Foodservice equipment manufacturer, Alto-Shaam, has rolled out a new rotisserie oven that features automatic and self-cleaning elements.
The oven includes an automatic grease collection system, a self-cleaning cycle and programmable and touchscreen options.
The new oven is designed to be safe and easy to use and save time and labor costs for deli and foodservice operators.
Following a series of innovations, the oven is said to consume a fifth less energy in its cooking process and more than a third less water than competitive models.
Robert Simmelink, corporate executive chef at Alto-Shaam, said: “Rotisseries are traditionally difficult and time-consuming to clean, and the grease can be a safety hazard.
“With this solution, safety is not compromised, and operators no longer have to worry about spilling hot grease on their hands, arms and body.”
The grease collection system automatically activates during the cooking process and pumps grease into external containers for safe handling and disposal.
By eliminating the need to lift and carry grease collection pans, foodservice operators should be able to save labour and improve safety.
He added: “Cleaning is completed automatically, saving time and money, and allowing staff to be better employed on more value-added activities.”
The new design is suitable for front-of-house operations and enables users to configure the rotisserie with other equipment, such as its companion holding cabinet or another rotisserie oven.
Simmelink said: “We work with our customers to determine the best solution for their needs based on industry trends, menus and packaging type. By tailoring equipment systems to the customer, we are able to exceed their expectations.”