powered induction units.


InductCook 330 – Countertop high output induction cooking hob

The InductCook® 330 Tabletop, made from brushed stainless steel, offers you the highest level of flexibility. This model allows you to cook dishes in any induction compatible dish up to a size of GN 2/3. Whether for front cooking or in kitchen use, the InductCook® 330 Tabletop can be placed anywhere within your cooking area. The InductCook® devices can be very quickly set up and are then ready for cooking meals straightaway. This immediately operation can be especially useful if your requirements should change at short notice.

The InductCook® 330 is a compact hob – with small dimensions but plenty of power and an elegant design. This small induction hob is especially designed for cooking with one pan and for aesthetic perfection. It delivers high power in only a few seconds and, as you would expect, distributes it in the optimum fashion, whether you‘re flash frying or cooking large quantities. For successful front cooking that impresses your customers, you need more than just culinary expertise. You have to have elegancy from every angle – and especially from the perspective of your guests – which makes your InductCook® the ideal choice when cooking for an audience.

Each pan can be controlled independently, and when it comes to the effective power consumption, you’re constantly kept in the loop thanks to a digital information display. No matter whether you want to lightly simmer or get a rolling boil going; whether you’re flash frying or simply keeping food warm at a reduced heat – just a single hand movement is enough to get exactly the result you want. In an unprecedented step, the induction technology also employs a pan type detection method. Our systems adjust themselves completely of their own accord to perfectly suit the type of pan being used. This maximises efficiency and makes the cooking process particularly energy-saving


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Convert Your Existing Chafing Dish to WATERLESS with Eco Pan

Carrying dangerous hot water to the buffet? 

Carrying cold water to the buffet & wasting money heating it up? 

Having trouble with wind blowing out your gel or wick burners? 

Worried about the environment and your staff & customer’s safety?

Is your food quality poor due to the steam caused by water?

Is outside catering a logistic nightmare?

 

Read on for one easy, cost effective solution using your existing chafing dish to solve these issues and save you 50% on running costs.

We’re delighted to launch EcoPan today after months of development to ensure hotels and banqueting are getting the most efficient product to make their buffets more sustainable. You can easily convert your existing buffet equipment to be ‘Powered by EcoBurner’ by swapping your water pan for an EcoPan. This gives you all the safety and environmental benefits without investing in all new EcoServe units. It is a more cost-effective way to switch to EcoBurner while gaining the cost-saving and environmental benefits.


How does Eco Pan Work?

The critical part is that it is ‘powered by Eco Burner’! Eco Burner is adjustable in temperature, wind-proof and easy to use. More importantly, Eco Burner reduces your carbon emissions by at least 75%. Is a safe product to use, particularly compared to the toxic & dangerous gel & wick fuels. Lastly, because Eco Burner is so efficient and 100% of the fuel is used you will save at least 50% in costs.

Eco Pan took months to bring to fruition, using 304 grade stainless steel and an aircraft grade aluminium heating pan, a heat chamber with thermal conduction technology was developed. Eco Pan has perfectly even heat coverage, it heats up in just 10 minutes & because there is no steam caused by water, food remains in perfect condition for hours on end!

Eco Pan has perfectly even heat coverage, it heats up in just 10 minutes & because there is no steam caused by water, food remains in perfect condition for hours on end!


Is it easy to convert?

Yes, it is extremely easy and should take less than 1 minute to do so. Simply remove your water pan out of your chafing dish, insert Eco Pan & slide in the lit Eco Burner….that’s it!


Are you serving outside buffets? Wrapping the base of the chafing dish with 2 meters of foil? Do the below images look familiar?

Eco Burner’s & Eco Pan’s design properties combine to ensure that your system will continue to operate effectively in even the blowiest of conditions and that’s without the use of foil and other attempts to block the wind. We were surprised when we tested the Eco system with an industrial fan, turned on high and placed only 1-2 meters away. It didn’t affect the operation at all.


Are there any introductory Eco Pans special?

YEP! Up until the 1st of November, we will actually trade-in  your old water pan (not the chafing dish or the food pan…just the water pan) for $30 each….no matter what the condition. There are some terms & conditions, but the offer is pretty straight forward and a great deal.

So fill out the below contact form & we will send you pricing plus the T&Cs straight away!

