Microwave Oven vs OTG: Which one to buy?

Most of the people will agree that indeed ovens play an important role in their everyday lives. However, choosing the best oven for your home use can be confusing. So, if you are in a dilemma picking between the OTGs and microwave ovens? Well, if so then you don’t have to worry because here are the key differences between these two ovens to help you make the best decision regarding your cooking needs. Let’s begin by looking at the OTG ovens.

What is an OTG? 

OTGAn Oven Toaster Griller (OTG) can reheat, keep warm, grill, barbecue and most importantly, bake food items. It has heating coils on the bottom and on the roof of the oven. This heating element converts electric energy into heat to create high temperatures at which the food bakes. All the OTG’s have the option to switch on either one or both coils. For grilling, you need to heat the top coil and for baking, you need both coils to be heated. 

Bajaj has a wide range of selection to choose from. One such example would be Bajaj Majesty 2800 TMCSS (28 Litre) Oven Toaster Griller.  

An OTG is a baker’s delight- you can bake crisp cookies, spongy brown muffins and even bread to perfection.

What is a Microwave Oven? 

microwave ovenA microwave oven uses microwaves to heat food. In the case of the best microwave ovens, the commonly used radio wave frequency is roughly 2,500 megahertz (2.5 gigahertz).

Radio waves in this frequency range are absorbed by water, fats, and sugars. When they are absorbed, they are converted directly into atomic motion — heat. A convection microwave is more sophisticated than a normal microwave and has many additional features apart from reheating and boiling.

A convection microwave has a heating element and a fan that distributes heat evenly. A convection microwave offers baking, grilling and much more. You can cook a whole meal in a convection microwave. 

For working professionals, a convection microwave is a ticket to speedy yet delightful cooking. 

Bajaj has a wide range of selection to choose from. One such example would be Bajaj 2310 ETC (23 Litre) Microwave Oven.

Still confused? Lets simplified more for you…


Microwave Oven  OTG

Preparation Time

Less Time 

More Time

Pre-heating Time

About 5 minutes

About 15 minutes 

Power Consumption 



Auto-cook Facility 


Not Possible 


Heavy Weight

Light Weight 

Metal Vessels



Pricing  High, starts from 7,000

Low, starts from 2,000

When you should buy a Convection Microwave Oven?

If you want to bake, grill, toast, and re-heat food, and want to enjoy a simple meal such as rice, noodles, and curries. Also, you can use an oven for defrosting purposes. 

When to buy Oven Toaster and Griller (OTG)?

If you are a professional baker or looking for dedicated appliance only to bake, grill and toast, you can opt for an OTG.


In our opinion, the microwave oven is obviously the best in case of reheating because it takes just a few minutes to get the work done. OTG, on the other hand, requires much more time. 

As Christmas and New Year are fast approaching, if you want to try your hands at baking, then definitely an OTG is the best in this regard. An OTG has the ability to fry both the inner and crust at the outer layer of food using its two coils.

In a nutshell, picking up the right oven can be a daunting task. However, we cannot simply deny the fact that both OTGs and microwave ovens are very crucial for any Indian household. 

Visit the shop. bajaj to explore a wide range of Microwave Oven Online and buy OTG at affordable rates.

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