Catering equipment supplier FEM has responded to demand for more space-serving cooking equipment by launching the Alto Shaam Vector multi-cook oven in the UK.
The appliance offers up to four separate oven chambers in one compact unit and features a special new airflow technology that delivers faster, more even cooking.
The fact it is a ventless operation and 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, according to the company.
The vertical airflow has the added benefit that when the door is opened, very little heat escapes.
“The Vector is a truly versatile cooking appliance that can increase production, improve quality and save time,” said 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 Vector oven is controlled through an 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 smallest Vector is the two-chamber VMC-H2H, which measures 533mm wide by 993mm deep and 724mm high. It has a list price of £13,250 and is available through FEM dealers.