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Electrolux air-o-stream TOUCHLINE
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About

A combi oven that simplifies cooking, saves money and reduces climate impact.

Detailed Description:
The air-o-steam combis are designed to form complete cook&chill systems together with the air-o-chill blast chillers/freezers, therefore, any installation can be tailored to meet the needs of the caterer.

Known drawbacks of design:
Not known

Website:
http://electrolux-professional.com/index.asp?o=n&n=4280&c=n

Designed in:
2009

Status of realization:
In production

Challenge(s):
energy, environment, housing, nutrition, technology

Form/Impact/Context

Form
The oven has three different cooking modes: The automatic is the easiest way to cook. It offers eight cooking categories according to different food types. The programs mode allows users to save their recipes and repeat them anytime. It’s the only oven that offers memory for up to 1,000 recipes, which can be saved on a USB stick. The manual mode allows chefs to set and keep the oven under constant control. The oven is constructed with stainless steel 304 throughout, with seamless joints in the cooking cell. Double thermo-glazed door equipped with drip pans to catch condensation and prevent drippings on the floor, for maximum security. Four holding positions. Built-in retractable hand shower for countertop models. Halogen lighting in the cooking cell. IPX5 water protection and the oven meet IMQ safety requirements. It comes with user-friendly High Definition Touch Screen feat. 262,000 colors, 30 languages, and internationally-recognized icons and food images.

Impact
Electrolux is making positive contributions to sustainable development through its operations as well as through its energy-efficient products like the air-o-steam TOUCHLINE oven, one of the greenest ovens on the market. The oven’s highly-efficient, low-pollutant gas burners allow for CO2 emissions that are 10 times lower than the limits set by Gastec and 100 times lower than the European Standard Limit. It also offers several green features: gas burners and a heat exchanger that ensure up to 20% gas consumption savings compared with traditional burners; Low Temperature Cooking (LTC) controlled by the Lambda sensor that reduces food weight loss by up to 50%, thus eliminating significant waste; and the new automatic cleaning green functions that allow users to choose between the “Skip Drying Phase,” “Skip Rinse Aid,” and “Reduce Water Consumption” options, thus optimizing savings in rinse aid, electricity and water (up to 25%), and reducing operating costs (up to 50%).

Context
Electrolux air-o-steam Touchline blends tradition with the latest technological research in order to satisfy the creativity and working requirements of today's professional kitchen and simplify the usage of the control panel. The new intuitive interface is for all types of customers and kitchens requiring automatic, manual or pre-set cooking.

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
Patent

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Company development costs

Is there a plan for future investments?
Yes

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Yes

Credits

Designed by:
The Electrolux design team

Title/Role:
Developers

Professional status of designer:
Designers and engineers

Nationality:
Sweden

City/Country of residence:
Stockholm/Sweden

Name of company:
Electrolux