Convection Microwave Buying Guide

There are three primary types on the market including countertop type, over the range type and built in type. A large number of people choose the countertop microwave, since it doesn’t require additional installation. For those people who have a kitchen with limited counter space, they prefer the over the range type. The third type isn’t as popular as the former two types.counter top microwave oven

Countertop microwaves
The countertop type microwave is very easy to use due to no additional installation. That’s one reason why people prefer to buy this type. Another reason why more people buy it than other two is its lower price. Generally, the other two types are more expensive than the countertop microwave. Of course, it has a big defect that it takes up too much space on the counter. For people who have a small kitchen, this is unacceptable.

Plus (+):
Lower price
No installation
Minus (-):
Take too much space

over the range microwave oven

Over-the-range microwaves
Over the range microwave oven (OTR) is a great space saving. It cleans up the cooking space on your counter and is mounted right above the range. Since this type of microwave is held by self, it should be installed properly. Therefore, OTR requires professional installation. The cost of this type will higher than the countertop.

Plus (+):
Space saving
Minus (-):
Higher price
Professional installation required

built in microwave oven

Built-in microwaves
Although built in microwave hasn’t as many users as the countertop microwave have, it is still popular among quite a lot of families. It is because it has multiple functions and saves too much space. The biggest disadvantage is its extremely high price and professional installation. The ordinary built in microwave costs about $500 and the better ones need about $1000.

Plus (+):
Space saving
Minus (-):
Expensive
Professional installation required

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