Commercial microwaves

About our Commercial microwaves

Purchase outright 

Supplied by one or more of hundreds of dealers nationwide that we partner with. We can help you find the equipment you need, finance it, and ensure it’s promptly delivered to your door.


Mostly ex-rental equipment we’ve sourced from businesses we know and trust. It’s been fully refurbished and is backed by a three-month warranty. Read more


Includes runout and used equipment supplied by our equipment-dealer partners; ex-demo equipment previously used in a dealer’s demonstration kitchen; and scratch-and-dent equipment that’s sustained minor cosmetic damage.


Choosing the right commercial microwave oven can be tricky. And what if your business quickly outgrows the equipment, or changes direction and needs different equipment?

Rent–Try–Buy solves this problem by allowing you to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it. The manageable weekly rental payments also help your business maintain a positive cash flow.

May suit you if you’re… 

  • A new or established business
  • After $1,000 or more of equipment funding
  • Looking to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it, including items you're not sure about or think you might quickly outgrow.

Key features 

  • Flexible, 12-month rental agreement
  • Manageable, weekly rental payments
  • Upgrade or buy the equipment at any time
  • If you buy, get back 75% of your net rental payments — to put towards the purchase price
  • Continue renting or return equipment after 12 months
  • Rental payments are 100% tax deductible."

Not what you’re looking for? Check out Lease-to-Keep

Why choose us 


Massive range

Our range of cooking equipment — including commercial microwave convection oven combos — is one of Australia’s largest.


Finance solutions 

We finance virtually any type of commercial kitchen equipment, including the world’s leading brands.


New and used 

Our online marketplace includes not only brand-new hospitality equipment but also ‘Certified Used’ and clearance equipment.


Fast delivery 

If the equipment’s in stock, it can usually be delivered to your business within 1–8 business days.



If you finance new equipment through us, we’ll consider paying you cash for any old equipment you’d like to trade in.


Warranty support 

If your financed equipment breaks down within the warranty period, we can help you arrange a free repair, replacement or refund.

Building equity in your equipment

For every $1 of rent you pay in the first year, you'll get back 68 cents to put towards the equipment's purchase price, if you decide to buy it.^

^You’ll get a 75% rebate on your net rent — the total rent you’ve paid minus GST, which equates to 68 cents in the dollar. For example, if you paid $10,000 in rent, your net rental rebate would be $6,818 ($10,000/1.1 x 0.75). In addition, each rental payment you make is 100% tax deductible, reducing the net cost of ownership even further.*

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do commercial microwave ovens work?

Commercial microwave ovens work on the same basic principle as household microwave ovens, but they are typically larger and more powerful.

Here's a simplified explanation of how commercial microwave ovens work:

  1. Microwaves generation: Commercial microwave ovens have a magnetron, a vacuum tube that generates electromagnetic waves in the microwave frequency range.
  2. Distribution of microwaves: The generated microwaves are channelled into the oven cavity through a waveguide.
  3. Reflection and absorption: When the microwaves enter the oven cavity, they bounce off the metal walls, which reflect and distribute the microwaves evenly throughout the cooking space. The food in the cavity absorbs the microwaves.
  4. Excitation of water molecules: Microwaves primarily interact with water molecules present in the food. The microwaves excite the water molecules, causing them to vibrate rapidly. This vibration generates heat, which cooks the food from the inside out. As the water molecules heat up, they transfer the heat to the surrounding parts of the food, cooking it throughout.

Commercial microwave convection oven combos heat up food like a conventional microwave, but have an additional heating element and fan, so can bake, roast and crisp food like an oven.

Commercial convection microwaves give you the option to use the microwave function alone, the convection function alone, or a combination of both. In short, they are more versatile than a standard microwave oven.

What are the different types of commercial microwave ovens?

Commercial microwave ovens are generally categorised by their usage level, as follows:

Light-duty commercial microwave ovens: With a power rating of between 900 and 1,200 watts, light-duty microwaves are suitable for small cafes, offices, break rooms, and convenience stores. They’re used to reheat pre-cooked foods, heat beverages, and for simple cooking tasks.

Medium-duty commercial microwave ovens: With a power rating of between 1,200 and 2,000 watts, medium-duty microwaves are designed for small to medium-sized restaurants, delis, and fast-food establishments. They’re used for reheating, defrosting, cooking pre-packaged or partially cooked meals, and some light food preparation.

Heavy-duty commercial microwave ovens: With a power rating of between 2,000 and 3,000+ watts, these industrial microwave ovens are built to withstand high-volume use in busy commercial kitchens, large-scale food service establishments, and institutional settings like hospitals or universities. They can handle continuous and demanding cooking tasks, including reheating large quantities of food, cooking raw ingredients, and preparing complex dishes.

What size commercial microwave oven do I need?

The interior cavity of your commercial microwave obviously needs to be able to accommodate your dishes and food items.

Generally speaking, the higher a microwave’s wattage, the bigger it is. However, you can still find light-duty commercial microwaves with extra-large interiors and compact heavy-duty models too.

Microwave ovens range in size from about 300mm wide and deep up to 600mm wide and deep. Microwaves need at least 50mm of clearance on all sides to ensure they’re adequately ventilated.

The below provides a breakdown of the most common sizes:


  • Holds most 1/6- and 1/4-sized high-temperature food pans
  • Fits small plates, bowls, and mugs


  • Holds most 1/3- to 1/2-sized high temperature food pans
  • Fits medium-sized plates, microwavable containers, and mugs


  • Holds most full-size high temperature food pans
  • Fits most standard plates, dishes, and pans

What power output should my commercial microwave oven have?

The most critical things to consider when shopping for a commercial microwave are wattage and usage level. The more you use it, the faster you’ll need it to cook or heat food and beverages, and the higher the wattage you’ll require.

For example, reheating a plate of food in a 1,000W microwave oven takes about 4–5 minutes compared with 2–3 minutes in a 2,200W microwave.

How do the different types of microwave controls compare?

There are two main types of commercial microwave oven controls: dial and push button. The following table summarises their pluses and minuses:


  • Easy to understand and operate
  • Clear time increments (seconds and minutes)
  • Typically cheaper than push-button models.
  • Inability to save custom settings
  • Can’t automate cooking processes
  • No pre-programmed settings.

Push button

  • Ability to save and recall custom cooking settings
  • Dedicated buttons for common functions (e.g. defrost)
  • Pre-programmed settings for popular food items.
  • Steeper learning curve compared with dials
  • More room for error due to greater complexity
  • Generally more expensive than dial models.

What are the pros and cons of microwave-oven cooking?

Here are some of the main benefits of using a commercial microwave oven:

  • Heats food quickly, allowing for faster turnaround times in busy commercial kitchens
  • Versatile appliance that can defrost, heat, reheat and cook a wide range of food items
  • Generally more energy-efficient than other cooking appliances, such as conventional ovens.

Here are some of the main drawbacks of using a commercial microwave oven:

  • Potential for uneven heating, with some parts of the food becoming overcooked or dry and others remaining undercooked. Stirring or rotating the food can help mitigate this issue.
  • Does not provide the same browning or crispness as other cooking methods like grilling or baking.
  • Does not enhance or develop flavours in the same way as other methods like roasting or simmering. Foods cooked solely in a microwave may lack depth and complexity of flavour compared to other cooking techniques.

* This advice is general in nature and does not consider your personal circumstances. Professional advice should be sought that is tailored to your personal situation.