Tips for Buying Built-In Microwaves

 

Tips for Buying Built-In Microwaves
Microwaves combine speed, versatility and technology to create a smart kitchen appliance, with an array of styles and colours. There are a plethora of options, but there are distinguishing factors that must be considered while you are choosing the right one for your kitchen.

Aesthetics:

To enhance the look and appearance of your kitchen chooses a microwave that goes well with the design of your kitchen, pick the appropriate colour and external features to achieve a stylish finish.

Installation:

The only extra thought that goes in while purchasing a built-in microwave is the installation that is why it also makes it the most critical decision.

Built-in microwaves require a more complex installation process than countertop models. This makes them inappropriate for some settings such as dorm rooms, office kitchens and rented spaces.

Choose an experienced electrician and carpenter and make sure they follow the guidelines provided for installation.

Microwave with combination oven, Capacitive touch control, Ceramic cavity, Combination cooking, Defrost, Microwave, Grill, Timer, Child lock, ten auto cook menu, five microwave power level, Touch to open door

Higher wattage heats food more quickly, more power is better for full cooking meals. Full-size ovens deliver 1,000 to 1,600 watts of power, and mid-size ovens yield 800 to 1,000 watts.

Power level:

Power levels give you greater flexibility and allows you to fine tune or adapt your recipes. The power level you need depends on the type of food and how you wish to cook them. High (100) percent power is best for browning, boiling liquids, cooking fish, ground meats, bacon, and zapping food. Medium-high (70) percent for roasting meats and poultry, baking casseroles and convenience foods, sauté and reheating food. Medium (50) percent power for slow-cooking and braise food. Low (30) percent power for defrosting, simmering, delicate sauces. Warm (10) percent power for heating bread, keeping food warm for a short period, soften butter, cheese and chocolate. Choose a microwave with at least five power levels. You can try (5 microwave power level – Power level)

Size and internal capacity:

Microwaves come in a range of capacity (22-44) Liters. Picking the right capacity is essential and depends upon the average size of the meals you are going to cook on a daily basis.

Evaluating Features for Ease of Use:

Convenience distinguishes today’s microwave ovens from earlier models. The sheer variety of features can make it ever so confusing to pick a microwave. Look more closely at some of the features listed to help you make up your mind.

Microwave with combination oven: Combination cooking

As the name suggests this feature combines microwave energy, a grill and convection heating (fanned hot air) so they can heat, roast, crisp and brown in the same way as a large conventional oven.

Capacitive touch control and Touch to open door:

Capacitive touchscreens can be operated with a finger and respond to gestures such as swiping and pinching. They are intuitive, attractive, and simple to operate since they are designed for natural interaction between user and appliance.

Child lock:

Child-proof doors are especially crucial on microwave convection units, where dishes may be extra hot when they come out of the oven. Child-proof doors can be locked and released using a keypad.

Programmable:

Microwaves come with almost 10 Auto cook menus.

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Turntables and Trays:

It is critical to have a revolving glass plate or turntable inside your oven to ensure even cooking. Otherwise, you will need to stop the microwave several times and turn the food by hand. Most mid- and full-size microwaves have removable turntables. Some new versions also have rectangular trays that slide back and forth.

Built-in Microwaves: Cooking Perks and Tips

MICROWAVEPicking a built-in Microwave gives you the advantage of customizing the layout of your kitchen by placing the equipment according to your requirements. Especially if your microwave usage is minimal, reheating or making popcorn, you want it stocked away from your primary working area. If you plan to cook elaborate meals in the microwave, it is essential it is not far out of reach. Installing a built-in microwave has many perks above the counter top / portable microwave.

 Cooking Perks: More space on the Kitchen Top: Kitchen counter space is extremely crucial in an Indian kitchen as our recipes call for many steps for prepping before and in between.

Custom Fit for your height and arm length: If you are a homeowner, you want your kitchen customized to your preferences and requirements as well as match your design and aesthetic appeal.

 Advanced and Sophisticated Technology: Microwave oven technology has advanced through the ages, and built-in’s come with more advanced features.

 Cooking Hacks and Tips

Microwaves have been around for some time and have evolved from gadgets for merely reheating food to preparing full meals in half the time. Exploring the capability of this handy equipment can be quite fun and quirky.

 Restore Crunchiness

We all tend to leave our chips and crackers open overnight. One of the most annoying things to happen is a half-open lid because sealed boxes can be tricky like that. No need to fret about soggy chips or fried goodies that have lost their crunchy charm just reheat them in a microwave without overcrowding or stacking them on top of each other. Put in the chips together with paper towels and the moisture will be sucked by the sheets. Even brief heating can restore the crispiness with ease.

Restore Aroma

Our spices and dry fruits come with their unique aromas that fade over time. They say that half of the taste and experience of food is in its smell. Heat spices and dry-fruits that have lost their characteristic scent in the microwave for 15 seconds at full power and witness their revival.

 Rehydration: Stale bread or dried-out-rice can be rehydrated in the microwave.

For Bread: Stale bread can be rehydrated inside the microwave by wrapping the bread slices with a damp kitchen towel. Place both inside the microwave for 10 seconds of high power heat, and you should get results. If not, do the same procedures for another 10 seconds until you reach the desired softness

 For Rice: Place rice in a big bowl, leave enough space for a small bowl filled with water. Cover the big container with a lid and heat on full power for one whole minute and 10-15 seconds if necessary.

 

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