Best microwave ovens according to redditors

We found 147 Reddit comments discussing the best microwave ovens. We ranked the 68 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Over-the-range microwave ovens
Compact microwave ovens
Countertop microwave ovens
Microhood microwave ovens
Speed-coocking microwave ovens

Top Reddit comments about Microwave Ovens:

u/AllDizzle · 40 pointsr/technology

Perhaps you would like a alexa microwave to ease your pain about that thing...that happened, what was it again?

^^^^Your ^^^^microwave ^^^^is ^^^^actually ^^^^recording ^^^^you ^^^^now ^^^^please ^^^^forget ^^^^that ^^^^we ^^^^fucked ^^^^up ^^^^your ^^^^security ^^^^before. ^^^^buy ^^^^more ^^^^things ^^^^we ^^^^needlessly ^^^^crammed ^^^^alexa ^^^^in.

u/golther · 21 pointsr/sysadmin

We bought a new smart microwave. We need you to add it to the domain. Also it needs a service account. The CFO said so. AmazonBasics Microwave, Small, 0.7 Cu. Ft, 700W, Works with Alexa

u/OtherwiseASandwich · 17 pointsr/smarthome

It's cute that you hid an Amazon affiliate referral link behind two URL shorteners.

Here's the link for anyone wanting to gawk but not give anyone the referral because fuck OP and their shill account:

u/OddJackdaw · 10 pointsr/instantpot

> Convection Ovens are typically the smaller ones that can sit on your counter and don't require any preheating. (US)

Nope. Most modern ranges that are above the base price points are convection ovens. For example

> Edit: So for whatever reason I'm getting downvoted? Yet here is exactly what I'm talking about:

Note the keyword there, "countertop". That one is closer to an air fryer, though likely with slower moving air. That is not "typical" at all, but that is one small subset of the convection oven market. Probably 75% of convection ovens are built in, and then the next largest segment would be built in to microwaves. The countertop toaster oven modes are relatively uncommon.

u/crashsuit · 9 pointsr/CrappyDesign

Here you go:

Fifty bucks, top result on Amazon for "microwave with dial"

u/Beaupedia · 8 pointsr/nostalgia

Nope, and they sold little rotation platters that you'd wind up and put in them, my grandmother had one.

Edit: Apparently they still sell them.

u/LarsAlereon · 7 pointsr/homeowners

I was just looking into this (though haven't made a purchase yet) and based on various websites the GE JVM3160RFSS for $210 or so seems like the best value in terms of performance. Amazon is sold out at the moment so shop around.

You might want to consider a subscription to the Consumer Reports Website, they do test over-the-range microwave ovens as well as lots of other products. I like CR because they are an independent non-profit, so you don't have to worry about any bias or ulterior motives.

u/sparklelilly · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

It's small on the outside but big on the inside! I love this microwave.

u/Dorksim · 5 pointsr/lifehacks

Why not just use a microwave cover? Less waste and even easier to use.

u/BestJeffEver · 4 pointsr/googlehome

Lol. Like Amazon did? (Which, to be clear, I think is also cool.)

u/Genki79 · 4 pointsr/videos

It's common not to have them even in houses here. If you have a pretty high end or recently built place it may come with either/or oven/dishwasher. Dishwasher is more common but they tend to be pretty damn small. However, many people buy countertop ovens here like this.

u/Wahrn · 4 pointsr/japanlife

> I've accepted that I can no longer bake the dishes I spent years perfecting due to the lack of anything like a decent oven.

If you adjust time/temperature a bit, this type and similar ones work just as well.

So far I tried without issue: pizza, frozen pizza, all kinds of cake, cookies, gratin, roast chicken/ vegetables, bread,...

Can't say anything about big pieces of meat...yet

u/multimediavault · 3 pointsr/sysadmin

Just wait until your office has an Alexa enabled microwave.... then this might become a more common issue.


u/Ralph_Robinson · 3 pointsr/gadgets

The Amazon product page says:
> When you make popcorn using your voice or the Popcorn button, AmazonBasics Microwave will reorder when you run low.

