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4 Styles of Microwave Oven

November 9th, 2017 · Buying Guide

A Microwave is one of the most useful equipment that you could invest in as it can perform a variety of tasks for you while allowing you to focus on other home jobs. You can heat up your food while preparing other stuff and you can also use it to bake, grill, roast, and so on. Nowadays there are different styles of microwaves available in the market, each of them in different sizes, shapes, and features.

In this article, we will be discussing the different styles of microwave ovens that are available and will discuss their features and drawbacks. There are majorly four types of Microwave ovens – Countertop models, Above-Range Microwave Ovens, Microwave Oven Drawers and Combination Microwave-Conventional Ovens.

1. Countertop Model

One of the most popular style of a microwave oven which is also known as compact or portable microwaves and are quite small in size. This type of microwave ovens can easily be transported from one place to another and don’t take up a lot of space too. You can use this oven for thawing food, making food, reheating pizza, and so on.

Countertop Model

It is usually 18 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and 12 inches tall and normally come with a power of 500-1000 watts. Apart from being portable, they are quite affordable too and can cost lower than $100.

2. Above-Range Microwave Ovens

Also known as Over-Range Microwave Ovens, this type of ovens are usually installed on top of the kitchen range. This is another popular type of microwave oven which has seen a lot of improvements in the recent years. There are many improvements made to the unit’s exhaust fan for better venting and filtering smoke.

In fact, a lot of models also have multispeed fans which are responsible for circulating air using replaceable charcoal filters. They don’t need to be vented outside and the exhaust fans switch on automatically when the stove becomes too hot. This type of oven requires space over your stove so you cannot have over-head cabinets.

3. Microwave Oven Drawers

Although this is a relatively new style of oven, it is still quite popular among users as it doesn’t take a lot of counter space but still provides you with the convenience and ease of using a microwave oven. Magazines like KitchenGuyd have been giving this type of ovens a lot of attention.

Microwave Oven Drawers

Although it might not be as easy to install it as a regular microwave but once it is installed, you don’t have to worry about anything else.

In fact, installing this microwave oven isn’t that complicated too so you will find it quite a useful microwave oven option.

4. Combination Microwave-Conventional Ovens

If you are looking for a luxurious model which not only offers you amazing cooking settings but also comes with a sleek stainless design. In this type of oven, you get both the conventional oven and the microwave in the same space.

The microwave is usually on top of the conventional oven and they usually have a drop-down door which adds convenience. Since they offer you both the settings, they are usually costly and can cost as much as $3000.

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Les Princesses Serveuse super Sexy XXX (Topless Breakfast)

May 29th, 2009 · Breakfast Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants

chef deck

chef deck says:

We journeyed to the far east with great expectations of culinary excellence and boobies, next to our city’s greatest architectural masterpiece being the Olympic Stadium. Huge mistake! First of all the coffee was lukewarm water, the cheese omelet wasn’t a fifth as good as an airplane one, the eggs were runny and gross, the patate’s tasted like they’d been cooked freezer burnt and fried in oil that’s been recycled a few hundred times, bacon good, and sausage good but something funky about them. Secondly, who really wants to look at 3-month pregnant strippers, and smell scented baby wipes while eating your first hung-over meal of the day besides 20-year-old American community college frat boys!

The fact that they play Metallica’s Unforgiven in a breakfast joint: 10/10
Food: Make you sick/10
A waste of my time (sorry Bus Boy Bob): 10/10

Chef Deck signing out!

Resto Bar Les Princesses d’Hochelaga also Les Princesses Serveuse super Sexy X X X
Les Princesses d’Hochelaga Website
4970 Hochelaga, Montréal; 514-255-0003
Hours: Mon – Fri 5:00 am – 12:00 am, Sat & Sun 5:00 am – 9 pm

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Mechant Boeuf Montreal

April 30th, 2009 · Montreal Restaurants, Steak

On Montreal Restaurant Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie Chef Deck says:

Angry beefs are few and far between. As a child I used to go Vermont where my cousin and I would go cow tipping, four wheeling in the pastures, and have occasional b.b. assaults on the poor animals (I’m sorry PETA, I do feel regret to this day). Even with that constant harassment the beefs remained truly docile, and never became so-called angry beefs. At Merchant Boeuf Montreal, this is not the case.

This is because since the silver fox and his team took over they’ve been angrier than Howlin’ Wolf, for finally they’re being whipped into shape. The quality of this beef house restaurant has gone up by miles. I had the tartar app (tuna, salmon, and beef) which was excellent, an amazing burger (with Gorgonzola and bacon served medium unlike mbgr restaurant), a so-so New York strip, and the pièce de résistance, one of the best filet mignons in Montreal with a pepper sauce. So silver fox, keep those beef angry because restaurant Mechant Boeuf is back on my list!

