Solo Microwaves

A solo microwave is the cheapest and most basic form of microwave oven – offering the basic microwave facility without the addition of a grill or oven feature.

These have many advantages, particularly if you are on a budget.  Typically they are considerably cheaper than appliances with ovens built in, due to having less components.  Solo microwave ovens are ideal for simple tasks such as defrosting, re-heating and cooking food – and so people who aren’t necessarily interested in cooking will find them an ideal solution, particularly if they have a small kitchen and limited space.

What is a solo microwave used for?

Despite their low price tag, a solo microwave oven has a multitude of uses.  Baking potatoes, making casseroles, stews and soups, as well as heating up ready meals are all easily possible with this type of microwave.  They can also easily defrost food and heat up drinks.  However they also have a few disadvantages over more advanced models – compared to a combi microwave oven it will have slightly limited functionality.  For example it is not possible to brown or roast food in a standard solo microwave, and is difficult to create crisp textures – you would need a grill function for this.  If you require an all in one solution, or are a keen chef, then a solo microwave is in all probability not the kitchen appliance for you.

Who are solo microwave ovens aimed at?

A solo microwave oven is ideal for bedsits, work places and for home kitchens that already have a separate convection oven and grill – essentially it’s a simple kitchen appliance for carrying out basic tasks.  It is far easier, cheaper, faster and less messy to heat up food in a microwave than on a regular gas hob or a conventional gas or electric oven.

How much do solo microwaves cost?

A Solo Microwave will cost from around £30 upwards – a basic model will be primarily made of a plastic construction, whereas more expensive solo microwave ovens will be manufactured out of more costly materials such as stainless steel.  They are often available in a variety of colours, to match the rest of your kitchen, as well as different sizes, from a basic small model suitable for one person households, to larger family sized appliances.

We will be shortly adding solo microwaves to this section, so you’ll be able to decide which model is the most suitable for you.

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