C.I.A.A – National Conference 2018

Greenplate® exhibits at the Caravan Industry Association of Australia National Conference

16 – 18 May,  2018

 

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia held its Annual National Conference at Stars Casino on The Gold Coast. The conference was a huge success with several hundred delegates from all around the country as well as a number of international attendees. The trade expo was well setup and as usual, very well organised.

Greenplate® had their all new P.I.D. controlled electric hotplate on display long with a solar batten light and the stand was manned by Chris Onslow and Peter Hurley. We received a constant stream of visitors and established some excellent new contacts whilst re-connecting with many good friends and acquaintances in the industry. The product range and information made available was incredibly well received and the feedback from existing and prospective clients was very positive indeed.

Greenplate® also hosted a cooking and cleaning demonstration on the last day of the conference. The in-house chef was initially apprehensive of cooking for a large number of people on a single hotplate but he was amazed at just how easily we were able to cook well over 200 sausages and even some veggies in no time at all and all “cooked to perfection” in the chef’s own words!

Once the cooking was done, Alex Kimmins demonstrated just how easy a Greenplate® hotplate is to clean even after such an intensive cooking event. The system was back to its sparkling best with just a few minutes of elbow grease, dishwashing liquid and a nylon scouring pad.

As is customary, the conference finished up with the Gala dinner with numerous awards being presented to some great servants of the industry. A great night was had by one and all and we look forward to being a part of it all again in 2019.

Portuguese Chicken Burger

There is nothing better than a burger on the barbie – Why not try a Portuguese Chicken Burger

Portuguese Chicken Burger
Ingredients
  • 1 Aldi Brioche Bun
  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 1 tsp Masterfoods Portuguese Seasoning
  • 1 Tbls Plain 99% fat free yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp Nandos hot sauce or mild
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • 1 slice Bega 50% less fat cheese
Instructions
  1. Season Chicken with Portuguese seasoning and grill on the Greenplates BBQ hotplate. There’s no need for oil if your plate is hot. 

  2. Once cooked assemble burger & drizzle with sauce & enjoy.
Feed Me Healthy Notes

Mix yoghurt & Nandos sauce together to make the delicious sauce

All our recipes are created for a healthy lifestyle by Perth's own Anna Van Dyken from Feed Me Healthy®

Have you Created a Feed Me Healthy® Recipes

 

We would love to see it on your Instagram page @greenplatebbq

On Greenplate® Barbecues you can guarantee that your food will be cooked at the right temperature to keep you safe and healthy

Healthy Food | Healthy Family | Healthy Life

 

BBQ Maple Glazed Pork with Salad

Who doesn’t love a yummy sticky BBQ Maple Glazed Pork Steak with fresh salad cooked on our Greenplate Barbecue. Take a look at our recipe and see if you can create this scrumptious meal. 

BBQ Maple Glazed Pork & Salad
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Ingredients
Pork Marinade
  • 4 Pork Steaks
  • 1.5 tbsp French, Dijon or wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Orange Juice Optional
BBQ Salad
  • 1 Red Cabbage
  • 2 Whole Corn Cob Kernel Removed
  • 2 Carrot Grated
  • 4 Spring Onions Sliced
  • Dressing of Salt/Pepper
  • 4 tsp Olive Oil
  • 4 tsp White Wine Vinegar
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Whisk all ingredients together for the Pork Marinade and brush over pork. 

  2. This can be added prior to leaving for your family outing and placed into a snap lock bag. The longer the marinade is on the meat - the better.

  3. Place on BBQ hotplate and cook for 6 minutes one side, turn, 2 minutes other side.

    Rest for 2 mins

Salad
  1. Thinly slice red cabbage. 

  2. Remove kernels from corn cob - this can be roasted on the BBQ also - YUM!!

  3. Slice or dice Carrots, slice spring onions and dress with salt and pepper

  4. Mix Olive Oil and White Wine Vinegar together to make dressing

All our recipes are created for a healthy lifestyle by Perth's own Anna Van Dyken from Feed Me Healthy®

Have you Created a Feed Me Healthy® Recipes

 

We would love to see it on your Instagram page @greenplatebbq

On Greenplate® Barbecues you can guarantee that your food will be cooked at the right temperature to keep you safe and healthy

Healthy Food | Healthy Family | Healthy Life

 

Healthy Chicken Skewers

What better way to celebrate with family and friends than with wonderful food. Next time you have a family get together in the park, take along Feed Me Healthy’s easy healthy Chicken Skewers.

