Amana HDC212 Commercial Microwave Tutorial
I’m food application scientist Patty Reyes.
Welcome to the accelerated cooking
products Culinary Center. In this video
I’ll discuss the RC and HDC heavy volume
microwave ovens. There are three models
available in the RC series with 1,700
wats 2200 lots or 3000 watts of cooking
power. At least 1,700 watts of microwave
energy is recommended for steaming. Yes!
Microwaves can steam food! These ovens are
ideal alternatives to tabletop steamers.
Higher wattage not only means faster
cooking, it also means food retains
excellent color, texture, and nutrients. Food
doesn’t turn out robbery or wilted, as
it wood in lower wattage microwaves.
Steaming is done without additional
water, drain lines, vent hoods and deliming
headaches. The RC is one cubic foot in
capacity, meaning it holds two 4-deep half
size pans. As you can see, an HDC stacks
nicely on the RC. Two RC ovens
can be stacked without the use of a kit or
stand. The only exception is the RC30,
which cannot be stacked due to its weight.
Stacking ovens saves face valuable
counterspace. Operating two ovens at the
same time also improves throughput and
production. There are three models
available in the HD series as well with 1200
Watts, 1800 watts, or 2100 watts of cooking
power. All feature a point six cubic foot
cavity. They are ideal for retherming and
steaming single portions of food and
small plates. HDC stands for heavy-duty
compact. Note its small footprint which
makes it ideal for small kitchens with
limited counter space. Like the RC ovens,
the HDC are built to withstand up to 200
uses per day. Amana commercial model HDC
12A2 operates on a 120 volt circuit. So
no special electrical is needed to use
the oven. Reference the specification
comparison chart in our brochure to
check electrical requirements of all
ACP models. Both the RC an HDC are
energy-efficient, costing less than a
dollar a day in electricity. The Amana
commercial brochure also outlines
average energy costs for each model along
with helpful feature comparisons.
Up to 100 menu items can be saved
in each model. 11 power levels and four
stages allow programming flexibility to
cook food items to perfection. The specially
designed dual magnatron system delivers
microwave energy from both the top and
bottom of the cavity, providing even and
consistent cooking results.
about programming HDC models only have
one control panel along the top. The RC
has top and side control panels.
Programming keys are found on the top
control panel on the RC. The quantity or
x 8 Key allows up to eight portions to
be cooked at one time. The HDC cooks up to
two portions at once. Use the clock
symbol to manually enter cooking times
this symbol is on the far left corner of
the HDC control panel. Moving from left
to right on the RC, the next symbol is
used to enter power levels. On the HDC
keypads it is located next to the start
key. Both the RC and HDC have 11 power
levels from zero percent or no microwave
energy to 100% microwave energy. Power
levels can be entered in ten percent
increments. The next symbol on the RC
control panel is used to program stages.
Each program can include up to 4 cooking
stages. This symbol is not on the HDC
control panel, but the HDC also features
stage cooking. I will show you how to
program the HDC shortly. The last symbol
on the RC control panel, which looks like
a book, is the program save key. Press this
key to enter programming mode and to
save new programs. Now let’s put it all
together. I’ll use a baked potato as an
example. I will save my new baked potato
program to this number one keypad. First
open the door so ready appears in the
display. Press the book symbol. Select the
number-one keypad. Now press the clock or
the time entry key and enter the desired
cooking time using the number keys.
Next enter power level by selecting the
triangle symbol and again using the
number keys 0 equals no microwave energy,
1 equals ten percent, 2 equals twenty
percent, and so on. The default power
level is 100-percent. If I wanted to
continue adding stages to this program, I
would now select the stage key and
continue entering cook times and power
levels for each stage
until my program is complete. To exit and
save programming again select the book
simple or program save. I’ll program the
same item in the HDC. First open the oven
door. Then press and hold pad number 1 for five
seconds until the oven beeps. Select a
keypad to be reprogrammed. Enter cooking
time by using the number pads. Next press
the power level pad to enter desired
microwave power. 1 equals ten percent, 2
equals twenty percent, and so on. Entering
zero turns off the microwave energy. Then
press the time entry pad to add up to
four additional cooking stages. Total
cooking time cannot exceed 60 minutes.
Continue entering cook times and power
levels until the program is complete.
program. To discard changes press the
stop reset pad or close the oven door.
Now I’ll quickly go over how to enter
cook times manually. I will demonstrate
by preparing a poached egg.
It is very important to note that eggs
cannot be cooked inside the shell with
microwave ovens. They will explode! Poached
eggs are ok because they are cooked out
of the shell in a Cambro pan of water.
First open the oven door and place the
pan in the oven. Then press the time
entry pad and enter the cooking time.
Press the power level pad and enter
microwave power. Finally press the start
pad. In just 50 seconds i have a
beautifully poached egg. The whites of the
egg have solidified nicely around the
yolk, which is still running. Now I’d like
to demonstrate how the rc30 can quickly
and efficiently steam a large batch of rice.
Rice is a staple food in many
areas of the world and a common food
item on buffets. I can bulk eat white
rice and a half-size Cambro pan.
This is four cups of uncooked rice and
eight cups of water mixed together.
Place the pan and the center of the
cavity uncovered and cook for 10 minutes.
The first stage is set to five minutes at
hundred percent power to bring the water
to a boil. The second stage is set to 5
minutes at sixty percent power to let
the rice cook and simmer.
The rice is done, light, and fluffy in
just ten minutes with the RC30.
To demonstrate how beautifully the RC
steams vegetables, i have a half pan
filled with two pounds of California
medley, consisting of broccoli, carrots,
and cauliflower. Notice I don’t need to
add water to properly steam the vegetables.
They have enough natural moisture to
steam in a covered pan. I simply place a
lid on top and put in the RC30 for one minute
and 45 seconds.
have steamed nicely and produced a wonderful
vibrant color. Let’s try the same dish in
the HDC21, which delivers 2100 watts of
cooking power. 8 ounces of my California
medley will steam in just 40 seconds with
the HDC. Now for something completely
raw shrimp. This shrimp has been marinated
in orange ginger glaze. I’ll place a lid
on it to effectively steam the shrimp. It’s
perfectly glazed and beautifully cooked
in just 30 seconds. I have orange ginger
glazed shrimp to top the rice. I could
add the steamed vegetables for a
complete meal. The same amount of shrimp,
eight pieces, cook in 37 seconds in the
HDC21. I’ve cooked fresh and raw foods
in the heavy volume ovens.
Let’s try cooking a food item from
frozen. This breakfast croissant has a
starting temperature of zero degrees. The
HDC21 will cook it to an internal
temperature of a hundred sixty-five
degrees or higher in 55 seconds. I
programmed the oven to cook in stages
because i need to defrost and then cook
the sandwich. Stage cooking allows me to
do this by pushing one button. The first
stage is set to 35 seconds at thirty
percent power, and the second stage is
set to 20 seconds at the default one
hundred percent power. These are just a
few examples of cooking and steaming
with the amana commercial RC and HDC
ovens. More tips, recipes, and cooking
guides are found online at ACPsolutions.com
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