First of all, what is a convection microwave oven? In a nutshell it is a microwave oven that also has the capability to brown or grill foods using heating elements and a fan to circulate hot air. Why do people buy a convection microwave? The most common reasons are:
Better looking and tasting food
Save space by combining oven and microwave
Adding additional oven space
Faster cooking times
Eliminating need to heat up large oven
Interested in other microwave options? Be sure and see our articles about some of the best:
Get the best of both worlds with the Sharp SMC1585BW 1.5 cu. ft. Microwave Oven with Convection Cooking in White including a 900-Watt microwave for rapid cooking and convection technology for perfect roasting, baking, and browning. It features Sharp’s innovative Carousel oven-to-table, direct-cooking safe, ceramic turntable system, precise Sensor Cooking and Sensor Reheat Technology. Convenient One-Touch buttons include Reheat, Popcorn, +60 Sec, Auto Broil, Auto Roast, Auto Bake, Auto Defrost, Preheat, Convect, Broil, Low & High Mix make cooking simpler and faster. Defrost features include defrost by weight and defrost by time. This Sharp microwave has multi-stage cooking capability gives you faster cooking with that browned look and taste you love.
Microwave oven gives you rapid reheating and fast cooking while the convection capability circulates hot air to provide perfect browning, baking, and roasting
Sensor Cooking and Reheating Technology provides precise cooking and reheating
Cooking convenience options include One-Touch Auto Defrost, Auto Broil, Auto Roast, Auto Bake, Auto Defrost as well as 10 cooking power levels, +60 seconds key for instant start, popcorn and beverage settings, keep warm function
Easy-to-clean matte white finish and stainless steel interior are complemented by the high-end scratch-resistant glass door
Modern, easy-to-read keysheet design
Large, 15.4-inch oven-to-table quality, elegant, glossy white, oven-safe, ceramic turntable platter insures even heating, is safe for direct contact cooking, and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
Dimensions are 24.7W x 14.9H x 19D inches and it weighs 60 lbs.
Probably better known for their information and communication technology equipment, Toshiba is also a popular, quality appliance brand and microwave manufacture for decades. The Toshiba EC042A5C-BS 1.5 Cu. Ft., 1000-Watt, Smart Sensor, Microwave Convection Oven Combo in Black Stainless Steel features 9 convenient One-Button sensor cooking and reheating functions as well as 10 power levels that give you complete control over your cooking. You will love its stylish black stainless steel exterior that will complement your kitchen and its easy-to-clean stainless steel interior. Its large interior is capable of accommodating large meals and dishes. Combine microwave and convection cooking to achieve faster and better cooking results than with microwave or convection oven alone. Additional One-Touch convenience allows you to program up to three favorite time and power combinations. This popular Sharp Convection Microwave combines both convection oven and microwave settings so you can bake, reheat, or cook meals using either or both functions for ultimate versatility in one appliance.
1000-watt, 1.5 cu. ft., convection microwave with stylish black stainless steel exterior
Convection cooking generates browning, baking, and roasting hot air circulation from 175 to 425 degrees F
Sensor Cooking includes 6 presets, the ability to setup three favorite time/power settings, and a pre-programmed menu for optimum heating of popular foods like pizza, potatoes, veggies, and more
Auto menu gives you four quick and easy functions for roasting, baking, and defrosting functions to bake crispy fries, roast a whole chicken, or heat up frozen pizza and includes weight adjustments
Use Auto Bake for frozen pizza, muffins, dinner rolls, and frozen fries
Use Auto Roast for beef, whole chicken, turkey breasts, and pork
Turn on microwave for one to six minutes at 100% power by simply touching the number of minutes you would like to cook
Easy-to-use digital control panel and interior LED light
Easy-to-clean stainless steel interior
Large 13.6-inch diameter rotating glass turntable insures even cooking is easy to clean
Grill rack included for use during convection cooking
If you’re looking for a combo, convection microwave oven with grilling capability that is not quite as large as a 1.5 cu. ft., the new-generation Cuisinart CMW-200 may be the perfect oven for you. It is a great combination of size, power, and features all in a stylish stainless steel and black design.
You will think you’ve purchased a high-end commercial oven when you see the great looks of the Cuisinart CMW-200 with its brushed stainless steel and black frame, dark tinted glass window, and sleek control panel
This performance-oriented oven microwave combo has a full 1000 watts of cooking power in a 1.2 cu. ft. package that will fit well in any kitchen while still providing all the power and functionality you need
The additional grilling capability is a nice bonus added to an already fully-capable multi-use oven
The large 12-inch rotating glass platter evenly heats all of your food
Nine (9) preset options for the most-used cooking functions will make it easy and fast to cook your favorite foods
The high-tech control panel offers both single and combination settings for a nearly unlimited number of cooking options
You will appreciate the multi-stage cooking feature which shifts automatically among the CMW-200’s multi-use functions to make perfect cooking results easy and fun
The CMW-200 gives you the flexibility to defrost by weight or time
Clean-up will be easy and fast with the stainless steel interior which absorbs no odors and is easy to sanitize
The CMW-200 measures 23-2/3 x 21 x 14-3/5 inches
Cuisinart provides a 3-year limited warranty on the CMW-200
The ultimate combination of size, style, and technology, the Emerson MWCG1584SB 1.5 Cu. Ft. 1000-Watt Microwave Convection Oven with Grill Touch Control is also a budget buy and why it’s at the top of our list. Its got a full 1.5 cu. ft. of cooking space which is largest enough to accommodate a great variety of meals and dishes. In addition to standard microwave and convection features, it also has integrated grilling capability to give your food that wonderful grilled look and taste. It features a high-end commercial look with its stainless steel and black frame and sleek control panel that is sure to be a wonderful accent to your kitchen. Enter both single and combination settings into the control panel choosing from 11 different power levels and 9 quick, pre-programmed recipes for a nearly unlimited number of cooking options using convection, microwave, and grilling.
1000-watt, 1.5 cu. ft. convection microwave oven with grilling feature
Stylish stainless steel and black frame looks high-end
Grill features with removable grill rack allows you to brown food perfectly and offers a healthy alternative to frying
Convection cooking allows you to roast or bake by circulating hot air uniformly around your food
Nine preset cooking functions including popular foods like popcorn and frozen vegetables take the guesswork out of cooking
Removable glass turntable insures complete and even cooking and is easy to clean
Time and weight defrost allows you to simply enter the weight of food and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level
Mark is a Systems Engineer with an advanced degree who has been trained to interface between non-engineers and engineers to design products that meet customer needs. He uses this training to help consumers make smart choices about the products they buy. He is a prolific writer who loves to research and provide helpful information about consumer products. He calls Virginia home along with his wife and three kids and loves all that it has to offer including the mountains, the beaches, and the historic sites. His hobbies include his three kids, NASCAR, F1, IndyCar, Premier League Soccer, UEFA Soccer, and MLS Soccer. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.