Danish combi oven manufacturer Hounö is now offering its CombiSlim range with its ‘Let’s Cook’ cloud based technology.
This system provides operators with real time remote access to all ovens across their estate, via PC, iPad, tablet or smartphone.
‘Let’s Cook’ enables monitoring of oven performance and energy consumption, which can be used to assess and control energy costs. The cloud based system may be used to distribute recipes and software from a central source, to all ovens within the organisation, which should simplify workflow, reduce costs and prevent mistakes. ‘Let’s Cook’ may also be used to assess oven operation, facilitating preventative maintenance regimes to eliminate costly downtime
Hounö, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, believes it was one of the first manufacturers to launch mini ovens. The CombiSlim models are available in three sizes: six grid 2/3 GN, six grid 1/1 GN and 10 grid 1/1 GN.
With a width of 513mm and a depth of 811mm, or 611mm for the six grid 2/3 GN model, the small footprint of the CombiSlim ovens should make them suitable for kitchen environments where space is at a premium. For high volume operations with limited workspace, CombiSlim modules may be stacked to provide increased cooking capacity.
Despite their compact size, the CombiSlim models are designed to deliver fast cooking cycles, good food quality, optimum control, functionality, operator safety, ease of use and sustainability. All Hounö combi ovens are supplied with a 4 year warranty.
The ovens use a combination of radiant heat and steam injection, together with a nine speed reversible fan. Cooking modes on all models include hot air, steam injection, cook/regeneration and proving, with Delta-T and cook and hold modes also available on touch screen models.
The ovens feature a ten step humidity control system, CombiSmart, which is said to automatically ensure the correct amount of steam within the oven chamber.
Units equipped with the touch screen controller have the capacity for 500 stored recipes, each with up to 15 phases, and a cook book with pre-set programmes. Standard CombiSlim models incorporate a digital controller with a selection dial interface. The digital controller has the capacity for 50 recipes, each with up to 10 steps. All models are supplied with a multi-point core temperature probe.
Touch screen models also incorporate the CombiWash automatic cleaning system and integrated hand shower. Standard models are supplied with a semi-automatic cleaning system and a hand shower. Seamless oven chambers, together with removable rack guides and fan cover plate are designed to facilitate cleaning regimes.
CombiSlim ovens include a number of ergonomic and safety features, including ventilated double glazed ‘cool touch’ doors, a two-step safety handle to minimise the possibility of scalding from escaping steam, a door stop function for ease of loading/unloading and a drip tray system to eliminate slippery floors.