Most food manufacturers use industrial ovens to prepare their food products. Here are a couple of tips for those who wish to purchase this type of equipment.
Choose an oven with a self-cleaning feature
Due to the fact that industrial ovens are used to prepare large quantities of food every single day, they can become incredibly dirty in a very short period of time. Because the presence of grease and crumbs on the walls and floors of an oven chamber can affect the flavour and quality of the food that is cooked inside it, industrial ovens need to be cleaned on a regular basis.
However, cleaning a large industrial oven by hand is an arduous and lengthy process. It can take up a lot of an employee's time and impede their ability to finish off other important jobs over the course of their workday.
Given this, it is generally best for food manufacturers to select self-cleaning ovens, which will automatically clean themselves without any employee involvement.
Self-cleaning industrial ovens are usually a bit more expensive than standard ovens that need to be manually cleaned. However, by freeing up employees' time and thus enabling them to get on with other, more productive tasks, these types of ovens can increase a food processing facility's overall efficiency levels. As such, they are a worthwhile investment.
Opt for a combi oven
Generally speaking, combi oven models such as the Unox XEVC-2011-EPR are the best option for preparing foods in a food processing facility. The reason for this is that these ovens are multifunctional and can do everything from grilling and roasting foods to baking and steaming them. This makes them both cost-effective and highly efficient.
This can, for example, save the owner of the food processing business money, by enabling them to prepare their products in a variety of ways, without having to purchase multiple types of equipment (such as a food steamer and a grill).
It can also increase the efficiency with which their food products are made, in instances where a single product needs to be cooked in more than one way. For example, if an item needs to be baked and then grilled, this process can be done without an employee having to spend their time transferring the item from an oven to a separate grill. Instead, the combi oven can simply be programmed to perform both functions in the correct sequence.