Microwaves used to be seen as the “easy way out” in the kitchen, but with today’s technology and all the different capabilities microwave ovens have, they are a must-have kitchen appliance. There are multiple types of microwave ovens, but we find that countertop microwave ovens are the most accessible and the best investment because they can be moved around if you move to a new house or remodel your kitchen. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve compiled a microwave oven buying guide below to help you find the perfect microwave oven for your space.
General Microwave Oven Functions
Countertop microwave ovens have a wide range of features and capabilities; they can heat up food, defrost food, and more. While it is possible to find a microwave oven with endless buttons and features, many people prefer to keep it a bit simpler. For instance, our retro microwave oven line has 9 preset cooking menus and 10 power levels, giving you the perfect balance of choice and simplicity.
What to Consider When Buying a Microwave Oven
When you have decided to take the plunge and invest in a microwave oven, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting the right microwave oven for your needs and for your space. Here are some factors to think about before clicking “purchase.”
Size & Space Requirements
The microwave oven size is a major factor for many buyers; it has to be big enough to fit your dishes while also being small enough to fit in a designated space. Depending on how much counter space you have, you might opt for a smaller model that can fit seamlessly into the perfect corner. You’ll have the find the balance of not buying a microwave oven that takes over your kitchen, while still keeping in mind the microwave oven capacity you’ll need to use.
Who is Using the Microwave Oven?
Will the microwave you’re looking to purchase be used in a household with a large family or will it be for a single adult who won’t use it as often? The number of people and frequency of usage should be a factor in your search so that you can ensure your new microwave oven can withstand the demands your household will put on it.
The wattage of a microwave oven refers to how much power it has. Higher wattage means that it will take less time to heat things up, making your microwave more efficient. Most smaller microwave ovens have a wattage of 700 to 950, but large ones can go all the way up to 1,250. Our red mini microwave oven features 700 watts of power, packing a punch for its size.
The microwave oven price is usually one of the main factors buyers consider. Your budget is personal, so only you can decide what works for you. Keep in mind that most budget ranges can find a nice, functional microwave oven.
Microwave Ovens Allow You to Cook with Ease
The days of scoffing at microwave ovens are over! Now, you can find microwave ovens that are stylish, fit perfectly in your space, and cook your food in a variety of ways. Microwaves have come a long way since back in the day and it’s time they get the accolades they deserve. Use this microwave oven buying guide to lock down the best new appliance for your kitchen.