Glen Dimplex continues with British manufacturing strategy

Furthering its strategy to bring manufacturing back in-house, Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances has launched a range of convection ovens for its Burco Commercial brand.

The three new oven types will be constructed at the company’s Merseyside base, which has received much investment in order to ramp up production. Previously the company imported its equipment from Chinese factories.

“Manufacturing in the UK means we can be more responsive and flexible – and distributors do not need to hold as much stock because we can supply equipment quickly,” Jon Usher, head of UK sales and marketing, told Catering Insight.

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The new range comprises a compact 2.5kW countertop model, a large 3kW plug-in type and a powerful 6kW electrically hardwired unit.

The countertop convection oven is 2/3 Gastronorm compatible, and features a moveable shelf for enhanced versatility and an internal light for greater visibility while cooking.

The large single phase version has full Gastronorm compatibility, a glass fronted door and sturdy door handle and four removable shelves, seated on a ladder rack at each side. The appliance includes simple to use dials at the bottom of the chamber to ensure a minimal footprint, while an internal light and timer allow the operator to continue with other kitchen duties.

A ‘Cook & Hold’ feature found on both large models in the range allows the chef to maintain a desired temperature for an extended period of time. Furthermore a new addition for these two models is a steam injection valve, connected to the mains water supply, which ensures optimum levels of humidity within the chamber and therefore consistent results.

The 6kW type also features two fans for optimum heat distribution and a quick heat up time. The power combined with the twin fan system is also able to reduce temperature shock associated with placing large frozen items into a pre-heated oven.

The range will be commercially available at the end of March.

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