Italian cooking equipment manufacturer Unox gave Host visitors a glimpse of what is said to be the first ever baking speed oven.
On its stand at the Fieramilano, the firm revealed the Bakerlux Speed.Pro, which combines the functions of a traditional convection oven and a high speed oven.
The cooking chamber can accommodate three 460 x 330mm trays and its full width of 600mm is designed to save kitchen space compared to having to deploy both convection and high speed ovens. Its depth is 797mm, with a height of 541mm.
In bake mode the unit can bake frozen items, and is designed to cope with even delicate products due to the two-speed reversing fan.
Unox estimates the Bakerlux Speed.Pro will be able to bake 27 croissants in 16 minutes, 18 midi baguettes in 18 minutes or three focaccias in 14 minutes.
When in speed mode, the oven can be used to heat and toast food. The appliance accelerates cooking times by combining ‘intense’ ventilation and microwaves.
In this mode it can heat four club sandwiches in 125 seconds, 250g of lasagne in 100 seconds or 250g of chicken wings in 110 seconds.
Touchscreen-operated, the Bakerlux Speed.Pro requires 6.5kW of power and weighs 88kg. The unit will be commercially available from January 2020.