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4 Styles of Microwave Oven

November 9th, 2017 · No Comments · 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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