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.
Oven Toaster and Griller (OTG) is well known kitchen appliance exclusively to bake, grill and toast. It is little confusing which one to buy - microwave oven, OTG or both!!!
In this guide we answer all the questions. In fact you can use microwave oven selector as well to choose the right microwave oven. You can read our Microwave oven Buying guide to get the complete picture.
|Property or specification||Convection Microwave Ovens||Oven Toaster and Griller (OTG)|
|Food preparation time||Takes less time, cooks in minutes because of microwaves||Takes more time as it heats based on traditional heat waves|
|Pre heating time||At most 5 minutes||About 15 minutes|
|Auto cook facility||can be done||not possible|
|Metal vessels||No, metal should not be used in microwave||Yes, metal can be used in OTG|
|Cost||High - starts from 9,000 Rs||Low - starts from 1,500 Rs|
|Baking quality||Good||Best, uniform baking|
|Capacity||Maximum capacity is around 32 liters||Maximum capacity is about 60 liters|
|Weight||Very heavy, it is very difficult to life or move.||Light weight, can be moved very easily|
|Ease of use||Very easy to configure recipes with LCD display panels||Very difficult. Mechanical controls and confusing settings|
|Best fit||Multi purpose: reheat, defrost and baking for beginners.||Professional bakers who want top class baking|
|Best brands||LG, IFB, Electrolux, Kenstar, Morphy Richards||Bajaj, Usha, Prestige, Morphy Richards|
|Example||IFB 20SC2 convection microwave||Bajaj 1603 TSS Majesty OTG|
Would like to cook all kinds of food and at the same time would like to have a dedicated appliance exclusively for baking and grilling for world class baking quality. You need to have place for both the devises in your kitchen cabinet.
Please see you cannot bake in solo microwave oven or grill microwave oven, you can bake only in convection microwave oven. Read more about different types of microwave ovens. Preheating time means before you start cooking and follow the recipes the oven or OTG needs to reach certain temperature. Convection microwave ovens reaches that temperature very fast whereas OTGs takes much time. Make informed decision with complete comparison table between microwave oven and OTG with below table.