Falcon Foodservice has launched a range of high speed ovens designed for use in areas where space is limited and speed and quality are essential.
Called the Oracle, the ovens incorporate three different methods of heat delivery: microwave, convection and impingement, designed to enable fast cooking with toasting and browning capabilities. Each method can be programmed individually to give the desired results in what is said to be a fraction of the time of conventional appliances.
The combination of cooking technologies means the Oracle is capable of cooking, grilling and toasting, as well as defrosting and regenerating fresh and frozen food.
Measuring 358mm wide by 743mm deep and 578mm high, and able to fit on counters with a depth of 700mm, it can be used for front of house cooking and in small kitchens. Due to the onboard ventless technology, it doesn’t require an extraction hood.
The Oracle is available in three versions: as well as single phase and three phase, there’s a model powered by a standard 13A plug socket.
It’s capable of holding a pizza with a diameter of 300mm, which can be cooked from frozen in as little as one and a half minutes. Meanwhile the Oracle can toast a sandwich in 30 seconds, or cook chicken with potato wedges in two and a half minutes.
The oven is controlled through a 7in touch screen, which uses a customisable, image-based menu that should be simple to use, helping to eliminate issues caused by language barriers. Cleaning should be quick and easy, thanks to the interior’s non-stick coating. The new oven features Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as USB and Ethernet, to enable menu and program updating.
Falcon backs the Oracle with the company’s customer service package, including menu development, chef support and technical assistance. The company also offers a range of accessories for the oven, including Teflon trays, stone plates and specially developed cleaning chemicals.