Microwave Oven Review

With today’s technological advances providing gadgets with multiple integrated functions, there are amazing, multifunction microwave ovens available for venues that can spare the price. The microwave oven reviews below describe microwave ovens that are ideal for a range of budgets and purposes.

Higher end models of microwave ovens go above and beyond the uses of a typical microwave in a restaurant. Microwave ovens are usually used for preliminary heating of dishes during service. The dishes will be finished off in the oven, on the grill, or with some other heating method. However, some microwave ovens, such as one of the Amana microwave ovens described in the reviews below, use multiple heating methods to enable cooks to bring foods from the microwave straight to the customer, without compromising on texture or appearance. For the restaurant kitchen looking for microwave ovens for any use, power, volume, functions, and warranty should be the main concerns within a budget.

  Panasonic NE-3280 Sonic Steamer Microwave Oven Turbo Air TMW-1200 HD  Digital Type-Heavy Duty Microwave Oven Amana HDC182 Stackable 1800 Watt Stainless Commercial C-Max Microwave
Product Name Panasonic NE-3280 Sonic Steamer Microwave Oven Turbo Air TMW-1200 HD Digital Type-Heavy Duty Microwave Oven Amana HDC182 Stackable 1800 Watt Stainless Commercial C-Max Microwave
Price $3,510.00 $1,189.98 $1,118.29
Power 3200 watts 1200 watts 1800 watts
Size 21-1/16"W x 13"D x 9-7/8"H cavity 14-5/8" x 14-5/8" x 7-7/8" 13.5"H x 16.75"W x 22.75"D
Warranty 3 year parts, labor, and magnetron 1 year parts and labor 3 year full
Heating Method Steaming or Microwave Microwave Microwave
Special Features
  • 5 power level options
  • 16 programmable memory pads
  • see-through drop-down door
  • ability to program up to 200 menu items in touch function
  • 5 power levels and 3 stages cooking options
  • lighted see-through door
  • stackable
  • dimensions fit a standard half-sized pan
  • lighted see-through door
  • 4 cooking stages options
Best Use
  • venues offering steamed items
  • preliminary heating for service
small venues requiring light microwave use fast casuals and other restaurant kitchens requiring basic microwave use
Comments
  • high quality and powerful Panasonic microwave
  • good option for venues with many steamed menu items
  • basic and affordable
  • relatively short warranty and low power compared to similarly-priced alternatives
  • affordable and powerful
  • stack-ability convenient for small kitchens
  • extensive warranty
  • Amana microwave ovens have high ratings across the board