I guess it's true that it's just keeping track of how much you make popcorn. So, you must have to tell it how much popcorn you have when you get it. What if (God forbid) I don't buy my popcorn from Amazon though? Doesn't seem like a very practical feature, though it's one of the main features they list.

u/SickZX6R · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Panasonic makes microwaves with pizza oven style knobs. This is my favorite kind.

u/Gold_Flake · 3 pointsr/RealEstate

Right here my dude, that bitch ain't getting a digital microwave

u/Athole · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

> We did refer to the Chicken Kiev as Chicken Chernobyl

That's only because it was cooked by Chef Mike

u/weinerpalooza · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/penguinman93 · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/GemmaKnight33 · 3 pointsr/japanlife

2 Questions from me this week!

  1. I want an oven, I miss having an oven, I want to bake and make pizza and baked potatoes and anyway... I am looking at the SHARP RE-SS10B-R for around 26K from Amazon.. Now it says that it is an oven and steam oven. Will this be okay to use like an English oven? Also does it have a microwave function?

  2. I also want a blender, I am looking at getting the Ninja Ultimate, in Japan it costs nearly 40K, where as back home in the U.K it costs <20k. Now for the question, if I were to purchase it in the U.K and send it over to Japan, would it work? U.K uses 230V compared to Japans 100V.

u/Jemikwa · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I can definitely see it having some benefit to a niche group of people, but considering IoT features often provide wireless functionality that is useful to more than a small subset of people, it feels a bit superfluous to the average person.

The Amazon page seems to be catering to the average person, so while it could be very useful to someone that's blind or disabled, it doesn't seem to be the focus of the product.

u/romulusnr · 3 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

We had one. I didn't really work that well. Perhaps it was limited by its amount of internal memory (and the age of the data). One that was (dare I say it) wifi-capable would actually probably work better as it would have updated barcodes as well as updated cooking times.

u/hexavibrongal · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

They still make them. I've been waiting for ours to die so I can get one.

What I really love is having two dials -- one for time and and one for power. I use low power all the time because it cooks much more evenly, but many modern microwaves have just one button for power than you have to hit many times to cycle to the power you want.

u/elbweb · 3 pointsr/SomebodyMakeThis

They've actually had these for a while. My parents had one maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Seemed more like a novelty than anything, but it worked as you would expect.

I also think you could program your own, so that if you had something that wasn't known you could set it up for the future.

u/shrekluver · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have a Panasonic NE-1025F Silver 1000W Commercial Microwave Oven. It's really simple: a knob to indicate how much time you want. It doesn't have a spinning plate like conventional home microwaves.

I also want to recommend this commercial microwave.

u/RambleLikeALeaf · 2 pointsr/politics

It’s really fucked up that you can actually buy an Alexa microwave now. It makes that whole meme more sad than funny.

u/RearEchelon · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

This is the one I've got.

u/Enjoythebottom · 2 pointsr/OkCupid
u/jaubuchon · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/elfer90 · 2 pointsr/CAchores

you should get one of those lids you put on top of your food inside the microwave so that if your food explodes like that it stays inside the lid and doesn't go all over the microwave.

Ikea Microwave Lid 701.860.90,Gray Blue

u/seahawkguy · 2 pointsr/funny

AmazonBasics Microwave, Small, 0.7 Cu. Ft, 700W, Works with Alexa

Bought it for $40.

u/RollWave_ · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/pkpjoe · 2 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

This can be said for a lot of things.

An electronics company won't make a DVD player without DVDs and vice versa (argument doesn't work well for blu-ray since it was Sony on both ends)

But, why not take the idea one further and use the UPC code, which already exists on almost all frozen food items.

