Top 9 Best Microwaves

Some for style, some for child-friendly, and others for compact size (such as microwave oven combos and mini microwaves).

Hopefully, you’ll find what you’re looking for!

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Best Microwaves // Countertop Microwave Guide

Samsung, Counter Microwave Oven

SAMSUNG 30" Microwave Trim Kit for 1.2 Cu. Ft. Counter Top Convection Microwave (MC12J8035CT) for Seamless Built-In Look, MA-TK3080CT, Stainless Steel
  • ACHIEVE A SEAMLESS BUILT-IN LOOK: Our stainless steel Microwave Trim Kit adds a graceful transition to your Counter Top Convection Microwave, for a seamless, premium built-in look
  • COMPATIBILITY: This Trim Kit fits the Samsung 1.2 cu. ft. Counter Top Convection Microwave, model MC12J8035CT

It’s not just the mirror-finish design that put the Samsung on our list – it’s the 10 settings and advanced grill settings (including pizza!)

The 10 Auto-Cook settings make it super easy to cook nearly anything – it can defrost vegetables or cook an entire pepperoni pizza with the touch of a single button. (not an option on many models)

Inside is where it’s really special.

A ceramic enamel interior makes it one of the easiest to clean. Being scratch-resistant and stain-resistant, you can more smoothly wipe away grease, oil, or sauce. This is a big help when making soup or your spaghetti sauce overflows.

The beautiful design is a nice add-on. You’ll impress guess with its sophisticated, unique look. 

Simply one of the best microwaves out there.

Breville Quick Touch Microwave

Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave, Air Fryer, and Toaster Oven, Brushed Stainless Steel, BMO870BSS1BUC1
  • VERSATILITY OF 3 IN 1 APPLIANCE The Combi Wave 3 in 1, combines an Air Fryer, Convection Oven and Microwave in one appliance to create delicious healthier meals for every cooking occasions. Create crunchy, crispy golden French fries with the Air Fry function; enjoy family favorites such as roast chicken or gooey chocolate brownies with the Convection Oven function; or defrost delicious soup and reheat your lasagna with the Inverter Microwave function.
  • ELEMENT IQ SYSTEM Smart algorithms steer power to where and when its needed to create the ideal cooking environment, for perfect results. Enjoy crispy golden results and many more delicious meals when using the Air Fry and Bake functions. Power: 1200 W - Convection Input Power
  • FAST COMBI & COOK FROM FROZEN FUNCTIONS The Fast Combi function is designed to cook your favorite dishes faster. Combining Convection Oven, Grilling and Microwave to achieve the desired temperature and perfect results faster than traditional ovens. The Cook from Frozen function is designed to achieve perfectly cooked results from frozen. The function uses the convection oven, grill and microwave at different cooking stages.
  • POWER SMOOTHING INVERTER The Power Smoothing Inverter technology does away with the old ON-OFF method to automatically adjust power intensity and deliver smooth even power when you need more or less, for deliciously even results. Reheat favorites like pizza slices, soup and lasagna with precision and ease or delicately defrost meats and meals without overheating and drying out edges.
  • SMART COOK, SMART REHEAT & SMART DEFROST With 19 built-in smart presets including Smart Cook, Smart Reheat and Smart Defrost, the Combi Wave 3 in 1 puts all the power at your fingertips. Smooth low temperature delivers heat evenly without overheating and drying out, allowing you to cook with ease, reheat with precision and delicately defrost your favorite dishes.

The Breville has excellent reviews online!

Lots of cool features on this one – 10 power levels (from 10-100% via twist dial). This means that no matter what you’re cooking, there’s an optimal way to make it. The operating guide can help you find the ideal setting.

Among its many features, we like the Sensor IQ, which auto-detects the humidity inside and can adjust in real-time.

Example: So when you’re making frozen pizza, the oven will detect & absorb the water from the melted ice – it doesn’t seem like a big thing, but it’s a game changer. No joke. 

As one of the best microwaves available, it’s much more expensive than others on our list (the price is a bit crazy!).

However, it comes with a 1-year replacement warranty. Hopefully, it won’t break on you, but if purchased, you can sleep well knowing it’s insured for 365 days. 

In any case, this is one of the best in the market, and online customer reviews show it.

RCA Microwave – Advanced Menu

RCA RMW953-RED Microwave Oven, 900 Watts with 10 Power Levels, Red
  • POWERFUL: This bright coloured countertop microwave oven has 900 Watts in a 0.9 Cu. Ft. footprint
  • FUNCTIONS: Equipped 10 Microwave power levels to help provide efficient results each and every time. It also has an auto-defrost menu by weight and a 6-One touch functions including, pizza, popcorn, baked potato etc.
  • INTERIOR LIGHT & CHILD LOCK: The safety lock prevents unsupervised operation by children. Interior light for checking the status without having to open the doors.
  • DIGITAL DISPLAY: Soft-touch electronic control panel and convenient auto-cook menu. Digital clock and kitchen timer.
  • DESIGN - Vibrant colour that stands out in all decor styles. And a sleek curved handle for a modern design.

