Ali Group brand Lainox has launched the 171, a seven grid combi oven mounted on top of a 10 grid, contained in a single body.
It is designed to deliver the flexibility of two separate units but it’s shorter because it’s housed in one body. Both combis’ control panels are mounted at what should be user-friendly heights.
The 171 is said to cost less to buy than two separate models, and it’s claimed to be easier and cheaper to install.
The Lainox range is supplied to the UK by Falcon Foodservice Equipment. Falcon’s marketing manager Barry Hill commented: “The pressure on kitchen space has led to a big demand for combi ovens to be stacked. The 171 is an innovative and elegant way to deliver all the benefits of two stacked combis, with none of the drawbacks.”
The 171 is available in both the top of the range Naboo and the manually controlled Sapiens formats. The Naboo has what are said to be easy to use controls, a range of automated cooking programmes, and connectivity is built in, with direct access from the tablet-style panels to the Lainox Cloud, for tips, training videos and thousands of recipes.
Standard features on the Sapiens include a 2.4in screen and storage of up to 99 recipe programmes.
Both formats of the 171 have an autowash system for each oven and both are also available in gas and electric versions. The 171 measures 930mm wide by 825mm deep and 1,925mm high.