Edit: I guess the UPC version exists already...

u/barnacledoor · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

i searched for 24" over the range microwave and found this on amazon.

u/akfourty7 · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Its this one

u/TheAntiPaw · 2 pointsr/TheMonkeysPaw

This causes OP to contact Amazon in frustration. They are then sent a [new one] ( as a replacement, thus allowing OP's true intent of the wish to be granted.

u/stupac62 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Wait, the Alexa microwave doesn’t integrate with Home Assistant yet?! Haha

u/behitched · 1 pointr/Parenting

After just going through an embarrassingly lengthy amount of research to find a replacement microwave that has a “sound off” function, here are best ones I found with that feature:

Samsung Model # MG11H2020CT (has sound off button) -

Panasonic Model # NN-SN973S (has ability to turn off sound completely; no separate sound button) -

GE Model # JES1072SHSS (has sound off button) -;jsessionid=BDEC07E1C7D308842C29D4D96DDF81C8

Because I needed a compact microwave, I went with the GE version (and Home Depot reimbursed me for the shipping costs!). Hope this helps someone else avoid hours of sifting through microwave specs!

u/Underwater_Grilling · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts
u/gibberishIsNotTaken · 1 pointr/Damnthatsinteresting

I never knew what real joy was until i bought this Toshiba microwave and turned off the beeps. I don't even care that it actually also works as a fine food warming device

u/blahblahwordvomit · 1 pointr/personalfinance

Hi there. May I recommend a blow up mattress microwave and maybe even some sheets and a blanket. (sorry my links are good prices via amazon prime, but i'm not actually suggesting the specific products, just giving examples)

As far as food and cooking goes. /r/eatcheapandhealthy might be a place for you to look into. I personally would recommend you get a big microwave safe bowl (so you can cook rice and other stuff in the microwave if it comes to that), a mug, a kettle, a frying pan, a pot, a knife, fork, spoon, and big wooden spoon. For the dishes and stuff, go check out your nearest salvation army or goodwill. You can buy a plate from 40 years ago that will work just fine for another 40 years for less than a buck.

For food figure out how much you eat and what circumstances you need to eat them in. For example, you take public transit to work in the morning and would ideally pick up coffee and a bagel on your way to work. You could brew you own coffee in a french press or regular coffee maker or make it with instant using water from your kettle. Maybe make yourself a homemade granola bar to eat instead of the bagel. Maybe you have a microwave at work, make some chili to bring in or if you can't nuke your food something like a veggie pizza or a tuna salad

u/xyrth · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Is the winner for me. Small footprint, big interior, incredibly high powered, sensors work, popcorn button & potato button works, etc etc.

u/MightHaveSharted · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts
u/Priestbilly · 1 pointr/gaming

You can't -now-...




u/TheCursedOnes · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

found it it is currently discontinued but this provides the model

u/CoderDevo · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

You need a micro-go-round

It's the original microwave turntable invented by Nordic Ware.

Fun fact: it has no metal parts.

u/wotsit_sandwich · 1 pointr/japanlife

This is great for the money. The best oven I've owned in Japan or back home. It's red though!..

u/ShawnceyP · 1 pointr/funny

Haha nope, got it as a wedding gift two years ago.

u/OwimEdo · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement
I recently installed this microwave it seems pretty good. Upstairs I have a counter microwave with a auto reheat function that I really like but it's older and i got it for free

u/purpleowlchai · 1 pointr/alexa
u/Aww_Topsy · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Many manufacturers will put inflated MSRPs on items in order to make "sales" workable. It's on Amazon brand new for $815 and they don't even list the MSRP. Even direct from Sharp there's a discount.

u/RandomBagCheck · 1 pointr/alexa

Looks like they agree.
Alexa compatible microwave

u/Danioohs · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Taking it a bit far but maybe OP can purchase a desk microwave like this one.

u/leo221b · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas
u/DesolationRobot · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

