Seven things to consider when buying a microwave oven

For many people, microwave ovens are simply life savers. It is comfortable and economical, never messy and very easy to use. Yet, buying the right kind of microwave oven is not an easy task. There is a huge pool to choose from – many electronics manufacturers make irresistible value propositions.

To get a durable microwave oven that perfectly fits your need, these are questions to ask:

What is the type?

This kind of appliance comes in different type: countertop, convection, commercial, built-in and combined. When next you want to buy one, bear this in mind and ask the shopkeeper for the exact type you want.

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Countertop Microwave
Convect Microwave
Built-In Microwave
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Commercial Microwave
Combined Microwave

What are the features and extras?

We all know what the microwave oven does. Every type of the equipment offers the basic feature, so what makes one different from the other? Find out what to expect in all microwave ovens. Then check the extra attachments and parts which you get along with the package like grilling net, bowls and plates  and sometimes hand gloves.

What is the size and structure?

The internal and external structure of your microwave oven must be sturdy. Hence, read the details mentioned about the internal structure carefully. Also, the external structure must be aesthetically pleasing. Your appliance will be a part of your kitchen, so make sure it is visually appealing so it complements the interiors of your kitchen. Also, choose the size as per the availability of space in your cooking area.

What is the technology?

It is crucial that your microwave oven must be made of high technology. This will ensure smoother and quicker functioning. One of the main reasons people buy microwave ovens is to save time and effort. Their daily schedules are too hectic for them to indulge in cooking for long hours. Sound and high technology will enable the appliance to function faster, better and smarter.

What is the warranty period?

If you are looking for easy, safe and cheap maintenance of your oven, warranty period is what you must check for. The longer the warranty span, the simpler it is for you to get the repairs and maintenance check done. Also, a lot of your money will be saved through this facility.

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How much is the power?

This kind of appliance must have a power of more than 700 watts. The wattage decides whether your appliance will give you a quicker service or not. A device having 1000-1300 watts of power is considered to be high power.

How reliable is it?

Electronic appliances must have advanced safety quotient attached to it. This means that heat distribution must be proper so that the food placed in it is cooked evenly. Also, sometimes the appliance hangs due to over accumulation of heat in its coils. Therefore, check whether the piece which you are buying is reliable enough for your house.

Where to buy

Shoprite, Ikeja


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