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The purpose of this buying guide is to help you find the best microwave oven for your kitchen. This will be part one in a four part series.

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If you are in the process of buying your very own microwave oven and have not made your final decision about which unit to get yet, we highly recommend that you go through this “How To Buy A Microwave Oven”. Rest assured, after reading this guide, you will have a clearer picture of the microwave oven which will definitely suit your requirements and needs.

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How To Buy A Microwave Oven

The Microwave Oven: Your Modern Day Friend

Microwaves: Modern Day ConvenienceAs you probably know already, with the several benefits and convenience it provides among its owners, it undeniably one of the must-haves in in the kitchen. In fact a microwave oven has been a standard in just about every kitchen for the last 20 years, and while the basics have stayed the same, more and more functions have been added. It has come a long way from a simple appliance that uses microwaves to rapidly heat or cook food to incorporating evolving technologies like inverter microwaves, convection microwaves, and developing an increasing number of convenience and automatic settings.

Let’s Discuss The Most Common Benefits Microwave Ovens Provide:

Retention of Food’s Nutritional Contents:

Studies have shown that some foods cooked in microwave ovens have the ability to maintain most of their nutritional value compared to other conventional cooking methods. This is largely because microwave oven cooking involves (1) little or no water addition, (2) covered cooking and (3) relatively short heat exposure. These enable the food to hold onto their essential nutritional value more compared to high-heat cooking which burns away important nutrients.

Enhancement of Food Flavour:

Meals that are being cooked in microwave ovens do not require addition of butter, oil or salt, and instead rely on their own juice for cooking. This allows the food items to lock its flavour and spare you from consuming unnecessary salt, sugar or fat.

Baking with microwaveLess Meal Time Preparation:

Microwave ovens are capable of preparing nutritious meals in no time. There are also several commercial recipes which provide details on how you can prepare and make real meals quickly with just a microwave oven.

Requires No Supervision:

With its simplicity of use, cooking in microwave oven hardly requires strict supervision. All you need to do is just place the dish on the turn table, set the timer and forget about it. It does not demand too much of your time to have your meals prepared. In relation to this, it is also generally safe for your children to use as there is no gas stove or fire involved.

That Concludes This Portion Of Our Buying Guide

Now that you know a brief overview of why we want to use microwaves, you can think about your own situation and then be ready for Part 2: Types of Microwave Ovens.

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