A microwave oven is an electronic kitchen appliance used for reheating the food and for cooking a variety of food items.
One of the first questions, when you want to start baking, think which oven is best for me, if I buy a convection microwave, an OTG or some other?
Broadly speaking, if you would go for the counter-top ovens, the kind which sits on the counter of your kitchen, or also you would go for the built-in ovens, the kind which is built into the wall of your kitchen.
Again in the countertop ovens, you could go in for a convection microwave or go in for an oven toaster griller which is commonly called an OTG.
Built-in ovens again could be either convection microwaves or gas-operated ovens or electric ovens.
So, when you plan to buy a Microwave oven, here are some things to consider.
• The capacity of the oven
• Level of interest in baking
• The space you have to accommodate
• The budget and after-sale service available in your city for the brand.
A convection microwave oven can cook, reheat, grill food and bake your food as well. So this is one compact gadget that does it all. It’s really simple to use, bakes your food evenly all the time.
Microwaves normally come with digital control and display, a feature I love and appreciate. But microwaves can be quite heavy, so you can't change or move them. Therefore, you should have enough space on your kitchen counter reserved for this oven.
The maximum capacity of microwave could be around 32 liters, and if you go in for a microwave of this capacity, you could easily bake for a family of 4. A convection microwave can cost upwards of 15,000 depending on the brand, capacity and the model you are buying and of course, you are buying it online or offline.
Oven-Toast Griller or which is commonly called as an OTG. You can bake your food and even keep it warm.
But you can’t really use it for cooking or reheating your food, which means that if you have an OTG, you would still need to have a microwave to cook and reheat your food, which means additional counter space in your kitchen to house both the gadgets.
Coming to built-in ovens, there are microwaves; there are electric ovens and then gas ovens which come as part of the cooking range. So these are a different deal altogether as they are built into the wall of your kitchen as the name suggests.
Therefore, there is no perfect choice for a Microwave Oven, as it would vary according to the different parameters and their individual requirements.
I would like to suggest starting with an OTG or convection microwave oven when you start and then upgrade to the built-in ones later depending on your level of interest in baking.