If you're planning to use your oven for steaming, it's important to purchase an oven with over 1800W of power. Both the HDC21 oven and the RC30 oven offer the power as well as other great features that are demonstrated in this video.
Hey everybody welcome back to the ACP Culinary Center. I'm chef Will Monk and today I am going to be talking to you about steaming in our two ovens the HTC 21 and the RC30. Steaming is a good idea with any kind of oven that has over 1800 watts. So it's a good rule of thumb if you are looking to buy an oven to do steaming, make sure it's 1800 watts and above. First off I''ll go over the HTC 21, the 21 stands for 2100 watts of power, and that's fed into the microwave from the top and the bottom so you get a nice even cooking throughout the cavity. 2200 watts high power, so it can do the steaming. It can hold a 100 programs and up to 4 stages for each program. Once it is already programmed it's just touch and go, so if you put your food in touch number 1 it'll start cooking, you're ready to go. They are compact, heavy duty, and they are stack able. So they don't take up very much room but you can do a lot of things in it because they are so powerful and you can stack one on top of the other so if you have the need there is room there to grow in your kitchen. So we'll go ahead and do a few items just to kind of illustrate the speed I'm talking about to show you what it looks like when it comes out. I'll start out with vegetables, it's just raw vegetables about 5 ounce portion. We already have the oven programmed, we put the food in, know it's number 1 press 1, 30 seconds an it's off and cooking. Alright now that the food is done I'm going to take it out of the oven. You can see when were steaming in the oven it allows it to because were cooking it so fast it maintains it's color very well. So there's steam rolling off of it, you know it's hot, cooked all the way through, really vibrate colors because of the way we're cooking it. So the next item we are going to do for you is shrimp and again it's just raw shrimp in a sealed bag, it's about six ounces. And again its programmed. So we put it into the oven. Press the button we need, 1 and were off cooking again. So now that the food is done we take it out of the oven. Both of these cook times were 30 seconds so you're able to do 5 ounces of vegetables, 6 ounces of shrimp. Total is going to be a minute of cook time. That's extremely fast, it's pink cooked all the way through. It's done all the way through, it's steaming. Heat coming off of it. You're ready to go. We're going to do one last item here, to illustrate the speed and well do a manual cook so you can get some sense of how the oven operates. It's just a breakfast croissant. So that goes into the oven, on the plate. For this well do a time entry. And you tell it how much time you want. 25 seconds, you hit start and you're off and cooking. This food is done, you go ahead and take it out of the oven. You can see cheese is melted, steam rolling off of it, it's hot all the way through. 25 seconds and you're ready to go out to the table. The next oven we want to talk about here is the RC30. This is our most powerful microwave we make. This oven has 3,000 watts of energy and that's again fed from the top and the bottom of the oven, so its surrounds the food with even microwave so it cooks fast and even. Again it's completely programmable. It can hold a 100 menu items. When it's programmed it's just touch and go. Go up and hit 1, it'll cook for whatever time you put in there. So well go ahead and do, the nice thing about this oven is that it's big, so you can do large batches within the oven, so you don't have to do every single portions like in this oven. You can large batches all at once for your whole day of cooking. So well go ahead and do some batch items and illustrate what we're talking about. First off were going to start with vegetables, and this is four pounds of vegetables, 2 pounds each Cambro pan, one stacked on top of the other. As you can see that easily fits within the oven. So we'll go ahead and shut the door. Press number 1, it's 4:15 of cooking and well go ahead and let that cook and see the results when it's done. So there you go our timers done, the ovens going off, so well go ahead and open the door, take the food out. Just when you take off the lid you can see all the steam rising out. Nice bright colors, it's maintained it's nutrients, it's maintained it's colors. You're ready to go, 4:15. That's four pounds of vegetables and 4:15, all done in the RC30. Next well go ahead and do some bulk shrimp. And this is the same amount 4 pounds. Going to take a little bit longer, but again 2 Cambros. 2 pounds each Cambro, goes into the oven. it's already programmed so again, just go up and touch number 2, and it's five minutes of cooking and well see what the results are after five minutes. And now the food is done, the alarm is going off, well open the door, take it out. Two pans, steam rolling off of it, cooked all the way through, ready to go. We're going to dump these guys out. As you see. Last item we want to do for you is liquid eggs. Because of the high wattage of this oven, you can actually scramble eggs within the oven. So we're going to do is 4 pints of eggs. It's liquid eggs, already preseasoned. We put it into the oven. Again it's going to be two cycles of 5 minutes. So well press the button for 5 minutes. Starting cooking for 5 minutes. And then it'll cook through, it'll stop ill scramble everything up and put it in for another 5 minutes to finish everything off. And once were done you will see the results. The timer is going off for the first cycle. Going to open the door, get in front of it and stir it up a little bit. Kind of get things moving, scramble it up a little bit. Put it back in for the final 5 minutes. Alright now that the alarm is going off, the food is done. Going to take it out of the oven and it'll be one cooked mash when it's done but you just scramble it up. As you can see everything is cooked through, there is no liquid left in it. You're done cooking your are ready to go. Just bring it to your large container. There you go. It's four pints of eggs. All done in the RC30. So there you go there are just two different options when it comes to steaming for whatever application you are looking for. If you're looking to do bulk large quantities you want to go towards the RC30. If you're looking to do grab and go kind of something on a line. Where you have a size and you want to steam really quick you're looking more towards the HTC21. If you do have any questions about these ovens feel free to contact us at the culinary center. But again I'm chef Will Monk, thanks for stopping by the culinary center.
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All stainless steel construction
Programmable controls; 4 stage cooking with 11 power levels
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