Summer is upon us, and it is a great time for friends and family to get together for a cookout! Microwaves are a convenient way to quickly prepare food, but amid the chaos of guest arrivals, messes can happen. That’s why it’s important to ensure the microwave setup is conducive to stress-free cooking. 

Here are three tips to help you cook quickly, and safely!

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Consider microwaves with large interior capacity

As you can imagine, a large microwave can come in handy if you’ve got a tray of lasagna that could use some warming up. Sure, your oven can handle this job, but it takes up more energy to run and can make your home feel like a sauna. Due to its smaller size, a microwave can save you on energy costs.

Size-wise, it should be noted that countertop microwaves can range from a smaller compact design at 0.5 to an extra-large model at 2.2 cubic feet and microwaves are considered to have an above-average interior capacity starting at 2.0 cubic feet.

Install a microwave drawer

Did you know some microwaves don’t have a door at all? Some are designed to open at the pull of a drawer, giving your kitchen more room for creativity. These types of microwaves are designed to be installed into your wall or island. With the added value of saving your countertop space for food preparation, a microwave drawer also lets you check-on or stir foods without removing the dish from the appliance.

Place your microwave in a convenient spot

In a case of “go big or go home,” you can get wall-oven-and-microwave combination appliances. This works in tandem to save you time and be conducive to a more efficient kitchen design. With these appliances, there will be no need to scurry from one end of the kitchen to another.

These microwave tips can help you be a master, speedy chef, all while maintaining safety in your home. For large microwaves, microwave drawers and wall-oven-and-microwave combination appliances, feel free to visit Spencer’s TV & Appliance to find which one works best for you!

Antony Conti is the marketing director for Spencer’s TV & Appliance. For more than 47 years, locally owned Spencer’s TV & Appliance has grown to 10 locations through maintaining a focus on personal service and customer satisfaction. Spencer’s TV & Appliance is an employee-owned discount appliance, electronics and mattress store based in Arizona. Since 1973, Spencer’s has grown to be one of the larger TV and appliance retailers in the U.S. For more information, visit