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Best Speed Microwave Convection Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

This article will highlight the industry’s best speed ovens. We will go over what exactly a Speed microwave convection oven is and the differences between each one.

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Topics: Speed Ovens

Which Appliance Reheats Pizza Best?

by Steve Sheinkopf

A few weeks ago, we tested a speed oven, steam oven, microwave and regular oven with two day old Chinese food. Today it is old pizza, the other American leftover pastime.

This time the results were different for the taste test.

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Topics: Steam Ovens, Speed Ovens

The Four Best Speed Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

A speed oven cooks like a regular oven, but is smaller in size and cooks faster.

GE, Sharp, Miele and Jenn-Air all have speed ovens but approach with similar technology including varying degrees of microwave along with convection cooking and perhaps a grill element.

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, GE, Sharp, Speed Ovens

Are Over-The-Range Microwaves Going Out Of Style? (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

With the advent of microwave drawers and speed ovens, the inevitable question arises:

Are over-the-range microwaves a good choice, especially for high-powered gas ranges?

I remember seeing the first over-the-range microwave in 1986. I thought it was a great idea. You could centralize your cooking with a microwave over the stove and not have to pay for hood. It looked good and matched the range.

However, due to changes in ranges and kitchens in general, I am wondering about the viability of this product.

Let's take a look at the product and industry changes, and explore possible alternatives.

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Topics: Microwaves, Microwave Drawers, Ventilation, Speed Ovens

Steam Convection vs. Speed Convection Ovens: Which Should You Buy?

by Jessica Petrino

You are in the beginning stages of your kitchen remodeling project. At this stage you have likely met with a few contractors, cabinet makers, and designers and are in the process of conceptualizing your ideal kitchen renovation.

Many design professionals request that you look at appliances early on so that they can begin to map out your renovation. Choosing appliances for your design can be a daunting task. In recent years consumers are bombarded with an abundance of information, models, brands, reviews etc.

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Topics: Steam Ovens, Convection, Speed Ovens

The New Bosch Benchmark Speed Microwave Oven (Reviews/Ratings/Price)

by Danny Nguyen

A speed oven employs a separate heating element as well as a microwave. The product can be used either as an oven or a microwave.

The “speed” is the combination of both together, which can save 30% of the cooking time.

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Topics: Speed Ovens, Bosch Benchmark

Miele vs. Jenn-Air Speed Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

A somewhat new appliance that is becoming very popular in kitchens across America is what is known as the speed oven. Speed ovens are the combination of a microwave and an oven as one appliance, similar to the features of a convection microwave but with the aesthetics of an oven.

You can use the microwave for the reheating, defrosting and cooking features. Add in the convection oven features of browning, baking and roasting and you essentially have a super, speedy cooking appliance. They offer the convenient ability to either separate or combine the features of both. These ovens really excel by combining the speed of the microwave with the baking quality of the convection feature.

Several manufacturers offer this option in their current line but we will be comparing two of our more popular selling models, Jenn-Air and Miele.

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, Speed Ovens

GE Profile vs GE Monogram Advantium Speed Ovens

by Steve Sheinkopf

First, in order to be completely transparent, we stopped selling Monogram in November 2011 and GE in 2013, but we will always be objective.  I still like GE in many ways

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Topics: GE Monogram, GE Profile, Speed Ovens

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