Maxima Kitchen Equipment has everything that you need for the professional catering kitchen. If you would like to offer varied items on your menu, a Maxima combi steamer might be just the product. We have a wide range available, so you are sure to find the right one.

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What is a Maxima combi steamer used for?

A combi steamer is a combination of a convection oven and a steam oven. This means that you can circulate both dry and humid hot air in the oven. Preparing food in the latter case is done by means of steam. A Maxima combi steamer is a versatile cooking appliance with which you can prepare vegetables, meat and fish. Some other products, such as pasta, potatoes and rice, are also suitable for preparation in a combi steamer. When cooking large quantities of food, a combi steamer is ideal. Because of the steam that is used to cook the food, the food retains its flavour and nutrients more consistently than when other conventional cooking methods are used.

What types of Maxima combi steamers exist?

Are you in the market for a combi steamer? If so, you have a choice of different models which differ mainly in capacity. When preparing food in a combi steamer, a special scale called a GN scale (or gastronome scale) must be used. The size of the GN containers that you will be using should also be considered. There are oven models for 1/1 GN and 2/3 GN containers available. Another important consideration is the size differences between ovens that have the same capacity. For example, we have a 5 x 2/3 GN steamers and an 11 x 1/1 GN steamer model. Both devices are available with manual or digital controls. All other Maxima combi steamers in the range are exclusively digitally controlled and come with automated adjustable programs for easy cooking. The ovens have between 99 and 240 adjustable cooking programs with four to nine phases.

What are the other characteristics of a Maxima combi steamer?

With the exception of the digital program selection and capacity, most of our combi steamers have similar characteristics. There are, however, some differences between the models. For example, the digital models have a temperature which is adjustable between 50 to 270 degrees Celcius while the temperature range in our other steam appliances ranges between 100 and 275 degrees Celcius. With a digital timer, the combi steamer can be programmed to specify the steaming process precisely. In addition, we have ten combi steamer models that offer a selectable steam output that ranges from 10% to 100%. Standard features across all models include:

  • Stainlees steel interior with rounded corners
  • Stainless steel heating elements
  • Adjustable door
  • Lighting inside and in the door
  • Double athermic glazing
  • Efficient heat distribution

What should I pay attention to when buying a Maxima combi steamer?

Despite the many similarities between the models, there are still a few things to consider when purchasing one. Remember to measure both the inside and outsides of the device - this is especially important for Super Slim Touch models. With models that can accommodate 6 x 1/1 GN or 10 x 1/1 GN trays, the width remains the same but the height is increased to accommodate the extra trays. As a result of this, the Maxima combi steamer is always 50cm wide and 89cm deep. In addition to the required space, it is important to keep energy consumption in mind when deciding which model to buy.

How do I clean a Maxima combi steamer?

Good maintenance is of the utmost importance in the hotel and catering industry and combi steamers must also be cleaned regularly. The end of the day is the most convenient time for cleaning a combi steamer. Although it is not labour intensive, you must be sure that the steamers will not be needed for a few minutes in order to clean them properly. Allow the unit to cool down first, then use lukewarm water and a mild detergent to clean the stainless steel parts with a soft cloth. Hot water and a soft cloth are sufficient to clean the glass in the door. Some models offer an automatic washing system; this handy feature can be found in the Super Slim Touch combi steamers.