Unox has launched a first ever self-washing combi speed oven, hailing it the company’s most innovative product yet.
The SPEED-X oven means users no longer have to choose between a combi or speed oven, according to the Italian manufacturer.
Unox briefed partners in Europe on the development last week and said the launch would create a completely new breed of commercial-grade ovens for the foodservice industry.
SPEED-X units will begin shipping from the Unox factory in Italy to international markets from March 2022.
The SPEED-X is designed for foodservice environments where speed of service is paramount, without compromising on quality.
Unox believes it will appeal to everyone from small outlets to Michelin-starred restaurants and said “ideal venues” would include pubs, dark kitchens, QSR and casual dining chains, as well as transport catering in the travel sector and petrol stations.
It is also geared towards traditional restaurants that want to speed up preparation with full loads to drastically reduce service times.
The SPEED-X contains two fans, which Unox says reduces cooking times by 20% in comparison to its predecessors, and features a new HYPER.Speed technology that combines steam, air and microwaves so that food can be heated, cooked or browned in seconds.
It can make a toasted ham and cheese sandwich in 75 seconds while a sea bass fillet is fully cooked in just 90 seconds.
Existing Unox customers will be familiar with the STEAM.Maxi and ADAPTIVE.Cooking systems that the SPEED-X uses, but it also contains some new technology incorporated for the first time.
This includes MULTI.Time programming, a system that allows users to cook different products at different times in the same oven. It allows up to 10 dishes to be prepared at once with guaranteed precision.
SPEED-X is also equipped with a Digital.ID operating system that Unox describes as the most advanced it has ever installed on an oven.
Hyperconnection and an intuitive interface allow users to control the oven easily. In fact, while UNOX continues to lead the way in technological innovation for professional ovens, the user experience and ease of use remain of utmost importance.