Microwave oven buy or not?

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  1. kishoremommy

    kishoremommy Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear Ilites,

    I am planning to buy a microwave oven.Please,go through my requirements and give your valuable suggestions.

    1.We are 5 members in our family.3 adults ,2 kids.

    2.I wish to make normal poriyal,avial,kootu,soups ---south indian varieties.

    3.Non veg items too----fish,chicken ,mutton etc.

    4.Biscuits.

    5.Cakes.(Come on .I will try at least.).

    I have a few doubts regarding microwave.

    1.Is it good for health ? -the radiation and all.

    2.Can we use glass bowls for cooking instead of plastic ones?
    If,yes what are the best brands of the containers?

    3.Can we make crispy potatoes,ladies finger,fish,chicken in microwave?For crispy results which is the best mode?

    I have never used an oven before.should I buy it or not.

    Please,give your suggestions regarding ,

    1.Oven brand.

    2.Type.

    3.Vessels to cook.

    4.Side effects of oven if any.

    5.And tips too.

    I have gone through nearly all the posts in this topic in our forum.This thread could be helpful for all who read this in future.
     
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  2. rkgurbani

    rkgurbani IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear KishorMommy,

    Indeed a microwave is a very useful appliance especially in large families and also with kids around. Most of all, it saves a lot of time.

    In your case, you could buy a microwave-cum-convection-grill. This would perform all the functions of reheating, cooking, bakibg, grilling...

    A friend of mine recommended this link to me a few years ago when I was also in a confused mind on whether to buy a microwave or not. Today, it is more a blessing in our household. Hope you find this link useful..
    Benefits of using microwave oven
     
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  3. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    my answers inline.
     
  4. kishoremommy

    kishoremommy Platinum IL'ite

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    Thank you rkgurbani.Your suggestion sounds perfect.I checked the link and found useful.
     
  5. kishoremommy

    kishoremommy Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear shanvy,
    Your answer for every question is fantastic.My doubts are gone.After reading all these things,how could I stop getting an oven.But,you sound doubtful over the biscuits and cakes part.

    After buying an oven I will try chitvish recipes and post the results of my experiments.

    Thank you very much.
     
  6. preetam

    preetam Junior IL'ite

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    Nice detailed answer by Shanvy here. I am also planning to buy a microwave for my family.
     

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