✅ TOP 5: Best Microwave 2019

✅ TOP 5: Best Microwave 2019

October 25, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


Since their inception in the 1940s, microwave
ovens have come a long way from the absurdly expensive, six-foot-tall, 750-pound behemoths
of WWII-era technology they once were. When hunting for a microwave, consider what
you’ll be using it for, where it will live, and then decide on how many functions you’ll
need. While cheap microwaves sort of work, they
usually have less wattage and don’t distribute heat in the same way that a high-wattage convection
microwave oven does. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best microwaves on the market, we have included links in the description for each
product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which is in your budget range. Starting off with the best overall microwave
we have the Panasonic NN-SN651B microwave. The Panasonic NN-SN651B is a high-powered,
full-sized, inverter microwave with almost every capability one could ask for, including
different power settings that allow you to do things like draw butter, defrost foods,
or cook low and slow. It performs the same functions more expensive
microwaves do without the extra bells and whistles, save for internal heat sensors to
ensure even cooking throughout. I’ve had an earlier version of this microwave
for the better part of a decade, at least, and have yet to come across a single issue. While I don’t use the microwave all that often,
others in the household rely almost exclusively upon it. Online reviews are generally positive, but
customer service seems to be an occasional issue, and there were a few customers who
complained that their microwave gave out after a short time, which seems to be a recent trend. Digital Trends’ research suggests that microwaves
should have no trouble going for a decade strong. While we’re confident in our pick, if customer
service is your top priority, have a look at hOmeLabs 1050-watt countertop microwave,
which is also a powerful machine minus the inverter. It has extremely positive reviews, especially
where customer service is addressed. Next up we have the best over-the-range microwave
which goes to the Whirlpool’s 1.9-cubic-foot convection over-the-range microwave. Over-the-range microwaves are more permanent
installations than countertop models, and they’re also taking the place of a range hood
so we think they’re worth spending a little more money. The Whirlpool convection model is an 1100-watt
(1600-watt convection) machine that borders on industrial quality. It includes a four-speed, 400-cubic-foot-per-minute
(cfm) blower that should handle even the heaviest of steams and smokes. Whirlpool’s over-the-range convection microwave
is also equipped for “scan-to-cook” technology so that you can scan a food item’s barcode
with your phone and send its cooking instructions directly to your microwave. It also offers steam control and sensor cooking
to prevent overcooking. The convection rack is a nice, unique touch
that lets you heat multiple items at once, and the large 14-inch turntable should accommodate
almost any dish you’d use in the microwave. Because this is a convection oven, you can
easily get away with cooking most dishes in the microwave, even if your aim is to brown
or crisp your cuisine. Whirlpool also has a “SteamClean” technology
that steams and loosens particles so all you have to do is give a quick wipe with the sponge
— a much easier cleaning job than with other microwaves. While you can do this simply enough by microwaving
a bowl of water and wiping the microwave clean, it’s more convenient to save yourself the
step. HealthyArea.org has Whirlpool’s over-the-range
convection microwave as a top pick for microwaves, and 31 Best Buy reviewers gave this microwave
a 4.4/5-star rating. While only a few Amazon shoppers have reviewed
it, two of those reviews were extremely enthusiastic. The third was by a disappointed customer whose
package was clearly mishandled as it was broken upon arrival. Up next we have the best built-in microwave
which goes to the Panasonic’s NN-SD945S microwave. With 1250 watts, this Panasonic is the most
powerful microwave on our list, and it’s among the more powerful microwaves on the market. Panasonic’s patented Inverter technology allows
you to steam, braise, and poach, but it also performs more traditional microwave functions. That is to say yes, of course, it will still
pop your corn. Its 18 preset options enable you to thoughtlessly
cook everything from oatmeal to pasta, and many things in between with the simple touch
of a button. Regardless of the size you require, the Panasonic
NN-SD945S has more space on the inside than most microwaves, thanks to the inverter, which
kicks out more power than a machine of this size usually would. Its 15-inch turntable tray will accommodate
large plates, too. And, if you want to deck out your microwave
in fancy trim, Panasonic offers kits on Amazon. Around the web, Techilicious called the Panasonic
NN-SD945S the best microwave around, and The Strategist and Best Products loved it for
its remarkably even cooking, which is thanks to Panasonic’s patented inverter technology
and 18 auto-cook presets. Almost 300 Amazon reviewers gave the NN-SD945S
4.2/5 stars, mostly citing its even cooking. “At last one that cooks perfectly,” reads
the title of one review. Complaints are largely related to the door
latch or hinges failing, but those are common problems associated with the demise of many
microwaves. Next we have the best affordable convection
microwave oven which goes to the Toshiba EC042A5C-SS. If you’re not going to invest in a microwave
with an inverter, but you still want something that’s suitable for more than just cooking
Cup of Noodles or reheating coffee, then consider a convection oven, which will also even out
the heat and keep the edges and center of your dish from burning. The Toshiba EC042A5C-SS isn’t exactly cheap,
by any means, but we don’t think it’s completely out of the question if you’re looking for
a good microwave that can handle heating most foods, and like with most things, the less
you spend on a microwave up front, the sooner you’ll end up having to replace it anyhow. More to that point, there are more than enough
Amazon reviews about microwaves shorting out and bursting into flames than even we have
time to read, and that’s enough to scare us into spending a little more for more piece
of mind in the kitchen. While there isn’t much chatter (at least at
the time of publishing) about Toshiba’s microwaves online, they’re receiving more praise by Amazon
reviewers who gave them 3.9/5 stars, citing better customer service and great performance. Many reviewers say that if a decent microwave
is only going to last three years in the 21st century, they’re not willing to dish out for
more expensive Panasonic and GE models. We can’t blame them. With all of the enthusiasm on Amazon and the
great price tag, which is about half the going rate for comparable Panasonic and GE microwaves,
we’re convinced Toshiba is the way to go for a convection oven. And now for our last pick we have the best
budget microwave which goes to the Westinghouse Counter Top Rotary Microwave. The Westinghouse 0.6-cubic-foot Counter Top
Rotary Microwave is a no-frills option for those who are either on a budget or just don’t
want to be bothered with an excessively complex set of electronic buttons they may well never
use. The Westinghouse has little more than two
simple dials, so there are less potential parts to break. Ultimately, 900 watts and 0.9 cubic feet don’t
make this the most powerful or the biggest microwave you can buy, but it is powerful
enough for most tasks, and 0.9 cubic feet is just enough space to cook medium-sized
dishes. This is the ideal microwave for someone on
a budget with precious little kitchen space to spare. Best Products likes Westinghouse’s small microwaves
and praises their adjustable power levels, as does TechGearLab. More than 1,200 Amazon reviewers give this
little rotary microwave 4.1 out of 5 stars, and many senior citizens were appreciative
of the large analog dials (as am I, personally). On the other hand, if you must have an electronic
interface, Toshiba’s EM925A5A-SS is a tremendously popular option recommended by experts and
Amazon reviewers alike. If you’re after a vintage look and an ultra-micro-microwave,
the Daewoo Retro is a hit among Amazon reviewers, and in turquoise, it’s a bona fide throwback
to the golden age of electromagnetic radiation. So that sums up the best microwaves of 2019. We hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave a like on the video
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