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New packaging opens new possibilities for accelerated ovens

John Wood ·

A new type of packaging has been launched which will enable forecourt operators using an accelerated oven to offer a much wider range of food on the go, according to the distributor.

Accelerated ovens are used in a wide range of fast food outlets, but businesses are often frustrated by the lack of any safe, functional and disposable options for serving food to customers in a commercial environment.

Disposable packaging can be used in an accelerated oven but can only sustain a maximum temperature of 400°F (205°C) and a restricted length of cooking time.

Marren Microwave, which distributes SIX500 in the UK, says it is the only packaging that can withstand temperatures of 525°F, and for up to six minutes, while also being fully EU compliant.

It says the integrity of the packaging unlocks the full potential of accelerated cooking technology by providing:

  • shorter cooking times for a more efficient operation;
  • optimal moisture and heat resistance;
  • a custom laminated food contact surface for clean, easy release of food once cooked; and
  • quick to cool and handle for staff and customers.

The packaging is currently available in four different series – bowl, entrée, side and pan – in a range of sizes.

Malcolm Skinner, the operations director at Marren, said he quickly spotted the potential of the product in the garage forecourt food sector.

He said: “This is certainly a major step forward in the UK fast food market and for many will be a game changer. It will enable businesses to add variety and quality to their menus as well as offering more healthy food options. The sales of accelerated ovens have increased dramatically in recent times and this packaging will certainly fuel the demand.

“The pricing and availability of this product will appeal to a wide range of outlets. This is an incredibly exciting new development because of what you can now cook and serve in an accelerated oven with this packaging.”

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