From reheating pizza to popping popcorn, a microwave has completely revolutionized the manner of cooking in kitchens. Besides saving time, microwaves are highly effective in saving energy as well. However, with the advances in technology, the microwave can today perform multiple functions rather than just reheating food. It is therefore one of the most important kitchen appliances in various homes and is successfully used to cook a number of dishes including desserts. The new age microwave oven has many advanced features that are relatively simple and can be used by a first time user in an effective way.
Today, there are numerous models of microwaves that integrate speed with versatility and technology to create a smart kitchen appliance, in an array of styles and colors. But this huge variety of models is sufficient to confuse any buyer. Is a counter-top better or over the range? What is the best size and power capacity for your needs? How is a microwave convection oven different from a conventional microwave? As there are so many queries in the mind of the consumer, it is very important that they do their research well, so that they can select the best model that suits both their price range and requirements. So depending on the model that a customer buys, a microwave oven can perform multiple functions like brown, roast, and grill foods similar to a conventional oven; prepare specific recipes using a pre-programmed touch keypad; cook entire meals without overheating the kitchen and automatically shut off when a sensor determines the food is cooked.
Before buying a microwave, the first thing to decide is whether you want to buy a convection or conventional microwave. A convention microwave oven combines basic microwave technology with radiant heat and circulating hot air allows users to roast, brown and grill dishes. On the other hand, a conventional microwave emits waves that pass through glass and plastic containers, thereby cooking the food. A convection microwave is better as it results in better cooking and is faster as well. Some models even come with a pan that can be used for cooking bacon and crisping breads. So, since convection microwave oven allows multiple cooking modes, it is more expensive than the normal models. A microwave toaster ovens is more efficient and is able to warm meals for one, heat water for tea and cocoa, and toast bread and bagels. As the models get more advanced and fancy, they may be able to offer up to 24 toaster settings and 10 automatic cooking settings. Additionally, compact microwaves are also available in the market that is smaller in size, making them ideal for dorm rooms, offices and homes. This model is generally able to hold only one dinner plate and yield 500-800 watts of power.
Another things that buyers must keep in mind before they buy a microwave is to decide the size and price of the model. If you want to do more than just cook popcorn or bake potatoes, then it is best to buy a mid or full sized oven. This is because cooking entire meals in a microwave requires a large model and high power requirements as well. Whirlpool manufactures microwaves and ovens that are suited for various kinds of requirements and budgets as well. So while full sized oven deliver 1,000-1,600 watts of power, mid-size oven require 800-1,000 watts of power. It goes without saying that high power model heats and cooks food in a a shorter duration of time than a model that uses less power.
In short, convenience and technology distinguishes today’s microwave ovens from earlier models. Shortcut settings automate power levels and cooking times for foods such as popcorn, pizza, frozen food and potatoes. That is why expensive models of microwaves offer up to 100 pre- programmed menu items that let you cook meals without first having to select the amount of times or the power level. This means that the features and options before the customer is are endless. But once you understand the dynamics and functioning of the model, it will be easier for you to make a choice. In addition, today a number of brands have an impressive collection of models on their online platform as well, making it easier for customers to have their product delivered to them in the comfort and convenience of their homes.
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Still yours. Still been spending all our paychecks at the liquor store. Plastic between your teeth before we reach the door. But you show up to my room with an arm full of booze God you’re perfect. So, you can say what you like, say I’m wasting my life, say I’m worthless. I probably deserve it. Pheremones have brought us back together for another hit. Your horoscopes and astrology is all a load of shit. But, I’ve been watching your cues and I know all the right moves to get you ornery. So, meet me in the bathroom and I’ll do what I do to get you ornery. You’ve been spending all my time and you don’t even know me. We’re always getting fucked up, why do you really need to know me? The roaches in my bathtub sigh and roll their eyes with your groaning. I’ve been wasting all my time. I’ve been wasting all my time.