Choosing a Combi Oven
Choosing a Combi Oven
What is a Combi Oven?
A combination (also known as combi) oven uses three methods of cooking in one appliance: convection, steam, and a combination both. Convection, or the circulation of dry heat, can be used to bake bread or roast meats. The steam function delicately steams or poaches fish, steams rice, or cooks vegetables so they are moistly cooked. When using the combination function, both steam and convection work together to produce results that are moist, flavorful, and with a nice finishing. Combi oven allows roast chicken to have crispy and brown skin while keeping the meat juicy and tender.
Having a combi oven replaces the needs to have separate steamer and convection oven which can be costly in initial investment, space consuming, and eventually a higher maintenance.
What are the Benefits of Combi Ovens?
Combi Ovens is the investment when you a need an appliance that does it all.
Multitasking Cook Line
A combi oven is flexible when switching between steaming and convection fuctions. And when set to lower temperatures it can do many of the duties of a proofer, holding cabinet, or slow cooker. While the upfront investment is more than any single piece of equipment, it’s usually still more cost-efficient than buying multiple pieces of equipment.
Combi ovens can roast, steam, sous vide, smoke, braise, bake, rethermalize, and oven fry foods. This makes them a great way to boost capacity or save on space by replacing multiple units on your cook line entirely.
Accurate Temperature and Moisture
Accurate controls cook at precise temperature and steam settings, for maximum customization.
Programmable menus let you hard load or manually input recipes and cook modes. This turns even complex recipes with intricate steam and convection settings into the press of a few buttons.
Increased Food Yields
By using both steam and convection in your recipes you can preserve flavors and nutrients, which results in a higher-quality finished product. This is perfect for meats since the moisture from steam helps to prevent meats from drying out and shrinking, keeping cuts tender and juicy.