bake - June 2018 - 14
Multi-function bakery and cooking equipment proved the highlight of the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show, where
foodservice operators discovered numerous innovative and
Baxter, recognized for superior, durable baking and cooking
equipment, featured a completely new kind of oven, the
VersaOven. Providing a unique level of versatility, speed and
simpliﬁcation for busy kitchens, the VersaOven combines the
best features of convection, rotisserie and combi ovens into
an easy-to-use, all-in-one, self-cleaning oven that can save
kitchens time, money, space and headaches.
Alto-Shaam showcased its full-size and countertop Vector
Multi-Cook Ovens. With a single oven, Alto-Shaam chefs
prepared items like cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches, pizza
and more in a single oven.
"As kitchen equipment does get smaller, it can make the back
of the house smaller. This favors multi-function players," says
Many new products in the foodservice equipment sector at the National
Bill Davis, sales manager at Edward Don & Company, a leading
Restaurant Assocation show featured time-saving innovations.
distributor of foodservice equipment, who spoke at the 2018
National Restaurant Association Show.
Built to offer the cooking advantages of rotisseries, rack ovens
Baxter's VersaOven features a rotating interior oven rack for
or more heat transfer mechanisms (air impingement, micro-
even cooking results, and a 95,000 BTU/hour in-shot burner
wave, convection), which decrease cook times by more than
system. The VersaOven is also built with a patented, self-
80 percent without compromising quality. TurboChef ventless
contained steam system that generates more steam than a
ovens have internal systems for eliminating grease-laden vapor
standard mini-rack oven. Designed to handle the daily cooking
prior to the grease escaping the oven. The Panini model is a
demands of the busiest delis, grocery stores and retail kitchens,
great ﬁt for making grilled focaccia bread and toasted sand-
the VersaOven has the capacity to ﬁt 10 18-inch by 26-inch
wiches, while the Bullet model is perfect for 8-inch toasted
subs and 14-inch pizzas.
Vector Multi-Cook Ovens from Alto-Shaam offer up to four
"They help with inexperienced cooks because they're
ovens in one. Users can control temperature, fan speed, and
programmed; you can program the oven on a pad and hit
time in each individual oven chamber. Unmatched even-
'pizza,'" Davis says. "I really like the concepts like Blaze
ness in cooking is possible thanks to exclusive Structured Air
Pizza and MOD Pizza. They cook pizzas in 3½ minutes while
Technology, which delivers high-velocity, vertical upward and
customers are going through the line. It is old-school tech-
downward airﬂow. This optimized, focused heat delivers faster,
nology combined with bright young minds."
more even cooking without rotating pans.
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and combi ovens in one convenient and consolidated package,
TurboChef rapid cook ovens feature a combination of two