• Durable stainless steel exterior and interior
  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity can accommodate two full-size 4'' tall pans
  • Removable center shelf
  • 8 programmable memory pads
  • 2100W of power with 5 integrated power levels
  • 3-stage cooking
  • See-through drop-down door
  • UL and NSF Listed; 208/230-240V
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Demonstration on How to Use The Panasonic Sonic Steamer

Demonstration on How to Use The Panasonic Sonic Steamer

Hello my name is Ken Megarr and I head up the research and development test kitchens for Panasonic. Today we are going to be demonstrating the use, care and operation of the Panasonic sonic steamer. The sonic steamer is the only connection-less steamer powered by microwave technology that can accommodate 2, 4 inch deep hotel pans with covers. As a connection-less steamer, it does not require a water line, drain line, vent hood, or fire suppression. There are two models of the sonic steamer, the NE-3280 model with 3200 Watts of cooking and steaming power and the NE-2180 with 2100 watts of cooking and steaming power. Both models have the same features and operate much the same way. Before cooking, here are some steaming basics. First, always use polyetherimide or similar pans, able to withstand high temperatures. Always cover the products while steaming. This accomplishes several things: it maintains the steam inside the pan keeping foods moist, event eh cooking temperatures in the pan keeping with USDA guidelines, it speeds cooking and shortens cooking times, and it helps to keep the inside of the Sonic Steamer clean. By following these steaming basics, it will guarantee a high quality finished product. Fresh broccoli should be rinses and drained, we will place it in the pan and cover. There should be several ounces of water in the corner of the pan. To stem 3 pounds of fresh broccoli, we close the door and press the power pad. High power will come up in the window, dial the timer clockwise till 3 minutes comes up in the display and press start. A good rule of thumb with the Sonic Steamer is about a minute per pound. At the end of the cooking cycle, the oven will sound and zero will show in the display. Open the door and move the pan out onto the door. When you remove the cover, remove it away from you and let the steam escape. Now notice the brilliant green color, Cornell studies have shown that foods steamed in the Sonic Steamer, retain up to 7 times more water soluble nutrients than any other cooking method. Take a look by comparison, this is the way is started and this is how it finished. Perfectly steamed broccoli in 3 minutes. If you want perfectly steamed bulk vegetables, seafood and more, you've found the best place to shop for the Sonic Steamer. Sonic Steamers cook fast and steam perfectly. They require no plumping and they are easy to clean, but best of all they sell for hundreds less than traditional steamers. We also have a full line of high heat plastic pans at incredibly low prices.

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The Panasonic Sonic Steamer is the only connectionless steamer powered by microwave technology that can accommodate two 4" deep hotel pans with covers, making it a great and easy way to cook vegetables, seafood, and more at your restaurant!

Width 25 9/16 Inches
Depth 20 3/4 Inches
Height 18 9/16 Inches
Interior Width 21 1/16 Inches
Interior Depth 13 Inches
Interior Height 9 7/8 Inches
Amps 18 - 20 Amps
Hertz 60
Phase 1
Voltage 208/230-240
Wattage 2,100 Watts
12 x 20 Pan Capacity 2 Pans
Capacity 1.6 Cubic Feet
Cooking Stages 3
Digital Display Yes
Features Push Button Controls
Features Fits Full Size Pans
Microwave Usage Level Heavy Duty
Number of Power Levels 5
Power Type Electric
Programmable Yes
Type Steamer Microwaves


The Panasonic NE-2180 Sonic Steamer is a great alternative to a countertop steamer. A stainless steel cabinet and cavity is paired with an integrated "Grab & Go" door handle for convenient use. A large, 1.6 cu. ft. capacity interior can accommodate two full-size 4'' tall pans with covers, and comes complete with a removable center shelf.

Other features include 8 programmable memory pads, 2100W of power with 5 cooking levels, 3-stage cooking, and four magnetrons that power the top and bottom and energy feed. This model also boasts self-diagnostics, a cycle counter, digital display, and drop-down see-through door. A lit interior allows for users to monitor the cooking without opening the door.

The NE-2180 is UL and NSF Listed. It requires a 208/230-240V electrical connection and includes cord with 6-30P NEMA plug. Please consult the Specification Sheet for additional details.

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 25 9/16''
Front to Back: 20 3/4''
Height: 18 9/16''

Cavity Dimensions:
Left to Right: 21 1/16''
Front to Back: 13''
Height: 9 7/8''

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FCC Compliant NSF Listed UL Listed




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Warranty Info

The Panasonic NE-2180 Sonic Steamer commercial microwave is backed by a 1 year parts and labor manufacturer's warranty, and a 3 year manufacturer's warranty on the magnetron tube. Warranty Valid in the Continental United States Only.

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Overall User Rating: Panasonic NE-2180 Sonic Steamer Commercial Microwave Oven - 208/230-240V, 2100W ( 5.0 stars from 1 review )

    when it comes to comes to micros you can buy cheap and get what you pay for or go with a micro that does the job fast and strong this unit is a super micro with lasting power

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