What to Consider When Planning to Buy a Microwave Oven


When you are planning to buy a microwave oven, there are things that you need to consider. It is not just about buying a microwave oven based on its price or brand name.

You have to make sure that the oven you are planning to buy has all the features and lasts longer if you want durability.


The power of a microwave is an important factor when choosing one. If you live alone and do not cook often, then you may want to get a low-powered microwave.

However, if you have a family or if you like to cook often, then we recommend getting a high-powered model so that it will be able to heat up your food faster or at least not wait too long for their meal after cooking it in this type of appliance.

Energy efficiency

When buying a microwave oven, it’s important to consider how much energy it uses. Some models use more energy than others, so if this is an important factor for you then you should make sure that the energy rating of each model is included in its description when shopping online or in stores.

Size and Capacity

 Microwave ovens come in different sizes, from small countertop models to large built-in ones.

Compact Microwave

 If you have limited space, go for a compact model that has important features for cooking and reheating food. A large microwave can take up quite a bit of space on your countertop or cabinet, so make sure that you have enough space for it before buying one.

A Large Microwave

If you have plenty of space in your kitchen, there are larger models available on the market today with plenty of features and functions including convection fans and others. These help speed up cooking times while producing better results overall.

Also, look for a large interior capacity microwave If you plan on using it as an additional oven in your kitchen. This will allow you to cook large batches of food like turkeys or roasts without having to worry about overcooking because there is not enough room inside the appliance itself.


It’s also worth considering whether or not there are any specific features you want from your new model before making a purchase; some models come with built-in convection fans which allow them to heat up food faster than standard microwaves.

Convection Feature

A large number of microwaves are capable of operating as conventional ovens. This means that if you only need to bake something for 15 minutes or less such as cookies, you can use your microwave instead of your full-size oven and save on energy costs.

Some models allow users to cook multiple dishes at once while others separate compartments within the same machine where different dishes can be cooked simultaneously.

The Price of the Microwave Oven

The price of a microwave oven is another factor that you need to consider. The reason for this is because you will realize that there are various types of microwave ovens available in the market and they come at different prices.

Price Depends on Brand and Model

The price of a microwave oven can vary depending on the brand and model you are looking at. Some brands will be more expensive than others while some models can be cheaper than others. You should therefore make sure that you know how much each model costs before deciding which one to buy.

While most people do not spend more than $100 on their microwave ovens, there are some models that cost more than $300 because they have more advanced features or additional safety features that ensure that users do not get burned when using them.

Microwave Oven Using Tips

·         Make sure that the microwave is clean inside and out before using it. Food debris or grease can catch fire in a microwave, causing damage to the oven, food, or people.

·         Read the manual before using your microwave oven for the first time. This is especially important if you’ve just bought a new model or recently installed an updated model.

·         Use microwave-safe containers only when microwaving food or liquids. Do not heat plastic containers or plastic wrap in a microwave as they can melt and cause serious burns.

·         Do not cover food while it’s cooking in the microwave because any steam will build up inside and may cause burns when uncovered or result in an explosion of hot food when opened.

·         Avoid overloading your tray with too much food when cooking in a microwave oven as this can lead to poor heating quality resulting in unevenly cooked food with burned spots here and there.

It’s important to ensure that the food you are cooking is evenly spaced in the tray, so that heat can be distributed evenly.

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Sophia Rivera is a passionate gardener and home improvement expert based in California. With a deep-rooted love for nature and design, she pursued her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the prestigious University of California, Berkeley. Sophia is not only academically qualified but also a hands-on practitioner in the field. Her certification as a Master Gardener from the California Master Gardener Program is a testament to her extensive knowledge and commitment to gardening and sustainable living. Sophia's expertise is further solidified by her status as a LEED Accredited Professional, highlighting her dedication to green building and eco-friendly home improvement practices. With over a decade of experience in transforming homes and gardens, Sophia has become a trusted name in California's home improvement scene. Her work focuses on creating beautiful, sustainable, and functional spaces that cater to the unique lifestyle and environmental conditions of California.


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