If you’re a beginner baker who’s still clueless with a lot of things in the baking arena and you want to not just make cookies but roast chicken and bake pizzas as well, then a microwave oven is the kitchen essential to go to.
However, with the vast array of options to choose from, shopping for the best microwave oven for home use can be overwhelming. To narrow down your choices, here are our top picks.
Best Sensor Microwave Oven
The rave on microwave oven falls on the Panasonic NN-SE982S because of its inverter technology, which basically transforms a microwave from a mere reheating device into a totally functional cooking tool where you can melt chocolate and butter, braise meats and perform other cooking tasks that you would normally get done on a stovetop. It is also because of this technology – which only Panasonic has solely patented – that food is heated/cooked evenly. Getting an 8×11 casserole dish in it is an impressive functionality as well.
Best Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven
If you want a microwave oven that doesn’t take too much space on your kitchen countertop but still delivers excellent functions, then the Sharp Carousel R-331ZS fits the bill. It boasts 10 power levels and allows you to auto-cook dinner plates, pizza, beverages, popcorn and other convenient food you’d like to have fast and without hassle while you’re busy working and have no time to cook. The carousel turntable system is a plus, too, for functionality. The only downside of this microwave is the quality of the plastic shield for the door’s glass (interior). If that’s not a problem, then it’s worth the money.
Best Microwave Oven Under $100
The most complimented feature of the Kenmore 73092 is its being quiet when in used. In fact, if you leave it doing its work, you won’t even know it’s actually on because it is so quiet! For a small-sized microwave oven, the price is very reasonable, considering the good functionality. It has user-friendly controls and is very easy to clean.