Hello, my name is Ken Magarr 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 connectionless steamer powered by microwave
technology that can accommodate two, four inch deep hotel pans with covers. As a connectionless
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 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. The major difference is cooking
speed. Today we will be working with the NE-3280, the more powerful of the two. Each model comes
with operating instructions, a laminated reference guide, self-adhesive labels and a business
reply card to register your Sonic Steamer and receive a free cookbook. Both models operate
on a 208 or 220 to 240 volt, thirty amp, single phase circuit. Your Sonic Steamer is set at
the factory to operate on 208 volts. For 220 volt to 240 volt operation the following adjustment
must be made. Unplug the steamer, un-screw the voltage adjustment cover which is located
on the back of the steamer on the top right hand corner. Do not remove any other parts
from the steamer. Remove the connector from the white socket and rotate it 180 degrees
and plug it in to the black socket. Reattach the voltage adjustment cover. To summarize,
for 220 to 240 volt operation, plug the connector in to the black socket. For 208 volt operation
plug the connector into the white socket. Before cooking, here are some steaming basics.
First, always use polyethermide or similar pans, able to withstand high temperatures.
If steaming frozen foods, if it is possible defrost them. It shortens the cooking time
and evens the cooking throughout