Tag Archives: Microwaves

Panasonic Corporation inks trading deal with British maker of microwave protectors

Commercial microwave cavity liners made by Hampshire firm Regale Microwave Ovens are set for global distribution after a deal with the Panasonic Corporation, it can be revealed. In an unprecedented move for the business, worldwide arrangements will be made to enable distribution of the liner to any catering equipment wholesaler or distributor worldwide. The liner

Kitchen energy debate ‘vital’ for operators making equipment decisions

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) insists it is vital to keep the debate around energy usage in commercial kitchens alive following the recent scrutiny placed on the environmental impact of microwaves. Data released by the Microwave Technologies Association (MTA) this week showed that microwaves remain one of the most efficient ways of cooking when

EXCLUSIVE: Microwave suppliers shoot down ‘misleading’ energy claims with findings of their own

Commercial microwave suppliers have hit back at a report branding microwaves an environmental scourge by releasing their own figures showing it is a more efficient way of cooking food than traditional methods. Last week the University of Manchester published a study arguing that microwaves emit as much ‘carbon dioxide equivalent’ annually as 6.8 million cars.

Microwave suppliers upset by ‘unfair’ study into emissions and energy usage

A study that claims microwaves “could be as bad” for the environment as millions of cars has been met with opposition by commercial microwave suppliers, which claim it ignores other less efficient ways of cooking food. Several brands confirmed they were meeting with the Microwave Technologies Association this week to consider a response to the

Pre-delivery microwave customisation takes the guesswork out of chain kitchens

Chain giants such as Nando’s, Casual Dining Group and Costa Coffee are benefitting from pre-programmed and fully customised Sharp microwaves thanks to a partnership between UK supplier RH Hall and Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment. Lockhart serves a number of national chains and has worked closely with RH Hall, the exclusive Sharp commercial microwave agent in

Samsung champions kitchen innovation among UK chains

Commercial microwave specialist Samsung is backing the multi-site operators leading the way in innovative kitchen design by sponsoring the ‘Chain Champions’ category of the 2017 Foodservice Equipment Journal Power List. The ‘Chain Champions’ category highlights the key management and operational chiefs leading some of the most forward-thinking foodservice chains in the market today. All are responsible for

INSIDE THE CHEF FACTORY: The kitchen training school doing things differently

When you venture through the winding corridors of Westminster Kingsway College, it doesn’t take long before you come across a kitchen. There are 15 of them, in fact, all designed to prepare the next generation of chefs and hospitality professionals with the skills they’ll need for a life in the field. Up to 180 students

Panasonic bids to dispel microwave myths with chef school deal

Budding chefs at Westminster Kingsway College are set to receive in-depth guidance on how commercial microwaves can be maximised in a professional kitchen environment following a partnership with Panasonic, FEJ can reveal. Up until now the prestigious London catering college has largely used domestic microwaves within its kitchens, with the only real emphasis on this form