In conjunction with quick-service restaurant clients, Merrychef has developed a new control panel for its accelerated-cooking ovens. Simple two-button operation allows staff to select up to 16 product categories (eg, breakfast, lunch or light bites) and then any of 16 food products - up to a total of 256 variables.
Developed from Merrychef's MenuKey system, each programme consists of up to six stages made up of temperature settings (from 150°C to 275°C), fan speeds (from 0% to 100% in 5% increments) and microwave power (from 0% to 100% in 10% increments). Cooking programmes are downloaded and uploaded using Merrychef's latest MenuKey2 system, which also downloads updates for the operating software.
Multiple language options include French, Spanish and Portuguese as well as English. An inbuilt monitoring system flashes up warnings over matters as serious as magnetron failure or as relatively routine as the need to clean air filters. A further refinement is a dedicated cool-down mode which allows the input of ice to rapidly cool the oven at the end of the day. The steam generated aids cleaning.
To buy it, call 0845 370 4888