Commercial Microwaves: Your Secret Weapon

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Within the hustle and bustle of food service — whether it is restaurants, delis or banquet catering — meals need to move out as fast as customers move in. In those fast-paced environments, you need commercial restaurant equipment that gets the job done quickly and effectively, and commercial microwaves provide a fantastic solution. The microwave isn’t just for use in the home to heat frozen dinners. Commercial grade ovens such as the Panasonic Microwave Oven NE-2157 will help ease the burden on many of those time-consuming cooking tasks such as steaming and defrosting food or heating lukewarm meals.

When it comes to commercial restaurant equipment, the microwave can be a secret weapon. Running a first-rate kitchen takes substantial resourcefulness and meticulous attention to the cooking process.  Whether it’s the need for hot water quickly, heating up a bowl of soup or safely defrosting a frozen food item, microwaves can simplify cooking tasks that would be less productive with conventional means such as heating on a stove. However, domestic-type microwaves, while less expensive, are not ideal for commercial application, in part because they do not meet National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standards. Commercial grade microwave ovens not only meet NSF standards, they are also highly durable with enough wattage to cook food evenly and safely.

Speaking of powerful, the Panasonic Microwave Oven NE-2157 features “2100 Watts of cooking power,” meaning fast turnaround and an ability to cook or reheat bulk food items. And with programmable memory pads, often times you will have the ability to press one button for microwave cooking and move on to the next food preparation task. When cooking is complete, the “Grab & Go” door handle will make it easy to literally grab and go.

At Short Order, we gave the Panasonic Microwave Oven NE-2157 a 5-Star rating, making this beauty perfect for commercial application.

We also carry many other outstanding commercial microwave ovens from Panasonic and Amana with such great quality they won’t leave you steaming; unless, of course, you actually do need to need to steam your food.


Commercial Microwaves

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Commercial microwaves are incredibly useful in the restaurant kitchen.  Though many fly under the radar in the restaurant kitchen of popular imaginations (you know, below the ubiquitous ice machines, griddles, and ranges), they’re every bit as important those more renowned pieces of equipment.  True restaurateurs, those who have been around the block and know that running a top-notch kitchen takes efficiency as well as attention to detail, prize commercial microwaves for their speed, versatility, and unique ability to make everything run more smoothly.

A good commercial microwave, such as Panasonic microwaves or Amana microwaves, will make a restaurant operate more smoothly in a number of ways.  Complex preparations don’t need to be as precisely orchestrated for everything to come out nice and toasty, since you can heat elements of it up just before serving.  Large quantities of water can also be heated with ease, and frozen foods can be thawed.   A commercial microwave will make everything a little bit simpler, which is a great thing to have in the hectic work environment that is a restaurant kitchen.

Panasonic Microwaves

We’ve got a great selection of these highly rated heating implements in our stock.  One is sure to fit your kitchen’s unique requirements.  They range from the efficient, compact Panasonic Microwave Oven NE-1258 to the heavy-duty, versatile Panasonic Commercial Steamer NE-3280, which handles both microwaving and steaming needs.  No matter which one you ultimately choose to go with, however, know that you’re getting a quality product that will get the job done every time.

We’re big fans of commercial microwaves, sure, but we also understand that there are a host of other pieces of restaurant equipment you might need for your kitchen more.  If that’s the case, or if you’d simply like to peruse, feel free to check our our large selection of restaurant equipment.

Amana Microwaves: Spotlight

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Amana microwaves are a very popular item, humming and heating food to perfection in home kitchens all across this fine country.  You, intrepid reader, might even have one in your very own home.  What you might not be so familiar with is that Amana also makes top-notch restaurant equipment, including a line of heavy-duty microwaves tailored for kitchens of all sizes and volumes.  Like we typically do with these posts, we’ll discuss some of the virtues of the manufacturer and product line in general (in this case being Amana microwaves), then highlight some of the features of specific models.

If you’ll recall, last time out, we waxed poetic (we’re permitting ourselves a little literary license here) on the virtues of Panasonic microwaves.  Like their Panasonic counterparts, Amana microwaves are made with precision and attention to detail.  They’re long-lasting, high-quality products, designed to withstand the pressures and stresses of heavily trafficked commercial kitchens the world over.  We’re very fond of Amana microwaves, bestowing upon them some of our highest accolades.

