Editor's Choice: Microwaves without plates
A microwave without a rotating plate may seems strange to you, but you will be amazed to know that most of the industrial microwaves, which are used at mass scale are without rotating plate or turntable. In these commercial microwaves, circulation of food item is made with the help of a motor.
The benefits of no turntable microwave involve lot of additional space, easier to clean and lesser risk of spilling. However such microwaves are relatively more expensive than those that come with turntable. We have prepared the list after going through almost 300 user reviews at various websites including Amazon and i hope you admire our effort and comment below. Being a house wife i myself is inclined towards the microwaves without plates because of the fact that they are very easy to clean.
1) Panasonic NE-1054F Microwave without rotating plate
According to our comparisons, the best microwave oven without rotating plate is1000 Watt Panasonic NE-1054F with 22 Litre cooking space. It is available in both analog and digital models and totally suitable for both home and commercial use. Although it is not too sexy but due to highly positive reviews this microwave is declared Amazon choice from last many years. You can place it on any table or kitchen counter as it is very compact having dimensions 12-inch x 20-1/8-inch x 16-1/2-inch and interior 8-1/16-inch x 13-inch x 13-inch (HxWxD). The main touch display has preset timings from 10 seconds to 3:30 minutes which saves a lot of time in daily usage.
As a professional cook you are aware that different menu's need different power levels. For example if you want to make a beef roast you need more power required. Panasonic NE-1054F has 6 different power level to meet requirements of a professional cook.
Another most admired feature in this professional microwave is the memory capacity that enables you to prepare meals in steps. For example for the first 20 minutes cook meal at high temperature and for last 10 minutes cook at low temperature. This feature although seems simple but it highly time saving for an expert chef. Opening and closing handle is very firm and the oven door is see through which makes cooking easier.
The microwave is highly durable and mostly preferred at fast food restaurants, offices, hotels, cafeterias and home as well. Finally you get lot more space for cooking as it works perfectly without a turntable.
2) Sharp R-21LCFS No plate microwave
Since 1912, Sharp, a Tokyo based has captured a significant market share due to quality products. This 1000 watt microwave comes with classical dial timer which is known for its durability and ease of use. Heating time guide for variety of common food items is mentioned above the dial. The stainless steel interior and exterior gives a glossy and professional look and also very easy to clean. Being a professional cook if you open the microwave door during heating time, the rest of time is automatically cancelled and you won't need to re adjust the timer dial. Due to absence of microwave plate you get a lot of room inside and you can place a large size platter of 13 1/2 inches.
If you have old parents, than this microwave is highly suitable as the door based microwaves are very easy to open as compared to button based units.It doesn't have a defrost feature but you can use it to defrost and warm the food at the same time just by increasing the cook time. One of the drawbacks is that it lacks power levels but many home users don't need that feature.
3) Amana RMS10DS Commercial Microwave
Amana Corporation is an established American brand of household appliances since 1934. Amana RMS10DS is an outstanding commercial cum household microwave without glass plate. You can confidently use it in any restaurant or commercial kitchen. It consumes 1000 watts of electricity and comes in variety of models with different capacities. Both interior and exterior are wrapped with stainless steel and very easy to clean. The door is see through which allows you to see inside without opening the door. the door is very soft and no malfunction is reported by user reviews at Amazon. The interior of the microwave is quite spacious and can contain a 12 inch large size platter very easily. Microwave is both NFS and ETL approved and its actual dimensions from the factory spec sheet are: 12.25" Tall, 20" Wide, and 16.5" Deep. Although you can use this microwave at home as well but it doesn't have a separate popcorn button.
This Amana microwave also had a defrost feature and also you have programmable button which brings ease to your life. that means that if you want o defrost the chicken and for that purpose you can program it in button 1 for 2 minutes at the rate of 20 percent. And next time when you want to defrost chicken you just put the chicken inside and press 1 button. It will automatically do the rest of work.
4) Amana HDC182 Amana Heavy Duty Microwave
This is another large size commercial microwave by Amana without a turntable. It consumes 1800 watts of electricity and it can reduce your cooking time in microwave significantly due to its high power. This is a really nice oven if you use your microwave frequently and for longer cooking times such as for baking sweet potatoes. Those longer times are now much shorter!
This oven has no turntable and cooks more evenly than a consumer microwave. There are two magnetrons and two rotating antennas hidden inside top and bottom that make this oven superior in evenness of heating. It is easy to keep the flat bottom and stainless steel interior clean. It has 11 power levels for consistent, delicious results for frozen, refrigerated and fresh foods. It has Up to 100 programmable menu items which simplifies cooking and ensures consistent results. The Four stage cooking option with one-touch programming, reduces prep time, labor and food waste while providing consistent results. Controls are user friendly and require minimal training. Another great feature of this Amana microwave is that it is stackable to save valuable counter space. Support and maintenance of Amana is extra ordinary and comes with full 3 years warranty from Amana.