We had Panasonic inverter microwaves at work and I like them so much I bought the slightly bigger one for home. Cheap, powerful, easy UI. I think this is the one I have.

u/david_edmeades · 1 pointr/Justrolledintotheshop

I just saw an AmazonBasics microwave. I hadn't looked at it before, but it's clear with the Alexa integration and shopping deals that they intend for it to be a loss leader of some sort.

u/borborborbor · 1 pointr/japanlife

There are some where you pour the water in (Balmda and etc) and it just does its thing, but mine just has a ceramic cup I fill and put in the corner, in a spot marked for it, which does some sort of induction cooking to the pot of water. It's fucking great. Seriously, if you're looking for an oven, the model I have is wonderful. I use it to bake out of for a cafe on a weekly basis. Don' t be afraid!! Haha.

u/JOHNRKO007 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

A few years old it’s a Panasonic I believe and it’s 1200w microwave

that is the microwave

u/enkrypt0r · 1 pointr/geek

Amazon apparently carried a microwave with a barcode scanner like that.

u/henny_on_da_rocks · 1 pointr/alexa

At 60 bucks, it looks like a pretty decent deal for a small microwave.

I moved into a new 1BR apartment that has limited counter space and the microwave that came with the place is massive (like 1.3-1.4 m^3). This one is half that size and the price is in-line or cheaper with the non-voice enabled ones.

I'll probably buy it, but only because I was looking to get a new/smaller microwave anyway

u/_uphill_both_ways · 1 pointr/Blind

Amazon has also just put out a voice-activated microwave. Highly recommended!

u/Philmore · 1 pointr/crtgaming

I have a Daewoo microwave and it's pretty alright.

u/kaidomac · 1 pointr/IIFYM

Thanks! No blog, but what are you looking for? I generally tell people it's not actually about the recipes themselves (which is counter-intuitive), because everyone has a different palette & likes different things, it's more about:

  1. Building up your own personal recipe database
  2. Creating macros for that
  3. Dividing up the macros for that meal or snack to fit your macros for the day

    This is the macro calculator I usually use for recipes:

    I typically set the serving size to "1" (one) and then set the serving size again to the standard size (ex. 24 brownies), that way if I want to cut 20 larger brownies in the future, I can just do the math on my smartphone, because I have the macros for both the whole recipe & for the standard serving size.

    Once you learn how to calculate your own macros (using a calculator, buy a scale, adopt a meal-prep system, etc.), the world is your oyster, because with IIFYM, you can make any recipe out there fit your diet! I do use a handful of modern tools to help me cook; in particular:

  4. Scale
  5. Instant Pot
  6. Sous Vide
  7. Vacuum-sealer (with these bags & these scissors to cut the plastic bags)
  8. Baking Steel
  9. Inverter microwave with Sensor Reheat (large or small)
  10. Deep freezer (typically goes on sale for ~$629 FYI, and because it's an energy-efficient model, only costs ~$5 a month to run)

    That scale is the newer version of what I have. You can find cheaper versions for like $15 on Amazon, but I like this one because it does both imperial & metric (so whether the recipe calls for ounces or grams) & has a pull-out display for when you're measuring stuff in a bowl, like say chopped chicken - super convenient!

    The Instant Pot is an electronic pressure cooker (nice & safe, won't blow up like the old ones!) that gives repeatable results & cooks food mostly automatically; also great for liquidy meals like stews, chilis, soups, and bisques, for which I storage batches with Souper Cubes. Sous Vide is a bit more of an in-depth discussion (we can chat about that if you're not familiar!), but it basically involves vacuum-sealing your food (primarily meat & some veggies) & cooking them slowly underwater for perfect results every time. The vacuum-sealer is great for use with sous-vide (I vac-seal nearly all of my meats & stick them in my freezer) & also for storing leftovers, like shredded chicken & pulled pork.

