General Electric Microwaves

One of the biggest names in kitchen appliances is without a doubt General Electric. Within the market of microwave ovens, this particular company absolutely dominates the competition. As a result, General Electric is arguable the #1 producer of microwave ovens in the world.

There is no disputing the fact that General Electric has one of the most glorious pasts that a company can possible have. Dating back 120 years to where Thomas Edison originally brought the company into full formation, the company has moved along with the times precisely.

While it may have been in the later years that microwave ovens were mass produced by this manufacturer, the company name still has a colorful and respectable past. This basically guarantees you that buying any General Electric product is a safe investment and that whatever you buy from them will either meet or exceed your expectations.

Buying a Microwave Oven
You could find a reliable General Electric microwave oven for as little as $50. Obviously the overall performance and features of a less expensive microwave oven will not be nearly as impressive as a more expensive model. However, the higher end models can easily reach $500-700 and there are even some models selling for over $1,000. With the major price difference you definitely need to know what you are looking for ahead of time so you know what type of budget you need.

First off, an inexpensive microwave oven is usually good enough for most people. If you are looking for a microwave for your college dorm or rental room for instance, a $50 microwave oven is good enough. However, if you are going to be using your microwave oven for a variety of tasks and on a regular basis then you may want to choose a higher priced model. This is especially true if the microwave will be used in a business.

Countertop Microwave Ovens
Most people will buy a countertop microwave oven for simple home use. These microwaves are less expensive and for no more than $50 you can find a decent one. The higher end of these can run for about $250 and will have a number of extra features and will be much larger. For instance, most cheaper models are smaller in size and have a lower power (around 600-800w). On the other hand, a more expensive model would be larger and would have a higher power (around 850-1650w).

There is nothing fancy with a countertop microwave oven. Usually the most important factor is the size of the microwave. A larger microwave is ideal when used in a house and especially so if you plan to cook large-sized foods in it. On the other hand, a compact microwave oven is sufficient in a college dorm or room in most cases.

Features
Regardless of the size, usually all microwave ovens include a rotating turntable. The turntable is used for equal heat distribution. This may not seem like a big deal but it is extremely important for the food to cook fully. To test this, just try cooking two pizza pockets without the turntable, and then with the turntable, and compare the results. Obviously this is a messy experiment but the end result will explain the importance of a turntable. Without a turntable, certain sections of the pizza pockets being overcooked, and certain sections still being cold or even frozen.

There are also a number of cooking features that you can take advantage of. This includes a variety of cooking options such as the ability to preheat or defrost food. Most microwave ovens will have shortcut keys for cooking more common meals such as pizza, popcorn, or soup. Usually you will also be offered a variety of power levels as well. With a good microwave oven you will not require the highest power level to cook food efficiently. Additionally, there are some models of countertop microwave ovens that include a feature that works to prevent food from being overcooked or undercooked. This is done with an infrared light determining when the food is completely cooked. This may also be done by reacting to a build up of steam in the oven.

Buying a microwave oven is not as simple as buying the first one that meets your eye. Take into consideration the features that are included with the product and decide which model meets your requirements and is within your budgets. If you wish to buy a more expensive microwave oven, read up more on “over the range microwave ovens”. Ultimately you cannot go wrong with buying a countertop General Electric microwave oven though, and there should be one without your budget.

This General Electric Microwaves Review is Written/Updated on Apr 15th, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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