. 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.