Welbilt UK has launched the Merrychef eikon e1s single counter-top high-speed oven, which is styled for front of house usage.
Steve Hemsil, sales director – UK and Ireland at Welbilt detailed: “The Merrychef eikon e1s provides a compact ‘all-in-one’ solution for businesses that want to prepare fresh, hot food on demand where space is at a premium. Exceptionally versatile and well equipped to deliver fast-paced and consistently great results with every order, the Merrychef eikon e1s enables operators to adapt to changing customer and business needs, along with evolving menus and food trends.”
The oven combines three heat technologies: convection, tuned impingement and microwave, which should allow for cooking times up to 10x faster than conventional ovens. It can cook, reheat, toast and bake a range of fresh or frozen food items at the touch of a button.
Featuring easyTouch technology with an icon driven touch screen, the unit is designed to be simple to operate, allowing staff of any skill level to produce professional food results without the need for excessive training. It also features pre-programmed menus including paninis, chips and pastries.
The Merrychef eikon e1s is said to be a ‘plug and play’ cooking solution and can be used with a standard domestic three-pin plug. In addition, no water connection, drain or hood is required and the unit has a built in catalytic convertor for fully ventless cooking. With a ‘cool to the touch’ exterior, it can be situated in a tight gap without the need for additional space on the sides or back of the unit.