What is the Pizza Max?
The Pizza Max is a conveyor oven that provides a programmable piece of equipment that processes uncooked foods on a moving surface called a conveyor belt. The program allows the foods to move along the surface as they are heated or cooked through an oven cavity at a pre-determined speed. The result is cooked food that is ready to serve and eat.
Conveyor ovens are utilised to cook a variety of food products, including meat, pastries and breads. Food industries opt to use this type of oven as they cook the foods evenly and uniformly. Most large food service facilities make use of the conveyor ovens as they use less power than a conventional broiling process. A conveyor oven is also called and “impinger”. This is because it adapts the air blasting process of heated air on the oven cavity.
The impingement process of cooking
As the food moves along the stainless steel conveyor belt, heated air is applied directly on the food. The speed of the conveyor belt and the cooking duration can be adjusted accordingly. The force from the heated air is enough to dislodge the natural temperature of the food being cooked which, in turn, facilitates faster cooking time. The Pizza max is a much better oven than those cooked through the traditional conveyor oven as you can control and set the temperature independently on different locations; this is called zoned cooking.
How do impinger ovens work?
In zoned cooking, the air passes through the small screened panels with holes. These panels vary depending on the types of food needed to be cooked. However, the basic concept used is that the panels with fewer holes emit more hot air so they are used for the thicker foods that require longer time to cook. Pans and porcelain containers can be used when cooking frozen fish, fries or pork chops in conveyors. There are also units that come with built-in grease and smoke control; these are ideal for baking burgers and sausages. However over all using this technology it is best suited for pizzas. Having the option to cook other foods is a bonus, however here at CaterFix we recommend and brand this product to be the best of the best for cooking the perfect pizza.