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The 8 Best Microwave Ovens – Guidebook

Microwave ovens are especially popular when things have to be done a little faster. Which household can still be imagined without them? None! But what should you look for when choosing one?

We want to help with our checklist with the most important aspects and direct product recommendations. Let us inspire you a little!

Checklist For Microwave Ovens

Field Of Application
  • You can use a conventional microwave oven for defrosting food and heating various dishes.
  • With special microwave dishes you can also cook.
  • Combination ovens, which are equipped with hot air or grill, can additionally be used for baking, gratinating and grilling.
Size
  • Small appliances for one- or two-person households have an interior volume starting at 13 liters. Larger appliances have a volume of up to 20 liters.
  • Combination ovens are generally larger, as they are intended to replace the oven.
  • Microwave ovens can be free-standing. Special models can be integrated into the kitchen unit as built-in appliances or they can be underbuilt.
Power
  • Microwaves have a power of 700 to 900 watts.
  • Combination appliances can have 900 to 1000 wat ts.
  • If an ECO function is available, this reduces energy consumption in standby.
Handling
  • Microwave ovens have different power levels, which you can select as needed on a rotary knob, via buttons or via a digital display.
  • The operating time can be set up to 30 minutes via a timer.
  • As soon as the set time has elapsed, a signal tone sounds.
  • Some microwave ovens have an automatic weight setting. This automatically sets the optimal power level.
Additional
  • Microwaves are equipped with a glass plate that rotates during operation. This allows the food to be heated evenly.
  • In some models, this returns to its original position after the program ends.
  • The turntable should be removable for easier cleaning.
  • Energy-saving LED lighting allows you to look through the glass window into the interior during use.
  • If a digital display is available, you can also use it as a kitchen clock, as the time is displayed in stand-by.
Safety
  • Microwave ovens must meet strict safety requirements, they have an electrical or mechanical interlock, sometimes a child safety lock.
  • The GS seal for tested safety should be visible on the nameplate.
  • If the manufacturer has followed all the required guidelines, you will also find the CE mark.

We have compiled the best and most interesting microwave ovens. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Tip: For afterwards, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at our guide to Meal-Prep Boxes.

The Best Sellers Of Microwave Ovens

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular microwave ovens for you.

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1 BLACK+DECKER EM720CB7 Digital Microwave Oven with Turntable Push-Button Door, Child Safety Lock, 700W, Stainless Steel, 0.7 Cu.ft BLACK+DECKER EM720CB7 Digital Microwave Oven with Turntable Push-Button Door, Child Safety Lock,...
2 TOSHIBA EM131A5C-BS Countertop Microwave Ovens 1.2 Cu Ft, 12.4' Removable Turntable Smart Humidity Sensor 12 Auto Menus Mute Function ECO Mode Easy Clean Interior Black Color 1100W TOSHIBA EM131A5C-BS Countertop Microwave Ovens 1.2 Cu Ft, 12.4" Removable Turntable Smart Humidity...
3 COMFEE' EM720CPL-PM Countertop Microwave Oven with Sound On/Off, ECO Mode and Easy One-Touch Buttons, 0.7 Cu Ft/700W, Pearl White COMFEE' EM720CPL-PM Countertop Microwave Oven with Sound On/Off, ECO Mode and Easy One-Touch...
4 TOSHIBA EM925A5A-BS Countertop Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cu Ft With 10.6 Inch Removable Turntable, 900W, 6 Auto Menus, Mute Function & ECO Mode, Child Lock, LED Lighting, Black Stainless Steel TOSHIBA EM925A5A-BS Countertop Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cu Ft With 10.6 Inch Removable Turntable, 900W, 6...
5 TOSHIBA ML-EM45PIT(BS) Countertop Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology, Kitchen Essentials, Smart Sensor, Auto Defrost, 1.6 Cu.ft, 13.6' Removable Turntable, 33lb.&1250W, Black Stainless Steel TOSHIBA ML-EM45PIT(BS) Countertop Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology, Kitchen Essentials, Smart...
6 GE 3-in-1 Countertop Microwave Oven | Complete With Air Fryer, Broiler & Convection Mode | 1.0 Cubic Feet Capacity, 1,050 Watts | Kitchen Essentials for the Countertop or Dorm Room | Stainless Steel GE 3-in-1 Countertop Microwave Oven | Complete With Air Fryer, Broiler & Convection Mode | 1.0 Cubic...
7 TOSHIBA EM925A5A-SS Countertop Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cu Ft With 10.6 Inch Removable Turntable, 900W, 6 Auto Menus, Mute Function & ECO Mode, Child Lock, LED Lighting, Stainless Steel TOSHIBA EM925A5A-SS Countertop Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cu Ft With 10.6 Inch Removable Turntable, 900W, 6...
8 Panasonic NN-SU696S Microwave Oven, 1.3 Cft, Stainless Steel/Silver Panasonic NN-SU696S Microwave Oven, 1.3 Cft, Stainless Steel/Silver
9 Farberware Countertop Microwave 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000-Watt Compact Microwave Oven with LED lighting, Child lock, and Easy Clean Interior, Stainless Steel Interior & Exterior Farberware Countertop Microwave 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000-Watt Compact Microwave Oven with LED lighting,...
10 TOSHIBA ML-EM45P(BS) Countertop Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor and Position Memory Turntable, Memory Function, 1.6 Cu.ft with 13.6' Removable Turntable, Black Stainless Steel, 1200W TOSHIBA ML-EM45P(BS) Countertop Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor and Position Memory Turntable,...
11 Commercial Chef Countertop Microwave, 1.1 Cubic Feet, Black With Stainless Steel Trim Commercial Chef Countertop Microwave, 1.1 Cubic Feet, Black With Stainless Steel Trim
12 Farberware FMG11SS Countertop Microwave Oven, 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000-Watt, LED Display, Push Button Door, Child Lock, Stainless Steel Farberware FMG11SS Countertop Microwave Oven, 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000-Watt, LED Display, Push Button Door,...
13 Countertop 0.9 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 900 Watt, Stainless Steel Front with Black Cabinet, Commercial Chef CHM009 Countertop 0.9 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 900 Watt, Stainless Steel Front with Black Cabinet,...
14 Commercial Chef CHM660 Counter Top Microwave, 0.6 Cubic Feet Commercial Chef CHM660 Counter Top Microwave, 0.6 Cubic Feet
15 Countertop 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 1000 Watt, Black Front with Black Cabinet, Commercial Chef CHCM11100B Countertop 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 1000 Watt, Black Front with Black Cabinet, Commercial Chef...
16 Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN686S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor, 1.2 Cubic Foot, 1200W Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN686S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and...
17 BLACK+DECKER EM031MB11 Digital Microwave Oven with Turntable Push-Button Door, Child Safety Lock, 1000W, 1.1cu.ft, Black & Stainless Steel, 1.1 Cu.ft BLACK+DECKER EM031MB11 Digital Microwave Oven with Turntable Push-Button Door, Child Safety Lock,...
18 Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN766S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor, 1.6 Cubic Foot, 1250W Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN766S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and...
19 Panasonic NN-SN65KW Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology, 1200W, 1.2 cu.ft. Small Genius Sensor One-Touch Cooking, Popcorn Button, Turbo Defrost-NN-SN65KW-(White) Panasonic NN-SN65KW Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology, 1200W, 1.2 cu.ft. Small Genius Sensor...
20 Panasonic NN-SB438S Compact Microwave Oven, 0.9 cft, Black Stainless Steel Panasonic NN-SB438S Compact Microwave Oven, 0.9 cft, Black Stainless Steel

