OTG vs Microwave Oven | Which is best for your home?

If you want to buy an oven but you are not able to decide whether you should go for an OTG oven or microwave oven, then you have clicked on the right post. In this post, you will get the answer to your questions. Today in this post I will tell you what an OTG oven is? What is a Microwave Oven? What is the difference between these two? I will tell you about all these in detail. At the end of the post, you will also get to know which oven is best for you: OTG vs Microwave oven? So that you can choose the best oven for you. But read the post completely so that you can get complete information

OTG Oven vs Microwave oven

What is Oven?

First, let’s talk about the oven. So an oven is a thermally insulated chamber used for heating, baking, drying, and most commonly cooking. Food gets cooked very easily in it. In the olden days, different traditional techniques were used to heat, bake or dry something, but with the passage of time the technology progressed, and in today’s time, you can do all the things mentioned above with the help of an oven.

This is the power of technology. There are many types of ovens available in the market, but in this post, we are gonna talk about OTG ovens and microwave ovens. First, let’s talk about the OTG oven and know what is OTG oven

OTG vs Microwave oven in detail

OTG Oven

OTG oven

The full form of OTG Oven is Oven Toaster Grill. You can call it an advanced form of the traditional oven. In this heating coil and circulating fan are used. If you put your food inside it and turn on the oven, the circulating fan circulates the heat from the heating coil in the oven and your food will be cooked and ready.

You’ll find a variety of switches and settings that have different functionalities. Using OTG Microwave, you can do baking, toasting, and grilling to make great dishes like cookies, cupcakes, pasta, and bread. It is very simple, affordable, and easy to use. Its size ranges from 10 liters to 60 liters.

Pros

  • Less in price as compared to microwave oven
  • Less in price as compared to microwave oven
  • Less power consumption as compared to microwave oven
  • Metal cookware can be used
  • It does not emit radiation so it is not harmful
  • It is portable even with big size
  • It does not change the taste and texture of the food much as compared to microwave oven
  • Very good for baking
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • You may find it confusing to use the OTG oven 
  • Do not cook food quickly like a microwave oven
  • Cannot defrost food and require special arrangements to reheat any food
  • Food will be destroyed if you overcook it
  • Simple design
  • It does not have an auto cook menu
  • It can heat up both utensils and food

Microwave Oven

Microwave oven

Now let’s talk about the microwave oven – there is no use of a heating coil inside the microwave oven, instead, a magnetron is used. This magnetron emits electromagnetic radiation inside the oven. The name of this electromagnetic radiation is called microwave.

It transfers energy to the water and fat present in the food and that energy is converted into heat. Due to this, your food gets ready quickly. Microwave ovens offer some additional features. It can also bake, toast, and grill foods, along with reheating, baking and defrosting

That is, you can reheat the food and you can also defrost it by taking it out of the fridge. In the microwave oven, you can cook rice, curries, meat, and noodles very easily.  Its size ranges from 10 liters to 60 liters. You get core features like an auto cook menu, LCD screen, touch panel, and premium design in a microwave oven.

That is, you can reheat the food and you can also defrost it by taking it out of the fridge. In the microwave oven, you can cook rice, curries, meat, and noodles very easily.  Its size ranges from 10 liters to 60 liters. You get core features like an auto cook menu, LCD screen, touch panel, and premium design in a microwave oven.

There are mainly three types of microwave ovens-

  • Solo microwave oven,
  • Grill microwave oven, and
  • Convection microwave oven.

Out of these, according to me, the convection microwave oven is the best because you can do almost any kind of work in it.’

Pros

  • Can cook food quickly without losing many nutrients or water content
  • It can defrost frozen Food
  • Can reheat food quickly without overcooking
  • Easy to clean
  • Premium design
  • It has an auto cook menu and multifunctional
  • You can prepare food with less oil. Hence, helpful for health-conscious people
  • Has Variable heat settings
  • It only heats up the food, not oven or utensils(Only if you use the microwave oven for not so long time)

Cons

  • Cannot be used for deep frying or making Rotis
  • Expensive as compared to OTG oven
  • Power consuming as compared to OTG oven
  • Metal utensils cannot be used
  • It is not advisable to stand in front of the microwave oven. If a microwave is broken then do not use it. As the radiation it emits may cause harm to your body
  • Can dehydrate food when cooked for too long 
  • Can change the color, texture, and taste of the food changes when it is overcooked
  • Very bulky even after less size.  

Difference between OTG vs Microwave Oven

OTG oven or Microwave oven choose the best fit for you
  • Working Difference:- Heating coils and circulating fans are used in OTG ovens but magnetrons are used in microwave ovens to cook food. If you want to read about it in detail, read the above paragraph
  • What can you use:- Metal vessels can be used in OTG ovens to cook food whereas metal vessels cannot be used in microwave ovens. For a microwave oven, you need different types and different designs of vessels, which will either have to be bought separately or you will get them for free with the oven.So while buying a microwave oven, check whether the vessels are available for free or you will have to buy them separately.
  • Design:- The OTG oven has a very simple design with mechanical controls but the drawback is that there is no auto cook option available. If we talk about the microwave oven, then it has premium design, LCD digital display, touch panel with auto cook menu feature which is not available in OTG oven.
  • Time and Power Consumption:- Cooking in an OTG oven takes a little longer but it consumes less electricity. While the food is cooked a little faster in a microwave oven, its power consumption is higher than that of an OTG oven.
  • Size:- In terms of volume, OTG ovens are available in the market from 10 liters to 60 liters in size. Microwave oven volumes are available in sizes from 17 liters to 42 liters.
  • Best Known Brands:- Bajaj, Prestige, Philips, Morphy Richards are some of the famous OTG oven brands. If we talk about microwave oven then brands like LG, Samsung, IFB and Godrej are well known and good brands.
  • Price:- Talking about the price, OTG oven is available at a very affordable price but the microwave oven is a bit expensive. The price of OTG oven starts from 2000, but the price of good microwave oven starts from 7000

Conclusion – Microwave vs OTG oven

Now let’s talk about the conclusion of this post OTG vs microwave oven. So the biggest question comes, which oven should you get? Microwave or OTG oven?

Conclusion - microwave vs otg

It totally depends on your requirements. But if you’re a foodie, and want to experiment with food, make some new dishes, but also want an oven that can meet your baking, grilling, and toasting needs at an affordable price, then you should go for an OTG oven. Also, note that OTG ovens have longer cooking times but lower power consumption and cost.

But if you want a good-looking and premium designed oven, then you should go for a microwave oven. Microwave oven not only offers a good design, but it also has many additional features. Microwave ovens have features like an auto cook menu, food reheat and defrost, etc. Auto Cook Menu helps you to cook your food very fast and easily. 

As I have already said, a convection microwave oven is the best of the three types of microwave ovens. Keep in mind that its cooking time is less as compared to OTG oven but the power consumption and cost are high.

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