The Baked Potato, or Jacket potato as it is known, has been a firm favourite in the UK for many years. Whilst dedicated baked potato stands are seeing growth year on year, the relatively low cost of start-up and stock, as well as the small foot print of available potato ovens means that more and more people are adding baked potatoes to their offering. From Sandwich bars, petrol stations and burger vans to restaurants, the site of the classic design of a baked potato oven give your customers the reassurance they need in the quality of your food.
Here we look at our favourites to help you find the best Baked Potato oven for your needs.
A combination oven rather then just for potatoes, this oven has the traditional potato oven shape and style, however is actually a standard convection oven, which mean that you can also cook pasties and pizzas in it, perfect for small concessions stands and burger vans who want to add a wide range of offerings without taking up too much space.
The glass window is lit from within so that you and your customers can see what is going on inside. It is available in standards black as well as Brushed Steel, Red, Blue and Green. Able to fit into a space less than half a metre square this is compact enough to fit in anywhere to increase your customer offer. The oven will hold 2/3 Gastronorm dishes and has three cooking shelves and a built in timer.
Dimensions: 645(H) x 510(W) x 580(D)mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Temperature Range: 0°C to 250°C
The first specialist commercial jacket potato oven on our list, it has the classic potato oven look in matt black, with three potato drawers, and is able to bake up to 45 potatoes an hour. Unlike most of the ovens on this list it requires a 3 phase 400v power supply so would need to be fitted by an electrician.
Dimensions: 980(H) x 500(W) x 700(D)mm
Power supply: 400V / 3 phase
Ideal for smaller locations, this oven will cook 15 potatoes at a time whilst holding another 15 ready for sale. Whilst not the traditional potato oven shape, looking much more like a modern piece of kitchen equipment, its small foot print makes it a good choice to add high quality baked potatoes to your menu.
It also comes with two built in bain marie hot hold dishes, so you can keep hot toppings ready for service with the potatoes in a front of house setting. The Illuminated potato holding area and matt black and stainless steel exterior give this a modern, utilitarian look.
This oven is also portable and works of a standard 13 amp plug so it is especially suited to the events and machine rental trade.
Dimensions: 480(H) x 450(W) x 490(D)mm Internal 153(H) x 330(W) x 375(D)
Temperature Range: 0-250°C
The King Edward Classic Compact is the perfect combination of both old and new styles. With a combination of a cast iron style door usual to potato ovens and the stainless steel flat top featuring two bain marie filling holders this truly is the best of both worlds.
Able to cook 20 potatoes at one time with space to display 20 more. It has a large hatch for easy potato retrieval and cleaning.
Dimensions: 560(H) x 460(W) x 480(D)mm Internal 220(H)x 320(W)x 270(D)mm
Power Type: 2.7kW, 11.7A
Temperature Range: 0°C to +250°C
The highest capacity potato oven on our list, the King Edward Bake King can hold up to 120 potatoes, with 60 cooking at any time. Its sleek modern design with full glass door and internal light puts the potato firmly on display, whilst allowing you to easily keep track of stock levels without having to constantly open the door.
Dimensions: 750(H) x 500(W) x 500(D)mm Internal 320(H)x 375(W)x 320(D)mm
Power Type: 2.645kW, 11.02A
Temperature Range: 0°C to +250°C
Our pick for the best oven around, the King Edward Classic 50 can hold 50 cooked potatoes whilst simultaneously cooking 50 more. It is also available in the smaller King Edward Classic 25 (Holds 25 whilst cooking 25) and is available in black or Stainless steel.
A super-efficient fan assisted oven is ready to go in five minutes and cuts cooking time to 60 minutes for a full load of potatoes, with a timer alarm so you can put them in an forget about them until they are done.
With all the usual features such as internally lit holding areas and removable shelves to help cleaning, this is the oven we would recommend for anywhere with high traffic and the machine on display.
Dimensions: 750(H) x 510(W) x 540(D)mm Internal 325(H) x 380(W) x 350(D)
Temperature Range: 0-250 degree C
The perfect oven to be the show piece of a small hot potato stand, this oven is part of the Victorian Baking Ovens range and could be used alongside their other equipment to give the perfect theming to your site.
A classic Victorian outer design, with three cooking elements and an illuminated display cabinet, this oven can cook 30 potatoes and display 30 more.
Dimensions: 700(H) x 430(W) x 430(D)mm
Power Type Oven: 1.5kW, Warmer: 0.25kW, 7.6A
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