The Pros and Cons of Microwave Cooking…
There is a well-known stereotype, especially within the restaurant sector that microwaves compromise the quality of food, and although this may be true in some cases, there are many more ways to use a microwave than to cook food. You will also fin microwaves in Michelin starred restaurants!
It doesn’t matter how good your Chef is, commercial microwave ovens can make life in the kitchen so much easier. Have a read through this article to find out how your commercial kitchen could benefit from using a microwave.
The Different uses of a Commercial Microwave
Microwave cooking is a fantastic way to prepare many food items with little waiting times, this makes it a staple piece of equipment in many establishments.
Heating foods using a commercial microwave saves precious time, it can help a recipe come together a lot faster than waiting for it to get hot on top of a stove.
A commercial microwave is an excellent way to defrost food that your chef may have forgotten to do the day before, a microwave will defrost your food in a fraction of the time that it will take to thaw in a refrigerator.
Utilising space is essential within a commercial kitchen, why not use a microwave to heat up soups to put in your soup kettle or use your microwave to heat up sauces, this saves space on your oven so that you can use it for something else.
A Great Tool to Expand your Menu
Many commercial microwaves do not require a ventilation hood, this makes it a great tool to expand your menu options in cafés, restaurants and pubs or to introduce food to your establishment within a convenience store or quick serve kiosk.
Using a microwave to cook foods such as jacket potatoes, vegetables and soups makes it easier for you to add these items to your menu as the microwave will cook them a lot quicker than an oven.
The Cons of Microwave Cooking
Like all great things, there are a few cons to microwave cooking, but these can easily be prevented if you choose a good quality microwave and follow temperature guidelines.
Microwaves work by heating the water molecules within foods and as a result of this it is easy to overcook foods if you are not careful. In order to prevent this it is important that you adhere to proper timings, you should also use container ventilation to prevent foods from bursting, becoming soggy or developing a chewy texture.
Acme supply a wide range of commercial microwaves form some of the biggest brands in the industry. Take a look at our brochure for more information, alternatively you can call a member of our sales team on 01254 277999 to discuss your needs and requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable products.