BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While microwave ovens have been a staple in American kitchens for decades, many cooks have yet to discover that today's high-end models offer not only speed and convenience, but many of the same capabilities prized in traditional ovens. Case in point: a collection of high performance microwave ovens from Jenn-Air capable of everything from searing salmon to baking decadent truffle tarts.
"Whether you prefer a sleek built-in, under counter or above the range microwave, our models offer multiple cooking options, with several even featuring convection cooking and full-color LCD displays," notes Juliet Johnson, manager of brand experience for Jenn-Air. "Beyond their powerful performance, the various configurations found in our collection offer flexible placement options."
MICROWAVE OVENS WITH CONVECTION COOKING
Jenn-Air built-in microwave ovens include a 30-inch model with a Speed-Cook system that can cook oven quality meals up to three times faster than traditional ovens. By combining the speed of microwave energy with the heat of convection cooking and broiling, this cooking system has the flexibility to cook a variety of preprogrammed foods from roasted chicken to delicate puff pastry.
A highly interactive, full-color 4.3-inch LCD control panel features intuitive menu-driven controls to easily select various cooking options from temperature to cooking modes. Rather than cooking for a preset time, a steam cook cycle features an intuitive sensor that detects humidity released by food as it cooks and determines the precise cooking time and power level for each food item. For dishes such as flatbread and roasted fish, a Crisp Option used in combination with the included browning pan promotes the crisping of foods by merging microwave technology with a broiling element for exceptional results.
UNDER COUNTER MICROWAVE OVEN
For those with limited space, the 24" microwave oven with a drawer design leaves valuable counter space uncluttered with under counter or in-wall installation options. With the touch of a button, the drawer automatically opens and closes, while its top access allows for easy stirring of ingredients and temperature testing. The auto sensor feature ensures all food is properly cooked while a Keep Warm feature offers the flexibility of using the microwave as a warming drawer with precise temperature settings that allow plates and dishes to be kept warm until serving time.
OVER THE RANGE MICROWAVE OVENS WITH BUILT-IN VENTILATION
Jenn-Air 30-inch over-the-range microwave ovens help clear the air with a built-in ventilation system that automatically begins venting when heat is sensed. Featuring multiple fan speeds with a 300 CFM blower, the exhaust system captures smoke, steam and odors from the cooking surface below. To help maintain a seamless look in the kitchen, an articulating vent opens to a 45-degree angle when turned on and remains closed when off. A built-in exterior exhaust system with three venting alternatives provides flexible installation options.
Select models are available with microwave and convection combination cooking. All over-the-range models feature auto sensor microwave cooking, enabling the oven to automatically sense remaining cooking time based on the humidity emanating from dishes as they cook.
Jenn-Air microwave ovens are offered in a variety of styles and finishes including Pro-Style Stainless, Euro-Style Stainless, Black and White Floating Glass.
Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air brand has consistently grown its reputation as a technology and design innovator. Its selection of style options includes two distinct stainless steel collections and two cutting edge finishes: Floating Glass and Oiled Bronze. From downdraft cooktops, wall ovens and professional style ranges to dishwashers, refrigerators and such entertaining essentials as warming drawers, built-in ice machines and wine cellars, Jenn-Air brand offers a complete line of major kitchen appliances. To learn more about the Jenn-Air® appliance collection, or speak with a member of the concierge team, please visit jennair.com, twitter.com/jennairusa or facebook.com/jennair.