Some weeks ago, I went on a vacation trip with my friends and left my sons in the house alone. Before leaving, I left a ton of prepared foods in the fridge but they ran out of food after a few days, so, they had to prepare the meals. When I came home, I found a new microwave has replaced my old convection oven. Well, I surely appreciate their effort to buy to buy me a new microwave, but they did not realize that it is different from the old one.
It is pretty much the same scenario in the case of the husband, sons, and brothers of our house. Sometimes many women do not know the difference between these two appliances. This is the reason, I thought about coming with this article explaining the major differences between the convection oven and microwave.
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If you ever had the chance to lay your hands on this beautiful piece, then you must know how efficient this oven is. The main characteristic of the convection oven is that it is generally used for baking. When you want to grill, bake or roast something you use this type of oven. This oven uses the dry and hot air to cook the food evenly in much less time.
This oven produces heat, and the hot air is distributed evenly around the food, and it makes the process faster compared to any conventional oven.
The convection ovens cam in the year 1967 and from then, it has become an essential part of the modern household. We generally make tandoori chicken, chicken grill, kebabs, brownies, pizza, lasagna, cake bread and lots more using this oven. If you are obsessed with making the grills and roasts, then there is nothing that can replace convection ovens in your kitchen.
As my sons broke my old convection, I am still in the grieving phase. It is one of my most favorite appliances in the kitchen.
Now let’s talk about the microwave and how it is different from the convection oven. The microwave is the most common kitchen appliance, and I guess there is no home which does not have a microwave these days.
The microwaves use radio-frequency for heating the water and fats and then cook the food from the inside. The waves cause the molecules of the food to start vibrating and then, the temperature rises.
The microwave oven is not precisely an oven, to be honest. It is commonly used for reheating the foods that have been prepared earlier, but you do not cook food in a microwave. If you are trying to cook the food using the microwave, then you are doing it wrong.
The good thing about microwave is the using of microwaves very simple and even your 5-year-old kid can learn to operate it. Do not let her or him do it because it can be dangerous. It works very fast, and you can even defrost foods with the help of the microwave. The microwave oven is also known to consume less energy than any other oven available on the market.
The use of the microwave oven was started in the year 1930, but it was commercially available for the general people from the starting of the year 1947. Within a concise time, it became one of the favorite kitchen appliances.
Although it does not cook food, the life of people got fastened with the help of this product. Along with their cooking style, the eating habits were also changed due to this oven.
Like I said above, this appliance is great for reheating the prepared meals, but it is also great for making half cooked meals like pasta macaroni, popcorn, tea, coffee, boiling water, heating milk and cooking rice, etc.
I do not like reheating the food again and again on the microwave because reheating foods decreases the taste and the foods get soggy. Instead, I prefer cooking on the stove where I have control over the food I am going to cook.
It is the detailed comparison of the two types of ovens you can use in your kitchen. Both have different purposes, and you need to know which one you need before purchasing. If you do not require a convection oven, then do not spend your dollars on it. But, if you are a kitchen-person, then go for a shiny convection oven for your kitchen.
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