microwave oven

If you’re looking for a microwave oven, this is where you’ll find THE LOWEST PRICES! From home to office to man cave to work studio, the convenience and speed they bring to countless food prep applications is amazing. I’ve had a lot of microwaves over the years so I’m going to share my top tips on what to look for in a quality unit. But first, CLICK HERE TO JUMP STRAIGHT TO THE BEST DEALS ON MICROWAVES – OR JUST SCROLL DOWN! These are specific deals I’ve found that I update everyday.

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Best Deals On Microwaves

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Amazon Price: $54.59 (as of January 19, 2017 8:59 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

FREE SHIPPING! Choose from black, stainless steel, or white. Sizes range from .7 cu.ft. to 1.4 cu.ft. Power at 700 watts with 10 different level settings.


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Amazon Price: $149.99 $139.99 You save: $10.00 (7%) (as of January 19, 2017 8:59 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

GREAT PRICE! 1200 watts of power. Available in black or white. One Touch Genius Sensor. Delay start timer and more.


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Amazon Price: $59.99 (as of January 19, 2017 8:59 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

GREAT DEAL! 700 watts. comes in black, white, and black with stainless trim. 6 quick cook settings, weight or speed defrost, multi stage cooking, and more.


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Amazon Price: $79.99 $58.42 You save: $21.57 (27%) (as of January 19, 2017 8:59 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Available in black or white.


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Amazon Price: $45.26 (as of January 19, 2017 8:59 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

BRIGHTEN YOUR STYLE! Child safe lockout, 10 power levels, 6 quick-set menu buttons.


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Amazon Price: $209.00 $159.00 You save: $50.00 (24%) (as of January 19, 2017 8:59 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

SLEEK LOOK! Choose between 1.1 and 1.4 cu.ft. Has grilling element to produce crispy foods like pizza.


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Amazon Price: $314.00 (as of January 19, 2017 8:59 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

SHIPS FREE! 800 watts. Optional hanging equipment included.


What To Look For In a Microwave

Not all microwave ovens are created the same – just as not all micro oven users are either! That’s why you need to think about you particular needs in choosing the unit that’s right for you. I’ve put together a HANDY BUYING GUIDE below to help you narrow down your options and find the best microwave.

Where do you want to use it?

The kitchen is not the only home for microwave ovens. You’ll see them in dorm rooms, offices, cottages, workshops, artist studios, RVs, boats and anywhere else people want to heat up a tasty treat. To me, the main consideration here comes down to size and price. I’d want the best microwave I have to be in my kitchen at home. I’d be fine to compromise and get a cheap microwave for somewhere else.
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countertop microwave
countertop microwave

Price Range

I’ve seen good quality cheap microwaves from around $45 ranging up to the best microwaves money can buy at well over $1000. Paying more doesn’t always mean a better microwave. Size, wattage, features, and even color/finish can affect the price.

Countertop vs Over The Range

 

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best microwave

Wattage

A good guideline for this is to recognize that the higher the wattage, the faster and more even the cooking will be. A 1,000-watt microwave should cook both quickly and efficiently. Microwaves with 700 watts or less are slower. They also aren’t likely to cook as evenly. I’ve had both high and lower power microwaves. You get used to working with either and can get satisfactory results if you have realistic expectations.

Functionality

You want a decent selection of features and pre-sets. Automatic defrost, preprogrammed setting for popcorn, frozen pizza etc. I like a reheat button that uses sensors to figure out the cooking time based on how much steam the food is letting off. Some microwaves let you shut off the turn table. That way, if you have a dish that’s too big to rotate you can keep it stationary while it’s cooking. You also want nice big buttons that are easy to read and press.

stainless steel microwave
stainless steel microwave

Size

Size matters. You want to think about how much countertop or kitchen space you have available for your new appliance. You also want to think about how you’re planning to use it. If you’ve got a family to feed you’ll want a bigger oven. In general, I’d say 1.1 cubic feet or more. They can handle larger dishes. You want a lasagna or casserole type of dish to have plenty of space. If you’re short on space, don’t worry. There are models as small as between .5 – .7 cubic feet out there. They’ll work perfectly if you just want to zap some soup or coffee.

Final Thoughts

I think a decent microwave is pretty much a necessity these days. They aren’t good at everything, but what they do well they do really well. I’ve got some great deals on excellent units here so take your pick.

Mariano Says

May you surf on the most pleasant microwaves – Mariano

If you want to learn more about microwaves just click on the links below.

Microwave Ovens Wikipedia
10 Dishes You Can Make With A Microwave From The BBC
Microwaves Recipes From Food Network