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Rapid Cook Ovens Buying Guide

Imagine cooking a pizza in less than 4 minutes. Or maybe a quesadilla in 60 seconds. When time is of the essence and quality is key, a rapid cook oven will be a welcome addition to your busy commercial kitchen. These ovens will get things done in a shorter amount of time while taking up less space than a traditional oven!

Putting a panini in a black TurboChef high speed oven

High Speed Oven Benefits

Rapid cook ovens are a great way to add versatility to menus at busy mall kiosks, convenience stores, delis, and other small establishments. They combine several cooking methods like microwave, convection, and air impingement cooking to provide operators with a variety of benefits.

  • Offer much faster cooking than microwave ovens or toaster ovens
  • Deliver quality that previously could only be achieved using a conventional convection or combi oven
  • Many have a catalytic converter system that captures steam, grease, and smoke so they can be used without a hood or in kitchens that don’t have space for a traditional oven

Cooking Times for Common Foods

Food Type Cook Time Food Type Cook Time
Less than 3 minutes and 30 seconds 1 minute
Less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds 6 minutes and 30 seconds
Less than 30 seconds 2 minutes and 30 seconds
20 seconds 1 minute and 35 seconds

How to Find the Right High Speed Oven

The perfect high speed toaster oven for you depends on a lot of variables. What are you looking for in terms of wattage and capacity? Are you looking for a lot of accessories for more versatile use, or a lot of power for greater output? When comparing Amana vs. Merrychef vs. Turbochef ovens, each brand offers entry level, high performance, and max performance ovens with a variety of accessories. The chart below offers a comparison of the brands at a glance, but be sure to check out each unique model for insight into specific differences.
Turbochef red high speed pizza oven on a countertop

Turbochef High Speed Ovens

Models range from:

  • 800 - 12480W
  • .54 - 2.2 cu. ft.

Amana stainless steel high speed oven on a countertop

Amana High Speed Ovens

Models range from:

  • 1000 - 5700W
  • .61 - 1.4 cu. ft.

Merrychef stainless steel high speed oven on a countertop

Merrychef High Speed Ovens

Models range from:

  • 2000 - 6200W
  • .58 - 1.64 cu. ft.

Be sure to visit our Commercial Microwaves guide for more great information about hybrid microwave ovens and the advantages they can bring to your business!

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