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Microwave oven capacity guide, size chart

Microwave ovens are great kitchen appliance to reheat, grill or even bake. Microwave ovens are helpful in cooking a wide range of recipes and food items including popcorn, chicken grills, kebabs, pizza, muffins, even reheat the frozen food. It cooks in minutes, saving time and energy. There are several factors to consider before selecting the best microwave oven for your home, based on your family size, food habits and other good to have features. Ideal capacity of microwave oven depends on the family size and usage. In fact, you can use our microwave oven selector as well to choose the right microwave oven.

The capacity of the microwave oven is measured in liters. It is the indicator for how much food you can cook at one go. As said above, Microwave capacity depends on your family size and usage. Follow above section on microwave oven usage and corresponding microwave type mapping. Below we are listing a table to calculate the capacity.

Essentially it says for a small family, for Solo type micro oven, 15-20 liters is enough, But for the same small family, for Grill or Convection type 21-30 liters is sufficient. The large family it requires 25-30 liters for Solo type For other types, it would be 32 liters and above.


Family size Food habits Ideal capacity

(2 to 4 members)
Re-heat food, Milk, Tea, Coffee,
Rice, Noodles, Pasta, Pop-Corn
15 to 20 Liters

(2 to 4 members)
Re-heat food, Milk, Tea, Coffee,
Rice, Noodles, Pasta, Pop-Corn,
Kebabs, Grilled Items, Tandoori Chicken
Cakes & Breads, Pizza
21 to 30 Liters

(4 to 6 members)
Re-heat food, Milk, Tea, Coffee,
Rice, Noodles, Pasta, Pop-Corn
25 to 30 Liters

(4 to 6 members)
Re-heat food, Milk, Tea, Coffee,
Rice, Noodles, Pasta, Pop-Corn,
Kebabs, Grilled Items, Tandoori Chicken
Cakes & Breads, Pizza
32 Liters and above

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