Tastiness: 8.4124124114/10
Ambience: Casse-croûte meet the Q/10
Price: $20-$30 a person/10

Chef Deck Signing out!


124, Saint-Paul West, corner St-Sulpice, (attached to the Nelligan hotel)
Old Montreal, Québec
Phone: 514-788-2040
Hours: Diner, Sun – Wed, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Thurs – Sat, 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
Payment: Credit Card, Interac, Cash
Cuisine: Burger, Steak, Casual

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Momesso’s Restaurant Montreal

April 20th, 2009 · Fast Food, Italian Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants

momesso restaurant

On Montreal Restaurant Momesso’s Chef Deck Says:

Sergio Momesso might not have been the best Montreal hockey player in the world but his legacy lives on through his faultless sub. In my humble opinion, Momesso’s Restaurant has by far the greatest Montreal sub I ever tasted. I have only ever experienced their sausage sub because once you go spicy sausage, you can never go back. The meat is so succulent, the spice is just right, the bread has the ideal crisp, and the coleslaw brings together the medley of perfection. I’m also smitten with their onion rings which add to the overall utopia of flavors. So to finish if you or anyone out there wants a real legacy (not a commercial Wayne Gretzky one) stuff that sausage and that sausage will stuff you!

Food: 9.2323324422/ 10
Atmosphere: The Montreal Forum/ 10
Price: $10-$15 a person/10

Chef Deck signing out!


5562 Upper Lachine Road, NDG, Montreal
Phone  514-484-0005
Hours: 7 am-Midnight (hours can vary), Closed Sunday
Cusine: Italian sandwich, Cafe, Espresso

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Decarie Hot Dog Restaurant

April 5th, 2009 · Casse-Croûte, Fast Food, Montreal Restaurants

Montreal Restaurant Decarie Hot Dog Chef Deck says:

Teenage flashbacks of french fries, burgers, hotdogs, orange fizzy boobelach, and ever growing boy boobs fill my mind with endorphins. In my opinion, Decarie Hotdog is the best Montreal Casse-Croute and the best in Quebec south of the Laurentians (shout out to 100% Boeuf). I love it as much as Bukowski loves the booze and broads. Some Montreal restos have a better poutine (like Patati Patata), some may have better burgers (like Le Paryse), but none have a better overall package (just ask Chef Shmuts). I would like to thank my mommy and daddy for letting me grow up so close to this fine establishment and pray that my children will grow portly on Decarie Hotdog too.

Tastiness: 8.832542358252/10
Drinks: old world bottles of divinity/10
Price: under $10 a person/10


953, boulevard Décarie, Corner Edouard-Laurin, Saint-Laurent
Montreal, QC
Metro: Du College
Phone: 514-748-7213
Payment: Cash Only
Hours: 7 days a week: 6 am – 1 am
Cuisine Type: Hot Dogs, Burgers, Poutine

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Le Valois Restaurant

March 14th, 2009 · Bistro Restaurants, French Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants

Le Volois

Guest Review by Mitche

My sister chooses the restaurant this time and she chose restaurant Le Valois, in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood. (If you want to look cool, just say HoMa.) I love to try restaurants that aren’t downtown, they know that they have to do their best for you to come back… they aren’t full of chicks in stilettos and businessmen who look very, very, busy talking on their Blackberries … the kind of place you feel bad if you’re not dressed up because Ken and Barbie are sitting next to you.

Anyway, I went to Le Valois with my family and was pleasantly surprised by this Montreal restaurant. Space is very cozy, full of wood and colored glass (reminded me of a church). Outside there is a beautiful large terrace in the summer just beside Place Valois, (where there is a William J. Walter Saucissier location…sorry, can’t help it, I love the William Suisse sausages …I even bought some after my meal). The list of wine is quite extensive (2 pages!), and the service is great (cute guy and my sister are single), discreet but always right.

Now, about the FOOD, the cold vichyssoise and the cream of green vegetable was just o.k, the tomatoes were not really “confides” in the puff pastry on confit tomatoes they were just broiled. The herring tartar with green apples was too salty for my taste, and tasted like a dill pickle ( my father loved it).

The goat cheese with honey and thyme was good but oily. I also did not like the fact that it was in a phyllo pastry and they put a whole stem of thyme (I had to perform an operation to get it out). Overall, I was not extremely impressed by the appetizers, but my palate liked it, so it couldn’t have been too bad.

