Manitowoc has introduced the eikon e2S oven to its MerryChef brand’s range.
The small high speed oven is suitable for any operation wanting to prepare fresh, hot food on demand where space is at a premium. It can cook, reheat, toast and bake food items such as toasted sandwiches, pizzas and wraps.
Featuring easyTouch technology with an icon driven touch screen, the oven has a USB port which can accept memory stick transfers of up to 1,024 different cooking programmes, to ensure menu consistency, especially by operators with multiple locations.
Designed with front-of-house use in mind, it is available in two exterior cool-to-the-touch options: Classic, featuring a stainless steel exterior and Trend, which offers a choice of two colours, red and black.
A merchandising panel/screen is available on the ‘Trend’ model on the back of the unit should it be facing towards the customer. This could display point of sale information or even a timer to count down to when the oven programme will be complete.
Accessory storage is available on the top of the appliance in order to stack cups, cutlery or other crockery.
This compact model is 14in wide with a 12in cavity, which Manitowoc believes is a best in class cavity to footprint ratio. This is said to maximise available space and fit on a standard 600mm deep work surface.
An adaptor is available to connect two of the models’ standard power units to one 32A socket so ‘banks’ of ovens can be installed in busy outlets without a separate power socket for each unit.
With fast warm-up and cool-down times, the Merrychef eikon e2s is claimed to reduce downtime and improve ease of use. Additionally, its seam-welded cavity and large rounded edges are designed to make cleaning quick and simple.
Manitowoc Foodservice national sales manager – UK and Ireland distribution, Steve Hemsil, reported that the e2s has already been trialled by Bagelman in Brighton for the past 2 months, with the local bakery and cafe chain giving good feedback so far. The model will be ready for delivery from the beginning of 2016.