Convection Microwaves: Should You Get One?

In our last article regarding microwaves, we talked about various types, including convection microwaves. Here, we will take a closer look at this particular type and whether you should really consider it for your kitchen.

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Convection Microwaves: Because Regular Microwaves are So Last Year

When you think of a microwave, you probably imagine reheating last night’s leftovers or popping some popcorn for movie night. I mean, I do, too. But the convection microwave looks at your regular microwave and laughs. Why? Because it’s got some pretty nifty features up its sleeve (or in its oven cavity, more accurately).

Convection microwaves have been gaining some popularity over the last few years, so what’s the reason behind that?

What’s the Big Deal with Convection, Anyway?

Well, I’m glad you asked. You see, convection microwaves do everything your regular microwave does, but they also have a built-in fan that circulates hot air. It’s like having a miniature whirlwind in your microwave, evenly distributing heat and cooking your food faster.

Wait, did I say evenly distributing heat? Isn’t that the biggest problem with classic microwaves? In my humble opinion, I believe it is.

All-In-One Cooking Extravaganza

The beauty of the convection microwave is that it can, well, microwave, but also bake, grill, and roast. It’s like having a tiny personal chef in your kitchen, ready to whip up whatever you’re in the mood for.

Want a baked potato? Done. Craving some roast chicken? No problem. Fancy a grilled cheese sandwich? Your convection microwave has got you covered.

The Benefits: Because You Deserve the Best

Are they really as good as they sound? Let’s take a closer look at their respective benefits.

Speedy Gonzalez of Cooking

With the power of convection, you can say goodbye to unevenly cooked food and hello to meals ready in a flash. I mean, nothing worse than super-hot sides with cold meat in the middle, right?

In regard to the convection system, the circulating hot air means faster cooking times, so you can spend less time waiting for your food and more time enjoying it. Pretty cool, huh?

Multitasking Like a Pro

Talk about multitasking. Have you ever wished to use multiple appliances at the same time? Well, with a convection microwave, you are using a microwave and oven at the same time. How crazy is that?

So, let’s bake a cake while defrosting your dinner, because who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Okay, my doctor did.

Space-Saving Wonder

While most convection microwave models are basically the same size as a classic microwave, they are much smaller than ovens, so, you do the math. If you want the benefits of both worlds, then this is a no-brainer.

The Disadvantages: Not As Good As It Seems?


Getting your hands on a convection microwave is going to hurt your wallet – no doubt about it. The price varies greatly by the technology used, number of features, brand, etc. You can expect to pay anywhere between $150 and $500 for this particular appliance.

Learning Curve

The number of features and settings can be overwhelming for a newbie. I mean, if you can do all these wonders with a single appliance, it’s gotta be a bit harder to learn everything properly, right?

Conclusion: The Convection Revolution

There it is, my people. This concludes our convection journey. Now you should be able to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons and if getting a convection microwave is the right choice for you.

If you are very limited on space but a classic microwave just won’t do, this might be your best option.

However, if you have plenty of space and a big family, you might need a big-ass classic oven.

The choice is, as always, yours.