Milan plays host to oven innovation

By Ellie Woollven

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New oven innovations were on display at Host Milan
New oven innovations were on display at Host Milan

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Host Milan (18–22 October) provided an opportunity for several firms to introduce new cooking and baking equipment and technology.

Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM), which represents Sirman among other brands in the UK, unveiled Lipari, the largest model in its pizza oven range, capable of cooking up to eight 12-inch pizzas simultaneously.

Constructed from stainless steel and with a panoramic glass door, the machine has an aluminium-plated cooking chamber and stone baking deck, designed to give the pizzas an authentic texture and taste.

Reconfigurable oven

Germany-based combi steamer and baking oven supplier Eloma introduced its new compact class at the show. The Joker can be configured as a convection oven, baking oven or combi steamer in various sizes – GN2/3, GN1/1 and BN43. With a width of just 52cm, the system has a flexible control module and can be used with hot air only or with full steam.

Convotherm, also based in Germany, embraced automated cooking with ConvoSense, an assistance system for its combi ovens. Using artificial intelligence and high-performance sensors, foods are recognised automatically and the cooking process specifically tailored to the food in question is selected.

US-based Alto-Shaam launched the latest version of its Vector H Series Multi-Cook ovens (pictured), featuring a new design and advanced user-friendly interface.

With up to four independent chambers, the temperature, fan speed and time in each one can be controlled individually, enabling them to cook a variety of items with no flavour transfer.

The firm’s patented Structured Air Technology enables high velocity, focused heat for faster, more even cooking, it said.

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