Alto-Shaam has added to its Vector multi-cook oven range with a Deluxe model that it believes helps kitchens comply with social distancing by delivering more productivity from fewer people.
Supplied by FEM, the Vector Deluxe adds a series of advances to the oven’s control systems, including Wi-Fi connectivity.
As well as allowing one chef to cook up to four different dishes at once, quickly, in one compact unit, this new Vector allows staff to remotely download information such as HACCP, without needing to visit the kitchen, thanks to ChefLinc, the Vector’s cloud-based remote oven management system. Meanwhile, the Vector Deluxe has been designed to suit both front- and back-of-house location.
The Vector Deluxe’s controls include image-based instructions for the recipes it can store. Chefs can program new recipes with unlimited steps and actions, to ensure consistent result. The unit also records and stores all technical and operational data, including a HACCP log.
The unit’s four independent cooking chambers mean one person working alone can prepare a range of dishes, simultaneously. In a given time, the Vector is claimed to cook twice the amount of food compared to a conventional appliance.
The speed is based on its heating system, called Structured Air Technology, which is designed to deliver a high velocity, vertical airflow. This is said to cook food more quickly than conventional appliances, and as the heat moves vertically it shouldn’t escape when the door is opened, making for a cooler, more comfortable work environment.
There are three models in the Vector Deluxe range, offering a choice of two, three and four oven chambers. The smallest, the countertop VMC-H2 Deluxe, accommodates two 2/3GN pans and measures 752mm high by 533mm wide and 953mm deep.