Convortherm says that a patented system it developed to prevent fumes and vapours escaping from its ovens has the added benefit of keeping spores and bacteria out.
The unique Advanced Closed System+ has taken on added significance in this time of heightened hygiene awareness by stopping germs and viruses from entering the oven.
Acting as a sealed cooking chamber, the system boasts automatic moisture adjustment, perfect steam saturation and fast, even heat transfer.
By working like a lid on a saucepan, it keeps heat and moisture in, allowing the temperature to rise more rapidly with less energy being required.
In doing so, it also prevents viruses entering the chamber, which is especially important when cooking at low temperatures.
Steve Hemsil, sales director at Welbilt UK, says it’s a feature that sets it apart from other combination ovens.
“The Convotherm Advanced Closed System+ has been the envy of the industry for many years, largely because of the way it eliminates vapours escaping and thus the reduced energy required for cooking a variety of dishes.
“However, up until now, few have really appreciated the associated benefit of outside factors, such as airborne viruses, being able to sneak into the cooking chamber. This is extremely important for overnight, low temperature cooking as well as providing added reassurance to both the operator and customer.”
Convotherm ovens also come with other additional hygiene and sanitisation features.
All handles are made from antibacterial and antimicrobial plastic featuring silver ions to give users additional security against the transmission of germs, while a steam sterilisation feature can be activated at the touch of a button at the end of the standard oven cleaning cycle.
Steam is proven to inactivate and kill bacteria and viruses within 20-30 minutes at 121°C, while it can take up to 2 hours with just dry heat alone.