Choosing the right microwave can often be difficult, especially when you consider the various options available. And to give you a helping hand, we’ve outlined three major considerations for choosing a microwave.
There are 3 main types of microwaves which are common place throughout the United Kingdom, and these are:
Solo microwaves aren’t just the most common form of microwave, but they are also the most fundamental due to only using microwave energy to heat and cook food.
A solo microwave is ideal for those that are happy to use their conventional oven / grill for most of the family cooking, but sometimes are looking for a speedier option. That said, it’s worth noting due to only using microwave energy, solo microwaves are not able to”brown” food, whereas other models, such as grill microwaves can.
A grill microwave performs all the responsibilities you’d expect from a microwave and comes with an extra advantage of incorporating a grill function which enables you to brown and crisp food.
The grill element enables users to combine microwave power and heat from the grill for a more complete cooking experience.
Combination microwaves are continuing to grow in popularity, because of coming with everything you’d expect from a microwave combined with added functions like pre-set programmes which automatically cook certain dishes for the ideal quantity of time and about the right temperature without you having to set it.
The power of your microwave will be measured in watts, and will fall somewhere between 600w and 1100w, and the higher the wattage of a microwave, the quicker your food will be cooked.
It’s worth noting that the typical wattage for a solo microwave is 800w, whilst on a grill and combination microwave, the energy levels will be different for the grill and oven parts.
The capacity of microwaves ranges from 14 litres through to 40 litres, with most solo versions having a capacity somewhere in the middle, around 20 litres. Whilst the larger capacity may seem the best version to go for, it is worth remembering many contemporary microwaves are now using space saving techniques.
Taking these three factors into consideration when it comes to buying a new microwave to your kitchen, will help to make sure you’ve got an appliance that meets your needs and requirements, fits into your kitchen and will improve your cooking – whenever it’s called into action.