Panasonic enters accelerated cooking arena

Panasonic will be revealing its new Speed Convection Oven at the Commercial Kitchen trade show in Birmingham on 6-7 June at the NEC Birmingham.

Targeting the food to go sector, a market estimated to be worth £16.1bn in 2016, the new launch is aimed to be a cost-effective alternative to the accelerated cooking options already available.

Iain Phillips, sales and marketing manager, Panasonic UK Ltd commented: “We are delighted to be returning to Commercial Kitchen and have once again chosen to launch a new product there as the audience is so relevant, being a dedicated equipment show.

“Our Speed Convection Oven was originally designed in conjunction with Starbucks in Japan and has been used across their estate for the last 2 years. After consultation with UK operators, it has now been developed to suit the British market.

“The SCV-2 Speed Convection Oven is an exciting launch for us as it adds a new dimension to our existing range of commercial microwaves and gives us the opportunity to offer an affordable solution to those seeking an oven with excellent build quality that will perform in a high throughput environment.”

The SCV-2 is designed to be suitable for when space is at a premium and speed is of the essence. It is fitted with a catalytic converter for extraction-free cooking and has two inverters, cooled by four fans. There is a full accessory kit that includes a ceramic base tray, wire rack, ceramic plate, non-stick basket and a pizza paddle, and the oven can store up to 1,000 cooking programmes, with images, on a removable SD card all of which is accessible via the touch control panel.

The oven is also said to benefit from an easy-access, front mounted filter, operates at a temperature range of 180°-280°C and has dimensions of W 474mm x D 565mm x H 412mm.

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