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Bakery Essentials: An introduction to Rotary Ovens

For commercial bakers, having a great Oven to match their needs is paramount. Convection and combination deck ovens are ideal for small to mid-sized bakeries, whereas for more demanding bakeries a Rotary oven is best suited. Check out our more detailed article to find more about different types of ovens.
A rotary oven can load and bake large batches of dough, with the same consistency, texture and perfect baking. Rotary ovens are also extremely useful for cooking a large variety of items at once, this saves both time and energy. Most rotary ovens can either run on Gas/Electricity or Diesel.
Build: Body and oven compartment are made up of stainless steel, allowing easy cleaning and maintenance. Baking trays are placed on a trolley, which can be easily slid in or out of the oven. A single large door has a heat reflective mirror and a transparent glass for close observation. Heating chamber is insulated via a dual layer coating, preventing heat from escaping.
A large electronic control panel allows the operator to monitor and control the cooking process.
Mechanics: A rotary oven is named rotary because a typical oven has multiple circular baking trays which slowly revolve around a vertical shaft. Baking-trays revolve in a slow manner, giving dough enough time to bake properly. Superior heat circulation allows uniform cooking inside the heating chamber.
Spatial Requirements: Usually a rotary oven is big in size and requires a fair amount of space to install. Most rotary ovens are fixed, attached with the floor. However smaller countertop models are also available.
Cooking process: Once the dough has been cut and shaped according to the desired product, it is then placed into baking trays, doors of the rotary oven are sealed shut. Rotary oven provides uniform baking to the dough. Cooking capacity varies from 50 kilos to 200 kilos. Cooking time usually varies, from 20 minutes to up to 45 minutes. With an average temperature of 250-300 c.
Energy efficiency: As rotary ovens are excellent at thermally isolating heating chamber, they are extremely energy efficient. Heat generated by burners stays longer inside the heating chamber, delivering high-quality baked products at half the normal energy consumption. Since most of the ovens also run on natural gas, LPG or electricity, they provide a greener solution to your baking needs.
Operating safety: Rotary ovens are extremely safe to use in a commercial environment. Most ovens come with fire retardant coating or similar type of protection. Every rotary oven is also equipped with anti-explosion safety measures inside the oven chamber.
Cleaning and maintenance of a rotary oven is also very simple, this ensures a greater hygiene.
What can you cook with a rotary oven?
Rotary oven is best suited for baking a variety of goods such as bread, pastries, pizza crusts, cookies, biscuits, buns and cakes. Rotary ovens are more suited towards busier bakeries with immense baking requirements. Rotary ovens allow quick loading and unloading, maximizing baking capacity.
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