The typical boiler-based combi oven uses up to 40 gallons of water per hour!
This water is being used regardless of whether the oven is cooking, and much of it goes straight down the drain. Not only are you paying for
extra water, but for the sewer charges as well.
A boilerless combination oven will deliver the same product quality while using much less water. Specifying boilerless combination ovens can cut
water usage to as low as 20 gallons of water per hour or less. And, ovens that
use less water typically use less energy as well!
The FSTC recommends specifying ovens that meet the LEED prescriptive water usage level of less than 3.5 gallons of water used per pan each
hour. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification developed by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC).
Operating Tips for Combination Ovens:
- Use the oven’s programming capabilities to properly
control different cooking modes to maximize energy efficiency and cost savings.
- Use combi mode sparingly and only when necessary.
Cut Idle Time
- Energy wasted can add up quickly when an oven is
operating in idle mode. Turn the oven down or off during slow times. By cutting out two hours of idle time per day it can save $400 to $800 annually.
- Keep the doors closed all the way.
- Cooking with a fully loaded oven is more efficient than cooking
with and oven that is half full.
- Make sure and replace gaskets when needed and keep door hinges tight to make sure doors stay aligned.