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Introduction to microwaves

Quick and convenient, microwave cooking is ideal for a busy lifestyle and great for helping out with a hectic family life. They now do a lot more than simply defrosting and re-heating. Microwaves with grills and convection ovens provide flexible, as well as space-saving, additions to the modern kitchen.

When choosing your microwave oven, first think about what you intend to use it for and where in the kitchen it will be situated. This guide explains the different types of microwave available and what they are best suited for.

Standard microwaves

Standard microwaveThe basic, standard microwave is great for simple tasks like heating milk or ready meals, cooking jacket potatoes, or defrosting frozen food.

We offer a wide range of standard microwaves, from our great value Cookworks and Argos Value Ranges, to a wide selection of top name brands and designs.

Microwaves with grills

Microwaves with grillsThese offer the convenience of a microwave with the benefit of a grill.
A grill microwave gives you the added benefit of being able to brown and crisp your food, which is not possible in a standard microwave.

They can be used independently as a stand-alone grill, as well as in conjunction with the microwave. They come with metal racks so you can position the food close to the grill.

Combination microwaves

Combination microwavesThis type of microwave combines the benefits of a convection oven, which uses fanned hot air, and a grill. They’re fast and economical, halving the cooking time for many foods.

They offer flexibility and convenience; you can microwave, grill or oven cook either at the same time, or independently, at the touch of a button. You can even use your combination microwave to cook your entire Sunday roast.

Built-in microwaves

Built-in microwavesBuilt-in microwaves come in a variety of models across the range. They are ideal where space is at a premium, because they free-up valuable worktop space. They also give a great designer look to a modern kitchen.



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