How to buy a microwave oven: buying tips for microwave oven

Bangladeshi people are fond of foods. Our food is reputed worldwide for its varied cuisines. However nowadays, with gradually hectic schedules, busier lifestyles and hassle-free cooking, people aren’t able to dedicate much time for cooking. So, microwaves have come to replace this position, it helps them do cooking quickly. Microwave oven has multi-functional features and varied cook cooking options.
There are many kinds of microwave from different company. There are many type of Microwave Oven: you can select solo, grill or convection based on your cooking requirements.

 There are top microwave oven brands in Bangladesh include LG Electronics, Samsung, Whirlpool, Walton  Vision from RFLetc.

Samsung microwaves distributor transcom digital are available in convection, grill and solo variants. In Whirlpool brand, three variants of microwave ovens offered by Whirlpool are grill, solo and convection.

When you decided to buy a new microwave oven, you’ve probably learned that the range of models and options can be confusing. Which model you should you buy? You are also confused about the size and power capacity for your needs? How does a microwave convection oven differ from a solo, grill convection microwave?

Capacity of Microwave Ovens compare to family member

When buy, you should select the capacity of the Microwave Oven which will depend on the number of family members.

No of family Members   Capacity of Microwave Oven (ltrs)
2 – 4 17 – 20
5 – 7 21 – 25
8 – 10 26 – 30

What you should check

  • Must check for Minimum 5 power levels in Microwave Mode
  • For convection mode, you should check the temperature can be set up to 230 degrees.
  • If any parts not work or hampered then are the accessories available?
  • Is control panel is easy to operate and user friendly?
  • Thus brand gives you warranty period?


Generally in the market there are three categories of microwave ovens are available like solo, grill & convection.

Solo Microwave Ovens–  in this model there is only a magnetron inside to produce micro waves. This functions only could heating and boiling, this can only perform the roasting and baking operations. By far, the solo model is the basic model in micro wave ovens.

Grill Microwave Ovens – In the grill models, the micro wave ovens are provided with heating coils. In the grill function, the heated coils induce a grilling or roasting process. You can do toast making.

Convection Microwave Ovens –  the micro wave oven has the micro wave function, the coils for grilling and heaters has the facility  to bake the food. Well, in these ovens, heaters are connected to a thermostat to control cavity temperature.

 The range of the thermostat is in between 95° c to 230° c. you can make or bake your cake, biscuits etc. you can also cook food.

Microwave ovens are  in several sizes and styles.

  1.   There are four major types of microwaves
  2.  Countertop models
  3.  Above-range units
  4.  Microwave drawers
  5.  And combination microwave ovens

Countertop Microwave Ovens

Countertop microwaves, also known as compact or portable microwaves. These are the smallest type and the most popular choice among consumers for reheating foods instantly. You can heat frozen food, making popcorn, and similar incidental cooking tasks.

Size are different by different company according their style. the size is 18 inches wide by 14 inches deep and 12 inches tall. Plus, the capacity range is typically 1 cubic foot and their power is normally between 500 and 1000 watts.

Above-Range Microwave Ovens

Above-range  or also known as over-the-range microwaves. They are designed to be installed on the specifications the kitchen range.

These models mate with multispeed fans that recirculate air using replaceable charcoal filters. Many manufacturer also attach exhaust fans to switch on automatically if a stove top becomes too hot, protecting the microwave oven. This models require space over your stove, you need to remove a cabinet before installation.  Sharp microwave ovens models are available with this facility.

Microwave Oven Drawers

Microwave drawers are expensive and need extra space to fit in your kitchen. Then if you are new to this model, the installing process is not as easy as setting a microwave  oven.

Combination Microwave-Conventional Ovens

The most luxurious and the most expensive model to increase the level of food habit in your house. This model typically is on top of the larger conventional oven. These models combination with dual ovens have drop-down doors and a sleek stainless design.

What you can’t do on microwave oven

You can’t boil eggs in a Microwave Oven as it explodes.

Another thing is that, you cannot deep fry in Microwave Ovens. At the time of, deep frying the oil gets extreme heated and may catch fire. So, you should not use a Microwave Oven for deep frying.

Apart from that, selective use of utensils in a microwave oven is a constraint.

After sale service

When you buy from any authorised dealer or manufacturer you must ensure their service and ofcourse after sales service.



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