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.

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What iscertified?

Certified Pre-Owned is our promise to you that the used or clearance equipment you are purchasing has been through a rigorous inspection process in the YCE Catering Equipment Ltd Leeds workshops. Our process, start-to-finish, includes: Cleaning, Inspection and Diagnosis, Repair, Testing and Retesting, and Warranty. All of our Certified Pre-Owned Products come with a 90 day warranty unless otherwise noted. We’re confident in our ability to provide you with quality used equipment.

YCE Catering Equipment Ltd is one of the largest and most reputable supplier and refurbisher of catering equipment in the UK. And no wonder: it’s been our business since 1980.

We’ve created our own proprietary “CERTIFIED” process to produce the best refurbished equipment on the market. Here’s why Busychef’s Pre-Owned Equipment is the best in the industry:

  • Our rock-solid reputation for integrity
  • Busychef 90-Day Warranty for all used equipment
  • We know YOUR business better than most
  • Less than 5% of all customers require Warranty Service*
  • Each piece of equipment is given a final certification test before it leaves our workshops

* Data collected from number of used equipment warranty claims.


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The Busychef Restaurant Range of the Month!


The oven range is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in a commercial kitchen, with the ability to fry, grill, broil, saute, boil, braise, simmer, warm and even bake! Whether you are opening a new restaurant and are considering the purchase of an oven range, or looking to replace the one you currently have, the Busychef team will walk you through their restaurant range of the month, and give you the reasons why they chose the Lincat OG7001 and OG7002.

Lincat re-designed the two Opus 700 gas oven ranges in 2010, the four burner OG7001 and six burner OG7002, but even 6 years ago their vision was forward thinking. The new models featured more powerful hob burners, stronger construction and easier to clean stainless steel radiused hob fronts. These important features have proved to be winners in design and practicality.

The hob burners deliver a higher power rating of 6.1 kW for natural gas and 5.7 kW for propane. This performance places them at the top of their class in terms of burner power, and enables them to deliver true high speed cooking. They can, nevertheless, be accurately controlled to ensure excellent results even at low temperatures.

The models feature powerful 6.8kW (OG7001) and 9kW (OG7002) ovens, which deliver precise thermostatic control from 120oC to 280oC. With double insulated doors, side and back panels, they offer safe operation, efficiency and economy.

Like all Lincat products, the new ranges are designed to be easy to clean, with removable floor plates and shelf supports; dished hob tops; vitreous enamelled oven liners and robust matt-enamelled cast iron pan supports.

Side opening doors ensure safe easy access, whilst four shelf positions offer greater versatility. A low level flue enables the entire hob top to be used and, if the ranges are to be installed with other items of Opus 700 equipment, an optional flue extension can be specified to achieve a uniform appearance.

In addition to the four and six burner gas ranges, the heavy-duty Opus 700 series includes six other oven ranges with solid top gas models, as well as electric and dual fuel options. The Opus 700 series also includes: fryers, chargrills, griddles and grills as well as pasta boilers and atmospheric steamers.

All Lincat products, including the Opus series of cooking equipment can be bought online at busychef.co.uk. Busychef are a Lincat Premier dealer and with YCE Catering Equipment Ltd have been partners with Lincat for over 30 years.

At Last! A True Ductless Ventilation System for your Commercial Kitchen.

Many restaurants use deep fat fryers and griddles for commercial use in their kitchen. If any of these appliances are used, then they will need a ventilation system with an extract canopy to filter out the smoke and particle emissions. A standard ventilation unit ducted to outside air is one method of ventilation control; however, if you are a restaurant owner, you may want to consider a ductless ventilation system such as the Lincat Refresh.REF150

A ductless ventilation system is an alternative for someone who doesn’t want to, or is unable to because of building constraints, go through the hassle of installing a traditional ventilation system. The key advantage to the ductless ventilation system is that it requires no ductwork installation. The system itself has an air filtering system that cleans the emissions and recycles the air back into the room – instead of exhausting out of the building and into the atmosphere.

The robust and powerful Lincat Refresh units are truly unique. Available for use with electric appliances, they require no ductwork to the outside, but work by recirculating the air back into the kitchen after the extracted air has passed through a unique four-stage filtration process.

As the units are all-in-one, there is minimal installation required. The simple electrical system only requires a 13 amp plug (2 plugs for the REF150). The Refresh eradicates the necessity to install an air duct to the ceiling of your restaurant. It is also particularly useful when your appliances that have a need for it are not actually sited by an exterior wall. The ventilation system is portable and can be moved from location to location without any installation required.

Refresh is designed for use where venting to the atmosphere is impossible, difficult or costly. Examples could include

  • Listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Basement kitchens
  • Office blocks with limited access for ventilation
  • Where ventilation systems would otherwise need to go through a firebreak (and therefore increase fire risk)
  • Concession areas within airports, train stations and concourses
  • Buildings with restricted planning consent
  • To increase capacity or help with menu changes, which call for additional equipment in existing kitchens

The Lincat Refresh units are available in three sizes, to accommodate appliances up to 500mm wide, 1000mm wide and 1500mm wide.

At last we have a solution which provides a decent working environment for your staff, efficient ventilation for the equipment and you can buy this from your equipment supplier – so you are just dealing with one person for the whole design solution. An affordable modular design which avoids expensive ductwork.

Points to Note:

  • Suitable for use with electric catering equipment only (the units will not remove products of combustion such as CO or CO2 from the recycled air)
  • Recirculating units do not include equipment to reduce extracted air temperatures. This may be of benefit in cold weather but consideration should be given to the provision of cooling within the kitchen space when warmer conditions prevail
  • Refresh units need no direct duct connection to atmosphere; however we suggest a small amount of background extract ventilation should be provided to create at least 10-15 air changes per hour. Most existing kitchens will already have background ventilation in place
  • With the exception of the stainless steel baffle filter (which will only need replacing due to accidental damage), the other stages of filtration will require replacing once they have reached capacity. The frequency of filter changes will depend on the intensity and type of cooking. If a filter change is needed this can be determined easily by visual inspection as part of general maintenance checks. The stainless steel baffle filters (which provide the first level of filtration) should be washed in a dishwasher once per week, whilst this filter is removed, a visual inspection of the panel filter can take place, this filter will need replacing more often than the final two stages of HEPA and Carbon filtration.

Lincat Refresh ventilation units come with a two year warranty and are usually available within one week of placing the order. To download the Refresh brochure click here. The Lincat Refresh range of self contained ductless ventilation canopies are available from www.busychef.co.uk. For further information email sales@busychef.co.uk or phone the Busychef sales team free on 0500 008075