Referred to as a "game changer" in the kitchen, a countertop oven can really shake up your commercial kitchen for the better. Commercial countertop ovens add to the efficiency of your back line by easing the strain on your full-sized oven. Countertop ovens are also ideal for quick service restaurants or those with limited floor space for an oven. Easy to install and perfect for even off-site catering operations, some countertop ovens are even large enough to fit several half-size sheet pans. At Tundra Restaurant Supply, we sell many countertop ovens from the industry's leading manufacturers like Cadco, Blodgett, Nemco and many more!
Convection Ovens Deliver Consistency
Consistency and precision are two of the reasons why chefs love having a countertop convection oven in their kitchen. Precise temperature controls means that items cooked in the oven will turn out as intended, and taste the same, no matter who happens to be the one cooking it. Not only does the convection oven regulate temperature well over a period of time, but many chefs find that items cook faster in the oven—and we're not just talking a couple of minutes, try anywhere from 20-30 minutes faster. Consistent temperatures paired with consistent cooking times makes it easier for you to pace your tables and fire dishes appropriately.
Unlike traditional ovens which heat via the walls, a convection oven circulates hot air within the interior to cook food more quickly. As the heat is spread more uniformly around your food, it helps to prevent hot and cold pockets from occurring—no more burnt bottoms with raw tops!
The Versatility of a Countertop Oven
Countertop ovens are great for cooking and finishing entrees and even baking desserts. For example, menu items like quesadillas are cooked in a matter of minutes in a countertop oven, and baked desserts like flan and other custards are almost foolproof when baked at a consistent temperature. Countertop ovens make it easy for restaurants and smaller quick service food concepts to expand their menu with very little impact to the line or typical pacing of dishes.