Rack ovens

Glowing impression, first-class workmanship, extremely robust - the premium rack ovens from WACHTEL impress with a whole range of outstanding product characteristics. In particular respect of baking quality, our rack ovens set the standards that are persuasive all round. Available as classic oil-/gas-fired version or electrically heated - find the ideal oven for your needs.



Rack ovens: profitability and versatility for premium bakery outlets

A rack oven gives you increased  efficiency and flexibility right there in your bakery store. A baking trolley allows you to conveniently load and unload stacked baking trays in one working step, making handling particularly easy. Rack ovens operate on the convection principle, in other words, on the basis of circulating hot air.

This circulating baking atmosphere is ideally suited to rolls and folded pastries such as croissants. It also gives you the option of baking all types of small and ready-made goods or large loaves - no problem! This means that a rack oven offers exceptional flexibility of use. A further advantage is the high level of repeatability offered.

With a rack oven you always obtain consistent results and an unmistakably high quality of baking. Our R-EVOLUTION and COMET ICT rack ovens do not use convection alone for heat transfer but combine this with a special patented technology. This is a combination of convection and radiated heat with a particularly high infra-red component. Known as Infrared-Ceramic-Technology (ICT), this gives your products even more taste and aroma. This accelerated yet softer form of heat transfer offers increased reliability for your processes and adds greater range to your product assortment.

A rack oven is lastly a substantial boost to the profitability of your enterprise. It allows you to bake in a relatively small space with a relatively low energy consumption.  Moreover, the R-EVOLUTION rack oven can secure you a further 30 % in potential energy savings in comparison with conventional rack ovens.

WACHTEL rack ovens: outstanding quality and innovative technologies

When it comes to a high-quality rack oven for your store, WACHTEL is the manufacturer of choice. Our products are designed with long service life in mind. All our ovens are designed for reliability in continuous use over long operating periods. Each of our rack ovens is therefore based on a thick and stable base plate in stainless steel. High-temperature parts are made using heat-resistant stainless steel alloys.

The standard baking chamber height of 2000 mm is sufficient for all sizes of transport rack. This means that up to 20 trays with a spacing of 84 mm can be accommodated on a small floor area. The gas-tight, welded walls of the baking chamber guarantee a high level of safety and long life. The robust, energy-saving door features dual locking, a steel frame and an internal door unlocking mechanism. Meanwhile the generous, double-glazed front window provides optimum visibility into the oven.

Also integrated into our rack ovens is a high-performance cascaded steam unit. The large-scale evaporator surface can generate an even body of steam in ample volumes at any time. An optional flowmeter also allows for the precision configuration of water quantity for the steam injection.

All operating and service elements of the unit can be accessed easily and unhindered from the front, from above or from within through the baking chamber. Should you wish to begin baking quickly, without a long pre-flush, the quick-start burner, available in the COMPACT and R-EVOLUTION models, may be an option of interest. You can also make energy savings of up to 11 % here.

Custom solutions for all requirements

To meet all the needs of a bakery, we offer four distinct basic models of rack oven: the R-EVOLUTION, the COMET, the COMPACT and the IMPACT. Each model features dependable, tried-and-tested oven technology together with its own specific features. All ovens can also be fitted with optional extras. You thus obtain full flexibility together with exactly the functions and facilities that are important for your activities.

The R-EVOLUTION rack oven: flexibility in working, tradition in baking

The R-Evolution rack oven is a true all-rounder. It creates a bridge between traditional artisan baking, involving old-style stone ovens, and modern high technology. A particular highlight is the patented Infrared-Ceramic technology (ICT).

The ceramic coating of the baking chamber walls emits infra-red radiation, which provides more effective heat transfer and enables the raw dough to reach baking temperature faster. It also acts as an oversized surface heat exchanger. The large masses store heat to guarantee stable temperatures - the temperature drop following loading is only between 5 and 15 degrees. One area in which you profit is increased aroma and taste and an extended shelf life for your products. Energy consumption and baking times are also significantly reduced. The R-EVOLUTION rack oven is thus ideal for you if you wish to position yourself as a top-quality baker and yet also seek to reduce costs through reduced use of time, energy and materials. 


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The COMET rack oven: clean and quiet baking with electricity

The COMET is the clean and simple alternative to traditional gas-fired baking. No need for burners or to be built into a flue gas stack.

This oven is used wherever  heating with electricity is practical and economical. As with all WACHTEL rack ovens, the baking chamber, front and external cladding are all made in high-quality stainless steel and finished to a high level.

Additionally, the Comet features the trusted Shopmatic controller with over 29 automatic programs as standard. It is simple to operate using a scroll wheel or using the keypad. A further option is the IQ TOUCH controller, operated via a large, high-resolution color screen and particularly user-friendly.


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The COMPACT rack oven: classic baking with oil or gas firing

If you opt for the COMPACT, you receive our highly successful continuous burner with its well-established Wachtel technology. The unique crossflow blower provides an ideal atmosphere in the oven for producing premium goods without any risk of drying out. The generously-dimensioned fan drum operates at an unusually low speed and extends across the entire width of the transport rack.

This allows an entirely uniform distribution of air together with minimal air speed. For you the result is exceptionally high-quality baked goods with outstanding succulence, shelf life and aroma.

Specially-developed tubular heat exchangers in a special heat-resistant stainless steel further ensure energy-efficient and reliable production. The COMPACT rack oven is engineering ingenuity at its highest level. It is available with gas or oil firing and with the standard Shopmatic controller or the optional IQ TOUCH system. 

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Rack oven COMET ICT: the best from two bakery worlds

The COMET ICT is based on our tried and tested electrically heated rack oven COMET, its proved oven technology being optimised by using the baking chamber walls as oversized radiators in case of the COMET ICT. Additionally, the insides of the bakery chambers have been provided with a ceramic coating (ICT), which emits infra-red thermal radiation that is ideal for baked goods providing the best from two bakery worlds: convection and radiation heat.

The benefits are perfectly obvious: an exceptional high baking quality and diversity. Biscuits as well as large loaves of bread are both produced batch-by-batch economically at a premium level, saving resources. 

That is why the COMET ICT is equal to a deck oven, while poviding the benefits from the latest rack oven technology.

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