Convection microwave vs inverter?


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Old 03-29-17, 08:56 AM
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Convection microwave vs inverter?

i have an inverter GE 2.2 cu ft with 1200 watts and 16 inch turntable that died after 10 years . when you turn it on it turns off after 2 seconds and you smell burning. ive looked up a few parts for it and not worth fixing plus you arent really supposed to play with microwaves from what ive read

ive begun some preliminary research on new microwaves. i can get the exact thing i have now for about 220 bucks.

however, i currently have an issue with my ancient wall oven that makes it a PITA to use and so i was thinking about possible getting a convection microwave. like this

Samsung Black Countertop Microwave - MC12J8035CT/AA

that has 900 watts, 15 inch turntable and is 2 inches higher so i have to measure my counter for clearance.

i never used convection before . also i dont know if losing 1 cu ft of space will matter to me or not. i'm only losing 1 inch on the turntable so it's kind of weird that the new unit is rated half the space of the old one? and 900 vs 1200 watts sounds like i'd be taking a big hit there.

only thing i used the microwave for was tv dinners, reheating dinner, nuking canned veggies, things like that. i'm assuming that means stuff just takes longer if i go with something lower wattage.

so what are the pros and cons of inverter vs the convection. disregarding that this convection i'm looking at is 2x the cost of my old inverter one. if i can cook pizza. chicken tenders , meat loaf etc, i'd be pretty happy.
 
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Old 03-29-17, 03:10 PM
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I have a 1200 watt over the range convection/microwave. I haven't used it to actually bake something like a meat loaf. It does toast sandwiches well and reheats food well.
You could probably bake something, mine goes to 450. It's not anywhere near what a free standing convection oven will do though.

I like the speed auto combination (if yours has it), which cooks using both heat and microwave.
 
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Old 03-29-17, 08:30 PM
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The inverter is just how the microwaves are created. That would be a standard microwave oven.

Convection is nice to cook with. Plus the one you're looking at browns the bottom too. That could very well replace the wall oven in your case.
 
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Old 03-31-17, 01:31 PM
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due to size constraints ive narrowed it down to pretty much this one but i have to read the manual yet


KitchenAid Architect Series II 1.5 Cu. Ft. Mid-Size Microwave Silver KCMC1575BSS - Best Buy

there's a nice GE but stainless is 100 more and i would not like black right above my stainless dishwasher. would be silly looking. so the kitchenaid comes standard in SS for the same price as GE black
 
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Old 03-31-17, 02:24 PM
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That's a nice oven and I think you will like it. It has the combination convection/microwave, roast and more.
It also has a trim kit available in case you ever want to mount it in a cabinet. The trim kits are not available for all ovens, just the better ones usually.
 
 

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