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What’s the Difference Between a Commercial and Domestic Microwave?

What’s the Difference Between a Commercial and Domestic Microwave?

If you run a commercial kitchen, you probably know you need heavy-duty commercial food equipment, such as stovetops, fryers, and fridges, that can withstand the daily requirements of your restaurant, café, or cafeteria. Did you also know that you need a microwave oven built especially for commercial use?

Built for Heavy Usage
Commercial microwaves are built differently than domestic microwaves. Domestic microwaves are created for light use with more basic dishes in mind, like popcorn and heating up leftover pizza. Commercial microwaves are able to withstand the heavy demands of a commercial kitchen. They come with more power options, more features, and are sturdier so they can operate hundreds of times per day without breaking down.

No Turntables
You’re probably familiar with the ubiquitous turntables inside domestic microwaves. These turntables rotate the dish while it cooks so the heat is distributed evenly. Commercial microwaves don’t use these turntables. Rather, they have a stirrer system that evenly distributes heat, resulting in a more evenly cooked dish.

Easy to Clean
Maintaining cleanliness is an important part of running a kitchen. All of your commercial food equipment needs to be cleaned daily (sometimes multiple times per day, depending the item and the frequency of usage). While domestic microwaves are often made from cheaper materials like plastic, commercial microwaves are made from stainless steel, which is easy to clean and sanitize.

Simplified Control Panel
While domestic microwaves have minor features and a handful of pre-programmed buttons, commercial microwaves have more pre-programming options. This makes the machine easier and quicker to operate when you’re trying to cook a large variety of dishes.

Warranty Coverage
Domestic microwaves come with a standard warranty that covers limited home usage. If you try to use a domestic microwave in your commercial kitchen, the warranty will void automatically because the microwaves are not made for that type of environment or usage. Commercial microwaves have broader warranties that cover commercial use. Celco’s warranty and services cover the commercial use of Celcook’s microwaves and Celco commercial food equipment.

Need a High-Quality Commercial Microwave for Your Kitchen?

Celcook’s powerful commercial microwave ovens are created by Celco, a leading distributor of commercial kitchen equipment. Celcook products can be found in reputable commercial kitchens across Canada, including in the healthcare market, many fast-food chains, fine dining restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, pubs, golf courses, schools, and government institutions. Contact us to get a Celcook product for your kitchen.