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Vulcan Combi Ovens: Ultimate Ease of Use

Vulcan is one of the leading commercial cooking equipment providers, having received 12 Best in Class Awards from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S). Vulcan has top products in many cooking product lines, including charbroilers, ranges, fryers, and ovens.

One of the newest products from Vulcan is the ABC Series combi oven. Combi ovens combine convection heating and steaming to create an amazingly versatile product!

Just Set the Temperature, Time and Go


Vulcan ABC Series combi oven

This full-size combi oven is boilerless, which allows direct steam creation for optimized cooking capability and production – with minimal energy and water consumption. It also features an auto-reversing fan with electronic braking system.

The Vulcan ABC Series combi oven is easy to use with only three knobs—temperature, time, and humidity. The oven has large LED displays with a timer range that is continuous up to 24 hours. Temperature range is 80° to 450°F.

The humidity range is adjustable from 0-100%. Patent-pending humidity level control automatically adjusts after setting temperature. This humidity control ensures accuracy for repeatable results while providing efficiency in energy and water usage.

The Vulcan ABC Series combi oven has an all stainless steel cooking interior, top, and sides. It is fully insulated for optimal heat retention inside the cooking compartment. Three halogen lights are built into the door behind heat reflective inner glass. This combi is available in gas or electric. The electric model comes in 208, 240, or 480V. This combi oven is perfect for all establishments, including schools, restaurants, and health care facilities. Use it for a variety of applications – baking, steaming, roasting, rethermalizing, poaching, stewing, and more!

Central and Vulcan

Look for the new Vulcan ABC Series combis in our upcoming July catalog! If you want to check it out now, shop online, or call one of our helpful product consultants for more information.

For a limited time, you can get the Central Edge with the Vulcan ABC combis. The Central Edge includes over $700 in added value at no additional cost and includes a single hollow carbon filter system. This filter system will help to remove excess scale build-up to extend the life of your oven.

Video Blog - Duke Convection Oven

Duke Convection Ovens Offer Energy Savings and More Space

Duke Convection Ovens

For over 80 years, Duke Manufacturing has committed itself to providing reliable equipment at an affordable price. Their line of convection ovens are available in gas or electric, single or double stack. Deluxe models are also available, which offer a variety of control options.

BenefitsVideo Blog - Duke Convection Ovens

All models feature 50/50 independent stainless steel doors with large, double pane windows. Duke has increased the height of the cooking chamber by four inches, which improves air flow for more even heating, and allows for greater capacity. These ovens have a stainless steel, porcelain-coated interior, which eliminates rusting in concealed areas. Coved corners, as well as a seamless bottom make cleaning easier. One of the most important features is that Duke convection ovens are completely front serviceable. This allows for quick and easy repairs, reducing service time. All of Duke’s gas convection ovens are Energy Star® rated, averaging 25-35% lower BTU input than competing models. Electric models feature a high efficiency element, which is placed next to the air circulation fan, allowing for heat to be immediately distributed throughout the oven cavity as soon as the element is turned on. This creates a faster response time, as well as improved efficiency.

To learn more about Duke convection ovens, watch this week’s video and shop Central. For questions, feel free to contact one of our Product Consultants at 800-215-9293.

Buying Guide: Convection Ovens

What to Consider When Selecting a Convection Oven

  • Available space
  • Menu items
  • Volume of cooking during peak hours
  • Operator knowledge and expertise
  • Food safety and utility requirements
  • Energy savings

Convection ovens are known for their speed and efficiency. They use fans to circulate heated air about a cooking cavity which helps foods to cook as much as 35 percent faster than conventional ovens. Full size convection ovens hold 18″x26″ sheet pans and, if bakery depth, will hold them front to back, doubling the capacity.

Convection ovens are a great choice when space is limited. They can be stacked to get the most from available space and come in a variety of dimensions. Another consideration is the height—will it fit under an existing hood?

Finishing requires higher BTUs so that the temperature can recover very quickly. This application is used after plating items out of hot food wells to bring the food up to serving temperature. Baking and roasting typically requires the oven to be preheated to 50 degrees higher than the recipe requires since a degree is lost for every second an oven door is open. The product is placed in the oven and removed after a period of time. These types of ovens require much lower BTUs to operate as they maintain a set temperature.

The size, number of racks, and the speed of a convection oven must be considered depending upon the volume of product needed during peak hours.

In a busy kitchen, operator knowledge and expertise will determine many choices.

  • Heavy duty versus light duty equipment
  • Manual controls versus digital controls
  • Solid door or windows
  • One- or two-handed opening of doors

Food safety and energy savings considerations are that the oven should be easy to clean and have third party sanitation and electrical efficiency standards such as NSF, UL, ETL and Energy Star.

Ready to shop? Check out comparison tables for both gas and electric convection ovens here (scroll to the bottom).