At the heart of any professional kitchen is the commercial oven, yet it can be difficult to select the most suitable one for your kitchen. We have put together a guide to help you decide which is the best for your business before you make your investment.

1. Commercial Oven Range

This oven has a big enough cavity to cook desserts, pastries, and meats with built-in-griddles, inductions hobs, and solid tops. Thanks to its dual functionality, numerous dishes can be cooked at once.

2. Commercial Convection Oven

A smaller alternative to a full oven range, the convection oven consists of an internal fan that distributes heat evenly throughout the cavity, leading to shorter cooking times (up to 25 percent) and less meat shrinkage.

3. Combination Oven

Coming in a range of sizes, a combination oven is perhaps the most sophisticated and advanced appliance in a commercial kitchen, using convection, steam or both. It is a very flexible appliance that can be used to bake, fry, stew, braise, and steam. Excellent options can be found at commercial catering suppliers such as 247cateringsupplies.co.uk.

4. Steam Oven

The steam oven is fantastic for preventing food shrinkage, retaining flavour and keeping nutrients. However, it will not crisp or brown foods, so to finish off a dish, a Salamander Grill can be used. You can learn more about the health benefits of steamed food at Livestrong.

5. Pizza Oven/Conveyor Oven

If you are seeking to cook large volumes of food with ease, the conveyor oven is ideal. This appliance is usually found in food halls or takeaways, and it’s capable of cooking foods such as pizzas, pies, and burritos.

6. Charcoal Oven

A unique appliance that can be used indoors or outdoors, the charcoal oven doesn’t require a gas or electric connection and produces a delicious BBQ flavour. It cooks food quickly, and it’s ideal for front-of-house cooking.

7. Potato Oven

This portable oven can be found the front of the house and is primarily used to quickly cook high volumes of potatoes, including perfect jacket potatoes.

8. Cook and Hold Oven

The cook and hold oven can slow-cook meat with succulent and tender results. Once cooked, the meat can then be retained in the oven without compromising its texture or taste, making it perfect for restaurants, canteens, and carveries.