Microwaves are considered one of the most important home appliances. Quick as a flash reheating and defrosting options make these all-purpose kitchen appliances staples in the kitchen.
Identify your purpose for purchasing a microwave. Most consumers depend on regular microwave usage, while others’ use is more sporadic.
2. Size and Capacity
Microwaves are available in a specific size and capacity options fit to accommodate unique needs.
How do you know what size microwave to buy?
The larger a microwave, the greater the power output and speed of results.
- Compact: Under 1 cubic foot
- Midsize: Between 1 to 1.5 cubic feet
- Full size: 1.6 to 2 cubic feet
- Extra-large: Larger than 2 cubic feet
Microwave wattage ranges from 500 to 1,200 watts. Increased wattage provides faster, more efficient results.
4. Countertop vs. Over the Stove
Both Countertop and Over-the-stove microwaves provide functionality and purpose. Countertop models are the most popular microwave option due to their ease of use, increased capacity, and smaller footprints. Over-the-stove microwaves do not take occupy valuable counter space, include built-in fans, numerous options, and added features.
5. Customer Reviews
Reading customer reviews provides a better picture of overall microwave performance.
- Sensor Cooking: Cooks food following humidity inside the microwave.
- Pre-programmed Cooking: Starts the microwave with one touch. Select the button associated with the food to be cooked and hit the start button.
- Programmable cooking: Helps determine various power outputs and timing for complete control.
7. Extra Features
- Built-in Menu Settings
- Defrost Sensors
- Humidity Sensors
- Combination Microwave/Convection Ovens
Is buying a combination microwave/convection oven worth it?
Combination Microwave/Convection Ovens more effectively circulate air inside a unit. The best combination of microwaves not only defrost and microwave food but are likely to grill and bake just as well as a conventional oven – and much more quickly!
Top Microwave Lines
Several quality, reliable, long-lasting brands inhabit the microwave market.
- Kitchen Aid
- Magic Chef
- Modern Maid
- White Westinghouse
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