Unox has unveiled its latest innovation in a digital premiere ahead of its physical debut at the Host Milano show, starting today.
Visitors to hall 5 stand E17 F20 at the exhibition will be treated to the first public viewing of Speed-X, the first ever self-washing combi speed oven, which introduces a completely new breed of commercial-grade ovens to the foodservice industry.
This revolutionary product is designed to eliminate the need to compromise, and improve both the speed and the quality of cooking processes. Thanks to its two fans, it reduces cooking times by 20% in comparison to its predecessors, while the new Hyper.Speed technology combines steam, air and microwaves, making it possible to heat, cook and brown food in seconds. For example, a toasted ham and cheese sandwich is ready in 75 seconds and a sea bass fillet is fully cooked in just 90 seconds.
The Speed-X is designed for a vast market where the speed of service is paramount, without compromising on quality. From small outlets to Michelin-starred restaurants, suitable venues include pubs, dark kitchens, QSR and casual dining chains, as well as transport catering (in airports and train stations) and petrol stations. The oven is also suited to traditional restaurants, as it can speed up preparation with full loads, to drastically reduce service times.
Scott Duncan, MD of Unox UK, said: “The Speed-X is the first oven to combine the capabilities of a combi oven and those of a speed oven with an additional self-cleaning feature. This not only expands the oven’s capabilities beyond anything that was possible before, but it also allows for an incredible increase in commercial kitchen productivity.”
UNOX has deployed familiar features from its existing cooking equipment range, such as Steam.Maxi and Adaptive.Cooking, but many of these are optimised for the new Speed-X. For example, Multi.Time programming, the technology that allows users to cook different products at different times in the same oven, will allow up to 10 dishes to be prepared at once.
Speed-X is also equipped with cutting edge technology, such as the advanced Digital.ID operating system which utilises artificial intelligence. Hyperconnection and an intuitive interface should allow users to control the oven easily.
Duncan added: “It’s simple to use and incredibly versatile. It’s designed with everyone in mind.”
Speed-X will available to pre-order in the UK from January 2022 and available for shipping from the Unox factory in Italy in March 2022.