Best Compact Microwaves for 2018

How to know which compact microwave is best for you?

Convenient

Off course the whole purpose of buying a compact microwave oven is to have something convenient. And the first thing before you buy, think about the space and volume. How much space you have where you will keep your microwave and how much volume you need depending on your lifestyle.

Functions

This totally depends on your life style and personality. If you are busy person then you should choose the microwave with most pre-program functions e.g popcorn, pizza. 

Watts

Generally, lower the watts, more the cooking time microwave will take.

Colors

Color doesn’t have anything to do with the performance. We all have our preferences and choices. A nice colored microwaved will look good inside your room. If there is a more color variety it can be appealing to some people. What if your wife loves red.

Want a quick cup of coffee in 2 minutes? Westinghouse WCMB660B can do this like magic. Looking for a gift idea for your mom or your grandmother? Mechanical Dials and low maintenance makes this compact microwave can be an ideal choice for seniors. Or people living in small apartments. Old people having difficulty with the eyesight can operate it easily as it uses knobs instead of digital pads and numbers

Features

  • Weight: 23.1 lbs
  • Power: 600 Watts
  • Colors: White & Black
  • Power levels: 6

PROS

CONS

  • Perfect for seniors.
  • Easy to use, as it has only knobs to operate.
  • Doesn't take much of time.
  • Simple & Safe
  • Durable & Strong
  • Light Weight
  • Has a glass turntable
  • Not for heavy duty
  • Not ideal for heavy duty cooking.
  • No child lock

This 900 watts easy to use compact microwave oven come with many pre-programmed functions. You can make popcorn, pizza, frozen vegetables and bake potatoes. Muted beep a notable feature which makes ideal for the people who are looking for quiet microwave.

Features:

  •        Power: 900 Watts
  •        Colors: Black Stainless & Stainless Steel
  •        Power levels: 10
  •         Weight: 27.3 lbs

PROS

CONS

  •       Digital control panel
  •      Has child safety lock
  •      No noise
  •      Clear Buttons
  •      Warms food very fast
  •      Smaller size
  •       Power saver mode
  •  After using some time, It may start taking long time to cook.
  • Opening and closing of door can be too loud for some people.

As the name says it all. This microwave by Oster can be a great choice for dorm or any other similar small space where size can be an issue. Comes with the 6 cooking functions to make cooking further easier

Features:

  • Power: 700 Watts
  • Power Levels: 10
  • Weight: 26 lbs

PROS

CONS

  •       UL approved
  •       Ideal for for small area
  • Costumer service may not be the good

Hamilton’s Beach 0.7 was created by keeping busy people in mind. Built-in cooking functions make it easier to cook food. Available in 4 colors and great design. Other features include weight defrost and time defrost.

Features:

  • Power: 700 watts
  • Type: Digital
  • Color: White, Black, Red, Stainless Steel

PROS

CONS

  •       One touch cooking
  •      Built in functions (6)
  •      Contains a turn plate
  •      Easy to use
  •      Attractive design
  •       Removable glass turntable
  • Can be little noisy sometimes

Do you love popcorn? Then you gonna love this microwave as well. You can make popcorn with one touch, without worrying about the power. It automatically adjusts cooking or reheating time. 7 pre-programmed buttons can help you to cook.

  • Meat
  • Frozen Pizza
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Potato
  • Entrée (Frozen)
  • Casserole

Sensor cook keeps the soups, gravies, sauces and vegetables warm until you serve. Genius sensor cooking automatically adjusts the power level by measuring steam. With the help of steam, it calculates the remaining time and adjusts the power level according to it. It meets 2016 DOE Energy Conservation Standards.

Features:

  •        Power: 1100 Watts
  •        Type: Digital
  •        Touch buttons
  •        Weight: 35.3 lbs
  •        Colors: Black, Stainless, White

PROS

CONS

  •       One touch genius sensor
  •      7 pre-programmed functions
  •      Sensor for cooking and Reheat
  •      Safety lock for control pad
  •      Auto defrost by weight
  •       Includes turntable
  •      Light turns on only, when its running.
  •      Be careful when opening, to avoid steam burns.
  •      Medium sound/beeps
  •      You have to press start after using Quick 30           buttons.Which can be annoying for some users.

If you are looking for inexpensive low watts microwave then it can be a good option.

Features:

  • Power: 700 Watts
  • Color: Black & White
  • LED Display
  • Weight: 26.2 lbs

PROS

CONS

  • Light is always on (door open or closed)
  • Buttons are not much sensitive.
  • Bad internal light

Conclusion

So, the Westinghouse WCM660B is clearly the winner as you can see. Overall it’s the best if you don't are not looking for some high voltage small microwave. But If you can afford and want something on higher end then “Panasonic NN-SU696S ” can be the best use of your money.

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