For those that enjoy take away food or like preparing fresh ones at homes, having a microwave is beneficial in many ways. Microwave ovens, for instance, are fast and dependable household accessories that save users valuable time when warming and or preparing different types of foods. They are also easy to use, have automated settings that eliminate guesswork, and have food-grade and easy to clean designs that do not compromise the health of individuals over time. If you are sprucing your kitchen and want to enjoy the foregoing and several other benefits, here is a detailed review of the 10 best microwave ovens for 2021:
10. Sharp R-21LCF
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A dominant player in the television and electronics niche, Sharp is home to some of the most functional microwave ovens with this 1000-watt R-21LCF model ranking among the best for home and commercial use. It is professional-grade, has naturally food-grade stainless steel interior and door, and has a space-efficient design that offers approximately 1.0 cubic feet of storage. The lightened 6-minute dialer that it comes with is easy to use. The sturdy grab handle offers eases loading and unloading, while its polished ceramic bottom distributes heat well faster cooking. Sharp R-21LCF is NEMA 5-15P, UL, and NSF-4-cetified, has a durable digitally controlled system, and a side-hinged see-through door for monitoring its progress.
9. RCA RMW1182
RCA RMW1182 is a 1.1 cubic foot microwave oven with a durable and rustproof stainless steel interior that lasts long. It is durable, has a glass grill and turntable rack with 10 power levels, and a powerful 1000-watt heating system that works fast and efficiently independent of food type. Its space-efficient design works well in small kitchens. Its rubberized feet stabilize it on all surfaces. The automated settings on offer ease usage in both homes and commercial establishments, while its built in parental lock lowers the risk of burning children and pets when left unattended.
8. Panasonic NE-1054F
Manufactured using a high-density stainless steel, Panasonic NE-1054F is a durable and stylish microwave oven with an easy to use touch screen control and up to 10 programmable settings. It is electricity-powered, offers approximately 0.8 cubic feet of storage, and has a compact commercial-grade design that does not clutter kitchens when in use. If safety is a concern, this microwave oven is NSF-certified. The 1000 watts of power that it generates heats and cooks several types of food fast, while its advanced two and three-stage cooking techniques not only preserve nutrients, but also retain the moisture and juices of foods. You also get a grab and go handle that eases access and six different power levels that you can adjust to match food type.
7. Cuisinart CMW-100
Sought-after by both homeowners and commercial chefs, Cuisinart CMW-100 is a multi-functional stainless steel microwave oven that offers approximately one cubic foot of cooking space. It is naturally food-grade, has a large LCD panel with easy to use touch controls, and has a powerful 1000-watt heating technology that delivers fast and delicious results without compromising the value of food in any way. The 10 power levels and 8 serving and pre-set functions offered are invaluable. It also has two defrost functions, an advanced two-stage cooking technology, a large 12-inch glass turntable, and an electrical system wired to North American standards.
6. Panasonic NN-SN973S
Designed for individuals with large families and or those that prepare large batches of snacks at a time, Panasonic NN-SN973S is a high-capacity 2.2 cubic foot microwave oven with an automated inverter technology that regulates internal temperature for even cooking. It also hastens defrost times and locks in flavors in food without compromising their nutritional value. The 1250-watts of power that this microwave generates is impressive. Its automated one-touch settings ease usage, while its integrated 16.5-inch turntable guarantees even heating devoid of the type(s) of food you are preparing. Other notable features are its keep warm technology and a safety door lock that prevents electronic operation.
5. Panasonic NN-SN933B
Popular in top 10 best microwave ovens reviewed in 2021, Panasonic NN-SN933B is a black-themed stainless steel microwave oven with a compact countertop design that works perfectly in small kitchens. It is 1250-watt, has a 2.2 cubic foot interior, and features the renowned inverter technology that regulates temperature for quick defrosting and even and delicious cooking. The 16.5-inch turntable on offer fits and rotates large chunks of food at a go. The 9-memory category sensor it comes with eases usage, while its dedicated popcorn and quick minute keys boosts its value. You also get 5 programmable push buttons, 10 power levels, and push door release.
4. Kenmore 73092
Kenmore 73092 is a white themed 0.9 cubic feet countertop microwave that works better than some larger models. It is durable; supports memory cooking; and has customized power and time combinations that you can use to heat and prepare many types of foods. The multi-stage 900-watt cooking technology it employs works fast and efficiently, while the six smart touch settings on offer boosts its functionality further. Rather than selecting power level and cooking levels manually, all you have to do is select your favored one and let it do the legwork for you. You also get LED display, bright interior lighting, and a large 10.6-inch diameter glass turntable.
3. Westinghouse WCM660B
By choosing Westinghouse WCM660B, you get a 600-watt UL-certified microwave oven with an aesthetic black body that does not fade nor lose its aesthetic value over time. It is durable, accommodates up to 0.6 cubic feet of food, and has 6 programed cooking power levels (defrost, med/low, medium, med/high, and high) that you can choose to match the type of food that you are preparing. Its mechanical rotary dial controls are simple and easy to use. You also get an ergonomic grip-type handle, a small environmental footprint, and a 30-minute timer with an end of cooking signal.
2. Panasonic NN-SD681S
A popular product in home, in dorm rooms, and commercial establishments such as restaurants, Panasonic NN-SD681S is a powerful (1200-watt) microwave oven with a durable stainless steel inner surface, a reliable inverter technology, and an elegant four-digit LED readout that eases usage. It measures 15/16 (D) x 20 3/8 (W) x 11 7/8-inches (H), weighs approximately 25.3 pounds, and has rubberized feet that keep it stable on all surfaces. Its automated reheat and cook settings are easy to use. Its programmable buttons and icon dial guarantee a custom cooking experience, while well-sealing door has a grooved handle instead of a bulky free-handing one.
1. Danby DMW7700BLDB
For those shopping for new microwave ovens for daily use, this small and stylish Danby DMW7700BLDB model tops our list of the best. It has an aesthetic and low maintenance black theme, 0.7 cubic feet inner, and a rust resistant stainless steel interior that dissipates heat well when in use. It has a built in turntable, easy to use one-touch settings, and oven light that turns on automatically. It also has seven power levels and a compact and easy-to-setup design that does not clutter space in kitchens, restaurants, and even dorm rooms.