Microwave Buying Guide
Microwaves come in varying designs, types, power levels and capacities. It is important to determine what exactly you are looking for and need in your household before making any decisions. Please use this handy buyer’s guide from Goedeker's to educate yourself on all the factors that go into your decision process of buying a new refrigerator.
Types of Microwaves:
The Counter Top Microwave is placed directly on your kitchen countertop and is the most common variety. These come in a variety of sizes, power levels and design to match your need and style of your kitchen.
The Built-in Microwave mounts underneath a cabinet or countertop for a custom look and to save on counter space. These models are often designed as part of a kitchen package but can be purchased independently.
The Over-the-Range Microwave is similar to the built-in microwave but is placed directly above the range. As a bonus feature they act as the ventilation for the range.
The Drawer Microwave is a built in microwave that allows easy access to the cooking area. These are the newest design in microwaves and can actually keep your food warm for extended periods of time.
The Speedcook Microwave combines light waves with micro waves for fast cooking. They also brown, broil, grill and more with no preheating. Often convection cooking and warming drawer features are built in.
Features & Issues to Consider When Shopping:
Capacity and Power:
Preset Cooking Times:
Child Safety Locks: Prevent children from accessing the microwave.
Racks: Some models come with racks to maximize capacity of the microwave and heat two items at once.
Turntables: These make sure that food heats evenly and properly so there is no need to reposition food during cook time.
Delayed Start: Preset a time when you want your microwave to start cooking. Perfect for having hot food ready when you get home.
Cleaning: Removable turntables, nonstick interiors, and grease filters are available on select new models to make cleaning easy.
Sensors: Advanced models now can calculate cooking time and power levels based on food for better cooked foods.
Non-stick Interiors: Advanced models now offer easy cleaning interiors to make cleaning a snap.
Trim Kits: Can make your countertop and free standing microwave look built in and custom designed.
Preprogrammed Recipes: This feature has a preprogrammed cook times and power levels for individual foods.