It’s been a while since something truly unique has entered the market in the world of Commercial Ovens…until now. Without further ado…let us introduce the next revolution in Commercial Cooking, Matchbox Ovens by Ovention. Invented by no stranger to top-notch ovens, Phil McKee, founder and CEO of Ovention, Inc, co-founded TurboChef Inc in 1991 where he and his team created the original TurboChef oven and pioneered the Accelerated Cooking sector. Since then this modern day DaVinci has had his hands in numerous patents (a list too long to mention) and has been involved in evolving technology in appliance manufacturing long enough to know what kind of oven was needed to sweep us all of our feet!
Ovention ovens are small footprint ovens that allow you to cook a broad menu of high quality items at varying temperatures, quickly, and without the need of a hood! What more can you ask for? Matchbox ovens use Precision Impingement technology allowing the cook times, independent blower speeds and temperature to flex for each item for an ideal cook. This allows the user the simplicity of conveyor cooking with the benefit of up to 1000 unique cook settings that can vary up to 50 degrees higher or lower from cook to cook.
Each Matchbox Oven has 2 cooking surfaces controlled by a dedicated touchpad display that can be loaded with up to 1000 different menu items each with its own unique cook settings. Label your menu item whatever makes the most sense for you and your staff – in either English or Spanish. These ovens can’t be simpler for your staff…simply place your food on the open cook surface, select the corresponding item on the pre-programmed touchpad and watch the Ovention Oven do all the work. You have to see these ovens in action…they are so compelling that they’ve been coined ‘commercial cooking theater’ (check out the video below!)
Ovention oven were engineered with the user in mind and include many admirable features. Ovention Matchbox ovens utilize FlexTemp technology which allows the user to confidently cook a broad range of products. FlexTemp can increase or decrease temperature by up to 50 degrees from one item to the next, with no need to wait for the oven to cool down! Cook one item at 480, the next at 450 and the next at 500 - all in a matter of seconds! Programmable touch pads allow the user to pre-program precise cook settings for more than 1000 items. Each setting specifies cook time, cook temperature and heat transfer profile, making it possible for each item to be prepared so that it looks and tastes its very best. Ovention ovens are cost-efficient; they are UL Certified ventless saving the user $7000 - $10,000 in hood/build out costs. Further, their closed cooking system uses 1/3 less energy than traditional countertop ovens. RapidLoad technology with easy-to-use touch pads and stepper motor automation moves food into the oven cavity in under 3 seconds so that the food can begin cooking immediately. Once the items are inside, fully customizable cook settings and Precision Impingement™ technology allows for cook times that are typically over 50% faster than conveyor ovens. RapidLoad™ automatically seals the cavity to maximize internal cook temperature efficiency and minimize heat loss. Finally, these ovens can be installed anywhere since Ovention's unique closed cooking system meets UL certification for ventless operation.
Sold? These Ovention ovens are available in two different sizes to fit everyone’s needs and can be purchased through Pizzaovens.com. The Matchbox 1313 has 2 cooking surfaces, each 13” x 13” and has a modest footprint of 50” x 29”. The Matchbox 1718 has 2 cooking surfaces each 17” x 18” with a still modest footprint of 62” x 35”.