Uxbridge-based foodservice and food retailing equipment provider, Fri-Jado UK, is has launched the BC5 programmable convection oven, which can add a bake off option to food to go sites.
The table top unit is said to be compact and may be located at the front of house to create kitchen theatre. Its interior illumination is designed to maximise the visibility of products to promote impulse purchases.
The BC5 convection oven has the capacity for five 400 x 600mm baking trays spaced at 75mm. For large volume operations units may be stacked to provide additional baking capacity.
The new model functions using a combination of convected heat and steam injection, as well as incorporating a large automatic reversible fan, which should ensure optimum airflow for baking consistency throughout the oven chamber.
The oven’s controller is claimed to allow precise programming of baking time, temperature and steam injection. The controller has the capacity for 25 pre-set programmes, each with three process steps.
The model’s interior and exterior are manufactured in stainless steel for ease of cleaning. Seamless rounded corners in the oven chamber and removable rack guides could also facilitate housekeeping regimes.
Fri-Jado UK’s director of national accounts, Gary Thacker, said: “Our convection ovens provide an all-day revenue stream, allowing food to go operators to offer pastries, croissants and Danish pastries for breakfast service before changing the menu to pies, sausage rolls, pasties, hot rolls, pizza and panini for lunchtime and early evening service. It is also an ideal solution for baking a wide variety of speciality bread.”