Your microwave oven is one of the most essential appliances in your kitchen. They are more than just a decorative piece. If you disagree with me, try to defrost a frozen chicken without one. You don’t want to go through that stress!
In my honest opinion, microwave ovens are some of the best kitchen inventions. They combine technology with speed and versatility, making microwave ovens truly smart appliances. And they make cooking so easy!
Microwaves save you time and energy. You can defrost, reheat leftovers, make popcorn, and do so much more. Newer designs of microwaves even make it possible to do all these with just one click.
While the increased number of models provides you with various choices to choose from, it also makes it more challenging to avoid low-quality models and manufacturers. So, before you go for a particular microwave oven model, be confident it is right for you. Consider the durability, the wattage power, and other functions.
If you want a compact microwave or have little kitchen space to spare, then a countertop microwave might be the best option for you. Unlike the other types of microwave, countertops require no special installation. They are also compact enough to be easily moved and are affordable!
Let’s not forget about the decorative part! Cute microwaves like red microwave ovens can add style and colour to your kitchen. Not to mention, designs like retro microwaves can help you make a decorative statement.
As far as retro microwave ovens are considered, the WINIA Retro Red Microwave oven is an excellent choice.
To test the microwave’s power and durability, my team and I carried out a couple of tests on the microwave. We considered the ease of use, power, durability, turntable, and several other functionalities. In this review, I’ll go over these features of the countertop microwave.
The WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven
The WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven (unit number: WOR07R2ZER) takes you back to the ’90s with its vintage style. Retro models give you a homely attractiveness that cannot be matched with newer designs.
The appearance is not the only appeal of this microwave oven. The WINIA Retro Microwave Oven provides you with modern conveniences while keeping that vintage aesthetic.
Apart from the design, the countertop also features a concave reflex system (CRS) that cooks your food faster. With 700 wattage power and 5 power levels, the microwave oven packs a mighty punch.
The stylish red finish design adds just the right touch of colour to your kitchen. Plus, it can blend in with any kitchen settings.
WINIA Retro Microwave’s Size and Power
The microwave oven weighs only 24.1 lbs, which makes it easy to move around. With its dimension of 12.7 x 17.6 x 10.6 inches, it is a compact microwave oven.
The compactness makes it suitable for any kitchen type. If you have a little space to spare, then this is an excellent choice for you.
The microwave oven has a wattage power of about 700W, making it a suitable power range for most cooking options. However, the wattage power might not be sufficient for greater cooking demands.
Power Levels and Auto Cook Menus
The WINIA Retro Red Microwave has 5 power levels with 5 auto cook menus. The power levels allow for easy adjustment to specific cooking requirements. Plus, it also makes it easy to set specific cooking times.
These are 5 simple pre-set auto cook options. With just a push, you are set to go! The auto cook menus include automated times and heat settings to warm beverages, de-freeze frozen veggies, bake potatoes, cook soups, and cook fresh vegetables.
The Concave Reflex System: Quick and Evenly Cooked Food
The WINIA Retro Red Microwave uses an exclusive concave reflex system (CRS). The CRS is designed to cook your food evenly and faster than the traditional microwave.
This cooking system uses reflectors and dual waves to make cooking faster. It combines the concave reflector and concentrates the waves equally on all areas of the rotating dish. At the same time the dual wave system helps distribute waves into the cavity from 2 angles, one above and one below.
So, even at 700W, the WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven is faster than most traditional microwaves.
The Recessed Turntable: More Room to Cook
Instead of the regular turntable, this countertop microwave has a recessed turntable. The turntable is a fixed tray located lower to give more space in the cooking chamber.
The tray is designed with a one-piece coupler to make it easier to use. The recessed turntable also provides you with more room to cook. It is designed in such a way that you can put in and take out food without stress.
Zero Energy Saving Function
With the “Zero On” option, you can save standby electricity without turning off the microwave oven. This energy-saving function automatically turns off the microwave after 10 minutes of non-usage. The standby power supply accounts for about 10% of an average household’s electricity consumption.
Zero On is designed to reduced the microwave oven’s footprint in energy consumption. Thereby reducing power consumption and saving you money!
The 2-Way Defrost Option: Making Defrosting Easier
With the 2-way defrost option, the WINIA microwave oven makes it faster to defrost meals and vegetables. The 2-way defrost feature works by measuring your frozen food by weight and time.
This function helps you eliminate the guesswork and properly calculate the time your food needs to defrost. You can use either the time or weight function for defrosting.
The WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven comes with a modern face bezel screen design. The screen design is both contemporary and easy to use. The screen displays cooking time and function with a clear LED light.
Instead of buttons, the microwave features dial knobs for operating. The dial knobs make it easier to tune in to the different power levels and auto cook menus. There is an additional 30 seconds dial button as well. So, instead of resetting the power level, you only need to use the “add 30 seconds” dial.
The LED numbering and straight-forward functions make it easier to operate. With just a touch of the dial, you can start cooking!
The child safety lock makes it suitable for households with little kids. The safety option keeps the children out, and provides you with peace of mind to enjoy your microwave oven!
A Retro Design and Colour for a Stylish Kitchen
Retro microwaves give you that vintage and contemporary design that provide your kitchen with a unique look. And the WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven is no different.
WINIA’s retro design takes you back in time. If you aim for a retro appeal in your kitchen, this microwave oven is a great choice.
The popping red colour of the countertop oven adds just the right touch of colour to any kitchen. Regardless of your kitchen design, the red colour will fit in perfectly. It can add the right touch of colour to a minimalistic design. Or blend in with your design if you are aiming for a colourful kitchen.
Final Thoughts on the WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven
It is hard to find an excellent compact countertop microwave oven these days. But the WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven is one of our top choices in the market today. The ease of use is excellent, and the style is unique, providing you the best of both worlds.
However, keep in mind that WINIA’s retro design model has an average wattage power, meaning it cannot sustain heavy daily use. If you have a large family or extensive cooking demands, this microwave might not be the right one for you. While great for convenience and countertop functionality, it’s compact size makes it inadequate for some cooking needs. Its wattage power of 700W may also make cooking slower or take longer to heat up if the food is larger than average.
Regardless, this compact countertop microwave oven makes cooking easy for a smaller family size and regular cooking needs. The compactness also makes it suitable for all kitchen types.
With the dial knob, screen display, and LED light, it is relatively easy to perform different cooking functions. The retro design and cute colour add a touch of style to your kitchen as well. The 700W wattage power is good enough for most cooking demands. With the 5 auto power levels and 5 pre-set auto cook menus, you can defrost, reheat, bake, and cook quickly. And the “Zero on” feature helps you save energy consumption and on your electricity bill.
The recessed turntable allows for more cooking room than most compact microwaves. The light feature during cooking will enable you to see what is cooking without opening the microwave. Additionally, the glass door with handles makes it easy to open and close the microwave oven. And the child safety lock keeps curious fingers at bay.
Overall, the WINIA Retro Red Microwave Oven is an excellent choice for compact and countertop microwaves. Not to mention affordable.
With all these unique features, you will get the best value for your money with this microwave oven!