There are three main types. A solo microwave reheats food on demand. A grill microwave boasts more features and allows you to cook basic meals. A convection microwave (also known as a combi microwave) includes a fan and heating element for grilling and baking. Then, choose between a built-in microwave or freestanding microwave model.
There is no difference; the term 'microwave' is the short way of writing 'microwave oven'. This appliance heats food using microwave radiation, which is how it got its name.
Microwaves range from 500 watts to 2,500 watts, and the higher the wattage, the quicker the cooking time. A 1,000-watt microwave is ideal for most homes because it heats food quickly and efficiently. As a rough rule of thumb, the machines with the highest wattage are the most expensive.
This is your basic microwave oven. It allows you to reheat, defrost or cook simple foods like leftover pasta and scrambled eggs. However, they have no special features and cannot be used as a grill or oven.
Yes, providing you have a grill microwave. Just activate 'grill mode' and remove any microwave-safe plastics. The grill feature may melt, bend or warp them.