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What's combination ovens

Jan 13, 2016

Quite simply, a combination oven is the most versatile piece of kit you can have in your kitchen.

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Combination-ovens (also known as combi-steamers) enable chefs to vastly increase the types and styles of cooking at their fingertips, using such features as programmable modes, steamer modes and convection heating.

You will find a large range of combination ovens for heavy-duty use in a commercial kitchen environment.A combination microwave convection oven is a kitchen appliance that combines the even cooking of convection with the speed of microwaving. A regular microwave oven uses radio waves to heat foods quickly and easily in just minutes. A convection oven uses a heating element to quickly bake or brown foods. A combination microwave convection oven has the ability to do both types of cooking.

When a convection and microwave oven are combined in one appliance, the food is cooked simultaneously by microwave energy and by a flow of heated air. This gives you the benefit of fast cooking via the microwave while giving the food a brown outer coloring, along with other features. A convection oven can crisp the surface of some foods by first drying their surface via the circulation of hot air in the cooking process. 

Browning foods is beneficial when you are baking or roasting, as it gives the food a look of being done. Convection ovens use a fan to circulate hot air to cook and brown the food. This helps keep meats moist by sealing in the juices via a fast-cooking method.

Because microwave and convection ovens cook food so fast, there is no need to preheat the food before putting it in the oven. In fact, frozen foods can even been defrosted by the microwave action of the oven.. Combination ovens are very easy to control.


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