A grill microwave is essentially a solo microwave oven, but with the addition of a grill mechanism, which will enable you to carry out all of the regular microwave functions, as well as grilling food.
It is not possible to brown or crisp food in a normal microwave, and a built in grill microwave enables you to carry out tasks usually reserved for regular grills fitted to your main kitchen oven.
The advantages of purchasing a Grill Microwave Oven
The main advantages of having this grill feature built in to your microwave oven are that:
- It is easier to clean than a traditional oven.
- It helps to give a more even grilling finish due to the rotating turntable inside the microwave.
- It provides handy access to a grill in a relatively small kitchen appliance – if you don’t have room or access to a regular oven, then this is a handy substitute.
- Enables you to cook foods that regular solo microwaves can’t, such as pizzas, crispy bacon, toast and fish fingers.
- It also provides all of the regular microwave functions, enabling you to defrost, heat up and cook foods, such as soups, casseroles, stews and baked potatoes.
The Disadvantages of purchasing a Grill Microwave Oven
The disadvantages of this kitchen appliance are that:
- It costs slightly more on average than a solo microwave oven.
- It doesn’t feature a regular convection oven, and such is not suitable for baking – for this you would need to purchase a more expensive combination microwave.
Grill microwaves are a versatile addition to any work or home kitchen, enabling you to get a crispy and brown finish to your food, that was previously impossible using a standard solo microwave.
Prices for this kitchen appliance in the UK typically start at around £60, and increase depending on the brand name and quality of materials and finish used.
Soon we will be adding grill microwaves to this appliance section, so you’ll be able to read reviews on popular models.