What is a combination microwave and why do I need one?

kitchen with built in combination microwave
(Image credit: Fisher & Paykel)

Exactly what is a combination microwave? With so many new and ingenious kitchen appliances being launched onto the market all the time, it can be hard to tell those that are truly worth including when designing a kitchen apart from those that are nothing more than flash-in-the-pan worktop-guzzling gimmicks. 

The world of ovens has really seen some amazing developments in recent years and there is now so much choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their kitchens that it can be a little mind-blowing. From ovens that clean themselves to those that have food ready and waiting for you when you return home from a long day out, there really is something for every kind of cook.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.