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MKN Premium Professional Cooking Technology

MKN is at home in the best professional kitchens in the world, whether in high class hotels and restaurants, in community catering, in catering chains, in star rated gastronomy, in catering, cruise ships or on luxury liners – from Berlin to Dubai, from Paris to Saigon.


ooking in galleys is an everyday challenge all over the world. We at MKN demand the highest quality possible when it comes to innovations, multifunctional solutions and perfectly designed products. We keep a keen eye on all of the cooking processes with the aim of achieving perfect interaction of all components. The result is intelligent professional cooking technology boasting increased efficiency, high performance operation and optimum customer benefit.

We have completed over 4,000 marine projects for more than 1,000 vessels.

MKN is a leading supplier in the marine sector. It is probably hard to find a cruise line that is not using any MKN equipment somewhere in its fleet. The reasons for this are many, but it most certainly has something to do with MKN’s dedication to innovation, leadership and a strong network of customer support. MKN guarantees a worldwide supply of spare parts and regular training for its service partners to ensure a smooth run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

MKN has been supplying products for the cruise industry for more than 20 years and has its own global marine department with sales, technical and design support. Easy compliance with the particularly strict hygiene regulations (USPH) for example plays a significant role by the selection of suitable professional cooking technology because hygiene is a very important issue for galleys on the high seas.

With the multifunctional FlexiChef and FlexiCombi out of the comprehensive product range, MKN offers appliances, which make it particularly easy to really effectuate these strong hygiene regulations. For example with the SpaceClean feature of FlexiChef, which is the first automatic cleaning system for horizontal kitchen technology. With its intermediate cleaning cycle the pan is ready for the next cooking process in only two minutes (plus set-up time) and completely without the use of chemicals. With SpaceClean, manual cleaning is no longer necessary which means chefs can use their time in a more flexible way to focus on important priorities. SpaceClean practically cleans the pan alongside the normal work and so it contributes to increasing the productivity in kitchens and galleys.

And the MKN combi steamers also offer a great performance on the high-seas. Forget everything you have learnt so far about combi steamers! And think outside the box like MKN does. This is how we have created innovative combi steamers, which facilitate new and intelligent cooking processes. Uncompromising quality, innovative features and an impressive package of user benefits. And the chef always takes centre stage, whether he's using the intuitive operating concept or the safe automatic cleaning system or crosswise insertion and FlexiCombi's impressive capacity concept.

As cruise lines are becoming more environmentally friendly and aware of energy consumption. Some key factors to consider are power and water consumption combined with energy saving developments. Not only to reduce operational costs but also support the environment. The external footprint & usable internal chamber capacity of combi ovens are very important to increase and optimize production as well as free up galley space for other operations by decreasing total unit investment.

We have completed over 4,000 marine projects for more than 1,000 vessels.

The MKN combi steamer FlexiCombi comes with impressive consumption figures and the GreenInside cost control feature, which provides transparency in the energy and water consumption. Numerous technical details ensure optimum energy consumption. For example, the triple glazed cooking chamber door with a potential energy saving of up to 28%*. And using the heat exchanger you can save approx. 1 kWh energy in one operating hour/steaming in the FlexiCombi 10.1**.

Also cleaning is a safe thing with the MKN FlexiCombia and its automatic cleaning system WaveClean. The drain filter meets the high standards of hygiene according to USPHS requirements and the drip tray is detachable and can be cleaned separately.

* compared to previous MKN combi steamers with double glazing. **compared to previous MKN HansDampf technology without heat exchanger

Flame Retardant Carpet Protection Film protects carpets on floors, steps and stairs and is certified to the Marine Equipment Directive (Wheelmark).

MKN Maschinenfabrik Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co. KG

Tim Lake

Sales Manager Global Marine

Phone: (+46) 70 3 83 29 95


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