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Buying guide for Microwave Oven

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What is a microwave oven?

A microwave oven is an electrical kitchen appliance that can heat or reheat food items instantly without employing any heating element or fire. Quick and convenient, microwave cooking is ideal for a busy lifestyle and great for helping out with a hectic family life.

A microwave oven is an electrical kitchen appliance that can heat or reheat food items instantly without employing any heating element or fire. Quick and convenient, microwave cooking is ideal for a busy lifestyle and great for helping out with a hectic family life.

They now do a lot more than simply defrosting and re-heating. Microwaves with grills and convection ovens provide flexible, as well as space-saving, additions to the modern kitchen. Microwave ovens work using a high frequency radio wave of about 2.45GHz, which vibrates the water and other liquid molecules within any food item.

These liquid molecules are vibrated at such a speed (unnoticeable with naked eyes) that it generates tremendous heat. The generated heat cooks the food within a very short span of time. When choosing your microwave oven, first think about what you intend to use it for and where in the kitchen it will be situated. Before you go shopping, determine how much kitchen space you're willing to give up for the microwave, and how you're planning to use the appliance.

If you're feeding a family, go for a bigger oven that can handle large dishes. This guide explains the different types of microwave available and what they are best suited for.

Standard Microwaves

Standard Microwave is great for simple tasks like heating meals, cooking noodles, or defrosting frozen food. They come with easy setting which makes them very easy to operate. These standard microwaves can offer a quick baking alternative to conventional ovens. They are essential and perfect appliance for your kitchen-it will work efficiently to good your food well-cooked. Heat will be evenly distributed to reach all parts of your food for properly cooking. They are designed to be compact, so they can be easily placed over your counter top in your kitchen.

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Microwaves with grills

Microwaves with grills offer the convenience of a microwave with the benefit of a grill. A grill microwave gives you the added benefit of being able to brown and crisp your food, which is not possible in a standard microwave. They can be used independently as a stand-alone grill, as well as in conjunction with the microwave. They come with metal racks so you can position the food close to the grill. The food is exposed to a high heat from below or above and is cooked very fast. Grill microwaves combine normal microwave cooking with a heating element – this means they're able to brown food and give it a more attractive appearance and texture. They can also perform all the normal duties you'd expect from a standard microwave – reheating soup, reheating your dinner and so on. But the grill function is able to give microwave food a brown, crisp finish you'd usually only achieve using a standard grill in an oven or cooker – making it great for grilling toast, melting cheese or crisping your bread or pizza.

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Convection Microwaves

Convection microwaves combines the benefits of a convection oven, which uses fanned hot air, and a grill. They are fast and economical, halving the cooking time for many foods. They offer flexibility and convenience; you can microwave, grill or oven cook either at the same time, or independently, at the touch of a button. A convection microwave is a better way of cooking food than a standard microwave. This is because convection microwaves – as the name suggests – combine microwave energy, a grill and convection heating so they can heat, roast, crisp and brown in the same way as a large conventional oven. Conventional ovens offer extra cooking options over and above basic microwaving. Usually have lots of extra auto

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Built-in Microwaves

Built-in microwaves come in a variety of models across the range. They are ideal where space is at a premium, because they free-up valuable worktop space. They also give a great designer look to a modern kitchen. They have been designed in a way that allows them to be positioned at an eye height, which will allow you to see inside and keeps it out of children's reach. These ovens are the best in their class

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