This microwave device has 9 different menus

Includes a special program to defrost foods. In addition, the digital timer includes hits 60 minutes, which is sufficient for most of your cooking needs.

Another feature of this microwave is that it is a device with 10 different power levels and has a special lock to ensure the safety of children. The loud beep clearly announces the end of cooking, and the finish is simple but elegant.

The only negative point is that you will have to read the instruction manual in order to make the most of all the functions that this microwave offers.

Cuisinart Microwave Oven & Grill

Cuisinart CMW-200 1.2-Cubic-Foot Convection Microwave Oven with Grill, Stainless Steel
  • Unit Dimensions: 21.20" L x 19.00" W x 12.20" H | MC Weight: 41.30lb
  • 1.2-cubic-foot capacity, 1000 watts
  • Brushed stainless with embossed Cuisinart logo and dark tinted glass window
  • Touchpad controls with LCD, Two convenient defrost functions to defrost food by weight or time, Convection bake or roast with and without microwave function
  • Instruction and recipe book included, BPA Free

This powerful 1,000-watt brushed stainless steel will be the perfect addition to your home.

The stainless steel interior helps keep odours at bay, and the removable glass tray means that it’s easy to clean. It’s got easy-to-use touch-pad controls and a variety of functions.

We love the 9 preset cooking modes

  • Popcorn
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Beverages
  • Reheat (for dinner leftovers)
  • Fresh Vegetable
  • Frozen Vegetable
  • Roast Chicken
  • Cake
  • Homemade Pizza

It’s so easy to cook just about anything with this microwave, and as it’s a combination oven, you can avoid that “limp” microwaved feel that food sometimes gets by using the oven feature as well!

Considering the price, this is a solid bargain for a microwave and oven combination.

Danby Designer Microwave – classic stainless steel

Danby DBMW0924BBS 0.9 Cu.Ft. CounterTop Microwave In Black Stainless Steel - 900 Watts, Small Microwave With Push Button Door
  • 0.9 cu ft. capacity, 900 Watts 10 power levels
  • 6 Convenient Auto Cook Options: Popcorn, Potato, Pizza, Frozen Vegetables, Beverage, Dinner Plate
  • Express Cook buttons: 1 – 6 minutes
  • Add 30 seconds: add additional cooking time by 30 seconds
  • Auto Defrost Options: Defrost by Time or Weight

A traditional silver colour finish. This kitchen appliance has a casing made of stainless steel to guarantee its durability.

With 700 watts of power, this microwave is powerful enough for everyday use. The capacity is 7 cubic feet, and it has 10 power levels and 6 preset cooking programs.

It also has an interior light and a large window to see how the food is progressing, to avoid any messy mishaps! A great option in relation to quality/price with a very nice design. It would fit well into any kitchen.

HomeLabs 1050W Microwave Oven

TOSHIBA Air Fryer Combo 8-in-1 Countertop Microwave Oven, Convection, Broil, Odor removal, Mute Function, 12.4" Position Memory Turntable with 1.0 Cu.ft, Black stainless steel, ML2-EC10SA(BS)
  • 【8-in-1 Multifuntional Microwave】One microwave with multi-functions of microwave, air fry, bake(convection), broil (grill), combi., low temp., odor removal, defrost can fulfill more usages
  • 【Healthy Air Fryer Microwave Combo】 Enjoy your wholesome fried food with original taste but less fat with healthy air fry
  • 【Large Capacity, Small Footprint as Kitchen Essential】 12.4inch removable turntable can fit a whole roasted chicken, 12-inch pizza and 8*4-inch casserole
  • 【Stylish Appearance】 Classic black stainless steel finishes with easy to clean stainless steel interior
  • 【Easy Operation】 Equipped with bright, large LED digital display, easy-to-turn knobs and touch control panel

This stylish microwave has many features – if you love your kitchen gadgets, you’ll love this! Especially if you’re a pizza fan: this microwave oven has a pizza program that will cook your pizza to perfection. 

Popcorn button for quick and easy movie nights with friends…or more!

The reason we love it is – good size, family microwave. Homelabs isn’t a super well-known brand, but they produce high-quality appliances and some of the best microwaves. 

It’ll fit nicely into almost any kitchen!

It has 10 power levels11 cooking functions and 7 preset cooking programs making this the best for the nervous cook or someone who is short on time. It is spacious and easy to use, and the price point is excellent for the amount of features that you get!

Online reviews:

  • “home labs microwave oven – a great microwave! It’s big and cooks food fast. Buttons are sometimes hard to press, though.
  • “This microwave is nice at 1.3 cubic ft. Easy to read without being overwhelming
  • “It has a beautiful colour that matches perfectly with a black refrigerator.

