When to Replace: Microwaves

When To Replace from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

September 20, 2011

Microwaves: An Overview

Commercial microwave ovens can be one of the most indispensable and frequently used pieces of equipment in the kitchen. There are three types and a variety of applications.

How to Know When to Replace a Microwave

While some units from the 1970s remain in use, the typical service life for a microwave oven is about 2,500 hours. A number of signs will signify that a microwave may need replacing.

Time to Replace your Microwave!


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Microwave Applications

All types of restaurants have applications for microwaves, from quick-service operations to casual and even fine dining.

Maintaining a Microwave

Microwaves are simple units that require minimal maintenance. Still, there are steps operators can follow to prolong the service life of these units.

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Spec Check: Microwave

Due to varying sizes, wattages and capabilities, it is important for operators to do their homework before choosing a microwave.

Energy Efficiency and Microwaves

Microwaves are energy efficient by design.


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