Microwave Oven Buying Guide

Microwave Oven Buying Guide

Buy the best microwave oven

Microwave ovens are all about preparing a variety of food conveniently at home. Whether it is to grill, roast, and bake, a microwave oven can do it all at ease. Buy the best microwave oven for your home by choosing from the various types and capacity limit customized as per your family needs.

To help you find a good microwave oven for your home, read this microwave oven buying guide to know the type, size and must-have features.

Types of microwave oven 

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.

Uses of different types of ovens

Food Items Solo Grill Convection
Reheat & defrost Yes Yes Yes
Grill & roast No Yes Yes
Bake No Yes Yes
Pizza No No Yes

Ideal capacity for microwave ovens 

While you look for a good microwave oven for your kitchen, you must know the capacity volume that is ideal for your family size. The capacity of the microwave is measured in litres. Choose a microwave capacity best suited to your cooking needs.

15-20 Litre

Solo Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 2 to 4 members

21-25 Litre

Grill Microwave Oven or Convection Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 2 to 4 members

25-30 Litre

Solo Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 4 to 6 members.

32 Litre & Above

Grill Microwave Oven or Convection Microwave Oven best suited for a family of 4 to 6 members.

Control panel types (Mechanical, Feather Touch or Tactile Buttons) 

Now that you know about the right capacity of a microwave, you should now learn about the types of control panel in the appliance. A good control panel makes the appliance fit for hassle free usage. Here are the three popular control panel types:

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


Top features to look for in microwave ovens 

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.

Auto cook menu

Select the type of dish and weight to automatically set the power and cooking time.

Child lock menu

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.

Additional warranty on microwave oven

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.

How to buy microwave oven with EMI Network Card

Buying the best microwave that fulfils all your culinary needs may cost you a big chunk of cheque. To ensure you get the best product affordably, Bajaj Finserv EMI Network offers you to divide the cost of your microwave oven into easy EMIs. You can use your EMI Network Card to pay for your purchase or avail instant financing at any of our partner stores across 1,900+ cities in India. Here’s how you can:

  1. Buy microwave on EMI online

    Step 1: Visit EMI Store
    Step 2: Select the product you want to buy
    Step 3: Select a suitable EMI option and make the payment
    Step 4: Your product will be delivered to you within 24 hours
  2. Buy microwave on EMI at a partner store

    Step 1: Walk into our partner store
    Step 2: Use your EMI Network Card to pay
    Step 3: Avail instant financing by submitting some documents (if you don’t have an EMI Network Card)
    Step 4: Walk out with your purchase

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