Vector Live: FEM demonstrates its radical cooking technology


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Chef Alan Evans says, “it gives you everything… and a little bit more”

When a radical cooking technology comes to market, the best way to find out about it is to see it in action. That’s why FEM has launched a series of live cooking demonstrations for the Vector multi-cook oven, which has been developed in the USA by Alto Shaam. The new concept features up to four cooking chambers in one compact body, using an innovative airflow design to cook food faster and more evenly.

The Vector Live demonstrations are being run by experienced freelance chef Alan Evans, who works with several top catering equipment brands. He says the Vector is something totally new. “It’s innovative, refreshing, and it’s a concept that really works. No need for extraction canopy, no water, no waste required, unsupervised cooking, no flavour transfers between chambers, totally programmable… No other oven has four separate temperature zones. It gives you everything, and a little bit more.”

The Vector has the flexibility to cook different products at the same time, in a compact footprint, with no risk of flavour transfer. Each chamber is entirely independently controlled, with its own time, temperature and fan settings. The Vector’s ‘Structured Air Technology’ delivers a high velocity, vertical airflow from the bottom and top of each chamber. It produces completely even temperature control, throughout each chamber, and faster cooking results – with no need to rotate or monitor cooking pans.

The vertical airflow has the added benefit that when the door is opened, very little heat escapes. Its ventless operation, and the fact that it needs no water connection, means a Vector oven can be placed virtually anywhere.

There are three models in the Vector range, offering a choice of two, three or four cooking chambers. The Vector Live events will feature the largest Vector multi-cook oven, the four-chamber VMC-H4H. It has a footprint of just 533mm wide, 993mm deep and 1082mm high.