In the world of cooking, having a microwave is considered the most basic home appliances for everyday life, be it for cooking, baking or even re-heating food or leftovers. If you don’t have one, then there’s a good chance that you never cooked before, or maybe if yours is starting to break down, then this is an excellent time to buy a new one. But with a lot of selections in the market, how are you going to choose one for your kitchen? Fret not, because we’re here to rescue. In this article, we’re not going to give you selections of a microwave, but we’re going to provide you with a simple guide on buying a new microwave. Read more before you go out on a microwave hunting.

Specifications

microwaveBefore going out to buy a microwave, you have to start by making a list of specification of what you want from your microwave. How big do you want your microwave to be? What features do you want in your microwave? By answering this question, you’ll have an idea of what kind of microwave that you prefer. For example, a microwave oven might be a bit more expensive than a regular microwave, but if you need the features, why not?

Wattage

Here’s where it gets tricky because some people prefer microwave with lower wattage for a lower electricity bill. The truth is, a lower wattage may result in a lower electricity bill, but it takes twice the time when compared to a microwave with a higher wattage. If you’re hungry and not patient enough to wait for your cooking to be ready, getting a microwave with a higher wattage might be for you.

Sensor

A fancy microwave usually comes with a sensor, and this might cost an extra couple bucks but hear us out. Having a microwave with a sensor can help you to detect whether your food is hot enough or not. At the same time, the sensor can prevent your food from exploding.

Used Microwave

Most microwaves can be used up to 10 years, depending on how you use it. So, if you’re going to buy a microwave make sure that you have an information on how long it has been used. A tip from us is to look for sellers that’s been using the microwave for a year and don’t know what to do since they’re moving out to a place that has a built-in microwave, this way you can haggle for a cheaper price.