What is Ovention’s business
philosophy and mission?
Jordan Robinson: Ovention is a company driven by award-winning innovation, integrity and an intense desire
to solve problems that others walk
away from. That spirit of innovation
has enabled us to produce a series of
ovens that meet the real-world needs
of commercial operators.
At Ovention, we believe how you
cook is just as important as what you
cook. With this in mind, we strive to
equip our operators with the most
innovative, efficient and versatile
How has the role of ovens within
grocery food prep evolved in recent
Convenience and quality are of equally
high importance to consumers today.
They have come to expect food that is
fresh, made-to-order, customized and
specialized. Adding a dedicated piece
of equipment to the lineup for kosher,
gluten-free, dairy-free etc., increases
accessibility for customers with specialized dietary needs.
On the operation side, intuitive
equipment provides a significant
advantage to retailers. Employee
turnover is more frequent than ever
within the Millennial workforce. The
Gallup Poll has even labeled them
the “job-hopping generation.” Intuitive,
flexible equipment expedites this process, and minimizes the necessity for
operators to have previous foodservice experience.
How is Ovention helping retailers
address these changes?
The plug-and-play operation of our
compact ovens offers an easy addition to retailers’ equipment lineup for
kosher, gluten-free or other specialized food products.
Ovention’s innovative countertop
ovens feature an intuitive touchscreen
interface, USB menu loading capability, patented laborsaving features
and more. The automatic loading and
unloading feature unloads food from
the oven cavity upon completion of
each cook cycle. This enables operators to focus their attention on other
tasks and still have the food cooked
to perfection. Patrons continue to
enjoy the same product quality time
There are other oven companies
retailers can consider. Why should
they go with Ovention?
Many countertop cooking options
depend on microwave technology
for speed. Water, which is the “fuel”
of microwave heating, vacates the
food as soon as it is heated—leaving
behind something different from food
heated by standard means.
Our Precision Impingement
Technology utilizes hot air for a fast,
high-quality cook without micro-
waves—allowing you to control time,
temperature and independent blower
speeds for every item. With three
times the airflow velocity, speed and
quality increases, it makes delicious
food every time. Combining this
with the benefits of a closed-cavity
results in superior moisture retention
and quality of food, along with a 30
percent higher yield. Customers will
appreciate a higher quality food prod-
uct whether they eat it immediately
after it is cooked or ten minutes later.
Ovention ovens are designed and
manufactured in the heartland of the
U.S. Between our plant in Sturgeon
Bay, Wis., and our first-class customer service based in Milwaukee, we
are committed to serving our customers 24/7/365.
What innovations can be expected
from Ovention this year?
Ovention is adding a new cooking
technology to its lineup this year—a
first-of-its-kind integration of air and
Our patented technology uses air to
improve moisture retention and taste,
while the infrared elements sear, caramelize and provide a unique artisan
finish. The unique delivery of these two
cooking technologies takes advantage
of the benefits of each without the
detrimental effects of either.
This will be available in a variety of
footprints, including our smallest to
Ovention strives to equip its operators with the most innovative, efficient and
versatile cooking technology possible, says Jordan Robinson, a marketing
specialist at Ovention.
Our patented technology uses
air to improve moisture retention
and taste, while the infrared
elements sear, caramelize and
provide a unique artisan finish.