Kevin Eaton - Sep 20, 2022

Enhancing Foodservice in Healthcare with Hydrovection

Food can be one of the most important aspects of running a hospital or senior care community. While bad food is often considered part of the hospital experience, delicious meals can help comfort patients, promote healing, and encourage positive reviews, making food quality a critical investment for every healthcare facility. Unfortunately, due to strict budgets and preexisting reputations for mediocre meals, foodservice in healthcare facilities can be challenging to navigate. With the correct systems in place, though, hospitals and senior care communities can impress any patient.

Delivering Delicious Food Safely

Like any foodservice provider, healthcare facility cooking has been impacted by rapidly changing food trends. For example, unlike the typical portrayal of hospitals bringing patients pre-selected food, most healthcare facilities have started offering room service that allows patients to select their meals from an expanding menu. Giving patients the ability to decide what they want to eat cuts down on food waste, reduces costs, and can make for a comfortable hospital stay. Not only can patients select their meals, but facilities are also doing their best to expand their menus and ensure an option for every diet. This includes incorporating more plant-based and cultural cuisines, so every patient is comfortable during their stay regardless of their diets or culinary preferences.

Why Use Hydrovection for Healthcare

Due to the large volume of patients and guests present in healthcare facilities, hospitals and senior care communities need to be able to cook a large quantity of food quickly. Thankfully, Blodgett’s healthcare ovens are here to help.

Hydrovection ovens cook 30% faster than traditional ovens and can yield 20% more food. With most healthcare facilities working on expanding their menus, a higher food yield is essential to provide more options and ensure patients receive food that fits their diet to promote a more comfortable stay. In addition, this appliance makes one of the best hospital ovens as it is cheaper than most traditional options, like a combi, and conserves energy and water. This makes Blodgett’s Hydrovection ovens a fantastic, money-saving choice for any healthcare facility. 

How Ventless is the Best Healthcare Solution

Due to Hydrovection’s electric powering, another huge benefit of these healthcare ovens is they are ventless. A fan inside the unit helps the air circulate until it is pulled through an attached hood and filtered. This clean air is then pushed out the back of the unit. 

Not only is Blodgett’s Hydrovection oven efficient and safe for indoor use, but they are also simple for all staff to operate. Simply turn the oven on and follow the attached indicator lights to know when it is ready for use. A green light indicates that the oven is ready for use, an orange light means it is time for a filter replacement, and red light warns that the filter is full. Replacing the filter system is also a straightforward process. Simply turn the unit off, let it cool down, and remove the front of the hood. After removal, just slide the old filter out and replace it with a new one. 

Thanks to these features, Blodgett's Hydrovection oven is a safe and efficient addition to any healthcare facility's kitchen.

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Written by Kevin Eaton

Kevin Eaton is the President of Eaton Marketing & Associates and a seasoned Manufacturer Rep in Florida.