Emerson 900W – simple and modern

Emerson Radio .9 Cu Ft Digital Microwave Oven, Grill Function, 1,000 Watt, Retro & Chrome, 8 Pre-Programmed Settings, Express & Defrost, Chrome Handle & Control Buttons, Timer & LED Display,Black
  • This microwave oven features a sleek and stylish retro black design that is sure to complement any kitchen decor. The cabinet and front panel are both coated in a black finish that gives it a classic and vintage look. The retro design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical, as it allows for easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Chromed Handle and Control Buttons: The handle and control buttons of this microwave are made with a chromed finish that adds a touch of elegance to the appliance. The handle is easy to grip and sturdy, making it easy to open and close the microwave door. The control buttons are also easy to use, with clear and legible labels that indicate their respective functions.
  • 5 Power Levels: This microwave has 5 different power levels to choose from, which allows you to adjust the cooking power based on the type of food you are cooking. The power levels range from low to high, allowing you to cook delicate foods like fish or defrost frozen items without cooking them.
  • 8 Pre-programmed Settings: This microwave comes equipped with 8 pre-programmed settings that allow you to cook popular foods like popcorn, potatoes, beverages, pizza, reheated leftovers, frozen vegetables, meat, and soup. The pre-programmed settings take the guesswork out of cooking and ensure that your food is cooked perfectly every time.
  • Time and Weight Defrost: The time and weight defrost features of this microwave allow you to quickly and easily defrost frozen food items. The time defrost function allows you to enter the desired defrosting time, while the weight defrost function automatically calculates the defrosting time based on the weight of the food. This makes it easy to defrost food items like meat or poultry without having to wait for them to thaw naturally.

Very modern at 900 watts. This interesting device also has a self-cooking function.

The Emerson home microwave comes with 6 different automatic programs and 10 different power levels. It has nice finishes and an elegant black design.

One of the great features of this is the Express Cooking function, perfect for those moments when you arrive home late from work exhausted and need something to eat, fast! 

In addition, it is very quiet and modern and can be programmed accurately and select the most suitable power exactly for different types of cooking.

Hamilton Beach – Child-Proof Choice

Hamilton Beach Sure-Crisp Toaster Oven Air Fryer Combo, Fits 9” Pizza, 4 Slice Capacity, Powerful Circulation, Auto Shutoff, Stainless Steel (31403)
  • POWERFUL AIR CIRCULATION FOR EVENLY BROWNED FOOD WITH LITTLE TO NO OIL: The Sure-Crisp air fry convection function circulates air around food as it cooks, creating crispy and delicious fries, chicken wings, steaks, fish, vegetables and more.
  • AIR FRYER OVEN COMBO WITH 4 VERSATILE COOKING OPTIONS: You get the convenience and deliciousness of crispy air frying along with all the classic toaster oven functions you love: toasting, baking and broiling.
  • 4 SLICE CAPACITY PROVIDES PLENTY OF COOKING SPACE: This toaster oven with air fryer has room for everything you cook, from 4 slices of toast to a 9" pizza, a 3 lb. chicken in an 8" x 8" pan or a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  • INCLUDES METAL AIR-FRY BASKET, BAKE PAN AND BROIL RACK. The air fryer oven comes with all the accessories you need to air fry, bake, broil, and toast, plus a slide-out crumb tray.
  • EXCELLENT COOKING AND TOASTING PERFORMANCE: Quality heating elements provide precise, accurate temperatures from 200° to 450°F and even cooking without hot spots.

Interesting and very striking, with modern finishes in black and stainless steel.

Fairly basic microwave, but it does feature a very useful child lock system. It has 6 auto-cooking functions to prepare different recipes.

In addition, its power can be regulated with 10 different levels to guarantee the exact cooking of your food. It also has the traditional turntable for the interior base. The controls work with simple buttons and are easy to handle.

Time control is digital. Another perfect home microwave for family use!

HB 700W – great starter microwave

BLACK+DECKER Compact Countertop 0.7 Cu. Ft. 700-Watt Digital Microwave Oven, LED Lighting, Child Lock, Stainless Steel
  • QUICK & EASY: Prepare meals and snacks in a snap with this compact microwave that packs 700 Watts of output power. 1-6 min. Express cooking and plus 30 sec. Button offer simple press-and-go speed while the memory function lets your store your most used customized settings
  • CONVENIENT: Black+Decker 0.7 Cu. Ft. stainless steel microwave oven is the ideal anywhere you need it small microwave solution for home or office. Full-sized cooking that fits in a compact space.
  • COOK EASY & POWERFUL: it offers 10 power levels with multi-stage cooking. Fully customize your cooking with 6 one-touch cooking programs including popcorn, potato, and pizza. Defrost by weight or by time settings help make quick work of any cooking task
  • GET A CLEAR VIEW: The LED display with kitchen timer and clock lets you keep track of time while the easy-view interior LED lighting lets you keep an eye on cooking
  • STYLE & FUNCTION: The handless stainless steel and black front create a stylish, sleek look and the child safety lock function provides an added level of security for children

An economical microwave with a simple, basic finish in black.

Perfect for first-home families or for college students. It is a basic microwave with a standard built-in timer and clock.

It is a very simple microwave but includes a large number of options, in addition to being easy to use and highly valued by consumers.

HB’s home microwave is super reliable — the 700 Watt and 10 power levels won’t let you down, and the 6 quick set menu buttons will help you cook your food quickly and easily. The simple design also makes it easy to clean, and the economical price point will be of huge advantage to some.