Thinking about getting a commercial oven? An oven is one of the most important appliances in a Commercial Kitchen. It affects your staff’s productivity and helps you achieve high-quality, flavored food while cooking multiple dishes at once without compromising texture or taste.
What are some things you should consider before purchasing a commercial oven? Which type of oven do you want and which one will serve you best? Are you settling for a Convection, Combi, Electric, or Gas oven?
A vital factor that you should consider while selecting a commercial oven is the number of advanced features it has, based on your custom requirements. A good quality commercial oven should have longer durability, a stainless-steel body, consume less energy (be it electricity or gas), take minimum time to preheat, and have all the latest essential features.
Here are some of the key factors to consider when buying a commercial oven;
The first step is to determine the space for the oven. Measure your space to ensure a new oven will fit perfectly in your kitchen. That also means considering maneuverability–think about whether your staff can easily and safely move past the oven without being obstructed.
- Type of oven.
Most ovens comprise of the same components; therefore, you can easily get the same functionality with an oven whose primary source of energy is gas, electricity, or both. The more intricate options come in when you are choosing whether you want a Convection, Deck, or Combi- Steamer oven.
A Convection Oven is fitted with a fan to better circulate hot air inside the oven. This ventilation system makes the meals cook evenly and faster, making it ideal for bakeries since bread, cakes or other bakery products will bake perfectly. They are also way easier to clean.
Then comes a combination of both steam and the convection cooking processes- Combi ovens. Combi ovens are extremely popular and incredibly versatile. They offer an impressive range of cooking techniques in one machine. Safe, stylish & economical. In addition, Combi ovens are easier to use, the perfect choice for steaming, cooking, roasting & baking.
Deck ovens use a method of conduction for cooking. They can cook more diverse food than conveyor ovens, and you can control the cooking process more. They can be made of metal, brick, or ceramic tiles to transfer heat efficiently, making them ideal for pizzerias.
- Features of the oven.
The only way to know which of the above-listed ovens is best for your commercial kitchen is to stipulate which features align with what you want to use the oven for. Do you want an oven with 2,4,6, or 9 trays? How many decks would suit your pizzeria? What quality, what brand are you looking for? What is the functionality and ease of use of your oven?
At times, the most sensible option is sticking with an oven with basic features so that it’s easy to operate by all staff members. Then again, you might also want to invest in an oven that uses smart technology to help you drive energy efficiency and save money. Well, we got you covered with our extensive Commercial oven Range.
After a sale what we consider ensuring that the products you have purchased from us, in this case, the ovens, have good maintenance and aftercare. This brings us to the final two points:
- Availability of spare parts
Replacement parts and accessories will definitely extend the life of your commercial kitchen oven. Some even have the flexibility of giving the manufacturer the ability to add new features to the oven.
Cleaning your oven regularly increases its longevity. A dirty oven is basically an occupational health and safety hazard. Therefore, it is salient to invest in Kitchen Extraction systems, but hey this is a conversation for another day.
We recommend you service your oven quarterly for smooth running and to avoid a scenario where grease and waste from previous dishes affect the flavor and quality of the food you serve.
To sum it up, trust Merican to help you find the ideal equipment unit, whether you are fitting out a commercial kitchen, large restaurant, or smaller café shop.