LLK-imported brand Cuppone has launched the Leonardo modular hybrid pizza oven.
The Leonardo can be supplied with a variety of different single deck modules which can be mixed, matched and stacked according to the user’s requirements.
The gastro module features a galvanised steel interior suitable for cooking meat, fish and vegetables, the pizza module carries a cordierite stone base perfect for producing a stone baked pizza, and there’s also the option to add a programmable steam function for soft and shiny pastry products. This variety of cooking module options should enable the user to cook a diverse range of dishes simultaneously.
As the Leonardo carries the capabilities of three separate ovens in one, it is well suited to kitchens with a diverse menu seeking to maximise a limited footprint as well as their budget.
The galvanised steel module is supplied with an increased ceiling height of 25cm to accommodate the rise of bakery products. It is designed to fit 400 x 600cm bakery trays, enabling operations to produce a high output of products to keep up with demand.
A touch screen controls the Leonardo’s 100 individual cooking programmes. The user can also program their own steam cycles, selecting intervals when steam will be injected into the chamber as well as the duration that these steam injections last for.
The Leonardo features a new heat regeneration system that holds the heat within the oven when the door is opened. This feature is not only intended to achieve an improved finished product, but also to reduce the power needed from the oven to regenerate any heat lost, giving this oven high energy efficiency.
Federico Cuppone, MD of Cuppone, said: “We were receiving a lot of requests for an oven dedicated not just to pizza but pastry, bakery and gastro cooking. Chefs want to be able to use their oven to bake pastries in the morning, bread throughout the day, as well as pizzas at night.
“We therefore dedicated ourselves to studying this concept for a number of years and have developed a hybrid oven that can cook pizza, pastry, bread and many more products simultaneously.”
Jenna Lewis, commercial director at LLK, commented: “The Leonardo is a total game changer for our customers and indeed our industry. Enabling kitchens to cook a multitude of products all in one place, with Cuppone’s world renowned quality, the Leonardo modular hybrid oven allows kitchens to diversify their operation.”
LLK, sole importer of Cuppone to the UK, is encouraging its dealers to bring their customers along to its on-site bistro style demo kitchen which is kitted out with the Leonardo alongside a selection of many other items in its catalogue, all plugged in and ready to go. There, the customer can get interactive with the machine to discover for themselves how it fulfils their operation’s needs.