Things to consider before you buy a Microwave Oven


Choosing a microwave oven is not easy. Market is full of varieties in size, shapes, power consumption and cooking type etc. Before you buy one here are some common points to consider like your preferred food type, budget, budget, features and capacity etc. Here are the answer to frequently asked questions while buying a microwave.

Selling your money for a Microwave Oven is smart investment. Before you go to the market place and pick a product or order one online there is couple of things to consider. Ask and Answer to yourself following questions and make a list of priorities before you buy.

What I will cook often?

Are you buying a Microwave Oven for reheating and melting or to make some popcorn / baked peanuts? Well, in those circumstances you don't need too many advanced features. Go for the basic type of microwave. In case your children will use it, keep in mind the convenience of use and safety features. Many microwave ovens come with Child Safety features. However, if you like experimenting with latest gadgets and gizmos go for the latest model available in stores.

How much power this will consume?

A microwave designed to run on high wattage will cook food faster. In general, microwave comes in 600 to 1200 Watt range. However, many of the recipes written for microwave cooking requires 800 watts or higher. Also, many companies produce economical microwave that use less power.

Microwaves designed to consume less wattage often comes for little extra price. Check your uses before selling out your money.

Should I order a Countertop or Over the Stove Microwave Oven?

As the name suggest, you can put a Countertop Microwave Oven over the counter. These are most popular in small home kitchens where space is truly less. Just plug in and start cooking. However, Over the Stove Microwave Oven requires professional installation.

What features I need in a Microwave Oven?
Marketplace is full of microwave oven types. For example: plus options, automatic one touch defrost, perfect popcorn, programmable cooking, sensor cooking etc. Choose the one that fits best to your family needs.

For how many persons I will cook in Microwave Oven?

Size matters. For a big family you need big size microwave oven. There come many variants like compact (0.5-0.8 cubic feet), mid size (0.9-1.3 cubic feet), family (1.4-1.6 cubic feet), and full size (1.8-2.0 cubic feet) etc.

What is my budget?

Yes, it's very important to know how much money you want to sell for a microwave. You can buy basic type microwave for approximately INR 5K or less. However, if you want more advanced features you need to sell more.


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