Josper, well known for its closed charcoal cooking technology, is expanding its portfolio with its latest Combo launch, which adds a barbecue grill element alongside a solid fuel oven.
Intended to enhance the versatility of solid fuel cooking in a commercial kitchen, the Combo features a traditional HJX enclosed oven and the latest Josper Basque open grill, side by side, positioned on top of a bespoke stainless-steel frame.
The new range is available through Jestic Foodservice Equipment, the exclusive Josper supplier in the UK. Combinations of a HJX 25, 45 or 50 oven (small, medium or large) and a Basque grill with a choice of one or two grill racks are available, with the capacity to cater for up to 200 people per hour.
With an average heat up time of 20 minutes, the Basque features a single or double grill with independent, manually controlled height settings to achieve precision cooking over the charcoal bed. Positioned alongside, the HJX oven gives the same smoky tastes, texture, and aroma from the charcoal cooking process, but in an enclosed chamber. The sealed chamber should allow a consistent operating temperature of up to 400°C, whilst retaining the moisture in food.
Offered with accessories including fire breaks, racks and grates, ash drawers and castors and with the option of additional cookware, grill plates and racks, the Josper Combo is designed to be simple to install and easy to use.
Steve Morris, sales director at Jestic Foodservice Equipment said: “The Josper Combo puts all of the joys of charcoal cooking into one appliance. Chefs will relish the opportunity to cook with precision on open charcoal, whilst also appreciating the consistent temperature merged with the remarkable control that is achievable in the enclosed oven.
“Thanks to the quality craftsmanship and superior materials used in manufacturing a Josper oven, the Combo is equally well placed in an open plan kitchen as it is back of house. Able to engage and fascinate diners, charcoal cooking not only delivers exceptional taste and flavour, but captivates chefs and paying guests alike.”
A standard depth of 900mm and a length dependant on the specifications of each unit should ensures the Josper Combo fits into an existing cookline. Dealers and operators can work with Jestic to ensure adequate ventilation and extraction when using solid fuel cooking, such as that found in the Josper Combo.