One question people fail to ask is “what size microwave fits a dinner plate “It is frustrating to buy your dream microwave only to find out that your dinner plate would not fit in. so before you go buying a microwave, do well to know the cubic feet of the microwave and the size of your dinner plate as well.
Well in this article below there are microwaves to choose from that will fit your dinner plate.
A microwave oven is a necessary kitchen appliance that is used in homes, offices, schools, and restaurants. It is useful for a variety of tasks such as reheating food, cooking, disinfecting kitchen items, heating beauty products, proofing yeast, de-crystallizing honey, toasting nuts and spices, and so on.
Microwave ovens come in a variety of styles and brands, with varying sizes, wattages, and features.
To name a few brands of microwave ovens, we have Kenwood, Toshiba Microwave, Panasonic Microwave, LG Microwave, Cuisinart Microwave, Faberware Microwave, Sharp, and Comfee Compact Microwave.
We have microwaves ranging in wattage from 500 to 3000 watts. Most microwave ovens have pre-heating settings that allow you to cook your food faster. Where and how a microwave can be used is determined by its type and size.
If you have a small space at home, you can decide to go for a small microwave or if you live in a camp van, there are low microwaves for your campervan. There are also home-based Microwave ovens that will meet all your cooking needs.
Office workers are not forgotten, as they require microwaves that are suitable for use in break rooms.
When purchasing a microwave oven, we always recommend that you consider two factors: cubic feet and wattage.
Finally, there are microwave ovens with grills, convection ovens, countertop microwave ovens, combination microwave ovens (built-in), steam microwave ovens, above-the-range microwave ovens, and inverter microwave ovens.
HOW TO MEASURE MICROWAVE PLATE SIZE?
The simplest way to determine the size of a microwave plate is to use a measuring tape and measure from end to end to determine the number of inches of the glass turntable.
This is done to determine the size of the dinner plate that will fit inside your microwave oven or when replacing a faulty glass turntable.
WHAT SIZE MICROWAVE FITS A DINNER PLATE?
The size of the Microwave Oven that can fit a standard dinner plate of 11.5 inches or 10.5 inches is the Mid-size Microwave oven that is above the 1.1 cubic feet capacity or 31 Litres and has a glass turntable of 12.5 inches to 13.8 inches or above.
Recommended microwave oven sizes that will fit your standard dinner plates are;
Panasonic Compact Microwave Oven, 1.2 cu, ft. (33 Litres), 1200 Watts of Power, and 13.4 inches glass turntable.
Sharp Countertop Microwave Oven 1200 Watts, 2.2 cu. ft. (62 Litres) with 16 inches removable glass turntable.
Toshiba Countertop Microwave Oven, 1200 Watts with Position Memory Turntable of 13.58 inches, 1.6 Cu.ft,(45 Litres).
WHAT IS THE SMALLEST MICROWAVE THAT WILL FIT A DINNER PLATE?
The smallest microwave that will fit a dinner plate is the COMFEE countertop microwave oven. This microwave has many user-friendly features, equipped with 0.9 cu. feet large capacity that will easily satisfy dinner plates for a family.
This smallest microwave oven comes in a compact size but can easily accommodate most common dishes such as a 10-inch pizza having a turntable dimension of 10.6 inches in diameter.
It’s a good compact microwave and great for small space. It’s lightweight, convenient and has a lot of functionality with multiple heating settings and very usable presets.
WHICH SIZE MICROWAVE FITS A 9×13 PAN?
For a 9×13 pan, you’ll need a larger capacity. Most large microwave models have a depth of between 15 and 16 inches, a height of between 16 and 18 inches, and a width of between 29 and 30 inches. Typical capacities range between 1.5 and 2.2 cubic feet.
20 LITRE MICROWAVE DIMENSIONS
The 20 Litre Microwave oven is a small or compact microwave oven that can easily fit into small spaces like a small kitchen. A 20 Litre microwave oven is a good example of a small microwave needed for a dorm or college room or even an office space.
Based on its compact size and design, the 20 Litre microwave have a capacity that ranges from 0.7 cubic feet (19 Litres) to 0.8 cubic feet (22 Litres) and 700 watts through 950 watts depending on the microwave oven brand.
The dimension (L X W X D) of the 0.7 cubic feet (19 Litres) microwave oven is approximately 17. 5 inches in length, width is 13.5 inches and 10.25 inches in height while the 0.8 cubic feet (22 Litres) is 14.81 inches (Length), width (19.2 inches) and height (11 inches.)
