Panasonic will be revealing its new Speed Convection Oven, aimed at visitors from the food to go sector, at the Commercial Kitchen show, at the NEC, in June.
According to Iain Phillips, sales and marketing manager, Panasonic UK, with the food to go specialists (worth £4.6bn) in growth, and convenience and forecourt operators (worth £2.5bn) introducing dedicated food to go counters in stores, there is a need for a cost-effective alternative to the accelerated cooking options already available.
He said: “We are delighted to be returning to Commercial Kitchen and have once again chosen to launch a new product there as the audience is so relevant, being a dedicated equipment show. Our Speed Convection Oven was originally designed in conjunction with Starbucks in Japan and has been used across their estate for the last two years. After consultation with UK operators, it has now been developed to suit the British market.
“The SCV-2 Speed Convection Oven is an exciting launch for us as it adds a new dimension to our existing range of commercial microwaves and gives us the opportunity to offer an affordable solution to those seeking an oven with excellent build quality that will perform in a high throughput environment.”
The SCV-2 oven is designed for applications where space is at a premium and speed is of the essence. It is fitted with a catalytic converter for extraction-free cooking and has two inverters, cooled by four fans. There is an accessory kit that includes a ceramic base tray, wire rack, ceramic plate, non-stick basket and a pizza paddle, and the oven can store up to 1,000 cooking programmes, with images, on a removable SD card, all of which is accessible via a touch control panel.
The oven has an easy-access, front mounted filter, operates at a temperature range of 180°-280°C and is a compact size (W 474mm x D 565mm x H 412mm).
Panasonic will be at stand H15 at Commercial Kitchen on June 6-7 at the NEC Birmingham