Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d see the day when I could own a microwave that air fries. Yes, the new Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave lets you air fry food! And that’s not all it can do. It’s quieter, loaded with presets and it uses microwave, convection, air fry and grill to cook up just about anything! I think my mom life just became a little bit simpler.
The Microwave that Air Fries + Grills, Convects and Microwaves
With all the technology out there these days, it doesn’t come as a shock that we can have a microwave, power grill, air fryer and convection oven all in one. The Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave really does it all. With 1400w for you to defrost, cook and reheat your favorite foods and beverages, evenly and quickly. But how?
The Element iQ System and Power Smoothing Inverter
The Element iQ System uses smart algorithms that provide power precisely to where and when it’s needed. This creates an ideal cooking environment. The Power Smoothing Inverter allows for precision cooking by evenly distributing heat, reheating and cooking dishes evenly for more optimal results. That’s fancy talk for, it circulates hot air around the food in order to cook it.
What Foods Are We Talking About?
This microwave is ideal for air frying things like fries, vegetables and chicken wings.
Its convection technology uses a fan to circulate heat during the cooking process, effectively minimizing the number of hot spots and cold spots so you can bake or roast foods like whole chickens, brownies and lasagna. And of course, you can microwave foods per usual.
The PowerGrill element will cook food crispy with its 1100w of grill power. Even Pizza!
But Wait Why Isn’t It Called a 4-in-1?
If the Combi Wave 3-in-1 uses microwave, convection, power grill and air fry methods to cook, then why isn’t it a 4-in-1? That’s because the “Fast Combi” method combines 3 methods to heat your food up to 50% faster.
What Else Can the Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave Do?
As if grilling, frying, microwaving and convection baking aren’t enough, the Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave has a quiet soft close door that is 80% quieter than other microwaves. This is a huge plus in my home. The microwave is one of the loudest noises next to the icemaker and the garage door slamming all day. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this detail. Especially late at night when my son is sleeping and I’m eating leftovers.
The overall operation of the unit is 50% quieter as well. And it has mindful details like child lock and mute buttons so you don’t have to worry about all the fancy sound effects that make your ears bleed.
If you’re anything like me, you like things to be easy. The less thought you have to put into mundane things (like reheating last night’s pizza) the better. That’s why I love the built-in “Easy Presets”.
Easy presets allow you to use options like; Smart Cook, Smart Reheat and Smart Defrost while the “Fast Combi” function allows you to heat up your dishes faster. Presets to defrost/reheat include; fish, bacon, popcorn, pizza, rice, chicken, meat, cake and butter/chocolate. Man, if Doc Brown could see us now!
Whether you’re thinking about replacing your existing microwave or you’re just mad impressed by the microwave that air fries food, the new Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave might just be what you’re looking for. I mean, if you’re going to have to take up the space in the kitchen, you may as well have a unit that does it all. And I think it’s fair to say that the Combi is doing it all. For more of my Mom’s Corner gadget geekery, be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.