In today’s blog, you’ll see the MultiChef advantage as we walk you through the recipe building process. Making your menu high speed shouldn’t be difficult, our comprehensive guide will give you an overview of the variables that go into high speed cooking so you can make the best choices when adding new menu items to your line up. PLUS we’ll get you started on the right foot with a brand new MultiChef Recipe Guide, jam packed with over 50 recipes!
The MultiChef Advantage:
Cooking in a high speed oven shouldn’t be rocket science, but with some ovens you’ll be left scratching your head. Take for example the average high speed oven, to develop a new recipe you need to first determine number of cook cycles to prepare an item and then you have to figure out the cook time, temperature, percent of airflow from the top, percent of airflow from the bottom, and even microwave percentages… for each cook cycle. Seriously?! That’s four variables PER CYCLE and a lot of guessing for even a simple menu item like a pizza.
That’s why when we engineered our oven, we kept it simple. Cooking with MultiChef involves four variables for the entire process: cook time, temperature, browning on/off, and fan speed. No percentages, no cycles. We’re talking time, temperature, on/off and high/low. This makes menu development super easy and hassle free. With only four possible cooking variations in addition to cook time and temperature, you’ll have a menu prepped for cooking in no time.
Let's Break it Down:
High/Low- Most of the products cooked in MultiChef can be prepared using the HIGH fan speed. Delicate products such as cookies, muffins, pastries, eggs, or some pizza toppings and garnishes may require the LOW speed setting. Fan speed selection will affect the surface finish of some products as well as cook times.
A HIGH fan speed selection will slightly decrease the cooking times and will also extract more moisture from the food surface for a crispier finish. A LOW fan speed setting can be used for a large product requiring roasting with a longer cooking cycle.
Browning On/Off - Most products will cook nicely with Browning turned ON (full power cooking). For more delicate items, or items with longer cook times, we recommend trying to cook first with browning turned OFF. The amount of “browning” will be affected by the location of the cooking tray and the corresponding rack position chosen for cooking. With Browning turned OFF you should expect slightly longer cook times and heating recovery when opening and closing the door.
Cook Times & Temperature - Times and temperatures vary depending on a variety of cooking parameters: product’s size, thickness, starting temperature, composition (density), moisture content, coating, and weight will affect the cooking results. To determine a cook time and temperature, we recommend the 460°/2 Minute rule. Start any (non-bakery) item at 460° and cook it for two minutes. You can check it at the one minute mark or let it run for the full two minutes and then increase/decrease cook times by 30 second intervals until you reach the right cook time. For bakery items, we recommend setting the temperature at 350° and dividing the suggested cook time by three. From there you can check it at each minute interval or let it run for the full two minutes and then increase/decrease cook times by 30 second intervals until you reach the right cook time.
We know, even with our guide to variables that sometimes starting the cooking process can be overwhelming, so we’ve come up with a MultiChef Recipe book including over 50 different recipes, featuring some of the most popular items across menus of all types.
Click here to receive a free copy of our BRAND NEW updated MultiChef recipe guide and get started cooking today!