Microwave Oven Review And Buyers Guide
India as a diverse country, consist of various culture, various people with various cuisine. India is very rich when it comes to foods, as a food-loving nation; there are lots of different types of dishes cooked in an Indian kitchen every day. We know to prepare those complex dishes takes time and energy, and time is precious, right. What if you can leverage or save much of your time spend while cooking food.
By using modern kitchen appliances and tools you can save lots of your time and energy while increasing the productivity. And Microwave oven is one of the great kitchen appliances to reheat, grill, bake etc. you can cook a wide range of recipes and food items including popcorn, chicken grills, chocolate cakes, pizza, kebabs, muffins, even reheat the frozen food.
Well, it is not that easy to choose the best microwave oven from the market as there are lots of options to choose from, we know how hard it is and that’s why we have given everything you need to know about microwave oven before you go for one. In this Microwave, oven Buyers guide you’ll know which features to look for and which do not.
Types of Microwave Oven
There are three types of microwave ovens available right now, and it is really important to decide which types of the microwave to buy according to your specific needs.
- Solo microwave oven
Solo microwave ovens are the simplest form of microwave oven you can say it is an entry-level microwave oven, you can do simple cooking with this type of microwave oven. i,e Warming snacks, reheating the dishes, simple cooking.
- Grill microwave oven
Grill microwave ovens are little more equipped then the solo microwave ovens, with the grill microwave oven you can have more options than the previous solo ovens, i,e If you are looking for toast, roast and grilling then this type of microwave oven will suit best for you. You can cook different kinds of food such as kebabs, tikka, roasted chicken legs etc.
- Convection microwave oven
Convection microwave ovens are well suited for advanced cooking session, you can do pretty well everything with convection microwave oven, you’ll get all the features of solo as well as grill microwave oven. Convection microwave oven is faster and made of advanced technology, these type of microwave oven promise juicer pot roast and crustier pizzas.
How Microwave Oven Works?
Microwave oven turns the electrical energy into heat energy, in every microwave oven a small microwave generator is installed which is called a magnetron, when you switch the power on and start cooking the magnetron takes the electricity from the power outlet and convert it to high powered radio waves. These waves when blasted into the food compartment the heat produced cook the food, to cook the food evenly the food chamber has a spinning motor where the plate is placed and the plate spin slowly resulting in the evenly cooking. The microwave again bounces back and forth just like mirror reflection as the waves travel through the food, the molecule inside the food vibrates more quickly resulting in producing the huge amount of heat. The faster the wave vibrates the faster the heat produced and faster the food is cooked.
Things to consider while buying a Microwave Oven
While buying a Microwave oven you need to keep certain things in your mind so that you get the value for what you are paying. There are several things to look for such as the capacity depending on the members of the family, the technology, safety, design and of course features.
The capacity of Microwave Oven
The capacity of a microwave oven is measured in liters, and capacity of a microwave oven defines how much quantity of food you can prepare in one go. If you have a large family or say you want to cook the huge quantity of dishes you need to buy a full-size oven. There are up to three size ranges of microwave oven available in the market. The small-sized microwave oven is ideal for 2 to 4 members which usually has a capacity of 15 to 20 liters. The medium sized microwave oven is ideal for 4 to 6 members which usually has the capacity of 21 to 30 liters. And large sized microwave oven is ideal for 6 to 8 members which usually has the capacity of 32 liters and above. You can go for the medium-sized oven as it will suit for both. Remember larger the microwave oven larger will its power consumption.
Look for latest features
Today’s microwave ovens are more convenient than earlier microwave oven; you don’t want to buy a microwave oven which has outdated technology. Some of the latest microwave ovens offer more than hundreds of pre-programmed menu item that lets you cook meals without first having to select the number of times or the power level. Some Microwave oven comes with quick defrost technology and some come with keeping warm and delay start-time options. It is always better to keep the reference guide handy so that you can take the full advantage of all its features.
Is there Child Lock Safety
If you have children in your home then you should buy a model which has child lock features to keep a safety precaution. Almost every microwave oven comes with child lock feature however it is better to double check before you go for one.
Does it has a Rotisserie
Rotisserie is must if you love to cook grills, and barbecue, a microwave oven without this tool is a dish without salt, this is a must-have tool as there are lots of dishes couldn’t be done without this tool.
Does it has Defrost technology
You don’t want to wait for frozen food to thaw naturally, it’s time-consuming and frustrating when you are in hurry, so instead of waiting for thaw, simply use the defrost function. Don’t buy a microwave oven which doesn’t have defrosted function
Which Penal Type is better
A machine without control is risky, so a good control penal is very important so that you can have the full control over your machine. Normally there should be easy buttons to control the timer and navigating all the list of menu, you can find three type of controlling penal Mechanical, Feather touch, tactile button. Choose any of the types you feel comfortable with, however, check whether the penal has every function you’ll need to operate. According to my experience, I will recommend you to go for feather touch as it is made of the latest technology.
Best Microwave Oven To Buy In 2018
Here are the best microwave oven you can buy which suffice all the required features and functions mentioned above.
IFB 23BC4 23-Litre Convection Microwave Oven
The IBF 23BC4 has a capacity of 23 liter ideal for families up to 4 to 6 member, the power consumption is moderate, it has every possible feature that you’ll want to have in a Microwave oven including long time warming, defrost technology, multistage cooking, and a handful of pre-program menus.
This microwave oven is all in one including grilling, roasting, convection modes. You can raise the temperature up to 220 degree Celsius distributed in 10 power levels, the best thing about this microwave oven is its defrost technology where you don’t have to measure the amount of temperature, it has special weight automation which can automatically detect the weight of the food and set the temperature required to thaw. All the material inside is made of stainless steel and the control penal is touch sensor based, including the LED display.
The oven comes with 71 presets, and has the steam clean technology; the penal is designed with floral scratch-proof glass and looks very attractive.
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Bajaj 20 L Grill Microwave Oven MTBX
Bajaj is on one of the most successful brands in India when it comes to home appliances no one can be better than Bajaj, as they provide high-quality products with the lowest possible prices. Bajaj 20 L Grill Microwave oven isn’t the latest microwave oven, it was launched in 2016, however as per the reviews and customers choice I have recommended to make it to this list. The buyers of this microwave oven are very happy.
This Microwave oven has a capacity of 20 Litre suitable for small families and those who are single, you can grill, reheat, defrost and pretty much do anything with this microwave oven. Bajaj 20L Grill Microwave oven MTBX also comes with the thermal fuse to protect the device itself and for ensuring greater safety. Below are the list of features given.
- 20L Capacity: Suitable for bachelors & small families
- Grill: Can be used for grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking
- Warranty: 1 year on Product
- Brand does NOT provide a starter kit with this product
- Control: Jog Dials that are easy to use with a long life
- Also included in the box: Warranty card, user manual
- Easy Returns: This product is eligible for the full refund within 10 days of delivery in case of any product defects, damage or features not matching the description provided