Oskar Blues, in addition to being a local purveyor of some great beer, runs a 600-seat bar and restaurant down the street from their brewery in Longmont, Colorado. We traveled up the road to see how they utilize the Sharp Twin Touch microwave to keep up with the demands of a high-volume kitchen.
Hi. I’m Chris Tavano for Tunda Restaurant Supply and we’re here at the Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids, right up the street from the Oskar Blues Brewery. This place seats about 600 plus occupants and in order to keep up with that volume we’re going to showcase the Sharp Twin Touch RC Series Microwave.
Some great features about this Twin Touch microwave is exactly that, the Twin Touch. If you notice it’s got two rows of buttons at the top of the unit and at the bottom of the unit directly on the door. The reason why is so that way these microwaves are designed to be stacked on top of each other. It’s a great use of space. A lot more efficient for your prep area and at the same time when you’re stacking them three high it might be a little bit difficult to get to that top row of buttons so they added the lower row of buttons on the door itself.
The nice advantage about cleaning this unit is it’s all stainless steel, interior and exterior. That is a great advantage because it just wipes clean with a de-greaser with the greatest of ease. At the same time it comes apart very easily to change your filters because that is the one component that is going to break your microwave, not cleaning your filter properly.
On the bottom you see the 1 through 10. Often times on microwave units that denotes how many minutes you’re actually going to cook for. Instead on here that is just ten pre-programmed presets of time durations at your discretion. Number 1 could be 15 minutes, number 5 can be 10 minutes, number 9 can be a minute and a half, whatever you decide to program. There’s up to 100 programmable options in there.
A great feature to this Twin Touch unit is the four stage programming. This is certainly acceptable in the sense of defrosting chicken breasts. Keep in mind old units would just defrost at one constant power level the entire time, cooking the exterior of your food. You don’t want that. You just want to defrost it and still keep it raw so that way you can cook it on the stove or on your range. The four stage programming is going to allow you to defrost at a low power level, then maybe the last two minutes it’ll bump up to a high power level.
The nice thing is that four stage programming can be overwritten beyond the defrost state so as you program all of your Twin Touch buttons you can program any one of those buttons to go through four different power levels throughout it’s duration of cooking time.
Another great bonus about this unit is it’s volume capacity in the interior cabinets, .75 cubic feet. It doesn’t sound like a whole lot but once you start putting in your half size, six inch deep, Lexan pans, you’re going to realize you can fit a lot more stuff in there than you realize.
I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply and that wraps up our demo of the Sharp Twin Touch RC Series Microwave here at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids where we enjoy live music five nights a week. Come on down and join us.