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Microwave Oven: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

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Microwave Oven: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

Kitchen appliances have always been at the core of a good cooking in the kitchen and microwave oven has been the holy grail in the kitchen. From making a popcorn to enjoy a movie night to a fast reheat of leftovers, it has become the essential kitchen staple that keeps your days running smooth. If you’re thinking about replacing or getting one, here’s everything you need to know about microwave oven.

How does microwave oven work?


Magnetron, an electron tube inside oven that produces microwave, first generates electromagnetic wave inside microwave oven, and then the wave was reflected and bounced back and forth against the interior wall, penetrating through food. The waves are absorbed into the molecules of food and therefore causing them to vibrate and quickly build up thermal energy, which eventually heat up the food evenly inside-out.

A convection microwave oven can transfer you microwave oven into a small oven, using fan to circulate the hot air around cavity, enabling you to bake and roast foodon top of conventional heating method.

How to  use  a microwave oven  properly

While you should still check the product’s manual to be sure, people might find it surprising that microwave oven could actually process much more items than they’d imagined.

· Glass or ceramic tableware is safe to be microwaved, while certain crystal and handmade pottery might be exceptional.

· Plastic containers which are designed for long-term use, like Tupperware and LOCK&LOCK, can be microwaved.

· Paper towels are usually microwave safe, but it’s better to put on shorter heating mode to check the condition. Exceptions include printing paper towel and brown take-away paper bags.

· You can’t microwave Styrofoam which is not labeled as microwave safe.

· You can’t microwave anything metal containing steel, iron or copper, as the metal surface could reflect the microwave to increase the heat inside, posing threats that may lead to a fire.

How to clean a microwave oven?


Invisible particles that could chip off onto the food and interior smudges could make your microwave oven messy. Thus, it’s important for you learn to clean every part of your microwave. We can start first by wiping the interior with a soft soaked cloth with a little bit of dish soap attached onto it. Should the material be the stainless steel, it is recommended that we wipe along the direction of the metal’s grain.

Here’s a little tip if you are dealing with heavy build-up smudges: put a cup (microwave-safe material) of water in microwave for 3 mins, it will help to loosen up and soften the build-up stains. If you want to deodorize the smell out of the microwave, same method can be applied to it with the cup of water substituted by acup of lemon juice or vinegar.

Microwave turntable is another component that requires regular cleaning. Simply use non-abrasive pad or cloth soaked in soapy water to wash the turntable by hand. As for the microwave exterior that is equipped with touch controls, simply turn on the control lock to avoid activating buttons accidentally.

Different brands and types of microwaves varies dearly in their features and the way they function. So while it’s important for us to learn about these tips, it’s more important for us to ensure how to choose the right microwave.

How to choose the right microwave oven?

Here we provide you 3 easy steps to find the best microwave to fit your kitchen.

Step 1 Find the right size

microwave varies distinctively when it comes to size, shape and installation style. Countertop microwaves are suitable for spacious kitchen layout, while an over-the-range or built-in one can help utilize the limited compact kitchen space to minimize the occupied area. Over-the-range microwaves features ventilating fans and lighting, which saves you the trouble of getting another hood.

Other than your kitchen, your cooking need is another thing you need to take into account. Some countertop microwaves can’t hold larger dishware like casserole or large platter. The average 0.7 cu. ft. can be suitable for most dinner use, while a 2.2 cu. ft. capacity could enable you to use bigger serveware. So think about the frequency and family size when you decide on a microwave, as you might want to invest a larger microwave oven capable of defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Step 2 Choose the best microwave type

microwave installation style mainly includes countertop, OTR (over-the-range) and built-in style. Countertop microwaves are easy to install and move. You can simply place them on the counter and plug in the outlet. They are could be an economical choice. OTR microwaves are two-in-one appliances that feature the function of an exhaust range. OTR microwaves usually have a sleek design and spacious interior to best utilize your kitchen space. Built-in microwaves are usually installed in recess of wall or among cabinets, varying in its sizes and power levels and making a great way to save kitchen space. However, built-in microwaves installation usually requires help from professionals, which could be an important during purchasing.

Step 3 Select the features you need

Once you have settled down the installation style and size that go with your layout, the features are the next thing you need to decide, which include pre-programmed settings, convection cooking option, grill option, digital keypad control panel, hidden vent, child safe lock and other smart technologies.

Getting everything you need with Smad microwave oven

Whether it’s counter-top, built-in or over-the-range model, you’ll be able to enjoy the healthy and delicious food from our brand. Smad’s microwave collection comes in all sizes and installation styles.

Take the sleek yet spacious Smad Over-The-Range Microwave for example, it looks beautiful in any kitchen. Its large display is brightly lit with a clean, ice-blue color for elegance and easy reading. The stainless-steel microwave features intuitive controls and a variety of auto cook presets that save you time while preparing meals, fitting for both commercial and home use. It also features an ECO Mode that reduces energy consumption so you can save money, too.

Making life better and satisfying every customer is the first priority of SMAD. who has been gaining trust from its customers all over the world for the high performance and outstanding quality of its products. Besides, you can enjoy your peace of mind with its one-year warranty for all products and the round-the-clock online technical or marketing support.

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