Video: How To Choose a Microwave

This guide will help you choose the right countertop microwave for your kitchen.
 

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The microwave is one of the most useful appliances in your kitchen, cooking and reheating meals or beverages in a flash. Choosing the right one is a decision you'll want to get right. Don't worry. You got this. Pick a size that fits your kitchen needs. Options range from full to mid-size to compact. If you're not sure about sizing, consider what you'll be heating. If you're feeding a family, a full-sized model may be best for reheating large dishes. Next, think about power. Power is measured in wattage. And most microwave sit between 600 and 1200 watts. The higher the wattage, the faster and more efficiently your food or beverage will heat up. Next, think about features. Most microwaves come with a rotating turntable or a panel of preset functions, like popcorn, 30-second burst, timer, and defrost. Models will differentiate through personal preferences-- buttons or dials; white, black, or stainless steel. At higher price points, heating technology also becomes more precise, allowing you to help chocolate or soften butter. Inverter microwaves allow you to cook food more evenly, regardless of size or shape. No more hot on the outside, cold in the center. Consider the size, power, and features to fit your budget and you'll be enjoying fast meals in no time. Don't worry. You got this. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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