When you are planning to buy a microwave oven for your kitchen, it is important for you to know about the features of different types of microwaves available: solo, grill and convection.
Solo microwaves are standard level models
Ideal for simple culinary tasks like re-heating, steaming vegetables and defrosting food.
You can choose a Solo microwave if you just need to heat food or defrost, and no complex cooking needed.
Grill microwaves have an internal grill and the features are alike solo microwaves.
Ideal to grill meat and vegetables; improves food texture and gives delicious looks.
You can use a grill and microwave function together, or separately, as it gives you more flexibility while cooking.
Convection microwave models use a fan and a heating element to cook and grill food evenly.
Ideal to make roast meat, bake bread, and cook a variety of meals; some brands offer air frying feature too.
You can choose a convection microwave oven if you need to defrost, heat, roast, crisp, bake, and prepare food using the same appliance.
|Reheat & defrost||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Grill & roast||No||Yes||Yes|
Solo Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 2 to 4 members
Grill Microwave Oven or Convection Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 2 to 4 members
Solo Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 4 to 6 members.
Grill Microwave Oven or Convection Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 4 to 6 members.
|Mechanical||Feather Touch||Tact Dial Type|
|Mechanical control panel is easy to use and long lasting||Feather touch control panel adds design to your microwave||Tact Dial Type control panel comes in low-end models|
|It can handle rough usage and uses mechanical presets to control functions||Touch-screen feature is easy to use and comes in high-end models||It can handle rough usage and helps set the temperature and time easily|
Before you zero in on a suitable microwave for your kitchen, here are some of the must-have features that you should look for in a microwave before making a buying decision.
Select the type of dish and weight to automatically set the power and cooking time.
Ensures the safety of children at home by putting up a lock code.
Sets the timer to automatically end a heating or cooking program.
Unfreeze the food easily using the defrost function.
Preheat your oven to a set temperature before cooking specific recipes.
Microwaves are prone to wear and tear due to frequent usage. Mechanical damages in ovens are often covered under manufacturer’s warranty. But once the warranty period expires, the repair cost may exceed your budget.
Hence, it is always best to avail an Extended Warranty plan for your appliances. These plans cover electronic and mechanical defects and save huge amount of repair cost. While you choose an extended warranty plan, keep in mind factors such as the price, duration, and the extent of coverage to ensure that you get a good deal.
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