Panasonic is reminding dealers that time is running out for their customers to take advantage of a ‘Microwave Pay-Back Project’ that it launched earlier this year.
Through the initiative, customers can purchase its popular NE-1856 commercial microwave oven for a special price of just £499, which represents a £200 discount on the regular price.
All the buyer has to do to qualify for the offer is hand over its old microwave, which will be collected and refurbished by Panasonic’s service partner Marren and given to Foodcycle, a charity for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation.
Foodcycle intends to use the ovens in its volunteer-run community kitchens in the run-up to Christmas.
Marren will take in any brand of microwave that the customer has, not just Panasonic, and dispose of it responsibly if it isn’t fit for re-use.
Panasonic’s sales and marketing manager for commercial catering equipment, Iain Phillips, said that with only 200 ovens allocated to the project, customers needed to stake their interest before it’s too late.
“We have been surprised at the take-up of this project and are delighted that it seems to have been wholly embraced by all involved,” said Phillips. “At this early stage it is hard to say how many ovens we will be able to donate to FoodCycle as we are yet to assess the condition of those being returned, but we are hoping it will be adequate enough to help them with their cause this winter.”
More details about the project can be gained from Steve Olds at Marren on 01933 665313 or by email here.