Different industries require specialized equipment to facilitate very specific physical and chemical processes that need the action of heat; this is where industrial ovens come in. Industrial ovens are manufactured for the thermal work of baking or melting elements. Their main processes include drying lacquer and porcelain; annealing aluminum, copper, steel, plates and glass; heating metals for rolling, standardizing steel; casting steel and glass; and welding tubes. However, not all industrial ovens are used solely for working the malleability of metals; there are also laboratory ovens, ovens for the automobile industry, ovens for the gastronomy industry, etc. Industrial ovens, unlike domestic ovens, have high power and the ability to operate for long periods of time. Industrial ovens are classified according to certain characteristics that will be presented to you below, so read on!
Depending on the final product
The choice of a suitable industrial oven meets various criteria, such as energy consumption, the fact that its gas emissions comply with the parameters established by environmental regulations and, depending on the product for which it will be used, that it has the required capacity and heating time. Having said this, it is clear that the oven used in a bakery cannot be the same as the one used in a pizzeria or the one used in the metal industry: it is important to consider the final product.
Depending on its energy source
If you want to buy an industrial oven, you also need to consider the energy source it will have; an electric or gas oven.
Electric industrial ovens: Simply plug them into a power outlet to use them. Electric ovens are environmentally friendly, are installed in small spaces and are equipped with fans that distribute the heat better. In an electric oven you will have no trouble controlling the speed at which the temperature rises. In addition, because they heat up quickly, these ovens are classified into two types: those that produce physical effects on the products (heating and melting) and those that produce chemical effects on the products (reduction without melting, synthesis and calcination).
Gas ovens: this type of oven can be used even in the event of a power failure and the cost of its use is lower than that of electric ovens. The main drawback of this type of oven is that its energy source is not environmentally friendly, which is why fewer and fewer people choose to use it. However, gas ovens do allow food to be cooked gently and crispy, which is why they are still welcome in some companies in the gastronomy sector.
Depending on the type of cooking
If you are looking for an oven for gastronomy or hotel use, in addition to taking into account the energy source and the final product, you must also take into account another classification of industrial ovens, which refers to the type of cooking desired.
Conventional ovens: the main feature of these ovens is that they require the type of food to be heated to be programmed to set the required heat level. Typically, these ovens have two hot plates that heat up and do not allow heat to escape.
Convection ovens: they are characterized by their high efficiency. These ovens are used at low temperatures to obtain excellent results; they allow the adequate cooking of different types of food thanks to the fact that they have an integrated fan that distributes the heat. One of the great advantages of industrial convection ovens is that they allow you to obtain tasty, soft and crunchy food.
Steam ovens: These ovens have recently been launched on the market, but they are very popular because they offer a healthy method of cooking without adding fat to the food.
Combination ovens: these are industrial ovens widely used in hotels and restaurants. Their main advantage is that they have steam and convection cooking, which helps to retain moisture in the food and reduce cooking time.
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