Lainox has come up with a way of integrating two combi ovens into one body so that operators no longer have to stack units when seeking extra cooking capacity.
Many kitchens save space by stacking one oven on top of the other, benefitting from twice the potential output from a single footprint.
But the drawback is that the upper shelves of the top unit can be hard to reach, which may compromise safety, while the control panel of the lower one can be awkward to operate. And ultimately, each oven still remains a separate unit, so all the systems are duplicated.
However, Lainox claims to have overcome that conundrum by launching the 171, a seven-grid combi mounted on top of a ten-grid, contained in a single body.
It delivers the flexibility of two separate units but, because it’s housed in one frame, it’s shorter, and so safer, while both combis’ control panels are mounted at user-friendly heights.
The 171 also costs less to buy than two separate models, and it’s easier and cheaper to install, according to the company.
Barry Hill, marketing manager of Falcon, which distributes the Lainox range in the UK, said: “The pressure on kitchen space has led to a big demand for combi ovens to be stacked. The 171 is an innovative and elegant way to deliver all the benefits of two stacked combis, with none of the drawbacks.”
The 171 is available in both the top of the range Naboo and the manually controlled Sapiens formats.
Both formats of the 171 have an autowash system for each oven and both are also available in gas and electric versions. The 171 measures 930mm wide by 825mm deep and 1925mm high.