The ever versatile potato helped fuel the workforce of England’s industrial revolution in the 18th Century and for many years since jacket potatoes have been sold from large ovens situated on high streets and areas of commerce. However it was not until we launched the original King Edward Counter Top potato baker over 30 years ago that jacket potatoes started to feature more prominently on menu’s everywhere throughout the UK.
Here was a potato baker with all the appeal of a bygone age without the disadvantages, not only functional it was designed to be seen front of house and only required a small area of space and a 13 amp socket. This brilliant idea soon caught on as establishments realised they could sell more jacket potatoes with this eye-catching and highly profitable counter top oven. The unrivalled design of the King Edward potato baker is as relevant now as it was then and its name remains inextricably linked the World over with the ever popular jacket potato.
King Edward also designed and produced the first convection oven potato baker, keeping pace with the modern kitchen and its requirements for even better cooking results and a more versatile oven. More recently we launched our Vista range of ovens, proving that modern design can still fulfil the role of potato baker whilst delivering outstanding display and performance.
King Edward Catering Equipment are proud to have been at the forefront of this small development in the history of the mighty potato and of the reputation we have earned for producing quality products of outstanding design. We continue to be specified as the potato baker of choice by many blue chip companies and our products can be found in the restaurants of most major retailers throughout the UK.