Combination Microwave Ovens
Combination microwave ovens can cook food in the similar fashion conventional ovens does. They do it even faster and you can prepare whole meals in them. They tend to cost much more than standard microwaves but the higher price is compensated with a comfort of use and extra functions which make cooking and reheating easy and fast. Very often they come with accessories such as rice steamer, egg poachers or browning shelves which allow you to prepare whole meals for yourself and your family. Combinations microwaves become very popular as the pace of life increases. They allow users to save time and still enjoying complete meals.
How to Buy a Good Combination Microwave?
This is a tricky part as we don’t want to pay too much yet we want item of highest quality. Combination micro-oven of your choice should have all required options of standard and grill microwaves plus it should allow you to cook in manner similar to conventional ovens. You should check if switching between functions is easy and user friendly. Create a short list of functions you really expect from your microwave. Plan your budget so you know what price range model you can afford. Good combi model means different thing for different customers. However most of us prise longevity of such appliances. To get a solid durable one you should check the reviews. Don’t fallow particular brand unless you got a good experience with its other products. You don’t have to spend incredible amounts to get good model however it is wise to spend a bit more and get item of unquestionable quality.
What to Consider When Buying Combination Microwave?
Size & Capacity
Capacity is something you have to consider. Many customers choose combination microwaves to prepare quick meals for the whole family. If your family is more than 4 persons you should consider buying family-sized appliance. Capacity of family-size microwave is around 26 litres. Don’t buy large appliance if you leave alone or with partner only. It’s a waste of worktop space. If you can fit average size plate it mean microwave is big enough to prepare your meals.
Most of combination microwaves have impressive set of accessories such as egg poachers or cooking shelves. They can even extend the functionality of your micro-cooker. Don’t make accessories your priority and focus rather on quality of an appliance as accessories are inexpensive and can be bought separately according to your needs.
Functions & Auto Programs
When you combination microwave you expect it to be fully functional and to help you to prepare complete meals for your family. Vegetable steamer is a function which allows you to cook vegetables. Some micro-waves are equipped with pizza function which let you reheat pizza. Different models offer different functions but making decision about potential purchase remember that you don’t need all of them. Choose the model with functionality which really suits your needs. Obviously all basic functions such as reheating, grilling and cooking (for combi models) come as a standard.
Combination Microwaves Prices
Due to its extended functionality combi microwaves cost more than standard appliances. The cheapest models could cost as low as £100 however their prices are £150 and up. You may spend up to £700 for the top quality models but we suggest you to think twice as you can get fantastic items for around £250. Of course prices depend on brand. The cheapest model (around £60) we found was manufactured by Goodmans. The most expensive one was from Wolf.
What Brand to Choose?
We strongly advice potential consumers not to be biased into buy by brand as different models from the same manufacturer may have totally different quality. However if you ignore our advice please be informed that the most searched brand in UK when it come to combination microwaves is Panasonic. Few can argue about Panasonic’s quality. Prices range for their combi models let you select one depending on your budget.
"Inexpensive Family Sized Combination Oven"
"Excellent Cooking Results"
"Reliable Combination Microwave"
"Replaced my conventional oven. Almost."