For the mains, the beef “bavette” was good and the fries came with a homemade mayonnaise. The chicken with mango salsa was good but gave me a sense of déjà vu. The confit duck leg was succulent and I personally liked it the most; it was served on a bed of hot slices of green apples and an outstanding

The chicken with mango salsa was good but gave me a sense of déjà vu. The confit duck leg was succulent and I personally liked it the most; it was served on a bed of hot slices of green apples and an outstanding arugula salad. For dessert, I suggest you try the pound cake served with a shot of Bailey’s, the cake was very scrumptious, (I normally hate cake but I do like alcohol).


The restaurant is an intimate and fun to place be in. They made an effort on the presentation (decor, food, everything), and it was worth it. A definite plus, parking meters are free on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays! The bathrooms are clean (although downstairs and a long walk).


Everything is good, but not great. There is no sparkle, nothing special … they could do a little bit better. I think I am going to try it 2 or 3 times before I can really say if I like it or not. But, on the whole, it’s okay, and like I said, the waiter was cute … so I don’t mind going back!


For two: 50$-60$, wine and tax included, tip not.


7 days a week, 8 am to 11 pm.


25 Place Simon-Valois (near 3809 Ontario)
Phone: 514.528.0202

Website: Le Valois Restaurant


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Beauty’s Restaurant

June 13th, 2008 · Breakfast Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants


On Beauty’s Restaurant Montreal guest reviewer Andrea says:

Alright, Say what you will: Overpriced orange juice (delicious), deceitful waiting time estimates (irritating) and the extra six bucks for your tuna scoop on that oh-so-addictive Greek salad (sorry, it’s worth it)– but there’s still a reason why our Beauty’s continues to rake in the business after 50 years.

Although the retro Jewish-deli-meets-the-50’s-décor is charming enough, the food happens to be good. Damn good. Scarf down the “Mish-Mash”, an artery-choking omelette peppered with salami and hot-dog (be sure to position yourself next to a bathroom), the Beauty’s Special, a Montreal staple that includes lox (glorified smoked salmon), onions, tomatoes, cream cheese and those bagels we fight with New Yorkers about, or sip from the massive Cookies ‘n Cream Smoothie. Don’t forget to stop and listen to what’s going on around you as entertainment abounds in that adjoining booth to the right of you.

While the funky-friendly servers bring breakfast all day, lunch offers a wide array of fresh salads, (enough to feed half the restaurant and no, they CANNOT be ordered in halves) including the grilled veggie, crab meat, chopped egg or tuna. You can also go for the gold and plunge into the club salad: the regular ingredients topped off with cooked chicken or turkey, cheddar cheese, bacon and mayo.

Savour the chopped liver sandwich, share the tuna-egg club and finish yourself off with the killer chocolate cake and you’re all good. We can spend some time on the phenomenal burgers, the toasted banana bread, the home-made soup (check out the red lentil and green pea) or the Super Beauty 2(complete with 2 pancakes, 2 waffles an overload of saturated fats like bacon, sausage and home-fries) or, you can just pick yourself up from that hangover, mix in with the Plateau hipsters, the hockey moms and the legendary owner Hymie “the-wait-is-only-5-minutes” Skulnick and get into line. It’s worth it just to hear the regulars complain about the wait.


93 Mont-Royal Ouest, Montreal, QC
Metro: Mont-Royal
Phone: 514-849-88837
Hours: Mon – Fri 7 am – 4 pm, Sat 7 am-5 pm, Sun 8 am – 5 pm
Payment: Cash & Credit
Food: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Au Pied de Cochon Restaurant

May 30th, 2008 · French Restaurants, Montreal Restaurants


On Montréal Restaurant Au Pied de Cochon Chef Deck says :

If I was goose in a box, being force-fed yummy grains all day and night until my liver was about to explode, I would hope to one day end up in an Au Pied de Cochon Fois Gras Poutine.

Yes, loyal readers, this means that I Chef Deck, am a huge fan of the one restaurant in the city that prides itself on promoting our old Canadian $100 bill mascot (the great Canada goose). Montreal Restaurant Au Pied de Cochon has a beautiful menu featuring upscale, Quebecois dishes with a twist from the great mind of chef/owner Martin Picard (an array of game meats, pork, meat, Fois Gras every way, and constantly changing specials).

This particular evening we ate a phenomenal moose carpaccio with arctic char and quail eggs, seal, Fois Gras poutine, duck in a can, and the mother of all pork chops, all of which were originally presented and delicious. If you’re looking for a meal that will not disappoint in a fun atmosphere, and you’re not a hippy or a vegetarian, this Montreal pioneer will always satisfy your every desire!

Tastiness: 9.234232/10
Wine: perfect list and highly knowledgeable staff/10
Clientèle: not so halal/10

Chef Deck signing out!


