What to consider before choosing your combi

What to consider before choosing your combi
May 7, 2019 Moffat

Every kitchen is different. For this reason, it’s important to choose a combi-steam oven best suited to the needs of yours. From the hustle and bustle of restaurants to smaller food trucks, café and kiosks, there’s a Convotherm combi-steam oven to fit every cooking operation. Here, we look at what you should consider before you choose your Convotherm combi.

How do I choose my combi?

Purchasing equipment for your kitchen is similar to buying a car – you want to make sure that it’s going to get you from A to B without any hiccups, and look good while doing it. Additionally, you want to make sure that it’s going to cover all your bases and do exactly what you need it to. Thankfully, the Convotherm range of combi-steam ovens has a different user interface to choose from. easyTouch, a 9″ full-touchscreen that is a digitally driven control panel. Or easyDial, when classic meets customised control.

The range utilise various heat technologies and functions for truly unrivaled capabilities which cover a range of cooking types, including:

  • Roasting
  • Steaming
  • Grilling
  • Baking
  • Overnight low-temperature cooking
  • Frying
  • Reheating
  • Crisping
  • Sous-vide
  • Core probe cooking
  • Multi-step cooking
  • Mixed load cooking

It’s important to note, however, that your choice of combi-steam oven needs to be determined by the size of your commercial cooking operation to ensure maximum output.

What size do I need?

When choosing your combi, think realistically about your peak serving times, what you are cooking and the number of dishes you’re likely to shift during these periods. When it comes to Convotherm, smaller size doesn’t mean performance is compromised.

The dynamic processes of Convotherm extend across the seven size range of combi-steam ovens, from six-tray mini iterations to the large Convotherm 40-tray combi-steamer oven with a 122 dish capacity. This includes automatic cleaning processes and intuitive moisture control through ACS+ technology.

For those operating hospitals or catering for conferences, the 40-tray easyDial or easyTouch option is definitely a great investment for your kitchen, especially where banqueting is considered. The heating conditions of the Convotherm combi-steam ovens can be fully customised for the perfect regenerate heat, so chefs can prepare meals in advance for high volumes of service. This makes Convotherm an ideal bulk cooking solution ensuring that food isn’t overly moist or too dehydrated when reheating.

With the countless benefits, it’s no wonder that kitchen operators from all over the world are switching to Convotherm for their commercial cooking equipment.

Ready to make the switch? Get in touch with the team at Moffat to explore the Convotherm range for yourself.