FRI-JADO UK PUTS BAKE OFF ON THE MENU
Uxbridge based foodservice and food retailing equipment provider, Fri-Jado UK Limited, is offering its BC5 programmable convection oven as a solution for operators wishing to add a bake off option to their food to go menus. The oven is suitable for a wide range of food retailing operations, including supermarkets, convenience stores, forecourts, QSRs, bakeries and food to go outlets.
The robust and compact, table top unit may be located at the front of house to create kitchen theatre and its interior illumination maximises the visibility of product to promote impulse purchases. The BC5 convection oven has the capacity for five 400 x 600 mm baking trays spaced at 75 mm. For large volume operations units may be stacked, in space saving configurations, to provide additional baking capacity.
The BC5 model benefits from a combination of convected heat and steam injection for the perfect balance of food moisture and texture, with a golden baked finish. It also incorporates a large automatic reversible fan, which ensures optimum airflow for baking consistency throughout the oven chamber.
The convection oven’s user friendly controller allows precise programming of baking time, temperature and steam injection. The controller has the capacity for 25 pre-set programmes, each with three process steps, for accurate and repeatable baking.
Kitchen efficiency has been one of the driving factors in the design of the BC5 oven. The model’s interior and exterior are manufactured in stainless steel for ease of cleaning. Seamless rounded corners in the oven chamber and removable rack guides also facilitate housekeeping regimes.
Fri-Jado UK’s Director of National Accounts, Gary Thacker, highlighted the profit opportunities of a bake off offer within a food to go menu:
“Bake off products represent a significant proportion of the rapidly expanding UK grab & go market, which is estimated to be worth £20 billion in 2018. Our convection ovens provide an all-day revenue stream, allowing food to go operators to offer pastries, croissants and Danish pastries for breakfast service before changing the menu to pies, sausage rolls, pasties, hot rolls, pizza and panini for lunchtime and early evening service. It is also an ideal solution for baking a wide variety of speciality bread”
In addition to its BC5 convection model, Fri-Jado UK offers a comprehensive range of bake off ovens, with capacities for 5, 8 12 and 15 baking trays at size 400 x 600 mm. For low volume operations or stores with limited workspace, the company’s product range also includes compact mini bake off ovens with 6 or 10 baking trays at size 350 x 440 mm. A variety of accessories is available, including baking trays, stands, stacking kits, water filtration systems and extraction hoods.
Frijado UK’s range of convection ovens is complemented by equipment for the display of baked goods, including multi deck merchandisers and self-service or serve assisted counter displays, meaning that the company is well placed to act as a one stop shop for food to go operators, contractors, distributors and equipment concept specialists. Sister company, Tec Line Limited, offers a comprehensive installation, commissioning and maintenance service, providing customers with a single source of supply and total peace of mind for after sales support.