The microwave oven is one of the essential appliances in our kitchen. Especially to working mothers, men and women, whose life is fast and filled with multiple tasks. Depending on your needs you can decide upon a microwave considering the following points:
Types of microwaves:
Solo Microwave:- Solo microwave ovens are the basic microwaves, which can cook / heat food with the help of microwaves. Solo Microwave costs from INR 4000 to 8000,
Grill Microwave:- A grill microwave oven is a solo microwave equipped with heating coils and can be used to grill, toast or roast food. Grill microwaves provides some additional functions like baking, grilling and toasting. Grill Microwave price range- Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000
Convection Microwave: A convection microwave has the facility of Hot air blower in the microwave. The food cooking that require browning come out browned or crisped as in a convection oven. Although some microwaves contain electric browning baking elements, a true convection microwave has a high velocity forced-air fan to circulate the hot air uniformly. It provides uniform heat to the food item placed inside, making the food crispier. It is more expensive than the other two variants. Convection microwave price range- Rs 9,000 to Rs 25,000
Conventional vs Convection- Unlike conventional ovens, which cook food by surrounding it with hot air, convection ovens circulate the air. Convection ovens are built with a fan placed in the back of the oven. When you turn on the convection setting, the fan blows warm air all around the inside of the oven, promoting rapid and even heating.
Things to keep in Mind while buying:
Size of the microwave: It's important to find the right size microwave that will meet your food needs and fit in the space you have for it. First, you want to measure the counter or other space where you plan to put your microwave. can be chosen by the number of people the food is being made for. For example, for a family having 2-3 members, a small sized microwave (18-20 litres) would be the best.
Brands:- Some of the popular brands are Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Whirlpool, IFB and Godrej.
Automatic sensor: A important features that most microwave ovens come with. Automatic Sensor. Also referred to as a humidity sensor, the automatic sensor determines whether or not the food is cooked.
Control panel: It is better to buy a microwave having a mechanical or a combination of both mechanical and touch control panel. Touch control panels have to be handled carefully and are prone to failures.
Child safety lock: If you have kids at your home, having a microwave with child safety lock feature is essential. This electric lock system prevents the happening of any misuse of the oven,
Happy Buying & great cooking!