How the Right Oven Can Benefit More than Just Your Bottom Line
How the Right Oven Can Benefit More than Just Your Bottom Line
Jan 26, 2024
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Baking up tasty dishes like portobello lasagna, pecan-crusted chicken, cheesy flatbread pizza, or a delectable chocolate lava cake takes the hard work and precision of a trusty commercial oven. Ovens are the backbone of most foodservice operations, and there are many options to choose from. Whether single, double, conveyor, combi, rotisserie, microwave, or steam oven, having the right oven helps your operation work toward more than just improved profit margins. Let’s look at some other ways the right oven can benefit your food service establishment.

Consistency

A commercial oven with the right technology is essential to providing consistently cooked dishes. Precision heating is one technology that never disappoints. With controlled, quick blasts of heat, food is cooked quickly and perfectly every time. Programmable preset options are another smart tech that makes it easy for operations to create the same dish consistently again and again. It doesn’t matter who’s on the schedule. Preset recipes and the simple touch of a button trigger an intuitive oven to cook dishes exactly how the recipe states — no more overdone baked salmon or undercooked chicken breast. Customers want consistency in their eateries; the right oven can bring it every time.

Employee safety

Having the correct equipment on hand is essential in minimizing hazards in the workplace and keeping employees safe (a top priority for every food service establishment). There are a lot of examples of this. For one, newer ovens often have more advanced ergonomics than older models. A better design creates a more efficient workspace, lowering employee exertion and increasing safety. For example, some conveyor ovens offer a front-facing control to eliminate the safety risk of reaching over the hot belt to change settings. In addition, automation components (such as conveyors and auto load/unload capabilities) limit repetitive movements that can cause injury over time. Updating equipment also keeps other safety aspects in check and can prevent unseen hazards such as faulty electrical wires. Any way you cut it, replacing an outdated oven is a safety win.

Reduced waste

We’ve already covered that dishes consistently cooked with automation and programmable settings increase customer satisfaction by providing fewer chances of over or undercooking food; it also affects the amount of food waste your establishment creates. Food is expensive; the average cost is 28% to 35% of most foodservice budgets. Reducing waste by cooking it right the first time can save establishments significantly, but there we go again, talking about profits!

Efficiency

Ask any foodservice operator where they’d like to gain ground, and efficiency will be one of the top-running answers. Automation capabilities that come with certain ovens are excellent ways to increase efficiency by allowing employees to multitask safely. So, while the braised pork chops finish cooking in the oven, employees can focus on other tickets that make their way to the kitchen.
Energy efficiency is another eco-friendly aspect of purchasing the right oven. In some cases, the energy you save, tax rebates, and other benefits pay for the equipment’s cost over its lifetime. Sustainability and a lower carbon footprint are huge in today’s world. One excellent option is choosing a ventless oven. These ovens don’t require the heavy energy load (and cost!) a ventilation hooded system, saving precious energy from escaping through the roof.

Introducing an upgrade

Modernizing your commercial kitchen by introducing an upgraded oven will benefit your operation in multiple ways — for years to come. Whether it’s our enclosed-cavity Ovention MiLO® oven with linear impingement and infrared technology or one of our Matchbox conveyor ovens with customizable cook time and independent blower speeds, there’s an oven to meet your operation’s every need. Want to find the perfect oven? Check out our blog, “3 Reasons Quality Oven Equipment Is Your Kitchen’s Secret Ingredient.”

Ovention Ovens Make It Easy
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 2000/1600/1200
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 2000/1600/1200

If you value precision and volume, Ovention has the perfect oven to fit your operation. The Shuttle sets the new standard for conveyor ovens everywhere. No other oven can operate as both a conveyor and a closed-cavity oven.

Matchbox® 1718/1313
Matchbox® 1718/1313

Cook a full menu of delicious offerings without an oven hood. The Ovention Matchbox 1718/1313 takes the traditional conveyor oven to a whole new level.

Conveyor 2600/2000/1400
Conveyor 2600/2000/1400

Simple, smart and the right fit for operators looking for a high-throughput conveyor oven. The Ovention Conveyor Oven is the most technologically elegant and operator-friendly conveyor on the market today.

Matchbox® M360 14/12
Matchbox® M360 14/12

Cook a full menu better, faster, and easier. The Ovention Matchbox M360 has Precision Impingement® technology, a unique cooking carousel, and a small footprint, making it the perfect fit for any operation.

Finishing F1400
Finishing F1400

Finish your plates with ease and precision with this robust IR finishing conveyor. Melt, sear, toast, and finish to perfection with this operator-friendly, quiet conveyor.

MiLO® Double/Single
MiLO® Double/Single

Revolutionary infusion of Decoupled Air and Infrared (IR) technologies. Independently controlled top and bottom cavities, each with its own interior light and control panel.

MiSA®‑a12
MiSA®‑a12

Introducing MiSA; Microwave Speed Assist. Higher quality, higher speed, smaller footprint.

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