Combination Microwaves : Buying Guide

Choosing a combination microwave

A combination microwave is a microwave that has the capabilities of a convection oven and a microwave oven. A combi microwave will warm up your food but it will also crisp, grill and brown your food, as well.The best combination microwave range from a couple hundred £ to a thousand £.

They come in large and small sizes to fit your household needs. Most combi oven microwaves come with standard features and some have speciality features.

Features to look for when buying a combination microwave oven

Microwave combinations come with so a wide range of features and options. When choosing the best combi microwave oven for your home consider what features are most important to you and your cooking styles.

  • Quick minute button - This simple button is a one step button that will start your microwave for one minute. Most things that need re-heating take only a minute to heat up in a combination microwave.
  • Child Safety Lock - Microwaves can be very dangerous for small children. Some microwave combinations offer a child safety lock so that your child can not open the microwave.
  • Defrost Button - There are some days where you just forgot to take something out of the freezer and need to defrost it rather quickly. Some microwave ovens offer a quick defrost that goes by weight or a smart sensor that can tell how long it will take to defrost.
  • Auto Cook Buttons - These buttons are simple buttons that can grill, toast, melt and brown food items. The also might include baked potato buttons, popcorn buttons, and buttons for tv dinners. An auto cook button is a great way to take out the guesswork of how long you should cook an item.
  • Smart Cook Sensor - This sensor is a feature that actually senses the food items you wish to cook and will cook them at an optimum temperature and at the correct time.Cooking LightThis is standard in all combination microwaves these days. The cooking light comes on when the microwave is turned on.
  • Digital Display - The majority of combi oven microwaves have digital displays these days. The display can tell you what time it is and how long things are cooking for. They also might tell you what mode the microwave is on.
  • Keep Warm Function - This button will keep your food warm while you finish cook the rest of your meal. It makes preparing your dinner a whole lot more easier.
  • Size - Microwaves come in various sizes. The smaller microwaves are about 10 inches wide, while larger microwave ovens can be 30 inches or wider.
  • Power - In many microwave combination ovens there are also different power settings available to you. In lower power settings such as 500 watts or less you combi microwave acts much like a dehydrator. In higher settings such as 500 watts to 800 watts the microwave oven will steam and fry foods. If you are just looking to heat something quickly the highest power setting usually works best. Some combi ovens have power settings that start at 1 and end at 10. Choose the setting that best matches what you would like to do

Best Selling Combination Microwaves Reviewed

Daewoo KOC9Q3T Combination Microwave

Daewoo KOC9Q3T Combination Microwave

RRP: £119.99

This is one of the best combination microwave ovens on the market. This combi microwave by Daewoo can be used as a grill and convection oven, as well as a microwave. As a combi microwave and grill, it cooks food perfectly as if you actually had it on the grill! The convection oven capabilities allows you to brown and crisp your food with ease.

The Daewoo KOC9Q3T microwave comes with 10 power levels, one touch cooking options, a keep warm feature and an auto defrost button. It’s 900 watt powered microwave that will meet all of your cooking needs.

It also has a child safety lock and steam cleaning function.Best of all this is a pretty large microwave at 31.1 inches long, make it easy to cook water you want in it.

If you are looking for a combination microwave oven that can grill and crisp your food, look no further than this Daewoo product!


Russell Hobbs RHM3002 Stainless Steel Combination Microwave

Russell Hobbs RHM3002 Stainless Steel Combination Microwave Oven

RRP: £174.99

The Russell Hobbs Combi microwave oven is ideal for families on the go! This multi-function combination microwave has 900 watt powered microwave, 1100 watt powered grill and a 2500 watt convection oven. It cooks, grills, bakes and does just about anything you need in a a combination microwave.

It features 10 auto cook settings and 10 power levels so that you can cook just about anything you want in a timely manner. It also has a weighttime defrost option and a child safety lock. This product by Russell Hobbs is easy to use and easy to clean.

Why worry about how hard to cook meals when you are on time schedule? Having a combination microwave oven in your home makes mealtime simple and hassle free.

This stylish and functional combi microwave is just what you need for those busy nights