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Electric, Microwave, Toaster. Which is better?

Theory of Electric and Microwave Ovens: Chapter 2


Comparison of Ovens


In this module, we will discuss the difference between

- A toaster,

- An electric oven, and

- A microwave oven. Skip to quiz!


Toaster Oven vs Electric Oven


Recall that ovens use electrical energy to cook the food, However, a toaster oven consists of one coil, and an electric oven has two coils. Toaster ovens are used for toasting, baking small cakes, small amounts of cookies, and other small products.


An electric oven is used for different cooking methods as the broil and bake elements have different uses. An electric oven has a wide range of cooking methods. The electric oven has racks and can serve multiple dishes simultaneously, whereas most of the toaster oven has one rack.


Toaster ovens are cost less than electric ovens due to fewer features and a single coil. As electric ovens has different heating elements and require a preheating time, while in toaster oven no such time required. Toaster ovens can do a single function at a time, while electric oven can do multiple functions at a time.


Electric Oven vs Microwave Oven


An electric oven uses electrical energy and cooks food from outside to inside. We can use a conventional oven to do many different things, such as baking, toast, grilling, and cooking. One of the other main benefits of using a conventional oven is temperature control.


Different foods cook at different speeds or require specific temperatures. A microwave oven has a wide range of heat settings from ‘Defrost’ to ‘Very High.’ A conventional oven that has a fan will also distribute heat evenly, just like a rotating plate in a microwave oven.


A microwave oven uses microwaves and cooks food from the inside, while an electric oven cooks food from outside. Microwaves cook food much faster than a conventional oven. In a microwave oven, heating is not required longer than 10 minutes.


Microwave ovens are expensive and have a high power usage than electric ovens. Electric ovens are easier to repair than microwave ovens. Electric ovens have fewer functions than microwave ovens.


A toaster and electric oven use electrical energy to heat the food but differ in heating element used. Both the ovens can cook a variety of food, but their functions increase with a convection fan. A microwave oven cooks the food from inside out, and it requires less time than the conventional ovens.




 

Question #1: A toaster oven consists of _____ coils, and an electric oven has _____ coils.

  1. One, two

  2. Two, Three

  3. Five, Ten

  4. Six, Eight

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Answer: One, two

Both the ovens use electrical energy to cook the food. However, a toaster oven consists of one coil, and an electric oven has two coils.


Question #2: Toaster ovens _____ than electric ovens due to fewer features and a single coil.

  1. Costlier

  2. Equal cost

  3. Cost less

  4. Good in features

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Answer: Cost less

Toaster ovens cost less than electric ovens due to fewer features and a single coil.


Question #3: An electric oven uses electrical energy, and a microwave oven uses ________ to cook food.

  1. Wind energy

  2. Light energy

  3. Water energy

  4. Radiation energy

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Answer: Radiation energy

An electric oven uses electrical energy, and a microwave oven uses radiation energy to cook food.


Question #4: A _______ oven has a wide range of heat settings from ‘Defrost’ to ‘Very High.’

  1. Baking

  2. Microwave

  3. Open fire

  4. Gas

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Answer: Microwave

A microwave oven has a wide range of heat settings from ‘Defrost’ to ‘Very High.’


Question #5: What should be followed while using the microwave oven?

  1. Safety

  2. Signal light

  3. Steps of cooking

  4. Turn of lights

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Answer: Safety

A microwave oven can be hazardous if not used with safety. Read the owner’s manual before using the microwave oven.


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