BCC Innovation contributes to the development of Fagor’s new generation of smart ovens
We are pleased to see the result of the research project we have carried out with Fagor Professional to test the usability, functionality, and cooking quality of the new range of Fagor iKORE Modular ovens, which will be launched next week. This new range is controlled by a 100% digital and configurable interface, and our facilities and network of professionals in the sector have been the main testing ecosystem.
On the one hand, it was put into practice in the real context of LABe Digital Gastronomy Lab, (our open innovation laboratory to promote the digital transformation of gastronomy) where the kitchen team analyzed on a day-to-day basis the usability and technological advances that Fagor Professional incorporated in its new oven prototype. In addition to the LABe Restaurant team, we called the attention of 30 other chefs from different profiles of the sector (collectivities, independent restaurants, organized catering…) who participated in this research.
On the other hand, in the laboratories of BCC Innovation, our team of technicians, together with the chefs, carried out an exhaustive physicochemical analysis to scientifically verify the impact of the technologies incorporated in the oven on the quality of cooked food.
Through this strategic testing, important pre-launch factors were determined:
- User expectations
- Perception of oven use
- Oven evaluation
- Cooking quality
Thanks to the combination of scientific knowledge with culinary knowledge and user-centered design, along with the motivation and involvement of the entire team, Fagor achieved the result of the new generation of iKORE ovens. Fernando Palacio, chef-researcher at BCC Innovation, states that the key has been that “we have combined scientific knowledge with culinary knowledge…”, to which Jonan Eskibel, chief engineer at iKORE, adds: “We worked on the three areas of our project: laboratory, usability and chef“.