A majority of the Amana microwave models we sell, for example, are given a 5-star rating by our editors here at Short Order.  That’s the highest rating we give out.  What’s more, many of these microwaves have further been designated an Editor’s Choice, which means we consider them to be particularly spectacular models.  Finally, a number of our Amana microwaves are voted Best in Class by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine, providing third-party validity to our lofty ratings.

All three of these accolades are bestowed upon the Amana Combiwave Oven ACE14, a model characterized by its user-friendly controls, stainless-steel exterior, and high batch volume and efficiency.  The Amana Combiwave Oven ACE14 is just one of many such excellent pieces of restaurant equipment we have for sale here at Short Order.  No matter what you’re looking to get done in your restaurant kitchen, we have products that can help.

Panasonic Microwaves

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Panasonic microwaves are the perfect tools you need for heating up large quantities of food or liquid in a restaurant setting.  If the name “Panasonic” sounds familiar to you, well, it would be hard for it to not ring a bell.  After all, they are those famed purveyors of electronic equipment of all stripes, including televisions, camcorders, phones, faxes, vacuum cleaners, blood pressure monitors…you get the idea.  Oh, let’s just list one more: home appliances.  Many a home kitchen across this fine land are festooned with bread makers, refrigerators, rice cookers, and microwaves from Panasonic.  There’s a reason why, and it’s more than just the ubiquity of the brand: Panasonic makes good stuff.

This good-stuff-making extends to the commercial kitchen, as well.  Take the Panasonic Commercial Microwave Oven NE-1024T, for example.  This 1000-watt model was voted Best in Class by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine, which is a premier publication in the field.  Our editors happen to support this assessment, giving the microwave five stars.  All those accolades come with this affordable, useful model.

On the other end of the spectrum is the Panasonic Microwave Oven NE-3280, a true behemoth of a machine.  Its 3200 watts of power will cook whatever you need it to.  It’s got 10 programs available, as well, which makes operating the thing a whole lot easier and more effective.

As you can see, we’re pretty high on the microwaves we have available (check our Amana microwaves for examples of other ones we sell), but that’s not all we here at Short Order have to offer.  If you’re looking for any kind of restaurant equipment from a trusted manufacturer, like Vulcan ranges or Manitowoc ice machines, chances are we’ll have it, and we’ll be offering it at a fair price.  At Short Order, we’re here to make your commercial kitchen function more smoothly and efficiently.  Let us help!

Amana Microwaves

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Amana microwaves are, for our money, some of the best microwaves on the market.  Even if you’re new to the restaurant business, you’ll certainly recognize their name brand: After all, Amana is an industry leader in home appliances, which include everything from refrigerators to ranges.  You might be surprised to know, then, that they also produce excellent restaurant equipment—indeed, some of their offerings are some of our favorites.  Here’s just a few of the many microwaves that Amana manufactures and that we offer here at Short Order.

Amana Microwave Oven ALD10T

The Amana Microwave Oven ALD10T is an excellent, efficient product.  At $325.00, it’s also reasonably priced.  The 1000-watt ALD10T is NSF-approved, which should come as a seal of approval for all you restaurateurs looking to maintain an NSF-friendly commercial kitchen.  We’re pretty high on this microwave, having designated it an Editor’s Choice product and awarded it a five-star rating.  We’re not the only ones, either: the ALD10T was awarded Best in Class by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine, a premier publication in the industry.  All told, this is a solid machine.

Amana Microwave Oven HDC12A

Looking for something a little more heavy-duty?  The Amana Microwave Oven HDC12A will serve you wonderfully.  The HDC12A features a stainless steel exterior and interior and is powered with 1200 watts, giving you plenty of juice to cook with.  Its extra power doesn’t mean that you’re buying a bulky product, however: The HDC12A is remarkably compact.  You get a lot of bang out of this tough guy, which is great news for kitchens where every square foot counts.  And really, what kitchen isn’t like that?

All these microwaves, along with many other products we’re proud to sell here at Short Order, come with our vaunted Low Price Guarantee.  That means you can rest easy knowing you’re getting a good product at a great price when you shop with us.

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