If you know what convection ovens can do compared to a microwave, you know they fill in the gap where the microwave often fall short. We're pretty happy with our smart oven, but there are instances when a microwave is the better choice (reheating). Now you can have both techs in one appliance...
Germany's Caso combines a convection oven with a microwave for a one-two punch for would-be chefs. They also happen to look quite modern minimal, probably upstaging your homely stove and outdated fridge (okay, that's just our kitchen). The $400, 23-liter stainless steel clad MDG23 microwave convection oven offers such as cooking options like convection cooking (great for roasts, microwave, hot air or steam cooking.
Here's the specs:
- 5 microwave power levels
- 2 combi microwave / grill programs
- total 24 cooking programs
- 95 minutes timer with end signal
- removable water tank
- acoustic water refill signal
- ceramic plate
- digital clock
- child lock
A more affordable MCG25 model (pictured second above) increases power up to a 900 watt microwave, 1.2 kW grill and 2.0 kW hot air convection, with combination cooking that utilizes both the convection and microwave in incremental percentages to maximize cooking (i.e. combined 30% / 70% microwave / BBQ program
or a combined 45% / 55% microwave / hot air program). About $267.