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The Newest Helper In The Kitchen: Convection Microwave Ovens

March 25, 2022 – 5 min read

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s usually the time we like to spoil Mum with a special meal to show how much we appreciate her. Treating your Mum (or any other special woman in your life) with something that is both thoughtful and useful always works best. A home cooked meal from her favourite person (or people!), is always something mums love, but if you need that extra helping hand or really want to elevate your meal this year – a Panasonic convection oven could be the answer.

A convection microwave oven has advanced technology to do far more than just heat up leftovers. The appliance combines microwave capabilities with convection ovens advancements to have the versatility to do whatever you please. From defrosting, heating, baking, roasting, grilling and even steaming. Utilising powerful fans, air movement and heat is pushed throughout the interior of the microwave oven, resulting in evenly cooked meals, like a traditional oven.

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Benefits Of A Convection Microwave Oven

Still need convincing? Here are 5 features across different models that highlight all the ways a Panosonic convection microwave oven can help elevate your cooking game.

Benefit 1: A Healthy Cooking Alternative

The multiple modes available like Grill or Roast made available in models such as the Panasonic 27L Flatbed 3-in-1 Convection Oven make eating healthy easier than ever. 4-in-1 Convection Ovens (NN-CS89LBQPQ and NN-DS596BQPQ) also include steam cooking which makes sure that essential vitamins and minerals are retained during the cooking process.

Benefit 2: Perfect For The Whole Family

Panasonic's 31L 4-in-1 Convection Microwave features the family friendly option of a Genius Sensor that takes the guesswork out of cooking or reheating. This helpful technology determines how long the food needs to be cooked automatically, meaning even kids can cook or heat meals with ease, at the touch of a button.

“With a myriad of pre-programmed menus, a convection microwave oven will set the time and weight to flawlessly cook it to perfection – sounds too good to be true!”

Benefit 3: Pre-programmed Menus

How does automatic cooking sound to you? With a myriad of pre-programmed menus, a convection microwave oven will set the time and weight to flawlessly cook it to perfection – sounds too good to be true!

Benefit 4: All-In-One

Featuring multiple appliances in the one device, a convection microwave oven is a space saver. Keeping your kitchen benchtops looking lovely and clutter free. The Panasonic 27L 4-in-1 Flatbed Convection Oven features steam, oven, grill and microwave cooking in a compact design for ultimate usability.

Benefit 5: Delicious Food, Made Quickly With Ease

Through the convenient mix of microwave and convection technology, meal preparation is quick and easy. This means incredible food is simpler and more accessible than ever before.

A Convection Microwave In Action

To know the impressive abilities of a convection microwave, like this one from Panasonic, you need to see it in action. Check out these inspirational videos from Marion’s Kitchen. These two mouth-watering dishes will make the perfect addition to your Mother’s Day meal or any dinner party!

Check out the full cooking videos and learn more via the product pages here:

Cheesy Bread Recipe made in the Panasonic 31L 4-in-1 Convection Microwave

Crispy Pork Belly made with the Panasonic 27L Flatbed 3-in-1 Convection Oven

Fluffy cheesy bread and crispy pork belly in a microwave? Sounds insane, right? There’s more! Here are two more recipes to inspire you to cook with a convection microwave oven:

Recipe 1: Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe

Check out this recipe video below for another great cooking idea with this product, this time it’s the delicious Basque Burnt Cheesecake featuring the Panasonic 31L 4-in-1 Convection Microwave.

Ingredients

  • 1kg cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 7 eggs (room temperature)
  • 340g caster sugar
  • 500ml cream
  • 30g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • raspberries to serve

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven on Convection 200°C.
  2. Take two 30cm x 40cm sheets of non-stick baking paper and scrunch them into a ball, then unscrunch them. Top one sheet of baking paper with the other sheet, turning 90 degrees to create a cross. Line a 22cm springform baking tin with the paper cross, pleating and folding sides to fit.
  3. Use an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and caster sugar in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is fluffy and smooth.
  4. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. While the motor is still running, gradually add in the cream and continue beating until smooth. Finally add in the flour and salt and beat until combined.
  5. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared baking tin, filling it all the way up to the top. Bring the edges of the baking paper up around the sides of the tin to create a wall.
  6. Place baking tin on wire shelf in lower shelf position and cook on Convection 200°C for 1 hour or until cheesecake is golden brown. Set aside to cool completely, then transfer to the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Serve with fresh raspberries.

Recipe 2: Spicy Chicken Kebab Recipe

Here’s another delicious option for dinner using the Panasonic 27L Flatbed 3-in-1 Convection Oven - spicy Chicken Kebabs!

Ingredients

  • 500g chicken thighs (cut into strips)
  • 1 red capsicum (deseeded, chopped into large chunks)
  • 1 red onion (peeled, chopped into large squares)

Marinade:

  • 2 tbs olive oil plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

Yoghurt Sauce:

  • 200g Greek yoghurt
  • 1.5 tbs tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

To serve:

  • Flatbreads
  • Cos lettuce (sliced)
  • Tomatoes (sliced)

Steps

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the marinade ingredients. Add the chicken and stir to thoroughly combine. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine the yoghurt sauce ingredients together in a small bow. Cover and put in the fridge until required.
  3. Thread a piece of chicken onto two metal skewers, followed by a chunk of red pepper, then a piece of chicken and a piece of onion. Repeat until you have equally used up all the skewers and chicken to make 4 skewers. Discard any of the marinade left in the bowl. Place skewers on the high wire rack on the glass dish. Drizzle skewers with olive oil, and crack some black pepper over.
  4. Place glass dish with wire rack into oven. Select Auto Cook Menu 15, 600g and start. Oven will prompt you to turn skewers over, just press start to keep cooking to ensure nice browned skewers. Remove chicken from oven and rest for a few minutes.
  5. Serve chicken skewers on a platter, along with flatbreads, yoghurt sauce, lettuce and tomato. To assemble a wrap, add lettuce, tomato and chicken to a flat bread. Top with yoghurt sauce, roll up and enjoy!

Open Up A New World Of Cooking Possibilities

Get the latest kitchen companion for next-level convenience during this busy entertaining period. You’ll enjoy nutrient rich meals made in less time, as well as open new cooking possibilities! Explore the versatility of microwave convection ovens by visiting us in-store or online.

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