As the size of kitchens continues to get squeezed, operators are looking for inventive ways to get more production out of less space. Now FEM has launched a radical solution in the shape of the Vector multi-cook oven, manufactured by Alto Shaam, which offers up to four separate oven chambers in one compact unit. It’s quick, too, with a special new airflow technology that delivers faster, more even cooking, while its ventless operation, and the fact that it needs no water connection, means it can be placed anywhere.
Vector ovens are available with two, three or four separate cooking chambers. Each is entirely independently controlled, with its own time, temperature and fan settings. There is no possibility of flavour transfer between the chambers – and all units are just 530mm wide.
The oven’s speed is down to the Structured Air Technology feature. This innovative design delivers a high velocity, vertical airflow from the bottom and top of each chamber. It produces completely even temperature control, throughout each chamber, and faster cooking results – with no need to rotate or monitor cooking pans. The vertical airflow has the added benefit that when the door is opened, very little heat escapes.
The Vector oven is easy to use, thanks to its intuitive touchscreen panel which can be programmed with pre-set recipes. When food in any chamber is cooked, staff are alerted with an audio alarm.
“The Vector is a truly versatile cooking appliance that can increase production, improve quality and save time,” says Mark Hogan, marketing and sales manager of FEM. “It was unveiled at Host and stirred up a lot of interest – because while the benefits it delivers are crystal clear, it’s also a brand new concept, in a category all of its own.”
The smallest Vector is the two-chamber VMC-H2H, which measures 533mm wide by 993mm deep and 724mm high. The three-chamber model, the VMC-H3H measures 533 wide by 993mm deep and 904mm high. The largest Vector multi-cook oven is the four-chamber VMC-H4H which also has a small footprint at just 533mm wide, 993mm deep and 1082mm