Things to Know About Commercial Convection Ovens

Every restaurant must have ovens. Besides cooking great dishes, you need an oven that functions consistently without need for frequent repairs. Waiting for an oven to be repaired means loss of money and potential damage of the restaurant’s reputation. So, whether you are establishing a new kitchen or upgrading the existing one, a commercial convection oven is the wisest purchase to make. The type of oven you decide to buy will depend on the particular application it is intended for. Different restaurants have different needs. Do you need an electric or gas oven? Which type is the best? Which size is the best for your restaurant? There are many considerations you need to make before walking into your electronics distributor shop to buy an oven. Here are some of the things you need to know about commercial convection ovens.

Why the ovens are good for your kitchen

These ovens are widely used mostly due to their convenience, speed and improved quality of recipes. Your kitchen staff can cook food in a speedy way without running the risk of serving under-cooked food. Are you keen on reducing the time your clients have to wait for food? Buy commercial convection ovens since they promise to save time and cook large batch recipes. Besides that, they have storage cabinets and stockable oven options which will increase efficiency of your kitchen space.

Types

Commercial ovens generally use either gas or electricity to heat the inside oven. Commercial ovens can also be categorized based on the particular cooking methods. They come with different designs to cater for all kitchen sizes. They are generally available as countertop ovens, half-size and full floor models. If you have a large restaurant, you need to find commercial convection ovens with multiple ovens to increase overall capacity.

Care and maintenance

A general principle in the care of ovens is to clean the interior and wipe any spills immediately before they begin to burn. If the oven is made of stainless steel, do not use abrasives that could easily scratch the finish. Clean the outside on a weekly basis. A monthly thorough cleaning of the interior parts will help keep the oven in good shape. Steam ovens require daily cleaning as they tend to leave deposit on the walls. To be sure about the cleaning methods and equipment to use, consult the manufacturer.

Proper maintenance of your oven begins with regularly checking if the hinges of the doors are weak or loose, door seals are tightly fixed and the thermostat is properly calibrated.

What to look for in the oven

What to look for in the oven depends on whether you buy a used or new oven. If the oven is used, inspect the interior prior to purchase. Ensure the door seals are working well and do not leak out heat. For used ovens, it’s better to go for the gas powered. Electric ovens tend to break easily and are expensive to repair. The only considerations you make for an electric oven is the interior space, the size, and the level of insulation which should be in accordance to your restaurant’s specific needs.