 

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Ultralight Sommelier Glassware – Made in France

Lehmann Glass from Reims in France have been pairing their glass manufacturing techniques with design advice from the world’s best sommeliers & industry experts for decades. In recent years they have been developing advanced manufacturing techniques for both hand-made and machine-made glassware which has resulted in the fine but durable ‘Ultralight’ glassware range. These ranges are complimented with matching table glasses to complete your wine and champagne service.

It is our privilege to introduce you to the ‘Ultralight’ ranges by Lehmann.

F. Sommier

Designed by Fabrice Sommier – Winner of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France competition, sommelier category.

“Wine is a mixture of culture and meeting people. I pay particular attention to food and wine pairings and to the moments of complicity resulting from these times of sharing.” Fabrice Sommier

Pure & precise, the curves of the F. Sommier collection subtly magnify the aromatic nobility of the Grands Crus!

 

Hommage

designed by GÉRARD BASSET – World’s best Sommelier – Master of Wine – Co-Founder and Father of the Lehmann brand

“All the details are important to make the tasting a sensory symphony. I wanted a collection that exalts the conviviality of small and large occasions. ”Gerard Basset

Sleek & refined, the lines of the G.Basset collection celebrate the excellence of wines from around the world and remind us that these are above all a story of passion, emotion and sharing.

Jamesse Prestige

Designed by PHILIPPE JAMESSE – Head Sommelier & Champagne Specialist

“The glass is a case that reveals the aromas and sublimates the excellence of the terroirs. With the Lehmann brand, we subtly combine glass-making know-how and oenological expertise to passionately imagine elegant curves that will accompany your tastings ” Philippe Jamesse

Elegant & spherical, the curves of the P.Jamesse collection reveal with refinement the nuances of colors, energy and fragrances of great wines

A. Lallement

Designed by Arnaud Lallement – Chef of l’Assiette Champenoise in Reims, 3 Michelin Stars

“I try to cook very straight, very pure, on the edge of acidity. I wanted my collection to be in his image. ” Arnaud Lallement

Timeless & delicate, the curves of the A.Lallement collection precisely exalt the complexity and richness of exceptional terroirs

Most of the above ranges in complimented by a cost effective, standard machine made table glass to complete the suites for all wine service applications.

For more information on Lehmann’s Signature Ultralight range as well as their elegance machine-made glasses, download the catalogue below by clicking on the image.

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Invisible Induction Heating – Swiss technology

Gastros from Switzerland is an innovator in hot food presentation. Their flagship product is the Inductwarm 130+ which is an under bench mounted induction warmer heats up induction compatible dishes through the stone surface (manufactured). The Gastros Inductwarm 130+ can be installed without cutting holes in the surface and creating a seamless surface.

The Gastros range consists of a multi-zone induction unit (countertop or drop-in) and a countertop induction cook version. View more in the below link

GASTROS LINK


INNOVATIVE UNDERCOUNTER SOLUTION FOR YOUR BUFFET

Keep food warm with invisible technology from Gastros Switzerland. The InductWarm® 130+ module can be installed underneath counter tops made from different materials. Therefor it is the perfect comination of innovative technology and elegante surfaces – for a maximum of individuality and design flexibility.

KEEP FOOD INVISIBLY WARM

The induction module, which is located under the counter´s surface, keeps food warm on four different power levels between 40°C and 95°C. Any inductive dishes can be used with this technology. The heat is generated directly on the inside of the dish with the help of induction currents. The counter top itself will not be warmed. When you remove the dishes from the surface, you will be left with an elegant looking, multifunctional counter – easy to clean and instantly ready to be used for other purposes (e.g. as conference table, candy or cake bar etc.).

USER-FRIENDLY AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT

The induction unit is operated by an external control panel or an infrared remote control. LED ligts visualize the current operation status at any time. Thanks to the low power consumption, a single 230V / 16A power outlet provides enough energy to run up to three devices. And still each module can be operated individually. It is also possible to link up to 16 units with each other and control them by only one single controlling device.

The InductWarm® 130+ unit is equipped with the unique DPC (Dynamic Power Control) system. DPC detects the inductive parameters of the vessel and automatically controls the power stage. With this software-controlled function, the InductWarm® porcelain can be warmed as well as a massive cast-iron pot.

