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Revolutionizing Industrial Baking: The Hybrid Burner Advantage

In the ever-evolving world of kitchen technology, hybrid burners have emerged as a revolutionary solution, seamlessly combining the benefits of gas and electric burners. These versatile burners are expertly designed to replace standard, tri-zone, or distributor burners in commercial ovens, making them adaptable to various oven models, including 970, 960, DGF, and AMF, irrespective of the manufacturer.

Technical Specifications

The patent pending Hybrid Burner from Flynn Burner Corporation, operates at a maximum power of 30 watts per square inch, featuring a total of six tubular heaters. This unique design allows it to be retrofitted to any typical commercial oven, making electrification of industrial baking ovens more accessible. The hybrid burner is available in 1 ½” or 2” sizes, providing flexibility to cater to different oven configurations.

Advantages of Electrification in Industrial Baking

1. Even and Precise Heat Distribution:

Electric ovens, powered by hybrid burners, excel in providing more uniform heat distribution compared to their gas counterparts. This ensures consistent baking results, with food cooked evenly throughout the oven each and every time. Additionally, the electric burners allow for precise temperature control, facilitating the achievement of the desired baking temperature.

2. Moist Baking Environment:

Electric-powered hybrid burners create a moist baking environment, particularly beneficial for certain baked goods like cakes and pastries. This retained moisture helps these items maintain their soft texture and prevents them from drying out during the baking process, consistently resulting in perfectly baked goods.

3. Safety First:

Electric-powered hybrid burners eliminate the need for an open flame—a significant safety concern in commercial bakeries. With gas eliminated from the equation, the risk of fire hazards is substantially reduced, making electric ovens safer, especially in environments with children or pets.

4. Ease of Use and Maintenance:

Electric ovens, driven by hybrid burners, are designed for user convenience. With intuitive digital controls and preset cooking functions, these ovens simplify the baking process. Moreover, they eliminate the need for gas lines, pilot lights, and gas trains, reducing the risk of gas leaks and minimizing maintenance requirements.

5. Clean and Healthy Environment:

Unlike gas ovens that release combustion byproducts into the kitchen environment, electric ovens powered by hybrid burners produce no such byproducts. This ensures a cleaner and healthier baking space for both the bakers and the baked goods.

Advantages of the Hybrid Approach

The hybrid approach in industrial baking not only combines the best of electric and gas technologies but also brings additional advantages:

1. Faster Warm-Up Time:

The hybrid approach enables a faster warm-up time, crucial in larger commercial ovens, especially after a shutdown. The oven can purge and light on either gas or a combination of gas and electricity. Once at the setpoint, the gas is shut off for a cleaner bake. In case of process upsets, the gas can be reignited to return to baking parameters swiftly.

2. Efficient Reaction to Process Changes:

The hybrid approach allows for a more efficient reaction to process changes. By cutting back the output of either gas or electricity, the large electrical supply becomes more manageable and realistic, offering a responsive and adaptable baking solution.

The hybrid burner represents a significant leap forward in industrial baking technology. With its ability to retrofit into existing commercial ovens and its myriad advantages over traditional gas burners, the hybrid approach offers a versatile, efficient, and sustainable solution for the evolving needs of the baking industry. As technology continues to advance, we can anticipate further refinements and innovations in hybrid burner design, paving the way for a more efficient and eco-friendly future in industrial baking.

3. Enhanced Adaptability to Fluctuating Energy Availability:

The hybrid approach offers a unique advantage in its adaptability to fluctuating energy availability. In situations where there may be constraints or variations in the energy supply, the hybrid burner allows for a seamless transition between gas and electric modes. This flexibility ensures continued operation even during periods of energy instability, offering reliability and consistency in industrial baking processes. The ability to effortlessly switch between energy sources makes the hybrid approach a robust solution for bakeries facing diverse energy challenges, providing uninterrupted baking operations and maintaining productivity.


Q1: Can hybrid burners be retrofitted into any commercial oven?

Yes, Flynn Burner Corporation’s hybrid burners are designed to replace standard burners in various commercial ovens, providing an efficient and practical upgrade for a range of oven models.

Q2: How does the hybrid approach enhance safety in industrial baking?

The elimination of an open flame in electric-powered hybrid burners significantly reduces the risk of fire hazards, making them a safer choice for commercial bakeries.

Q3: What advantages do hybrid burners offer in terms of energy efficiency?

Hybrid burners optimize energy consumption by allowing users to choose between gas and electric modes. This flexibility, coupled with advanced technology, contributes to reduced utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint.


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