An example of a 20 Litre Microwave oven is the Panasonic Microwave Oven Countertop/Built-In Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor, 0.8 Cu. Ft, 950Watts.
IS 1. 7 CUBIC FEET MICROWAVE BIG ENOUGH?
First, it depends on your definition of what you consider “Big”. A 1.7 cubic feet microwave oven has a capacity of 48 Litres which means that it is big enough to cook and reheat food regularly with a household of 4 persons.
Furthermore, a 1.7 cubic feet microwave starts from 1000 watts of power, exist in a compact countertop microwave, over-the-range Microwave oven and even has a grill (1200 watts) and convection oven option with 1400 watts.
A very good example of a large 1.7 cubic feet microwave oven is the Galanz 1.7 Cu. Ft, 1000W over-the-counter microwave oven that is suitable for any home kitchen. It has a durable 12.4″ glass turntable that allows fitting dishes of all sizes, from small bowls to your family’s dinner casseroles.
It also has an Exhaust fan with 2 speeds that removes smoke and odours from your kitchen quickly and efficiently. This big 1.7 cubic feet microwave oven offers 9 auto-cook settings, including Pizza, Potato, Reheat, Popcorn, Beverage, Veggies, Cheese, Meat and Butter.
MEDIUM SIZE MICROWAVE
A typical medium-sized microwave ranges in height from 12 to 15 inches, width from 20 to 24 inches, depth from 12 to 17 inches, and wattage from 900 to 1300 watts.
Furthermore, because of their wattage power, medium-sized microwaves can perform multiple tasks and cook meals quickly. A medium-sized microwave has a capacity of 15 to 32 litres, which is sufficient to handle a large meal at once.
WHAT IS A STANDARD MICROWAVE PLATE SIZE?
There are different dimensions, various wattages and sizes of microwave ovens also with internal and outside dimensions. To begin with, the standard microwave glass turntable plate size for a small/compact microwave oven is between 9.6 inches to 10. 5 inches.
While the Mid-size Microwave oven standard microwave glass turntable plate size is between 11.5 inches to 12. 5 inches and this glass turntable dimension can fit an 11 ¼ inch dinner plate.
Finally, for the large microwave oven or full-size Microwave oven, the standard microwave glass turntable size range from 14. 5 inches glass plate size to 16 inches.
NOTE: Kindly measure the interior dimension of your microwave oven, consult the manufacturer for the perfect fit and measure the glass plate before purchasing a replacement.
LARGE MICROWAVE OVEN DIMENSIONS
Don’t be fooled to think that the bigger the wattage than the bigger the microwave. It doesn’t work like that nowadays, manufacturers put in a lot in terms of design to make microwave ovens more simple and compact.
A Large Microwave is simply for a large family size and it is more efficient in cooking power. One of the best Large Microwave ovens we recommend is the Panasonic 1250 watts high power countertop/built-in inverter technology microwave oven with 2.2 cubic feet (62 Litres), 30 inch trim kit.
The inner dimension of this Large Microwave oven dimension is (H x W x D): 10.94-inch x 18.44-inch x 18.50 inches, while the Outside dimension is HxWxD (Inches), is 14 x 23.9 x 19.4.
MICROWAVE DIMENSIONS CM
Just as I mentioned above the different types of microwave ovens, each of these microwave ovens has different dimensions based on the manufacturer’s specifications and features to meet some home and kitchen tasks.
For example, the height of a freestanding microwave varies between 25cm and 41cm, the width is between 43cm and 60cm while the depth is between 30 and 58cm.
Concerning Built-in Microwave ovens, the standard height is 23cm or 45cm, the width has a standard dimension of 56cm and the depth dimension is 55cm.
REFERENCE: MICROWAVE OVEN DIMENSIONS
MICROWAVE SIZES IN LITRES
Below is the complete table guide to various microwave sizes in litres ranging from 500 to about 3000 wattages;
|0.5 Cubic Feet||14|
|0.7 Cubic Feet||19|
|0.8 Cubic Feet||22|
|0.9 Cubic Feet||25|
|1.0 Cubic Feet||28|
|1.1 Cubic Feet||31|
|1.2 Cubic Feet||33|
|1.3 Cubic Feet||36|
|1.4 Cubic Feet||39|
|1.5 Cubic Feet||42|
|1.6 Cubic Feet||45|
|1.7 Cubic Feet||48|
|1.9 Cubic Feet||53|
|2.0 Cubic Feet||56|
|2.2 Cubic Feet||62|