Gardner S. Blodgett built his first oven in 1848 in Burlington, Vermont for a local town owner.
From there, over the last 165 years, Blodgett has become one of the leading commercial oven manufacturers among the foodservice industry from restaurants and hotels to institutions and small businesses.
The dedication and passion Blodgett puts into their ovens has been reciprocated by the Foodservice Equipment & Supply Magazine’s Best in Class awards. The manufacturer has been e recipient each year for the last 10 years.
Gas Mini Rotating Rack Oven
The Blodgett XR8-G is an innovative piece of cooking equipment that is a gas mini rotating rack oven that allows for consistent even baking.
“A continuously rotating eight pan rack and unique airflow system moves large amount of air a low velocity,” Blodgett said.
This model in particular has an internal steam system that is capable of producing large volumes of steam for baked goods such as bread, bagels, cake, etc. For delicate products, the Blodgett XR8-G has a blower delay feature that allows the convection fan to be turned off for up to 10 minutes.
Racks in this oven are adjustable and operators can quickly and easily adjust slide spacing from one to four inches in any configuration. Slides and racks can also then be easily removed without tools and put into a dishwasher to be cleaned.
The Blodgett XR8-G has manual controls that any skill level can operate. The unit also has a gas on and off switch so if any service issues to arise, the gas can be turned off in the front. Temperature, time, steam injection are a few of the many other controls this oven offers.
This oven allows restaurants, bakeries and other foodservice operations to stop depending on outside baking companies for bread products and do everything in house.