Samsung targets pubs and cafes with new kit

Samsung has launched a new version of its Snackmate light duty commercial microwave oven.

The company says the unit is ideal for sites such as pubs, small cafes and bistros as it brings commercial microwave technology at an affordable price.The microwave is touch control and programmable and has a power rating of 1,100W.

Samsung Snackmate

David Watts of Samsung Professional Appliances said: “The market for compact commercial microwaves is very competitive. The new Snackmate is built to withstand the usage in a commercial environment while being small and at a budget price.”

The Snackmate has a 26 litre oven capacity, wipe clean touch controls, a digital display and a 20 programme memory. It also comes in a manual version.

With internal dimensions of 336mm x 225mm x 349mm, it uses a bottom-fed stirrer to ensure the microwaves are distributed evenly throughout the internal cavity.

Samsung claims that its “sturdy construction and reliable electronics” allow it to provide a three-year on-site warranty covering all parts and labour costs, excluding misuse.

Samsung said the price point for the unit will be around £300, excluding VAT. It is available through Uropa Distribution, which serves as the UK wholesaler of Samsung commercial microwave ovens.

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Microwave Cavity Liners

A Hampshire company specialising in cavity protection systems for commercial microwaves has this week begun production of a new model.

Cavity Protection Systems Ltd, which is a sister company of Regale Microwave Ovens, says it can now offer liners to protect the KOM9F85 and KOM9F50 models — two of Daewoo Electronics’ newest professional machines that Regale wholesales in the UK.

The cavity protection system is a rigid liner that fits snugly inside the cavity of the microwave to protect the components from costly damage caused by spillage and poor cleaning.

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As the liner can be washed in a dishwasher or pot wash, cleaning the microwave is far easier and quicker.

The UK-made liners are now available for the trade to order, with the first stocks being readied for despatch this week.

Up until now Cavity Protection Systems had been producing liners for Panasonic and Sharp, and according to Regale Microwave’s managing director, Patrick Bray, demand has been exceeding expectations.

He hopes this is a sign that it will soon be selling more Daewoo models with the liner than without.

“We offer a distinct price advantage for anyone buying a microwave complete with liner, with the liner costing less than half price when bought together,” he said. “We also repackage the microwave so that the liner is fitted in place inside the microwave when it’s delivered. With the price of a liner costing less than a single call out and repair, customers can see the advantages straight away.”

Bray added that the device has already received plenty of interest from brewery and restaurant chains, with The Restaurant Group, Prezzo and Stonegate Pub Company all specifying the liners with new microwave purchases.