Microwave ovens are one of the most common kitchen appliances used for heating and reheating food, and some models can also be used for baking. If you're looking to buy a new microwave oven, there are a few important things you should know before investing in one.
In this guide, we'll explain what types of microwave ovens are available and how they work. We'll also discuss the features you should look for when shopping for your microwave oven so you can find one that best suits your needs and budget.
It's easy to get confused when you're looking to buy a microwave oven in India. There are so many models and options available, and the brands keep throwing jargon at you. But it's actually simple to choose a microwave that meets your needs if you know what to look for. Here's what we think are the most important things to consider:
How much space do you have?
Microwaves come in two sizes - 17-20 litres and 20-25 litres. The larger ones are more suited for larger families and can fit in a large dish, like a whole chicken or cake moulds. If you live alone or with one other person, the smaller ones are more than sufficient.
What do you want to use it for?
If you plan to use your microwave mostly for defrosting frozen food and reheating leftovers, any model will be fine. However, if you plan to bake cakes or roast meat in it, look for convection microwaves that let you grill and bake without preheating. They come with one-touch settings so that you don't need any expertise. If you want to cook Indian food in your microwave, look for machines with pre-programmed Indian recipes (not all models have this).
We'll help you find the perfect microwave with our testing and recommendations. Read on for our guide to how microwaves work, the different types of microwaves available, and how we test them.
We’ve also got advice on how to care for your microwave and keep it clean, as well as tips on choosing the right size microwave for your kitchen.