Healthy Chicken Skewers

The skewers can be made with any ingredients that you like. Add mango, maybe some other types of fruit that tingle your taste buds.

Ingredients
  • Red Onion
  • Capsicum
  • Pineapple
  • Chicken
  • Tomato
  • Mushrooms
  • Or add whatever takes your taste buds to delight
Feed Me Healthy Notes

On Greenplates® barbecues you can guarantee that your food will be cooked at the right temperature to keep you safe and healthy.

Healthy Food | Healthy Family | Healthy Life

All our recipes are created for a healthy lifestyle by Perth's own Anna Van Dyken from Feed Me Healthy®

Have you Created a Feed Me Healthy® Recipes

 

We would love to see it on your Instagram page @greenplatebbq

On Greenplate® Barbecues you can guarantee that your food will be cooked at the right temperature to keep you safe and healthy

Healthy Food | Healthy Family | Healthy Life

 

Greenplate’s New PID Technology

In previous tech stories we have discussed 3 major problems currently facing park electric BBQs.

  1. Hysteresis
  2. Ferro – Resonance
  3. Thermocouple Placement/Accuracy

Greenplate has spent several years developing a new heart for its BBQ to give users better satisfaction and owners greater reliability, performance and energy efficiency. A detailed explanation of the new technology is explained below.

What is P.I.D.?

Proportional Integral Derivative determines the amount of power required in relation to the rate of rise or fall of the cooking temperature. It does this by MOSFET switching, effectively wave clipping the incoming AC voltage. This power adjustment is undertaken on a per cycle basis i.e. 50 times per second. This means that the BBQ determines the amount of power required to maintain the set temperature no matter the amount of food applied to the plate.

By wave clipping the incoming AC current the saturation point of the transformer is never reached. Therefore eliminating previous issues when the transformer was reaching the saturation point.

For more details on the saturation of transformers and ferro-Resonance please refer to previous Greenplate News Chatter articles explaining this in greater detail. (Click Here)

Hysteresis is now eliminated by the new control system, current BBQ’s will detect a large temperature drop and then apply the full amount of power to the heating element, once temperature is reached the power is switched off. Greenplate’s new PID technology never completely switches power off to the element providing enough power to maintain the temperature not waiting for it to drop then trying to recover.

For more details regarding hysteresis and BBQ temperature control refer to Greenplate News Chatter article explaining this in greater detail. (Click Here)

Even with a thermocouple and MOSFET switching the real plate temperature i.e. the surface temperature will always be different to the thermocouple located directly under the plate. Years of experimentation has resulted in Greenplate developing an algorithm to determine the difference. This now instructs the equipment to display actual true temperature of the cooking plate itself not what the thermocouple is reading underneath the cooking plate. This is now displayed on a Digital Temperature screen located on the body of the BBQ and the temperature range is now adjustable from 50 – 400 °C.

To greater understand the differences that occur with thermo placement and control refer to Greenplate News Chatter article explaining this in greater detail. (Click Here)

The development and implementation of this revolutionary control system allows Greenplate to provide the best cooking performance on the market along with greater reliability and energy efficiency. This combination overcomes all obstacles that have persisted park electric BBQs since their inception over 40 years ago.

Greenplate® & Carbon Neutral Adelaide

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Carbon Neutral Adelaide. As a Partner, Greenplate® has been recognised for our commitment and contribution to reducing emissions, helping to make the City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city.

The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner Program celebrates and empowers business and community organisations to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, provide leadership and encourage others to take action.

As the world’s first carbon neutral city, the City of Adelaide will be a showcase for embracing the economic, social and environmental opportunities of responding to climate change, including the uptake of renewable energy and clean, smart technologies.

Carbon Neutral Adelaide will provide a platform to attract new investment to the City and the State and create opportunities for local business, innovation and new industries. Carbon Neutral Adelaide will strengthen Adelaide’s reputation as a smart, green, liveable and creative city.

To find out more information about the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner Program and how you can play your part visit www.carbonneutraladelaide.com.au

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