Do you equip your kitchen, or do you want to replace your oven, and hesitate to use a simple convection microwave oven and a complete model? Here are 5 reasons that will help you make your choice.
1. Fries, gratins, cakes, steam cooking, homemade yogurts
The microwave oven is convenient for heating milk, coffee, ready-made meals. It is practical, yes, but limited. Especially when you receive your family or a few friends, the menu options are shrinking.
Opting for a combined microwave model means you can cook: homemade bread, homemade yogurt, roast meat, quiche, cake, gratin, steamed vegetables, and homemade fries! Some models work with particular dishes (for example, the Crisp system at Whirlpool, crusty at LG ). These dishes have the particularity of conducting heat and making the fries crispy. Thus, a pie is golden and cooked to perfection in just 20 minutes. This crusty pan system is also handy for baking oven fries, pizzas, and even roasts!
Some models are equipped with steam programs to offer even more cooking possibilities, either with a dedicated steam dish or a stainless steel bell at LG or with steam directly injected into the oven cavity.
In short, opting for a combined microwave is the assurance that your menus are varied, balanced, and healthy.
2. Ultra-fast: it cooks a chicken in 30 minutes, full time!
No, it’s not a joke, combo microwaves with convection heat can cook a 1.5 kg chicken in just 30 minutes. How do they do? These models combine two cooking modes: microwave and convection heat, which speeds up the chicken’s cooking while giving it a beautiful golden color.
LG models equipped with Smart Inverter technology allow you to cook any dish in record time, from chicken to homemade yogurt (faster than with a traditional yogurt maker).
3. Perfect for saving space in a studio or second home
> Is the studio’s kitchenette tiny ? Opting for a 2-in-1 device is a significant space-saving, which is very appreciable in small spaces. Accompanied by an electric hob, your cooking area is complete in a minimum of space!
> Chalet in the mountains, apartment by the sea, country house, for those who want to equip a second home, the combined microwave oven is an ideal compromise for cooking on vacation. Viennese pastries, pizza, gratins, roasted meats … he takes care of everything!
4. Beautiful and compact
> The design of convection microwave ovens has undergone profound changes in recent years. Exit the traditional white that dominates the look of your kitchen. Stainless steel or silver, mirror effect, black lacquered color, today’s microwave ovens add a touch of modernity to the kitchen.
> Their weight, lighter than a traditional oven, allows it to be moved more quickly when driving — an ideal purchase for temporary situations or students who are moving away from home, temporarily.
5. More economical than a traditional oven
With its smaller cavity than a conventional range and its cooking method that combines natural convection or rotating heat and microwave model, your oven consumes significantly less energy than a traditional oven. The preheating and cooking times are shortened or eliminated: a noticeable saving on the electricity bill.