New Convecta TC-3 Ovens For Grout’s Bakeries

Tom Chandley’s latest oven has been designed specifically for small bakery and retail outlets. The convecta tc-3 is a compact 60cm x 57cm and is designed to be placed in full view of customers, maximising the opportunity of impulse purchases.

A convecta tc-3 oven has recently been installed in two of BB Grout Limited’s chain of outlets. Although the family-run business bake all their own bread and confectionery products at their main bakery site in Canvey Island, this time using Tom Chandley Deck ovens, Managing Director, Noel Grout, still wanted to add to the ambience at each of his 9 shops.

“We have placed the convecta tc-3 ovens front of house to tempt customers with the sights and smells of freshly baked baguettes, petit pains, cookies and a range of savouries including pies, pasties and our ever-popular sausage roll” says Noel Grout. Customers are able to view the products baking through the double-glazed door, which remains at safe surface temperatures preventing the risk of burning to staff or customers.

The convecta tc-3 also incorporates its own steaming system and was a key factor in Noel Grout’s selection of ovens for his premises. “The steaming system is used to create the crusty finish on all our baguettes and petit pain” explained Mr Grout.

A bonus for companies making their first step into the bake-off market is the fact that the steam system does not require plumbing. The oven can be supplied as ‘manual fill’ which allows the water to be topped up by hand. This, combined with the simple power requirements of a 13 amp socket, allows the convecta tc-3 to be repositioned within a bakery or retail outlet as many times as required.

Although small in size the convecta tc-3 holds 3 (44cm x 35cm) trays and can bake up to 42 bread rolls in one batch. As well as lunchtimes, Grout’s have found that there are also variable busy periods throughout the day. The convecta tc-3 allows staff to tailor production to customer demands by baking small batches of product as often as required.