One of the many beneficial features of ACP ovens is the ability to control. While some microwaves restrict flexibility and heat at one single stage, most ACP high speed microwave ovens utilize pre-programmed stage cooking to allow the user to control how much microwave energy permeates within a food item throughout a cook cycle.
Pre-programmed stage coking can allow an operator to defrost, bake and brown to a desired temperature with just one keypad press. Below is an example of how the MXP utilizes stage cooking to cook a frozen pizza to perfection in just 2:50.
DiGiorno Pizzeria – frozen
MXP22 at 520°F
Cook pizza directly on rack with a pre-heated pizza stone or GR10 to produce grill marks on the bottom of the pizza
Stage 1: 2 minutes – 40% MW – 0% Fan – 100% IR
• Starts the thawing process and begins browning the bottom of the pizza without additional browning on top
Stage 2: 20 seconds – 60% MW – 20% Fan – 100% IR
• Utilizing a higher level of microwave energy for a short amount of time continues the thawing process while beginning to cook the pizza internally. Introducing the fan in this stage allows the cheese to begin melting, while IR continues browning the bottom.
Stage 3: 10 seconds – 70% MW – 0% Fan – 100% IR
• Slightly increasing the microwave energy level for a short amount of time helps the pizza to continue cooking internally without drying the edges of the crust. Reducing the fan to 0% helps the pizza cook evenly.
Stage 4: 20 seconds – 0% MW – 10% Fan – 100% IR
• Allowing the pizza to sit in the oven for a short time at 0% microwave helps the pizza to continue cooking without any additional microwave energy incorporated. The fan at this stage finalizes any caramelization of cheese/toppings.