Buying Guide Domestic microwave ovens
To complement our extensive list of commercial catering equipment products, we have put together a comprehensive range of domestic appliances – all from top brand manufacturers including, Sharp, Panasonic, Neff, Lec, Siemens and Smeg. These complementary appliances are ideally suited to non-professional catering applications, for example, use in proprietor accommodation, staff rooms and student accommodation, where heavy duty equipment is not necessary.
We have selected a range of the most popular and widely used microwave ovens, grill-microwave ovens and combination microwave ovens. Over 20 different microwave and combination ovens are available in a variety of power outputs ranging from 800W – 1000W, finished in stainless steel, white, silver metallic and black to suit most interior requirements.
**Tips for buying Domestic microwave ovens**
Choosing the right equipment
As with choosing any equipment, consider your current and future needs – what volumes do you expect the appliance to cope with and how often, how much space is available, do you require built-in or freestanding appliances, are you working to an overall design theme or just interested in functionality, what budget is available? Be clear and realistic on your specific needs.Build Quality and reliability
Take a close look at the build quality - don’t be fooled by the host of cheaper imports in the marketplace. Choose a leading brand as they have established a good reputation for quality, reliability and genuine service back-up, plus availability of spare parts. Domestic appliances don’t need to be built to withstand the same rigours as a commercial one, but nevertheless you get what you pay for and it is well worth investing in the top brand names for peace of mind.Operational features
Look for: high quality finishes inside and out; energy efficient models to save on electric consumption; safety features; ease of operation - with control functions that are clear and responsive; overall design features to suit individual environment.