Since microwaves were invented in the middle of the 20th century, they have been popular due to making cooking quicker and more convenient for users. Over the years as technology has advanced, manufacturers have continued to add new features to microwaves and improving others, making the appliances even more convenient for people. One of the biggest advancements in microwaves in recent years is sensor cooking, which makes the units even more foolproof than they already were. Here are three of the best sensor cooking microwaves you can buy.
GE Profile PVM9005SJSS
This 30-in. over-the-range unit from GE Profile has a 2.1-cu. ft. capacity and 1,050 Watts, giving you the room and power you need for all of your cooking needs. GE's Chef Connect offers you the option to synchronize the clocks and GE range burners with the microwave's surface light and the four-speed, 400-CFM venting fan system for added convenience. The sensor cooking controls automatically adjust the time and power to ensure consistently delicious results. This model's 10 adjustable power levels also give you more precise control over your food. The charcoal filter removes fumes and odors that are released from foods during cooking.
This is a 30-in. built-in model from Bosch's 500 Series. The 1.6-cu. ft. interior includes a 14.25-in. turntable that allows you to cook almost anything you want with this unit’s 950 Watts of power. You can simplify your cooking with the convenient automatic sensor programs that output great results every time. The Keep Warm function uses low heat to keep your food ready for when you’re ready for it, and the Popcorn program provides you with fully “popped” popcorn with the press of a single button. You get 10 adjustable power levels and an Add 30 Seconds button to make it easy to extend the cooking time. And the stainless steel unit looks good in your kitchen thanks to its flush install, which matches a wall oven, steam oven, or warming drawer.
Frigidaire offers one of the best sensor cooking microwaves with this 30-in. over-the-range unit with 1,000 Watts of power and 300 CFM. With a capacity of 1.7 cu. ft. and a 13.5-in. glass turntable, you don't need to worry about having enough room for what you want to prepare. If space is of concern, Frigidaire gives you its SpaceWise® rack, which creates more room so you can cook multiple dishes at once. The built-in sensor automatically calculates and adjusts the cooking times and power levels for your favorite foods, effortlessly giving you the best results day in and day out. You get more than 30 options with the unit's versatile settings, including for chicken nuggets and snacks. This microwave is easy to use thanks to multiple functions offering a one-touch option, including Effortless™ Reheat. Keeping the interior clean is also easy, as you can wipe away grease, food, or oil from the Effortless Clean™ interior surface. The cooktop LED lighting provides a bright and clear view to make meal preparation simple, and the charcoal filters remove cooking by-products and odors for cleaner and fresher air when you're in the kitchen.
What does it mean when a microwave has sensor cooking?
The microwave's sensor measures the vapor that is emitted from food as it heats up. Based on how much is released, the unit adjusts the cooking time and/or power level to make sure the food is cooked perfectly and not overdone or undercooked.
What should I look for when buying a microwave?
There are several features you should look for when buying a microwave. Some of the most important include the capacity and the wattage, as you may want to get the biggest and most powerful unit that will fit into your budget.