Here are some international installations using Gastros 130+ invisible induction on their buffets

DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE HERE

DOWNLOAD THE GASTROS INDUCTWARM 130+ PRODUCT FEATURES & SPECS BROCHURE HERE

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STAYHOT HEATLAMPS – Made in Sweden

We are pleased to introduce the Scandinavian designed and manufactured range of Heatlamps to our portfolio. Our heat lamps offer a timeless design combined with unmatched performance — the perfect choice for the demanding restaurant. Using only components of the highest quality, these heat lamps are manufactured with precision in Sollentuna, Sweden.

key points

  • 100% manufactured in Sweden

  • Dominates the European market with 75% market share

  • Classic Scandinavian design

  • market leading warranty with a 2 year replacement warranty

  • innovative countertop versions available


ranges

The ‘Focus’ range is Stayhot’s latest design and comes in both freestanding and pendant style. The range is rounded out by ‘Classic’ & ‘Trattoria’


GALLERY

Below is a gallery of European installations and Focus Freestanding in use in chef’s competitions. Click on the images to enlarge.


information

Products are starting to arrive in June, so please contact us if you are interested for your upcoming project. We would be happy to put you in touch with your prefered or local hospitality equipment supplier.

We will be stocking a cross-section of the above range and all other ranges will be available as indent products. Please download the below catalogue for the full range and specifications.

Download Stayhot Catalogue

tabledirect range

Find out more about Table Direct by visiting our website www.tabledirect.com.au 

New Eco Serve Catalogue – 2021

Eco Serve / Eco Burner have launched their 2021 catalogue with some amazing and innovative additions. Download the catalogue now!

DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE HERE

MORE ABOUT ECO SERVE

Eco Serve is the most flexible, efficient, aesthetic and easy to use food warming & cooling system on the market. Below are some of the benefits.

  • Powered by Eco Burner – Reducing carbon emissions compared to chafing fuel by 75% and running costs by up to 50%

  • Waterless – No need to dangerously carry hot water to the food stations or waste energy heating cold water. Just 5 minutes to heat

  • Hot or Cold Food Presentation without cables – Eco Serve is heated by eco burner and can also be chilled by our sophistcated Eutectic plate giving hours of chilled product

  • Portable – Not only is no water required to be transported, the legs fold on our rectangular version (GN1/1). Perfect for storage and logistics with the added bonus of being wind-proof

EASY STORAGE WITH FOLDING LEGS


 We also have the option of a flexible lid that can be used in the following situations.

  • Slow closing lid for standard hotel pans

  • Adjustable height for shallower or deeper dishes and individual portions

  • Can be used as a sneeze guard when being served by the chefs


Wide Range of Shapes and Colours

Not only is Eco Serve available in Rectangle (GN1/1), it is also available in two round versions.

The colour range consists of Stainless (both polished and matt), Black, Gold & Rose Gold. We can also cost-effectively customise you colour to match your decor or even your team colours


Great Range of serving accessories

We import and supply beautiful cast aluminium casserole pots and Scandinavian porcelain bowls by Figgjo, norway that projects a splash of colour to the food presentation. We also provide accessories such as lids, ladle holders & cool packs

 

AluChef Casserole pots have a number of sizes and colours to chose from. We even have a purpose designed shallow casserole pot with a handle that hang on the side of the dish. More info about AluChef here

ALUCHEF PAGE

Find our more about Figgjo here

FIGGJO PAGE

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ECO SERVE  OR TO REQUEST A DEMO CALL US ON 1300 822 533 OR FILL OUT THE CONTACT FORM BELOW

 

Durafrost – Automatic Glass Chilling System

Durafrost is an advanced glass chilling device that adds a new level of wow factor to making cocktails. Some of the stand-out benefits of Durafrost are stated below:

  • Automatic timed activation which means while the glass is chilling, you can carry on with other activities such as preparing garnishes or pre-mixing the cocktail

  • Saves on fridge space by not having to store a range of glasses

  • Eliminates odour associated with being stored in refrigeration

  • KILLS bacteria

  • Glasses can be chilled upright so you can also add ice to the glass & chill the ice at -40C so it lasts longer, particularly in drinks served on the rocks such as whiskey

  • You don’t have to touch the glass during operation to ensure there is no injuries from the CO2 and extremely cold temperatures

Durafrost has a stylish, compact design with multiple LED colour & dimmable lighting options

Click on video below to see the operation of Durafrost

To find out more about Durafrost and the rest of the Duravin+ Wine & Champagne preservation system range, please click on the link below

DURAVIN+ RANGE

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