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Midtjysk Efterskole in Ejstrupholm chooses HOUNÖ SmartTouch® 1.16 Roll-in


The kitchen at Danish independent boarding school Midtjysk Efterskole has used HOUNÖ ovens for more than 35 years. Therefore, it was only logical to purchase another HOUNÖ oven, when they experienced capacity problems.


In April 2018, Midtjysk Efterskole in Ejstrupholm, central Jutland, purchased their third HOUNÖ oven for the school’s kitchen. They chose a HOUNÖ SmartTouch® 1.16 Roll-in, which has helped to solve the kitchen’s capacity problems.


“We were simply short of oven space. We always had to coordinate who could use the ovens, and when,” says kitchen manager Lene Mortensen, describing the kitchen staff’s working day prior to the arrival of the additional oven.


Lene Mortensen, Kitchen Manager

In addition to the extra oven space, the 16-tray oven has impressed the kitchen staff in a number of ways.


“In my opinion, it bakes some delicious bread rolls. We prefer this oven when we are baking,” says Lene Mortensen and recounts enthusiastically:


“Yesterday we prepared meatloaf with cauliflower. We baked them using the oven’s meatloaf program. Normally our meatloaves shrink a great deal and a lot of the juices are left at the bottom of the tray. That was definitely not the case yesterday! This is clearly the way to do it. In fact, it was fantastic!”


Lene Mortensen has also noticed an ergonomic improvement using the 16-tray oven compared with the 20-tray model:


“You don’t have to lift your arms so high above your head to retrieve the top tray.”

The kitchen staff at Midtjysk Efterskole are delighted with their new HOUNÖ oven. They now have more oven space and a state-of-the-art oven, making many of the jobs in the kitchen that much easier and more efficient. “It’s really great at self-cleaning as well,” says kitchen manager Lene Mortensen with a smile.


The HOUNÖ ovens in the kitchen at Midtjysk Efterskole are used for a wide range of cooking methods; from baking to boiling and roasting – and everything between.


Every day, the kitchen at Midtjysk Efterskole prepares hot meals for approximately 160 people. Nevertheless, the four employees in the kitchen and their four student helpers are still able to prepare meals from scratch for this sizable number of people.


During the academic year, each student is required to spend a minimum of 2,5 days working in the kitchen to assist kitchen staff. The students also use the HOUNÖ ovens when helping out in the kitchen.


“On weekends, the students sometimes work alone in the kitchen. We then explain the oven settings to them,” says Lene Mortensen.


Published by HOUNÖ

Text: Cæcilie Brunsvig

Photography: Moment Studio

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