3 questions to ask yourself when choosing a microwave oven


Posted at Mar 31 2017 07:08 PM

Microwave ovens are great for reheating that slice of pizza when you wake up in the middle of the night with a craving, for a quick popcorn fix for movie night, or even thawing frozen food items when you forget to do it before preparing dinner.

It can't be denied that a microwave is a valuable asset in any kitchen. But with a hundred microwave ovens to choose from, how will you pick the best?

Here are the three most important questions to guide you.

1. Will it fit? 

If it's your first time to own a microwave oven, consider how much space you are allotting for your new kitchen appliance.

Counter-top microwave ovens are the most common kind in Filipino households, while built-in types are getting a bit more popular among condo dwellers. Make sure that your kitchen counter can accommodate your desired unit by getting first the dimensions of the available space.

Also consider how you are planning to use the appliance. A 20-liter microwave can hold one standard-sized dish plate. But if you have a bigger family, a 25-liter to 30-liter microwave oven would be your best pick.

2. How much power do you need? 

Also look at the microwave oven’s power. In general, the wattage indicates the heating capacity of the unit.

Small items normally require 700 watts to cook or heat—this is already ideal for single-serve dishes.

3. What other features are there? 

Spare some time to review and consider the functions that you need in a microwave oven.

While reheating and cooking are its basic purposes, most of the microwave ovens available in the market right now offer additional functions like grill, crisp, and steam features. And the more functions available, the higher the price gets.

If you know that you will be able to maximize these functions, then you’re getting the best value for your money.

Whirlpool, the world's leading home appliance brand, offers microwave ovens that are available in counter-top and built-in variations, and come with pre-programmed cycles that can be easily activated at the control panel.

These are also equipped with Whirlpool's patented microwave distribution system that ensures uniform cooking by emitting microwave energy in the cooking cavity three-dimensionally rather than unidirectionally.

Finally, with the Whirlpool microwave oven, you can bring the joy of grilling inside your home without the smoke! Fast and efficient, the Quartz Grill uses less energy, but heats up faster and reaches a higher temperature.

With its sleek and classy design, Whirlpool microwave ovens combine class with functionality. For more information about Whirlpool products, go to www.whirlpool.com or visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/WhirlpoolPhilippines.

Whirlpool is available in leading appliance stores nationwide.

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