DALLAS -- Phil McKee, the inventor of the original TurboChef oven--the first entry in what became an entirely new class of products referred to as accelerated-cooking technologies--has developed his next "step-change innovation" in the field. As founder and CEO of Ovention Inc., McKee is introducing the Matchbox oven, built around a change in product handling and oven management that he said enables a new level of cooking performance, throughput, menu diversity and ease of use for a single device.
"When I founded Ovention, we had one goal in mind: to bring world-class innovation to commercial operators to help them dramatically grow their businesses," said McKee in a statement released by the company. "To meet that goal, you have to be willing to break through preconceived technology limitations if you are to create new solutions to the old problems that have doggedly hampered operator growth. The Matchbox does that in spades."
The Matchbox features two cooking surfaces that broil, bake, grill or toast. The dual cooking surfaces and temperature controls make the oven suitable for use across a variety of cooking applications and kitchen environments, including those found in convenience stores, fast-casual restaurants, pizza chains, burger joints and fine dining.
According to the Dallas-based company, benefits of the Matchbox include: