Best Convection Microwave Oven in India 2016 – Complete Guide



Microwaves have made cooking an extremely technological experience. Convection microwave ovens also known as combination ovens are very popular kitchen appliance for our home nowadays. You can prepare variety of foods within few minutes, making it an efficient appliance. It is a multipurpose piece of equipment; from heating leftover foods to baking or steaming. It allows enhanced browning, crisping and well cooked food. Convection microwave ovens are ideal for busy people such as students, parents or bachelors who don’t have space or much time to waste on preparing food for themselves

You may doubt that a kitchen appliance like convection microwave oven maybe expensive but there are many models available that are not really expensive. This article would guide you through the features, pros, cons and uses of a convection microwave oven with a list of few best convection microwave ovens in India at the end.

How does a convection microwave oven work?

Convection microwaves are a combination of convection oven and a microwave. Like other microwaves it is a microwave oven used for heating, baking or grilling food. It has a fan or stirrer for baking and heat coils for grilling purpose. The fan allows the heat waves to flow evenly and powerfully. So, you will get rapid inner heating of the microwave along with surface browning due to the hot air. This allows uniform baking of the food. It is a must have for grilling and baking. The convection microwave ovens run on either gas or electricity.

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10 features of convection microwave oven

  1. Capacity: the capacity of the convection microwave oven depends on your family size. For a small family of 2 to 4 people, a convection microwave having capacity between 17 to 30 liters is sufficient. But for a larger family of 4 to 6 people the capacity should be greater than 32 liters.
  2. Cooking sensors: this feature would prevent your food from over cooking. How it works? It measures the humidity inside the microwave oven and then automatically sets the cooking time. These sensors can cook, heat or defrost food flawlessly.
  3. Instant on: the convection microwave will have a single button to allow instant start of 30 seconds or 1 minute of cooking time.
  4. Turntable on/off: this permits you to heat or cook food in large dishes in microwave oven. You can turn off the turntable if the dish is large to avoid it from bumping into the sides.
  5. Usability: it should be easy to use with simple controls understandable by a lay man. The LCD or LED display should have clear instructions. A good convention microwave oven shouldn’t entail you to consult instruction manual again and again.
  6. Visibility: the viewing window should be transparent with a bright light inside so that you can easily watch your food.
  7. Automatic cook: you have to enter the weight and type of food for your convection microwave to estimate the needed cooking time.
  8. Cleaning: it should have few openings inside or gaps on outside to prevent food from entering into it and making cleaning process difficult. A stainless steel body can be difficult to clean as the fingerprints can easily be left on it.
  9. Time adjust: you can amend the adjusted time while the food is cooking.
  10. Child lock: as a safety concern for children, this allows you to deactivate the microwave.

Pros of convection microwave oven

  • Smalleblue-check-mark-png-hir in size than normal microwave ovens
  • Occupies less space; can be built in to kitchen cupboards
  • Very speedy and convenient
  • Efficient high temperature cooking
  • Less power consumption
  • Uniform and even baking
  • Bake more than one food at a time

Cons of convection microwave ovens

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  • Not very large from inside; can’t cook large foods
  • Costly
  • Sometimes don’t cook some food as desired
  • Limited heating potential
  • Fan can be noisy depending on  its size and quality

 

What can a convection microwave be used for?

  1. Heating left over food
  2. To grill food
  3. Coffee, tea or milk
  4. Baking pizza, cakes, brownies, etc.
  5. Tandoori chicken, kebabs, etc.
  6. Pop corns
  7. Pasta, noodles or rice

 

Let’s have a look at the best convection microwave ovens in India:

 

  1. LG MC2883SMP Convection Microwave Ovenlg
  • Capacity: 28 liters
  • Size: 510 x 305 x 495 mm
  • Power: 1950 watts
  • Equidistant 4 heaters for uniform cooking
  • Made of stainless steel
  • 4 cooking styles: Solo, Grill, Convection and combination
  • Huge turn table
  • 101 Indian different menus for automatic cooking
  • Motorized rotisserie
  • Child lock for safety
  • Cooking alarm
  • 1 year warranty

 

  1. IFB 20SC2 Convection Microwave Ovenifb
  • Capacity: 20 liters
  • Size: 262 x 452 x 390 mm
  • Power: 1200 watt
  • Stainless steel
  • LED display screen and a clock
  • Multi-functional cooking
  • 24 menus for automatic cooking
  • 10 power and 10 temperature levels
  • Child lock for safety
  • 1 year warranty of machine and 3 years warranty of Magnetron & Cavity

 

  1. Morphy Richards 23MCG Convection Microwave Oven
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  • Capacity: 23 liters
  • Stainless steel cavity
  • Design allows speedy cleaning
  • Baking plate
  • Cooking alarm
  • Child lock for safety
  • Automatic defrost option
  • Menu for automatic cooking
  • Overheating protection to prevent over-cooking of food
  • 3 in 1: grill, micro and convection
  • 2 years’ warranty

 

  1. Samsung MC11H6033CT Countertop Convection Microwave Oven
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  • Power: 1000 watts
  • Capacity: 1.1 cubic foot
  • Slim fry technology lets you cook food without oil
  • Grill plate
  • Automatic defrost
  • Automatic cooking
  • Stainless steel
  • Interior made of ceramic enamel
  • Drop down door
  • Environment friendly with a eco mode
  • LED display
  • 10 power levels
  • Combination lock, child lock for safety
  • 1 year warranty

 

  1. Cuisinart CMW-200 Convection Microwave Oven
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  • Power: 1000 watts
  • Capacity: 1.2 cubic foot
  • Size: 20.4 x 18.9 x 12.4 inches
  • Stainless with tinted glass window
  • LCD with touch pad controls
  • 2 modes to defrost food: defrost by weight or defrost by time
  • Multi stage cooking
  • Reversible grill rack
  • Cooking alarm
  • 9 power levels
  • 3 years’ warranty

The common convection microwaves usually cost INR 10,000 and above depending on their features.

Happy shopping!



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