Full English Breakfast in less than 10 Minutes?

The Benefits of a Combi Oven – and a Full English Breakfast in less than 10 Minutes!

A combi oven can be one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in any commercial kitchen. Designed with innovative technology that allows it to perform many different functions inside the same unit, a combi oven can cook with convection, steam, or a combination of both. But what are the real benefits of combi ovens?


Because combi ovens create a cooking environment that is precisely controlled in terms of moisture and heat, they are ideal for a variety of cooking techniques. With a combi, operators can cook, roast, steam, smoke, grill, braise, bake, fry, reheating, and even grill.


Because combi ovens can actually provide moisture instead of removing it, they allow for greater yields, especially when cooking meats and proteins. Standard convection ovens do not provide this benefit.


Commercial kitchens are usually small, cramped places that don’t have any extra space. In fact, foodservice operators often have to make choices on what types of equipment they can use, thus impacting menu creation. With a combi, you can get the maximum capabilities out of that small footprint while at the same time adding menu variety.


With the innovative combi ovens available on the market today, operators can enjoy the ease-of-use that comes with pressing a pre-programmed button. Want to fry some eggs,  grill cheese sandwiches, bake some pastries? Just put them in the oven and press a button. The oven will do the rest.


How to cook a full English breakfast of bacon, black pudding, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread, hash browns and of course Lincolnshire sausages in less than ten minutes demonstrated by Lincat’s Development Chef, Paul Hickman

Paul uses the Lincat Self Cooking Centre to produce an amazing full english breakfast which looks and tastes amazing!

Discover more about Lincat combi ovens and the potential of combi oven technology in your foodservice operation. Busychef can help you attend a Lincat demo at our Leeds development kitchen to discover more.

The complete breakfast solution – installed for free!

OSC613The Lincat Opus SelfCooking Center is an excellent choice for breakfast production. In fact it’s really the only piece of cooking equipment you need to prepare a cooked English breakfast.

Bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast can all be grilled using the SelfCooking Center’s snack/breakfast mode. You can fry eggs in the MultiBaker’ tray, scramble eggs in a gastronorm or even grill kippers, all at the same time and with no taste transfer. It takes an average of just 6 minutes to prepare all the items you need for a cooked breakfast.

But perhaps the best part is that the SelfCooking Center is that it’s so easy to use. The intuitive, push button technology of the Lincat Opus SelfCooking Center enables kitchens to operate with fewer or less well trained staff – a situation which many operators find themselves in first thing in the morning. Using a clear, touch screen panel they can simply select the food they want to cook and the result they’re looking for – the combi does the rest.

This means that consistently high quality results can be achieved with very little training. At the same time experienced and confident users can, if they wish, control the systems themselves, selecting cooking mode, cabinet and core temperature, humidity level and time. It’s the best of both worlds.

Time saving features, such as the CleanJet+care self cleaning system also reduce labour costs. And since the unit can be left to cook and clean unsupervised, your team can focus on more productive activities.

The SelfCooking Center can also be used for pastries such as croissants or pain au chocolat. For those who offer a continental style buffet breakfast, it can be used to prepare cooked meats, overnight if necessary.

The full range of Lincat Opus SelfCooking Center ovens can be found here.

The busyCHEF online showroom offers Lincat Opus SelfCooking Center Combi Steamers at fantastic prices, and busyCHEF is offering free installation* for any Lincat Opus SelfCooking Center Combi Steamers ordered through the busyCHEF web shop.

*Applicable to all orders received on or before 30th September 2013 to within 1 metre of services in the UK (sorry, but not Highlands, Islands or NI).

With thanks to Lincat.