    The Baking Steel is an amazing device that lets you cook incredible pizzas at home, as well as various breads (I do a lot of no-knead breads, which, if you haven't been introduced to that, is SUPER easy & gives you amazing results!). The Inverter microwave is a newer microwave design that can actually module the power level (most microwaves only operate at like, full power, and "blink" it on & off to simulate a different power level). The main difference with an inverter model, and this one in particular, is the the "sensor reheat" feature, which actually does a ridiculously good job of figuring out how to reheat your food properly, instead of just being hot & rubbery on the outside & still frozen in the middle. The deep freeze speaks for itself...just a place to store my raw & cooked food; I get huge costs-savings because I can buy food in bulk, vac-seal it, and freeze it literally for years.

    Now, keep in mind, this is all stuff I've built up over years of cooking, so first, don't feel pressured to buy anything, and second, don't feel like you need to get everything all at once. I enjoy cooking, but most of the time, cooking is a chore, and anything I can do to make that chore easier means that I'll do it more consistently because it's not such a hassle. Like, I can dump an 8-pound pork shoulder (bone removed & chopped into fist-sized chunks) with 1/2 a cup of water into my Instant Pot basket, set it for 70 minutes on Manual, dump it into my electric mixer bowl & shred it in about 60 seconds, let it cool down, and then vacuum-seal up 8 one-pound packages of pulled pork, which is good for 2 to 3 years in my freezer (vac-seal = no air = no freezer burn!). I can then use that pulled pork for BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, quesadillas, loaded baked potatoes, etc. & calculate my macros based off the quantity that I use.

    A lot of people take the meal-prep approach of making 25 trays of the same food, but man, I get pretty sick of eating the same thing all the time, haha! So that's why I use appliances (to make it easy) & picked up a deep freezer (to store raw & cooked foods in). Again, most people are pretty shocked when they start tracking how much they truly, actually spend on food every month - everything from grabbing snacks at the gas station convenience store to the extra goodies you get at the grocery store to the quick take-out stuff you get for lunch or on the way home - and once I realized how much I was spending, it was pretty easy to justify some home kitchen equipment purchases over time to help me in both saving money in the long-term & in hitting my macros.

    Once you get a personal recipe database built up & create an efficient workflow, IIFYM is actually fairly easy to stick with. I literally eat better than anyone I know & have a better (lower) food budget than most people I know. As far as eating schedules, you can do one meal a day, three meals a day, six meals a day, doesn't matter, as long as you hit your macro numbers for the day! I like to do 7 "meals" (more like snacks, really), as I have reactive hypoglycemia & find that eating smaller meals every few hours does a better job of keeping my energy up than just 3 big meals a day.

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u/HorAshow · 1 pointr/worldnews

your microwave will

u/istarian · 1 pointr/funny

I've since graduated, but I used to silently blame people for setting off the fire alarm. Then I tried making popcorn once. I didn't set off the fire alarm, but the bag easily caught fire and was smoking well within the suggested time....

They really just need better microwaves and some extra instructions on how to use their microwaves and not start a fire.

Doesn't help that one of the microwaves I remember looked a lot like this. Which is to say it's nothing at all like you average home microwave's interface... Maybe it was doable, but after the first burnt bag I just gave up on using the microwave.

I have no sympathy for idiots who fail to add water to those instant mac and cheese cups...

u/remembertosmilebot · 0 pointsr/OkCupid

Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!

Here are your smile-ified links:

This. I want this.


^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly bot

u/mal9000 · 0 pointsr/funny

There was already a microwave that had a barcode reader on it. scan the barcode on the box and it did the rest!

They got clearanced out pretty quickly.

as long as it knew the product already.

u/friendrix1 · -5 pointsr/pics

AmazonBasics Microwave, Small, 0.7 Cu. Ft, 700W, Works with Alexa

u/pjob96 · -8 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing

Product Link:

Edit: you guys realize it's a rule for this sub now to post the product link right?