Tip: For the little ones, check out our guide to muslin diapers.

Current Offers Of Microwave Ovens

You can find the best current offers on microwave ovens in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
BLACK+DECKER EM720CB7 Digital Microwave Oven with Turntable Push-Button Door, Child Safety Lock, 700W, Stainless Steel, 0.7 Cu.ft
BLACK+DECKER EM720CB7 Digital Microwave Oven with Turntable Push-Button Door, Child Safety Lock, 700W, Stainless Steel, 0.7 Cu.ft
700 Watts with 10 power settings, clock and kitchen timer, 30 Seconds Express Cooking; Push-button door release for easy access
$99.99 −11%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
COMFEE' EM720CPL-PM Countertop Microwave Oven with Sound On/Off, ECO Mode and Easy One-Touch Buttons, 0.7 Cu Ft/700W, Pearl White
COMFEE' EM720CPL-PM Countertop Microwave Oven with Sound On/Off, ECO Mode and Easy One-Touch Buttons, 0.7 Cu Ft/700W, Pearl White
Energy saving Eco mode: Minimizing 50% standby power by turning on ECO mode; One-year limited warranty.
$81.99 −11%
SaleBestseller Nr. 7
Farberware FMG11SS Countertop Microwave Oven, 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000-Watt, LED Display, Push Button Door, Child Lock, Stainless Steel
Farberware FMG11SS Countertop Microwave Oven, 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000-Watt, LED Display, Push Button Door, Child Lock, Stainless Steel
CAPACITY: 1.1 Cubic Foot capacity compact countertop design; POWER: 1000 Watts of cooking power and 10 adjustable microwave power levels
$129.99 −24%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
Countertop 0.9 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 900 Watt, Stainless Steel Front with Black Cabinet, Commercial Chef CHM009
Countertop 0.9 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 900 Watt, Stainless Steel Front with Black Cabinet, Commercial Chef CHM009
COMMERCIAL CHEF CHM009 Microwave,1.1 Cu. Ft.,Stainless Steel fr
$119.99 −9%
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
Countertop 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 1000 Watt, Black Front with Black Cabinet, Commercial Chef CHCM11100B
Countertop 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, 1000 Watt, Black Front with Black Cabinet, Commercial Chef CHCM11100B
10 microwave power levels to deliver a quality meal every time.
$135.99 −21%

FAQ For Microwave Ovens

How does a microwave oven work?

The microwave oven gets its name for a reason, because it generates “microwaves,” or low-frequency electromagnetic waves. These influence water molecules in the food, causing them to rotate. And that leads to the desired effect: your dish becomes deliciously warm

When was the microwave invented?

The first microwaves in the form of household appliances were developed in 1950, and the patent was awarded on January 24 – to a man named Percy LeBaron Spencer.

Which microwave?

Which microwave is the best depends on your needs. Is a defrost and reheat function enough for you, or do you also want hot air or an extra-large appliance? We have selected the best microwaves and summarized them in our guide.

How long do cherry pit pillows last in the microwave?

Here you should follow the individual manufacturer’s instructions. It always depends on the respective filling level of the pillow. As a rule, two minutes is appropriate.

Why not use metal in microwave?

Metal has a high electrical conductivity. In conjunction with the microwaves, dangerous sparks can be generated here

What should not be placed in the microwave?

Avoid all metal objects as well as aluminum objects

Where to put the microwave in the kitchen?

That depends on the situation. Some microwaves can also be installed in the kitchen. Please have a look at our checklist and product recommendations

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.