536 Duluth Est, Montréal (Québec)
Metro: Mont-Royal
Tel: 514-281-1114
Hours: Tues – Sun 5 pm-12 am
Payment: AMEX, MC, Visa, Interac
Cuisine: French, Terroir, Québécois

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May 1st, 2008 · Casse-Croûte, Montreal Restaurants


On Montreal Restaurant M:brgr Chef Deck says:

Today my perfect teeth (no I swear…27 and no cavity’s, no teeth pulled even the wisdom, and never even a needle in my mouth…i love you Dr. Felger) bit into a perfect burger. I have to be honest in the fact that over the past few months, I’ve been hating on Montreal restaurant M:brgr, for the pure and simple fact, that I did not believe a burger joint could be worth such high prices.

Wow, do I feel like a dildo now because M:brgr was fantastic. Of course, I had to order the Kobe beef burger with truffle aioli ($20). Bitting into it felt like sinking my teeth into a virgin baby seal raised on the coast of Monaco. Oh yes, it was magical. I decided not to get any toppings for I wanted to see how perfect the meat was and recommend the same practice for any M:brgr goer (perfectly seasoned and juicy like a Gushers). The

The fries were also solid, double fried crisp with that sweetness you only get from an A A A casse-croûte. I still think that M:brgr is too expensive however that Kobe beef burger is probably the best in town (i plan on going to Le Paris tomorrow to confirm this statement). Looking to go to M:brgr on the cheap, try the lunch box special (11 am – 5 pm), it includes the AAA Angus burger, fries and a coke for ($12.75).

Lastly, I got to mention my disappointment in the fact that I could not order it rare but don’t worry I got to the bottom of it. They buy ground Kobe meat so the risk factor in cooking it rarely would be against code. I suggest that they add a $60 burger of Kobe steak that they grind on the spot to the menu, so we carnivores can eat our meat bloody and waste even more money!

Ambiance: Bar chic yet a little cheesy /10
Food: 8.79324934/10
Price: Way too expensive so damn you for being so good/10

Chef Deck signing out!


2025 Drummond, corner de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Downtown, Montreal
Phone: 514-90m.brgr (906-2747)
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30 am – 11:00 pm, Thurs – Sat 11:30 am-Midnight
Pay: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX

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L’Orignal Restaurant

February 16th, 2008 · Montreal Restaurant News

Monika Terlecki and Travis Champion two of the people behind Old-Montreal hot spot Garde-Manger have opened a new restaurant, L’Orignal right around the corner. They have already created a buzz, hosting a party before the official opening for media, and friends, with champagne, oysters, apps, and fun. L’Orignal’s menu will feature traditional Quebecois cuisine (fish, game meats, and top local products) with a modern twist.

The decor features feature plenty of wood and original stone walls and are located in a heritage building. If you are looking for a new place to try in the increasingly popular western Old Montreal area check it out. Look for rue Saint-Alexis the small street (almost an alley) one block east of Saint-Pierre, L’Orignal restaurant is on the right with a little moose on the door.


479 Saint-Alexis, Old Montreal
Phone: 514 303 0479
Payment: Visa, American Express, Mastercard
Mon – Tues: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed: 12:00 pm – 3:00 am
Thurs: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri: 12:00 pm – 3:00 am
Sat: 6:00 pm – 3:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chef: Francis Cote
General Manager: Shannon McGarr



Entrées ~ Appetizers

Endive salad with red wine vinigrette and aged cheddar $7
Simple garden salad $6
Arugula salad with sesame dressing $7
Salmon gravlax with maple syrup and trio of salt $11
Marinated mackerel filet $10
Scallop ceviche with gingerale and orange water $15
Lamb mini burgers with Migneron cheese $9
French onion soup $6

Concombre ~ Cucumber 7$
Thon épicé ~ Spicy tuna 16$
Saumon ~ Salmon 13$
Canard et foie gras fondant 32$
Duck and foie gras
Bœuf ~ Beef 15$
Cerf ~ Venison 16$

Principaux ~ Mains

Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Maple Whiskey $52
Filet Mignon in chanterelle sauce $35
Ribeye Steak with green peppercorns and fries $25
Braised lamb shank $21
Seared duck breast in coca-cola and cinnamon $26
Surf’n turf 35$
Absinthe sauteed scallops $28
Chai poached salmon $20
Seared tuna steak with white truffle oil
cornflake cod fish and chips $18
Sauteed shrimp in cream back bacon and lime leaves 24$
Duck leg confit served on salad greens $18
Mushroom risotto $19


Trio of sorbet $6
Chocolate lava cake with lavender cream $7
Fromage Quebecois 2 pour 10$ 5 pour 22$

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