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Microwave Buying guide

Microwave buying guide

There are many types of microwaves available for general consumers and commercial users, each having specific features and capabilities. Dependent on the requirement one of the following will be the right one for you.

  • Standard microwave
  • standard with Grill
  • combination
  • Built in

Let us have a look at these microwaves in some detail and explore the different functions.

Standard Microwave

A standard microwave can be used to cook, defrost and reheat food.

Standard with Grill

A standard with Grill will do all the functions that a standard microwave can but will also have an internal Grill. The Grill can be used on its own as a stand alone Grill or can be used in conjunction with the microwave to golden and crust your food.

Convection combination

A combination is a microwave, grill and convection oven all in one. The convection oven has all the functions of the standard with grill but can also be used as an oven (hot-air), All the functions available in this remarkable piece of technology can be used independently or simultaneously. The functions can also be used in pairs, so for example the microwave and grill or the microwave and oven. The combination is ideal for baking cakes and pizzas, grilling your cheese toasties and reheating your food along with a 101 other things you can think of.

Built In

A built in microwave is one of the above mentioned microwaves but come built in. They offer a designer look to your kitchen and free up space.


Dependant on your requirement, size is very important. Your microwave will need to accommodate the plates that will be used to heat up the food on. The dimensions are also important as sufficient space will be required to accommodate the microwave. Family size microwaves are usually 23L upwards.


Microwave power is measured in watts. The power can range from 600 to 1100W. The higher the wattage, the quicker your food will cook.

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