The oven is arguably the most important piece of equipment in a commercial kitchen, so it’s important to consider your needs and choose wisely. Convection ovens, which use a fan to circulate hot air around food, are the most popular for baking and roasting because they provide faster, more consistent heating without hot or cold spots.
Despite the popularity of convection cooking, there are some things that don’t bake well with air circulation. Cake batters can be splattered around the oven or develop ripples, while light pastries may be pushed around the baking sheet by the moving air. To overcome this problem, look for models with a variable-speed fan or an oven that lets you shut the fan off during baking.
The Seattle Restaurant Store carries ovens from three of the most trusted names in the industry: Axis, Moffat, and Vulcan. Ovens range in capacity from single units of one cubic foot to stacked units offering a combined capacity of nearly 15 cubic feet. Whatever size or type of oven you need, you’re sure to find the right model in our Quick Pick Guide below.
Axis is part of the MVP Group, whose products can be found in every facet of the food service industry. The company’s products are used worldwide in Subway and Burger King restaurants, as well as Marriott and Best Western hotels. MVP Group has consistently demonstrated its commitment to after-sale service by establishing long-lasting and dedicated service agent partnerships. The company’s authorized service partners are found on every continent and are always ready to serve.
The Moffat Group of companies is a global supplier of bakery and food service equipment products and services. Moffat offers the experience and knowledge gained from over 90 years of business, and produces many of Australia’s and New Zealand’s bakery and catering equipment brands. Moffat produces commercial ovens, ranges, cooktops and fryers.
For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized for its top-quality, energy-efficient food service equipment solutions that consistently produce spectacular results. Vulcan began operations in 1865 as a foundry company in Louisville, Kentucky that manufactured cooking stoves and other products. Today, Vulcan is among the world's largest manufacturers of commercial cooking equipment, with worldwide distribution of the broadest lines of gas and electric equipment.