Make Life Easier in the Kitchen
When I think about the amount of stages we all go through when preparing something to eat in the kitchen, it surprises me that we have to make use of so many different appliances. If you have an oven and hob, the hob is used for frying or boiling. If you want a roast you have to use the oven. Grilling requires you to use yet another part of your oven. And, well, toasting usually means using a toaster.
This is why I love the idea of convection microwaves. Not just because they mean you can do most of the jobs mentioned above all in one place, but they cook evenly as well.
So, if you’re looking for a bit more convenience in the kitchen and don’t have much space to play with I thought you might be interested in finding out more about the Sharp Double Grill Convection Countertop Microwave. Whilst it won’t make a milk-shake for you, it will allow you to do most cooking jobs with the minimal of fuss.
I’ll start with the most important point everyone looks for (well I do anyway).
Capacity and Design
This little grill convection microwave has 0.9 cu ft of space inside, 900 watts of power output for the microwave and 1500 watts for the double grill. So, if you’re looking for something that will allow you to cook a Sunday roast for the whole family, you might want to take a look at the Panasonic NN-CD989S I have reviewed here for you. However, if you’re only preparing meals for one to maybe four people, this oven will do the job.
As far as design goes, it’s pretty good looking. It’s stainless steel in color with a nicely shaped door (no handle just a push button for convenience), and all the controls are placed to the right. Since it’s pretty neutral in color, I don’t think you will have any trouble with it fitting into most decors in the kitchen. Although on the small side, I would suggest you check the dimensions (12.1H x 20.5W x 19.8D) before you go ahead and purchase this convection microwave if you’re very short of countertop space.
As mentioned, this convection microwave will bake, roast and grill as well as act as a “normal” microwave. It’s called a double grill because the heat is emitted both over and under the food, making for perfect steaks, fish or even toast.
The LED display can show up to 12 digits at a time over two lines so you can easily see what settings you have for the timer and level of heat. There are also seven automated settings so a lot of every-day cooking tasks can be done at the touch of a button.
There are no less than 35 cooking options with this convection microwave which use the “compu” technology so you get even cooking with no cold spots. Even reheating food is as easy as “pizza”. Oh, and you also get 4 different popcorn settings so no more hassle there either!
There are 11 variable power levels, a minute plus option and four cooking stages which can be programmed in. Of course, you also get a clock as well as a timer and the carousel turntable will accommodate dishes up to 13 inches.
I am yet to come across another convection microwave like this that’s so rich in features, however, I will say that you if you want to make sure you get the best from this appliance, you will have to read through the manual.
The price will surprise you as well.
If you want to know more, just have a look at Amazon. The last time I looked they still had a few left in stock.