Cooking equipment supplier Ovation Outdoor has stated its intent to open up the solid fuel cooking market to more chefs in the UK with the launch of the Grizzly Commercial charcoal oven.
The company said the oven, which is manufactured in Sheffield by a team of highly skilled craftspeople, has a “remarkably modest price point” of £2,535 plus VAT, making it affordable for many operators.
It is suitable for cooking at temperatures of between 100°C -350°C, monitored via a built-in thermometer, and is simple and easy to use.
The Grizzly Commercial is designed as a tabletop appliance but comes with the option of a stand with locking wheels to allow it to be freestanding where required.
Simon Tappenden, managing director of Ovation Outdoor, the UK agent for the Grizzly Commercial oven, said: “For many, solid fuel cooking is the holy grail of the culinary world. Taking raw ingredients and cooking them directly over hot embers is a skill, which, when done correctly, creates a unique aroma and colour to the foods.
“The closed nature of the chamber also generates the perfect conditions needed to lock in the natural flavours of the ingredients, achieving a wonderful texture.”
The Grizzly Commercial features a robust 10mm solid cooking grid which ideal for searing, a slow roasting shelf with collection tray, a smoker tray, and a heat deflection plate for cooking over indirect heat.
It has a fire-up time of 45 minutes and a burn-time of up to 12 hours from one load to meet the demands of busy kitchens.