Pujadas has developed a range of charcoal- or wood-fired ovens designed to be easy to use.
Available in the UK through Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM), these ovens are for use either indoors or in the open air.
The ovens are made of steel and coated with insulating materials to optimise charcoal use and reduce heat radiation. There is an adjustable air inlet and fume outlet and an interior firewall for security. The sunken fire bowl is designed to make the most of the oven space, plus the high lid height allows for several grills and spacious cooking.
The cooking temperature is controlled by regulating the flow of air entering the oven. The juice from the food itself permeates the hot coals, turning them into aromatic particles that envelop the food in smoke to give it a smoky flavour. The ovens are suitable for cooking meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, rice, pizza, desserts, pastries etc and the amount of smoke in the oven can be adjusted according to the depth of taste required.
Cooking temperature is in the range of 250-350°C and the Neoceram glass door is heat resistant up to 750°C. The ovens are suitable for any type of charcoal or wood.
There are three models available, the Oven50, Oven90 and Oven140, in a range of colours, recommended for catering for 50, 90 and 140 diners respectively. Each oven comes with a stainless steel grill, a set of tongs, an ash shovel, charcoal poker and a metal brush to clean the grill. The smallest Oven 50 measures 630 x 710 x 548mm.
Each oven should be fitted with the following accessories for both indoor and outdoor cooking, especially if the oven is not to be extracted from a dedicated exhaust pipe: the hat filter, external cutter flame, and the upper flow regulator. A range of other oven accessories are available including racks and stands.