Many people use microwaves only for preheating or thawing, but you can use today's multi-featured units to cook entire meals. And these units do it quickly and efficiently. Since microwave ovens cook food from the inside out, your food almost always comes out fast, hot, and, perhaps most importantly, not burned. Another benefit: vegetables cooked in microwaves retain vitamins and minerals as well as if they were steamed.
Microwaves are very efficient in electricity use because they heat our food and nothing else. But finding the right microwave for your home consists of so much more, such as how much space you have, the type of cooking you do, the size of cookware you have, and if you want something portable or built-in. Shop online or in-store and find the perfect microwave today.
Inside the oven, a magnetron tube produces microwaves, which are a type of radio wave. The waves enter the oven through an opening in the oven cavity. Since microwaves move in a straight line, many ovens employ turntables to rotate the food so it cooks evenly.
When buying a microwave, consider:
Smaller and less powerful than other models, compact microwaves are perfect for quick, small, and simple dishes.
When you want a happy medium between size and power, choose a mid-size microwave.
Full-size microwaves are the largest and most powerful, giving you plenty of space and wattage to cook your dishes.
Turntables rotate food for even cooking. And you even have the option of models with removable turntables for easy cleaning.
Combined with microwaves’ speedy cooking properties, convection efficiently helps turn out delicious, crusty baked goods and juicy roasted meat.
Acts like the broiler in a conventional oven.
Enable the oven to determine whether the dish is thoroughly cooked. Also help prevent overcooking.
Most models have timers that are used just like those on a conventional oven. They also take the form of buttons that are really preset timers for certain foods, like popcorn.