In order to choose a microwave that will not only look great in your kitchen interior, but will also fit harmoniously into your life, you need to carefully consider before purchasing which functions will be most important to you.
What to look for when choosing a microwave
First of all, you should pay attention to where exactly the acquisition will be located. As a rule, it is placed on the kitchen table or a separate shelf specially designated for this. If the kitchen is not large, you should not buy a huge microwave, which will take up a lot of space.
For all lovers of built-in appliances, there are special microwave ovens that will look great with any furniture in the kitchen. Special attention is paid to the volume of the chamber, which directly depends on the number of products used.
If a microwave oven is needed only to cook sandwiches in it and warm up breakfast, then a small chamber of thirteen liters will be enough. For all those who like to cook in the microwave and host a lot of guests, it’s worth buying a device with a twenty-three-liter chamber.
There are also microwaves with a larger capacity, but they are purchased only by those who prefer to do all their cooking in the microwave. Manufacturers add some additional functions to such an oven, for example, a grill or a double boiler. When choosing a microwave oven, you should pay special attention to its power, because the speed of cooking directly depends on it.
However, before purchasing, it is worth clarifying what voltage the wiring in the apartment is designed for. In addition, it must be remembered that in many functional microwave ovens, the power is added up, so in total it will be quite high. If you have already made a similar purchase, you should know that the power of the microwave oven needs to be adjusted.
To do this, it is worth remembering which product requires what power. Most often, all this information can be clarified in a special recipe book that comes with the microwave. If you do not make any additional settings, the power will be automatically raised to maximum, which will be harmful for the food being prepared, as well as for your wallet.
When choosing a microwave oven, you should pay special attention to all the necessary functions.
What types of microwave ovens are there?
Microwaves are divided into three types:
- microwave with grill;
- microwave with convection.
If in the future you want to use the microwave only to heat up food, the most ordinary model without any additional functions will do.
Firstly, it will cost much less, but the quality of heating will be in no way inferior to a more expensive device. Therefore, before making a purchase, you need to think carefully about everything, because if the house already has an excellent oven, it means that you will not need a fancy microwave oven with many additional functions, for example, a grill.
When choosing a microwave oven, you can pay attention to its control type. The simplest and most popular is mechanical, which is characterized by the presence of simple round handles. One of them is necessary to set the power, and the second turns on the timer.
It is profitable to purchase such a microwave oven due to its ease of operation, as well as its low cost. A significant disadvantage is that there is no way to set the time in seconds, which can cause the dish to overheat. Another type of microwave is push-button. It has a special dial as well as many buttons. The positive side of this model is its attractive appearance.