Instead of having a industrial stove and oven for your kitchen, commercial combi ovens use a combination of dry heat and steam for most of their functions. The operator can select from three modes:
- Steam Mode: When in steam mode, the oven uses steam to create moist heat to keep the products juicy during cooking. This mode is best for poaching and steaming seafood and vegetables.
- Convection Mode: Like the typical oven, convection mode uses hot air to cook food. This process is best for baking, oven frying and roasting as it removes all the moisture and browns the food.
- Combination Mode: Combination mode is a combination of the conventional mode and steam mode to cook food without drying it. It is the best choice when you want to have the conventional oven's browning effect without losing moisture. Combination mode is best for stewing because the veggies and meat come out juicy and with the browning. You can also use this method to bake some bread if you want it to have a hard crust.