The layout and design of your kitchen is a significant aspect to consider. For this purpose, you will come across jargons such as countertop microwaves, over-the-range or built-in microwaves which can be difficult to comprehend. Here goes a little explanation behind each microwave range that might help you select the perfect microwave for your kitchen.
Countertop microwave: This is generally considered to be a compact and portable microwave essentially recommended for more spacious kitchens. It is to be simply placed at your desired position in the kitchen, plug it into a regular socket and your microwave is ready to use. Countertop models can prove to be a cost-effective solution for your kitchen available in several sizes.
Built-in microwave: If you are out of space for a microwave then a good choice would be to go for a built-in microwave which is neatly inserted into your cabinetry or above your oven. Like your wall ovens it saves a lot of countertop space. However, it requires a professional installation and lacks the portability factor.
Over-the-range: These microwaves are a cross-over between a range hood and microwave oven. It can be installed easily over your cookware. These over-the-range microwaves is also integrated with fans and vents to help keep the atmosphere around the cooktop clear and avoid a choking kitchen.
Another important factor to consider is the size of your family before you buy a microwave. The aspect to be considered here is the kind of usage the microwave will be utilized for. Will it be used for warming cups and bowls or will it be used for cooking or baking dishes such as casserole, platters and other large serv ware.
If you have a large family or you frequently host small lunches and dinners, then investing in a large microwave that has option for defrosting, cooking, and reheating large dishes would be a wiser option.
Once you are done with deciding the right combination of size and style that perfectly fits in with your kitchen layout, spend some time to ponder over the features that you require. Whether you want a convection option or smart technology can also depend on your budget. If you are looking for a budget friendly option, then you might go for a microwave with more basic functions that can easily be used by everyone for very elemental functions such as heating.
Dawlance has a wide range of microwaves according to your needs including countertop, over-the-range and built-in with features that help you heat, cook, bake and air fry conveniently. No matter what combination of size and style you desire, we’re sure to have the right fit as per your needs. Go on to further explore our complete collection to find the right microwave for your family and kitchen.