What to look for when you consider buying a commercial oven?

Commercial ovens are designed to deal with the pressure and amount of work that they are required to do in a business commercial kitchen. Domestic appliances are just not u to the job of keeping food constantly produced through an evening dinner service. This is why when you look into any commercial kitchen you will see a variety of equipment pieces including perhaps a 4 Burner Gas Oven

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There are so many different types of ovens to choose form and the ones that you purchase will depend very much on the type of food that you are going to be serving in your food service business.

Here are some of the options available to you:

Oven Range – these usually feature an internal space that is primarily used for cooking meat and/or pastries and will also have a series of gas burners or electric hobs situated in the top. The number of burners or hobs available will depend on the size of the over range that you purchase. There are also larger versions that include a griddle section in the middle of the burners. These dual function options allow you to be baking and boiling or frying all at the same time much like you would do on a domestic oven and hob but on a much larger scale.

Convection Oven – these tend to be in use in kitchens that do not have the space for a full-sized oven range. They have a fan installed internally that helps to distribute heat evenly through the chamber. Fan ovens usually have reduced cooking times or temperatures and help to reduce the amount of shrinkage that can occur when cooking meat as the heat is directed evenly around the joint rather than concentrated in one or two main areas.

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Pizza Oven – these usually operate on a conveyor basis and are often found in take away establishments or large dining halls and also in pizza restaurants. A set of rollers slowly manoeuvre the food through the cooking element at the necessary speed for the item that is being cooked. These conveyor ovens can be used to cook pizzas, paninis and a variety of other items.

There are many other oven varieties available and these can include combination ovens that use a mixture of fan assisted and steam cooking and potato ovens that are used to cook larger quantities of jacket potatoes and keep them warm until they are served.