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How do I Choose a Microwave Oven?

Jul 13, 2021 Read Time: 4 Min   (193)

Microwave Oven

Using a microwave oven reduces the kitchen workload to a great extent. It helps you cook your food faster, with ease and also retains the flavours. It is a quicker way to cook with less hassle. Almost everyone today follows a busy schedule. The microwave oven is for such on the go cooking for you to have delicious and home cooked food. Apart from cooking, it also helps you defrost food items in seconds, rather than waiting for hours for the ice to release naturally. Picking a quality microwave will not only reduce your work at hand but will also last you for years to come.

How do you Know What Size Microwave to buy?

The size of the microwave you may need depends on the number of people living in your household. The larger the family size, the bigger the size of microwave you will need. This is because your microwave oven needs to have the capacity to cook the food needed by everyone in your home properly. If you live alone or just two people, you can opt for a compact, mid-size microwave oven, while for a family of four and more, it would be best to choose a full-sized microwave.

Microwaves range in capacity size of 20 litres to 30 litres. 20 litres is perfect if you just want to reheat food or make small food items like popcorn. However, if you want a microwave that handles regular cooking like roasting meats, you want a 25+ litre microwave.

Select the Microwave Type

Kitchen microwaves come in 3 types:

  • Solo – Perfect if you want a microwave to just reheat food
  • Grill – Grill microwaves are the perfect alternative to having a full-fledged oven in your kitchen
  • Convection – These microwaves are a one-size-fits-all – so when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with this type

Choose the Features

A basic microwave does the task of making your food dish or beverage hot. However, today’s advanced microwaves are packed with a ton of features such as grill, defrost, and melt. Many higher-end microwaves also come with pre-set heating options depending on the food you’re making.

How much do I spend?

Depending on the size and type of microwave you need, you can calculate the amount you should spend buying a microwave oven. Voltas Beko has three types of the microwave oven; grill, solo and convection, within which you will find microwaves at different price ranges. The price range begins from Rs. 8500 and more. Choose the one that best suits your needs.

Voltas Beko has a large range to choose from.

Taking Care of your Microwave

Here are some tips for your to care for your microwave.

How do I Preheat my Microwave?

Voltas Beko microwave ovens come with a digital screen and are user friendly. The advanced feather touch usability feature and digital display directs you to the preheat options and helps you keep an eye on the temperature and seconds. Several baking dishes require you to preheat the microwave oven before you put the dish in; hence you need to preheat at the right temperature. Always ensure to preheat the microwave oven at the temperature you will bake your dish at. For instance, if you are baking a cake at 180-degree celsius, preheat your microwave at the same temperature.

How do I Reset my Microwave?

If you put in the wrong input or incorrect time or if your oven stops working, you can opt for a reset option. You can either do a soft reset or a hard reset. A soft reset is generally used when you have entered the wrong input on the microwave. All you have to do is select the off or clear button for the microwave to reset. Hard reset is done when the soft reset option does not perform its function. For this, pull the microwave plug out of the socket, wait for a few minutes and plug it in again to put your input.

Choosing a microwave is not as difficult as it may seem, keep your needs in mind and choose the right one. Also, feel free to get in touch with our sales assistants if you face any confusion. Voltas Beko's microwave ovens have found their place in many homes and are continuing to grow. Please take a look at our diverse range of microwave ovens and pick the one you like.

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