Important Features Of Microwave Oven
A microwave oven has become an important part of every household now these days. It is one of the most interesting wonders of the modern kitchen. If you are planning to purchase a new microwave oven, here are some tips to help you purchase the best microwave oven in the market that I have learned through my own experiences.
Now just follow these 10 best ways to select a microwave oven:
1) Function of microwave:
First decide on the type of microwave oven based on its function you want to purchase – a standard microwave oven, or a convection microwave. To make things more clear, a standard microwave is just enough for heating food or cooking ready meals, while a convection microwave is a combination of a microwave oven and a convection oven, and permit you to microwave, cook, and grill.
Compact – It is also called counter-top or portable, and is the smallest type of the microwave ovens present in the market. They are mainly used for reheating cooked and light cooking food.
Built-in – These are very similar to the traditional ovens and are built into the cabinetry. They are more costly than the counter-top models, and some are them are combined with an exhaust fan for installation. They are usually combined with a convection oven, and hence permit you to cook as well as a grill.
Select the right capacity for your microwave based on your needs.
Medium capacity – They are a bit larger than the compact ones and are the standard ones used by most of the households. They look to have some ‘auto-cook’ features and may have a convection oven added to them.
Large capacity – They are just the proper choice for cooking large meals, especially turkey breasts and roasts and have even more ‘auto-cook’ alternative than the smaller ones.
Portable/Desktop mini-microwave ovens – These are the smallest microwaves oven designed to support portability.
4) Power consumption:
A microwave with a high wattage cooks very fast. When you are going to purchase a microwave oven, try to select a microwave that offers you a range at different levels. Also do remember that the power specified by a microwave oven manufacturer is the maximum power that can be offered by it. Also you should check the amount of power it consumes for cooking.
A way to assess the efficiency of a microwave is to find out how much energy is wasted in other forms of cooking. Cooking in conventional ovens is a little bit different, and it may be difficult to figure out the efficiency of these sorts of microwave ovens.
6) Turn table:
Most of the microwave ovens today come with a turn table attached to them. With the turntable attachment, the food has an even revelation to the heating waves all way through. Without this feature, the heating waves can move into to only to a certain depth beyond the surface of the heating food. So it is best to go in for one with a turn table option.
Microwaves ovens today come with a lot of keypad control options. Go in for one that has features for auto functions that helps in instant cooking of food. Also there are extra functionalities that are provided by the touch of button. Or if you prefer the old style microwaves, with a dial control, then go ahead with it.
8) Based on design:
Pick out a design that would best compliment your kitchen interiors, kitchen style, the colour you have painted your kitchen, and the appliances present in your kitchen. Selecting the perfect design is one important thing if you are attentive about your interiors, and if you want to impress people. And also, if you are going to buy a built-in model, be sure that your kitchen has enough space to adapt the microwave oven as well as the exhaust fan. And as for compact ones, make sure you find out the right place to place it.
Some of the specific features provided by microwave ovens are auto programs, defrost functions or cook, temperature probes, child lock, sensors, crisping functions, removable racks, etc. Select the one according to your needs. And also check for easy clean options.
Last one, but the most important one is to select a microwave oven which is in your budget. Check out the ones that suit your budget and choose grab you to stick to your budget. Choose essential features you need and don’t waste your money on unnecessary features.Also, Look for the warranty services offered by the vendors it is most important one.
With these tips you should be able to get the best microwave oven for your smart hope. Happy shopping!