- How does a microwave work?
- Different types of microwave ovens
- Shop for the best microwave in Singapore!
A modern commodity, microwave ovens are simply heaven sent. You can instantly re-heat your leftovers, bake, grill, and cook your favorite dishes with the help of a microwave oven. Though most people would say that having a microwave could make you lazy, it definitely opened more creative ways to cook our food.
A lot of people do have microwaves in their homes but not everyone knows exactly how a microwave works. Like conventional ovens, microwaves work to heat your food however it neither uses heat coils, gas, or flame to do that. Microwave ovens heat food like how the sun heats your face - through radiation. By channeling heat energy directly through molecules, microwave ovens transfer heat quickly and efficiently.
Similar to electromagnetic waves, microwaves travel at the speed of light in a up and down pattern, carrying huge amounts of energy. This allows heat to travel as quickly as possible, heating your food in the process. However, microwaves are harmful to living cells and tissue, which is why microwave ovens are surrounded by strong metal boxes to prevent microwaves from escaping. No worries though, today’s modern microwaves are safe to use, if you don’t fool around or play with it. Easy, ready-to-use, and safe, microwaves are a must-have for every modern kitchen.
Solo microwave oven
This type is considered as the most common and conventional type of oven which has one magnetron that produces microwaves. It’s compact size, compartment, and heating capacity makes it ideal for one or two people. In addition, this type of oven is also cheaper compared to grill or convection microwaves.
Grill microwave oven
Aside from the usual heating and re-heating process of a traditional microwave, a grill microwave has a grilling feature that helps you roast or toast your food, thanks to its built-in heating coils.
Convection microwave oven
Perhaps as the most expensive type of microwave oven, a convection type has tons of features which helps you heat, grill, and even bake, thanks to its multiple heating elements such as a heating coil, and fans that help circulate the heat. This provides you with better, faster, and more efficient way of making, and heating your food.
Microwave ovens have been used since the 70s, and as technology progresses, more and more features are built into the appliance. If you aspire to have a modern kitchen, then a microwave would certainly add that unique style and functionality to your home. Take a look at our extensive array of microwave ovens from various brands such as Philips, Samsung, Faber, Rubine, and so much more!