Walk through into any commercial kitchen and you will find one or more varieties of the commercial oven. This equipment have been used by many culinary enthusiasts for many decades to cook different food recipes like casseroles, breads and meats. From convection ovens to finishing ovens, there are literally hundreds of commercial ovens from dozens of manufacturers of kitchen equipment and choosing which one is right for your needs can be a very depressing task. In this article I will show you a little insight into the different types of commercial ovens you might want to have in your commercial kitchen.
Ensuring that the right commercial oven is selected for your business is very important. What type of commercial oven is right for you is entirely down to what type of restaurant you want to open. There are several commercial ovens available to choose from when it comes to selecting kitchen equipment for your restaurant. The uses and specialties of each vary from one to another.
We’re all familiar with the standard oven, also called as a conventional oven, and most of us have been using them as part of our commercial or residential kitchens for many years. This kitchen equipment uses an electric element or gas burner to heat the air in the oven cavity. The biggest downside of the conventional oven is the lack of airflow inside the oven cavity. This makes the possibility for uneven heat distribution which causes hot and/or cold spots in the oven, which will lead to uneven cooking and longer cooking period. However, the conventional oven still has been used successfully for many years, up to this day it still does a fine job at cooking.
The next on the standard oven is the commercial convection oven, this equipment operates the same as the standard oven but with one major difference. The Convection oven has a blower or fan that circulates the heated air in the oven cavity which creates an even heat distribution and will result to a more even cooking. While convection ovens cost a little more than the conventional ovens, they are energy efficient and reduces the operating cost in the long run. This oven also cook more evenly, slightly faster and provides consistent result than a conventional oven that helps reduce the cooking period, which will save you time and money.
Combi Ovens are multi-functional and uses steam during the cooking process. It the ability to cook with moist heat, dry heat and can also be used as a steamer. This equipment uses the same convection technology as a convection ovens. By the use of steaming, these equipment can cook for about 20% faster than conventional and convection ovens. Many schools have started to adopt combi ovens in their kitchens because of the versatility and health benefits. Some schools are not serving fried food anymore and the combi oven gives them the ability to steam vegetables and bake food items like chicken nuggets and oven-baked french fries and still get the desired result. This equipment is pretty expensive, but if you can afford the initial investment you will definitely love the way these ovens work in the long run.
Toaster ovens have quick warm-up infrared heating components at the top and bottom of the oven cavity and also have one or two wire racks. Toaster Oven have different models available with convection heat or radiant heat. With convection heat, a fan continually pushes the heated air to move around, allowing a more even toasting. However, radiant heat depends on natural air currents to heat the food.
Pizza Oven can provide your business with the ability to quickly and easily make pizzas with your most popular toppings to keep up with your high customer demand. If you want a pizza oven to handle the basics, a small and inexpensive unit works well. For precise cooking and the ability to handle a variety of recipes, choose a bigger pizza oven. Electric ovens are the easiest type of pizza oven to set up and with only a power source needed you can begin using them immediately. Electric oven is more suited to those on a budget, looking for immediate set up oven that is easy to use and maintain.
A Steam oven usually features a removable, integral water tank. These types of ovens use water vapor to cook food fast and they are a healthy way to cook as steaming seals in the flavor and vitamins into the food. Pressurized models cook at 100 degree Celsius higher than conventional ovens. Steam-only ovens cannot brown or crisp food and pressurized models can be too powerful for fish and desserts.
As the name suggests, Finishing oven gives food its finishing touch by melting, browning, melting or glazing the top layer. For flawless presentation, finishing ovens are the final step for many food preparations. Heating elements are installed at the top of the finishing oven, which directs the heat only the top surface of the food item. Desserts acquire glazing, onion soup receives it melted cap of cheese and meats are browned just before serving to the restaurant costumers.
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