Finding the right Microwave Oven

To have a good Microwave Oven in the kitchen is a great thing, it saves time and making the reheating or defrosting a breeze. states that having a microwave oven is a kind of blessing, and I agree with them.
but, Microwave Ovens have different types, different prices, different sizes, different functions, finding the right one is a challenge.

so, how can you find the right one?

there are three things that you need to figure out.

First, you must consider what your objective to have a microwave oven, is it only for regular tasks like re-heating the pizzas, defrosting meals, is it only to prepare your popcorn? Or you want something more advance like baking?
Second, you, your home and Kitchen Variable

1. where do you want to put it? on the counter, or somewhere else?

2. Person count on your household: 1-2, 3-5, 5 or more?

3. the Electricity: Microwave consume electricity, larger microwave tends to consume more.

Third, the Microwave Oven’s variable

1. Pre-Programmed Setting: these days, Microwave oven tends to have pre-programmed

2. Child Lock, make sure the Microwave has this one if you have children in the house.

3. Sensors: some microwave ovens can be considered as smart since it can calculate the time needed to defrost (by using the sensor). However, this feature usually comes with bigger price

4. Brand: brand do matters, for me, I like Sharp because it works and it last (in my personal experience it last more than the median Microwave Oven’s age of 8 years)

5. The Type: Over the counter, Over the range, or Built-In, the latter cost more and harder to install than the former, but they have their own pros and cons.

6. The Size: the measure of microwave ovens is on cubic feet (read :Cu.Ft), anything less than 1 Cubic Feet can be considered small, anything between 1 Cubic Feet to 1.4 Cubic Feet can be considered medium, and those more than 1.8 Cubic Feet can be considered a Large Microwave Oven.

6. The Budget: most over the counter microwave oven will cost you between $60 to $200, most Over the Range Microwave will cost you between $150 to $300, and most built-In Microwave oven will cost you about $500 to over $1000

The Summary:

if you only want to have something simple that works, I recommend a Sharp Countertop Microwave Oven (Sharp Brand not just a brand but a token of high quality in this field)
have a mid-size household of 3 to 5 persons, and want something that works great, consider an over the range Microwave Oven, you can go with General Electric or Sharp, they are great.

if you have extra cash, then, Built-In Microwave Oven will save you space, and the social effect is great too (you can boast it to visitors of your household)
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