Features to Consider while Buying
Solo microwave ovens are entry-level models for simple/limited cooking. Best fit: for reheat, simple cooking.
Grill microwave ovens
These are provided with additional grilling accessories. They are suitable for reheating, cooking and grilling.
Convection microwave ovens
Convection microwave ovens use a fan and a heating element to create airflow patterns inside the microwave oven. These are best for reheating, cooking, grilling and baking.
The size that is best suited for you will depend on the number of family members and how often you are likely to use the microwave oven. In India, the microwave oven is used more to warm the food than to cook. In general, up to 20 litres is sufficient for a family of 2 to 3 persons; 21 litres–30 litres for a medium-sized family; and above 31 litres for a large family or large cooking.
What Is the Usable Cavity Volume?
Generally, manufacturers mention the volume (in litres) of the microwave, including all the internal space in the inside cavity. But this volume isn’t the
Apart from regular features like auto defrost, multistage cooking and cooking-menu buttons, check out the following before making your choice.
Child safety lock: This will prevent children from operating the microwave oven accidentally.
Power rating: Check out the power rating. Microwave ovens come in the range of 600 to 1,500 watts. More watts mean faster cooking as it generates higher heat and in less time.
Cooking sensors: These humidity-sensing sensors determine the humidity in the food item you are about to cook in the microwave and accordingly determine the cooking time. You should look for this feature while buying your microwave oven as it will eliminate the guesswork from your cooking and avoid overcooking of food.
Operating control panel: