A convection microwave provides the benefits of two appliances in one. This modern appliance cooks, reheats, and defrosts just like a microwave. Convection microwaves also bake, broil, roast, simmer, cook, crisp, brown, and keep food warm like standard ovens. Although this appliance cooks with a lower temperature than standard ovens, an internal fan circulating the inside air cooks food 25 faster. Standard ovens and microwaves cook with non-moving air. They are ideal for full-size kitchens, small apartments, or dorm rooms to easily prepare full-course meals.
Units range in size from 27 to 40 in single or double stacked ovens. Tabletop models with or without legs or free-standing styles in stainless steel, black, or white are available. There are wall units available that can be positioned above the regular oven. Consumers have their choice of electric or gas with electric ignition start. These gadgets are affordable for under 100 and increase in price depending on the size and features desired.
Popular manufacturers such as Wolf, GE, Sharp, Panasonic, and Samsung offer several models. Most include a turntable, microwave tray, multiple racks, and skewer style accessories. Many have unique features such as converting oven temperatures into convection settings, child safety functions, and auto menu to calculate cooking time to speed up cooking.
These advanced appliances are ideal for home use, students in college dorms or apartments, break rooms or kitchens in workplaces, commercial establishments, and camping facilities with electricity. Meals in 9×13 baking dishes are cooked quickly and easily for delicious results. Any meal cooked in a conventional oven can also be cooked in these smaller versions such as roasted turkey or chicken, grilled fish or hamburgers, or baked desserts like cakes, pies, and brownies.
Convection microwaves can be purchased in department stores, home improvement stores, kitchen specialty stores, or online. It is important when using a convection microwave not to use foil or any metal cooking dish and keep the interior clean of splattered food.