FlexFusion Combi Ovens
If you’re looking for a powerful and versatile cooking solution for your commercial kitchen, look no further than the Henny Penny FlexFusion Combi Oven. Combining the benefits of convection and steam cooking, the FlexFusion offers a wide range of features and benefits that make it an essential tool for many kinds of foodservice operations. Let’s take a closer look at what makes the FlexFusion stand out, its unique features, and some tips on how to make the most of your investment:
1. Convection and Steam Cooking
With the FlexFusion, you get the best of both worlds. Convection cooking is great for roasting, baking, and frying, while steam cooking helps to preserve moisture and nutrients in your food.
The combination of convection and steam cooking allows you to achieve a perfect balance of moisture and crispiness in your dishes, resulting in better flavor and texture. And with preprogrammed, step-by-step recipes, food quality and taste remain consistent no matter who is cooking.
2. Programmable Controls
The FlexFusion comes equipped with Chef’s Touch, an easy-to-use touch screen interface that allows users to program cooking times, temperatures, and humidity levels for each dish. These controls feature an array of applications and functions for cooking, cleaning, operations, help, training and troubleshooting.
3. 17 Versatile Cooking Modes
The FlexFusion offers a variety of cooking mode beyond convection and steam, including searing, poaching, grilling, roasting, and air frying. This allows you to prepare a wide range of dishes, from baked goods to roasted meats, with precision and consistency.
Fun Fact: Combi ovens also serve as new-and-improved, modern rotisseries for high volume kitchens!
4. 100% Automated Self-Cleaning
The FlexFusion is designed with WaveClean, an automatic cleaning function that saves time and labor by eliminating the need for manual scrubbing and cleaning. Crew members simply insert a cartridge, select the cleaning cycle, and the oven does the rest of the work. This self-cleaning system also lowers water usage by 36%.
1. Special Racking System
In the world of combi ovens, it’s well known that Series 1 combis cannot fit full size sheet pans. This is not the case for FlexFusion! With our FlexiRack Series 1 Combi Ovens, you can fit full size sheet pans and steam pans. For extra power and to fit two full size steam pans, a Power Advantage Series 2 FlexFusion Combi would be required.
2. Increased Efficiency
With the FlexFusion, you can cook multiple dishes at once without any flavor transfer because the air inside of the oven is refreshed every 3 seconds. This can help save time and increase productivity in your kitchen. One of our customers switched to a FlexFusion combi oven and cut all their cooking times in half across the board. (Seriously – a task that previously took this kitchen eight hours now takes four. Read the case study here!))
3. Better, Safer Cleaning
Most of today’s combi ovens offer automated self-cleaning, but the FlexFusion’s WaveClean cartridges are unique because the cleaning chemicals inside are completely sealed with wax. This wax seal protects the crew from ever contacting harsh chemicals and requires no personal protective equipment (PPE) for handling.
Other combi ovens use tablets or liquids made of dangerous, caustic chemicals that require PPE to use and leave residue in the cooking chamber after cleaning.
4. Lower Operating Cost
It’s generally more cost-effective to use a combi oven since they allow for multiple types of cooking in one unit. Combi ovens eliminate the need to own, operate, and maintain multiple pieces of hardware, such as grills, convection ovens, and steamers.
The FlexFusion is designed to be energy-efficient, which helps save money on utility bills in the long run. The electric version is ENERGY STAR rated, meaning there are additional opportunities for savings through rebates.
5. Improved Safety
The FlexFusion is designed with thoughtful safety features that help prevent accidents and injuries in the kitchen. For example, the door is equipped with glazed, triple-pane glass that remains cool to the touch, even during high-temperature cooking.
While the FlexFusion features a true triple-pane glass door, beware of other combis offering hinged ‘triple pane’ doors that have two glazed panes and one hinged. Models like this require each layer to be unclipped and cleaned by hand. Not only is this inefficient, but these doors fail to provide optimal heat retention.
And like we mentioned above, the automated cleaning process doesn’t expose crew members to harmful cleaning products that require PPE.
1. Experiment with Different Cooking Modes
To get the most out of your FlexFusion, try experimenting with different cooking modes and settings. This will help you discover new flavors and textures that you may not have been able to achieve with traditional cooking methods.
2. Use High-Quality Ingredients
The FlexFusion is designed to bring out the best of your menu items, so make sure you use high-quality ingredients to get optimal results.
3. Consider a Grease Collection System
Cooking high-volumes of high-fat products that require a longer roasting time (like chickens and ducks) produces large quantities of fat, oil, and water. Ask your Henny Penny distributor about our Grease Collection System for separating almost 100% of oils and fats from clean wastewater. Not only does this minimize drain clogging and associated costs, but it also provides an opportunity to sell collected cooking grease for ~$0.50 per gallon.
4. Clean and Maintain Regularly
To keep your FlexFusion in tip-top shape, make sure you clean and maintain it regularly. Day-to-day cleanup is easy with WaveClean automated cleaning. The crew can even pop in a WaveClean cartridge at the end of their shift and leave the oven to deep clean overnight. The outside of the oven can quickly be wiped down with stainless steel and glass cleaners.
You can also talk to us about an ongoing preventative maintenance plan to arrange regular inspection, maintenance, and repair visits to keep your combi oven working at its best.
The Henny Penny FlexFusion Combi Oven is a versatile and powerful cooking solution that offers a wide range of benefits for commercial kitchens. By understanding its unique features, benefits, and tips for use, you can make the most of your investment and take your cooking to the next level. Ready to see a FlexFusion combi oven in action? Request a demo from us today (and you’ll want to come hungry… there will be plenty to taste test)!