Microwave Ovens with Grill
Once you are bored with limited functionality of a standard microwave oven you may think about upgrading to one equipped with grill. It does exactly what your standard appliance but can additionally brown and crisp your food. It works similarly to grills appliances which normally you can purchase as stand-alone devices. However having your kitchen equipped with microwave with built-in grill function let you save up some precious space on worktops. Usually you have to pay more for grill version but if you intend to use grill (it can be used like a stand-alone grill) then it’s a sound investment. I personally think food prepared in such an appliance looks and taste much better as a heating element browns the top of food making it crispy. However they do not offer functionality combination microwaves have so you may want to spend a bit more on getting combination one instead. It all depends on your needs really.
How to Buy Good Microwave with Grill?
First you should check if appliance of your choice is a good microwave oven. Probably most of the time you will use it as a standard microwave so makes sure it has all the functionality of standard appliance. It should reheat, defrost and warm up your food letting you choose program for a particular task. Things such as timer (digital or traditional one) or opening mechanism are less important and depend on your personal preferences.
What to Check when Buying Microwave with Grill?
Depending on the size of your family you should buy small one (around 17 litres) or large one (28 litres plus). Compact size microwaves may give you some extra space on worktops and are excellent for bachelors but may leave you frustrated if you have to prepare meal for big family. Also consider the type of the food you eat. Some ready-to-eat meals (still needed to be warmed up) come in large packaging. They require rather large turntable which will spin it inside the microwave. SO try to choose microwave with rather large turntable.
Grill microwaves are often equipped with racks. This let you to place the food close to the heating element. This guarantee your food is grilled properly.
Grill Power Output
This will tell you how powerful is the grill. Standard power is around 1000 Watts. You want make sure your grill is powerful so it is capable of browning and crisping your food with ease.
Because you will use the interior of your microwave for all the tasks including grilling you want to make sure it is easy to clean. Stainless interior guarantees ease and comfort of cleaning. Additional accessories like plate covers will help you to maintain microwave’s cleanness.
How Much You Have to Pay for Microwave with Grill?
Our research suggests you will have to spend something between £60 and £400. Realistically around £120 should let you to grill and warm up food with good quality item. Price depends on model and brand. Also microwaves with extended functionality will cost you more. Frequent price drops among different online retailers suggest you can get appliance with grill for relatively low price.
What Brand to Choose?
Almost all of well known brands have microwaves with grill in their offer. The most searched one are those from Panasonic. Attractive price and high quality make Panasonic popular choice for consumers. LG, Sharp and Bosh don’t stay far behind with their range of grill equipped microwaves. You can check brands such as Kenwood, Cookworks and Goodmans as they offer less expensive items of similar, good quality.
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