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Microwave ovens are one of the most popular appliances today. Is a top-notch appliance ready to help you out with food cooking or thawing incredibly fast as well as maintaining your food retains nutrients, natural juiciness, and fresh taste.

The microwave oven consists of an electrical box used mainly to reheat food, but over the years has developed other applications such as thawing food, soup, oatmeal and even some delicious popcorn.

Tips for buying a microwave

To choose the best microwave for you, consider power, size, finish and special features:

An important factor to keep in mind is power. Microwaves with higher wattages can cook more food in less time. If you plan to cook a lot of food at once, a higher-wattage model is probably a good idea. Most microwaves feature between 500 watts and 1200 watts, and many microwave-specific recipes recommend at least 800 watts for best results.

A second thing to consider is the size, the best size microwave for you will depend on how much space you have available and how much food you’ll need to heat up at a time. If your space is limited or you’re only heating food for one person, a 0.5 cubic-foot model may be a good choice. A 2.5 cubic-foot combination microwave-convection oven is a good option if you’re furnishing a gourmet kitchen. Different microwaves are designed for different locations. A countertop microwave sits on top of your kitchen counter. An under-cabinet microwave is mounted beneath your drawers-cabinet-organizers, keeping your counter space clear. You can also choose a high-end microwave, it can be mounted on a stove.

To choose a microwave is also important to consider the style you select for your kitchen. Nowadays microwave ovens come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, guaranteeing that you will get the one that best matches your space.

Consider any advanced features you may want. Some microwaves come with special defrost settings, settings that automatically shut off the microwave to prevent overcooking and one-touch cooking cycles for specific foods.

Safe use of the microwave oven

Despite all the benefits of using the microwave, a series of precautions must be followed to ensure safe use. Below we will give you a series of tips to guarantee a good experience with your microwave oven:

  • Never insert metal containers or metal utensils, as they may generate sparks and cause a fire.
  • Do not bake whole eggs with peel, steam pressure could make them burst.
  • Precautions should be taken when boiling water or other liquids in the microwave, since the accumulated heat could cause burns by splashing, although the water does not boil when going to remove the container. This is due to the phenomenon of overheating, that is, accumulation of temperature higher than the boiling point of water (100 ° C).
  • When attempting to carry out a repair, the safety measures must be respected, since there is a serious risk of electrocution, even if the appliance has been disconnected from the electricity network, due to the presence of a large capacitor.