Electrolux Air-O-Speed Named Product of the Year
Oct 9, 2006
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The Foodservice Consultant Society International (FCSI) named the air-o-speed™ by Electrolux Professional the
Product of the Year. The award was presented last week during the FCSI 2006 North American Division Symposium’s Innovation Showcase.

The 3-day FCSI event took place in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. starting on September 28. The Innovation Showcase is designed to recognize producers whose commitment to R&D has resulted in an innovative product that is a clear leap forward for the foodservice industry. Products are submitted, reviewed by a panel of FCSI Fellows, and 10 are selected for inclusion in the Showcase. Consultant Members then vote for their choice for Product of the Year.

The air-o-speed is a high-speed combi oven with an innovative method of cooking that uses a combination of convection, steam, combi (steam and convection), and multi-wave, designed to provide a completely integrated cooking process.

Multi-wave is a patented microwave technology that combines with the other cooking modes to decrease cooking times and is said to provide the same quality result of a combi oven. It also allows for the use of metal pans, trays and grids. The oven is said to reduce cook time by as much as 50 percent, which may increase productivity and flexibility in the kitchen and, in turn, generate a better return on the appliance investment. One of the oven’s benefits is that it can cook from frozen to ready-to-serve in one continuous cooking program.

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