Matt black gloss, simple elegance and no annoying levers or knobs: the new BORA X BO steam oven is a perfect match for the high aesthetic standards with which kitchen appliance manufacturer BORA has made a name for itself. But its elegant design is not the only thing that sets the BORA X BO apart. Behind the minimalist surface lies the finest technology. Reinhard Hofer, Project Management R&D Team Lead at BORA, explains: “This steam oven offers private customers options that were previously only available in professional kitchens. It makes cooking a breeze.”
“What was special about this project was that, for the first time in our many years of cooperation with BORA, it combined components from both Mulfingen and Landshut.”Jens Peter, Regional Sales Manager at ebm-papst Mulfingen
Optimal heat distribution
For the FlexBackofen BORA X BO, the software developers created a large number of preset programs in collaboration with award-winning chefs. These programs can be called up very easily using the 19-inch touchscreen display and lead to perfect results. From crackling pork roast to fish and tender pastries a capacitor motor from ebm-papst Landshut ensures that dishes succeed on all three cooking levels by optimally distributing heat in the cooking chamber.
Technology from ebm-papst also plays an important role in another highlight of the BORA X BO, as the automatic steam extraction system uses a centrifugal blower from ebm-papst Mulfingen. “What was special about this project was that, for the first time in our many years of cooperation with BORA, it combined components from both Mulfingen and Landshut,” explains Jens Peter, Regional Sales Manager at ebm-papst Mulfingen.
Clever steam extraction
For the FlexBackofen BORA X BO, the Landshut designers shortened a standard motor and fitted two new bearing brackets to make room for it on the back of the steamer. The centrifugal blower, which is automatically activated when the oven door is unlocked and opened, is also located on the back. Within a few seconds, this so-called evacuation fan sucks the entire cooking chamber empty, preventing steam and odors from escaping into the room. The steam is condensed and discharged via several bypasses.
The ebm-papst developers took advantage of the resulting exhaust air cooling, as Peter explains: “The motor and the blower are exposed to heat during operation. That’s why we turned the fan on installation so that the cold exhaust air meets the motor directly, cools it, and immediately dissipates the heat.”
“As with other projects, we were able to rely on the expertise of ebm-papst engineers.”Reinhard Hofer, Project Management R&D Team Lead at BORA
The ingenious cleaning system also sets the BORA X BO apart, explains Reinhard Hofer: “As with industrial appliances, the stainless steel cooking chamber is not cleaned using heat, but with the aid of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid. The environmentally friendly active ingredients are contained in a dual-chamber cleaning cartridge and are released together with steam when the cleaning program is activated. This gets everything sparkling clean again.”
To ensure that the engine is not damaged during the cleaning process, the Landshut experts relied on acid-resistant seals. “As with other projects, we were able to rely on the expertise of ebm-papst engineers,” concludes Hofer. “They provided us with a custom-fit solution that meets one hundred percent of our stringent quality requirements, as envisioned by company founder Willi Bruckbauer.”