Lincat is set to dispatch the first of its new Convector convection ovens, which were previewed at this year’s Commercial Kitchen show.
The units feature a two-speed, bi-directional fan to ensure even heat distribution and consistent results throughout the cabinet.
There are three new models to choose from – each available with either Touch or Manual+ control – making six new ovens in total. Touch models are operated by a touchscreen to deliver a broader range of cooking options, with more sophisticated control. They are also equipped with a five-level humidity feature to add moisture into the cooking cabinet, and an individual nine-hour timer for each shelf.
Touch models can be operated in three modes – manual, shelf timer or phased – as Paul Hickman, Lincat’s culinary development manager, explained: “The ‘phased’ option allows you to programme up to four cooking stages or ‘phases’. Individual temperatures, humidity levels, fan speeds and times can be assigned to each.
“As such they are perfect for baking, bake-off, roasting, braising and reheating in a wide range of settings, from restaurants and retail outlets, to butchers’ shops and garden centres.”
Each of the new ovens offers timed cooking, with what is designed to be accurate temperature control. At the end of the cooking cycle a buzzer sounds, and flashing ‘ready’ lights illuminate the whole cabinet until the door is opened.
The range is being manufactured in the UK at Lincat’s purpose-built manufacturing facilities in Lincoln.
MD Chris Jones commented: “Designing and manufacturing our own equipment here in the UK means that our customers don’t have to worry about quality, Brexit-related price uncertainty or extended delivery times.
“We are really excited therefore to bring this innovative and powerful new range of convector ovens to market and believe that they will become firm Lincat favourites.”
The smallest of Lincat’s new Convector range is the 3kW, three-shelf CO133, which has a drop-down door and takes 2/3 gastronorms. The largest, in terms of cooking capacity, is the 4.8kW CO235, which takes 1/1 gastronorms on three shelves and has a drop-down door.
Each is supplied in the UK with a 2 year comprehensive parts and labour warranty.