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A buying guide to the full line of Sharp commercial microwave ovens

From the humble 1,000-watt Sharp commercial microwave ovens to the Sharp R8000G commercial high speed oven, which combines the even heating of convection with the speed of a microwave, Sharp has everything you need to heat things up in your commercial kitchen.

Sharp microwave ovens are a restaurant equipment industry leader for their consistent heating, ease of use, and options that range from programmable settings to units with space for one half-size, two third-size, or four sixth-size pans in the heating compartment. That’s larger than any other commercial microwave oven on the market. Plus, with the exception of the R21LCF, all Sharp commercial microwave ovens are equipped with a tracking system that “remembers” how many times each programmable button is activated. That means a manager can track what’s being heated to keep a handle on what the kitchen staff is serving.

1000-watt Sharp commercial microwave ovens

The Sharp R21LCF commercial microwave oven is perfect for low- to medium-volume applications.The Sharp R21LVF commercial microwave oven has a programmable control pad.The Sharp R21LTF commercial microwave oven offers an all-stainless steel exterior and interior for durability.







In the 1000 watt microwave oven category, Sharp offers three choices, each with a single magnetron, the vacuum tube that produces the waves that do the cooking. The entry model is the Sharp R21LCF commercial microwave oven, which offers a manual 6-minute timer dial, stainless steel exterior, and the power for low- to medium-volume applications. Up next is the Sharp R21LVF commercial microwave oven, which also has the stainless steel exterior, while also bringing a programmable digital control pad, an express defrost setting, and a button that automatically adjusts time on programmed cook times for double quantities. The Sharp R21LTF commercial microwave oven rounds out the 1,000-watt category with an all-stainless steel interior and exterior, it also has 10 programmable keys, power controls, the double quantity feature, and three-stage cooking settings.

All the 1000-watt Sharp commercial microwave ovens are countertop models that are perfectly suited to low- to medium-volume applications. They’re great for small foodservice operations or any company looking for trusty restaurant equipment for its breakroom.

Heavy-duty Sharp commercial microwave ovens

R22GTF Sharp commercial microwave ovens can remember settings for 20 food items.R23GTF Sharp commercial microwave ovens offer 10 variable power levels.R24GTF Sharp commercial microwave ovens offer 1800 watts of power to speed up cooking.R25JTF Sharp commercial microwave ovens are the powerhouses of the heavy duty line, with 2100 watts.








Next on the list are the heavy duty Sharp commercial microwave ovens, which offer two magnetrons, one in the top of the unit and the other in the bottom to evenly distribute the heating power. These countertop units, available in 1200-, 1600-, 1800-, and 2100-watt models, move you from simply retherming or warming food to primary cooking, with all-stainless steel construction.

R22GTF 1200-watt Sharp commercial microwave ovens are restaurant equipment built for high-powered performance, with a full stainless steel bodies, programmable keypads with memory for as many as 20 menu items, three-stage cooking, double quantity settings, and 10 variable power levels. The Sharp R23GTF 1600-watt, R24GTF 1800-watt, and the R25JTF 2100-watt Sharp commercial microwave ovens offer the same features as the R22GTF, except with more power to cut cooking times. Those higher-powered models require a 230/208 volt outlet, while the R22GTF needs only 120V.

Twin Touch Sharp Commercial Microwave Ovens

RCD1200M Sharp commercial microwave ovens have magnetrons in the top and bottom, as well as stirrer antennas, to ensure even heating.RCD1800M Sharp commercial microwave ovens offer keypads on the top and bottom of the front of the unit.The RCD2200M Sharp commercial microwave ovens are programmable for up to 100 menu items.









The Twin Touch Sharp Commercial Microwave Ovens offer controls on both the top of the front of the unit and the bottom of the door, meaning it can be operated easily even when it’s on a higher shelf. Like Sharp’s other heavy duty commercial microwave ovens, the 1200-watt RCD1200M, 1800-watt RCD1800M, and 2200-watt RCD2200M are fairly similar in their features, with the main difference in the power offered.

All Twin Touch Sharp Commercial Microwave Ovens have magnetrons in both the top and bottom of the unit, again to allow for even distribution of the heat-creating microwaves, with a further step in that direction coming from a pair of stirrer antennas that ensure the microwaves are reaching every part of the compartment. Computerized control panels have 10 pre-programmed memory pads that convert to store as many as 100 specific menu items. Four-stage programming allows the operator to start cooking at one of the 11 variable power levels and finish at another. Express defrost allows for quickly bringing the temperature of frozen foods up, while double and triple quantity buttons automatically adjust cooking times for larger portions.

Power and speed: The Sharp R8000G Commercial High Speed Oven

The R8000G Sharp Commercial High Speed Oven can take food from raw to cooked 2 to 5 times faster than conventional ovens.

In addition to the standard Sharp commercial microwave ovens, the restaurant equipment manufacturer has found another way to advance high speed cooking by combining the convenience of a microwave oven with the even heating of a convection oven. The Sharp R8000G Commercial High Speed Oven can bring foods from raw to cooked 2 to 5 times faster than conventional ovens. That could enable you to create a perfectly-browned pork tenderloin in about 15 minutes.

The R8000G features a 1.1-cubic-foot, 1000-watt convection oven, and 20 memory and 60 programmable combination settings. It has eight specialty cooking modes, including high speed grill with and without microwave, speed grill with and without microwave, normal convection, speed bake, speed roast, and Express Defrost. All provide perfect results, with double and triple quantity settings, 11 power levels, and the opportunity to maintain the oven at 300 degrees for one to eight hours to lessen or eliminate preheat time.

Clearly Sharp commercial microwave ovens are top-shelf restaurant equipment and, for a short time, they come with very special pricing from KaTom.

For more information about Sharp commercial microwave ovens or the special pricing available for them, visit the Sharp shop-by-brand page on katom.com, call one of our helpful customer service representatives at 800.541.8683, or e-mail us at info@katom.com.