If you thought a microwave was just for heating up leftovers or defrosting meat – think again. The Quick Touch Crisp Microwave from Sage by Heston is redefining the term ‘microwave food’. The integrated crisper pan and grill, as well as intelligent inverter technology, means not only can this smart microwave automatically handle simple tasks such as softening butter and melting chocolate, it can also brown and crisp foods like pies, pastries and pizzas, just like a conventional oven would.
Integrated Crisper Pan and Grill
With a 900W grill and integrated crisper pan, soggy bottoms will be a thing of the past for all your pizza, pies, quiches and pastries. Working in conjunction with the microwave, it works out grill times and power levels automatically for that all-important crispy finish. It will even prompt you to pre-heat the tray, to protect against those dreaded soggy bottoms.
Intelligent Inverter Technology
Unlike most microwaves, which simply turn the power on and off, the inverter technology built into the Quick Touch Crisp Microwave varies the power level, maintaining a constant stream of heat that preserves the flavour and texture of your favourite foods. This helps you poach, braise, and steam more delicate foods without them turning rubbery, or being hard out the outside and cold in the middle.
As is customary of Sage by Heston kitchenware, the Quick Touch Crisp Microwave features simple, easy-to-navigate controls to make preparing food easier. The three smart functions on the front of the microwave, ‘Smart Cook/Grill’, ‘Smart Reheat’, and ‘Smart Defrost’, all have pre-set options to choose from on the clear display. Just use the dial to select the option you want, the microwave does the rest.
By pressing the pizza option, for example, the microwave will know to pre-heat the grill pan for a crispy base, and then automatically work out what temperature and time to set from the size of the pizza. If you think it needs a little bit extra, the ‘A Bit More’ button will give the food an additional blast without restarting the whole cooking programme.
Opening the door reveals a number of one-touch buttons for everyday tasks. For keen bakers, the microwave can soften butter with just one touch, using the weight to work out how long to work for, and at what temperature. Other tasks include melting chocolate or warming baked beans, without them exploding all over the inside.
The dials on the front of the microwave also allow you to manually adjust the power and time of the microwave, allowing you to use it in a more traditional fashion. If you do have a little accident with those baked beans, the stainless steel interior is easy to wipe clean, ensuring you’re ready to go next time.
The Quick Touch Crisp Microwave from Sage has revolutionised microwave meals. Now some of the healthiest, quickest and easiest foods are just a touch of a button away.
- Smart cook, reheat and defrost functions
- Power level and time can be adjusted during cooking
- 30 second instant start
- 10 power levels
- Programmable timer
- 25L capacity
- LCD screen
- Stainless steel fascia
- Oven 900W
- Grill 1000W
About the Sage by Heston Blumenthal Range
Engineered by Heston Blumenthal, the ultimate food thinker and experimental chef, and Sage’s own engineers, the Sage by Heston Blumenthal range uses cleverly integrated functions to take the stress out of cooking. Their range of smart appliances, which includes kettles, toasters, and blenders, through to their ice cream maker and microwaves, has been exactingly considered to give you perfect results every time, all at the push of a button. Whether its prepping, boiling, whisking, whipping, grilling, cooking and baking, thanks to Heston and Sage, it has never been so easy.
Each appliance is easy to use, with straightforward controls that do all the thinking for you and give precise results every time. Their range of kitchenware also comes with recipes and some tips from Heston, which help you get the most from your tea-maker, coffee machine or bread maker. It’s Heston’s meticulous perfectionism that’s helped make the Sage’s range advanced, high-spec appliances that stand head and shoulders above the competition.
900W. Grill 1000W. 44 x 52 x 31cm H.