Best Countertop Microwaves 2016


Countertop Microwaves came about as a by-product of another technology; but boy am I glad they did! My life is so much easier when it comes to defrosting foods and reheating leftovers.

Amana marketed the first countertop microwaves for the home called the Radarange in 1967. Near the end of 1971, the price of countertop microwaves began to decline while their capabilities expanded, making them more accessible to families.

I use my microwave to defrost foods quickly, to heat my cup of coffee, to cook bacon, to pop popcorn, and just about any other time I need something cooked fast.

Countertop microwaves are just one of the great appliances that should be in your kitchen. Other great appliances that should be in every kitchen include a toaster oven  and a waffle maker.

Best Countertop Microwaves For Efficient Cooking

Best Countertop Microwaves #1: Panasonic Inverter Technology Countertop Microwave Oven Model # NN-SN651BAZ – This 1.2 Cubic Feet, Black Microwave offers even cooking results using Inverter Technology. You can quickly defrost foods with the Inverter Turbo Defrost feature. The 1200 watts of power combined with the convenience of automatic cooking settings and the Keep Warm feature makes cooking easy and fun! Take the hassle out of cooking with the delay start and timer, quick minute and popcorn key. Watch your food as it rotates on the 13 ½ inch turntable. This is an excellent choice in countertop microwaves as it measures approximately 15 inches deep x 20 inches wide x 12 inches high.

Best Countertop Microwaves #2: Danby Designer 1.1 Cubic Feet, Stainless Countertop Microwave – With 1.1 cubic feet capacity and 1000 watts of cooking power, this microwave can meet all of your cooking needs. The stainless steel interior and exterior will provide you with style and durability. There are ten levels of power and offers simple one-touch cooking for your most popular cooking needs.

Best Countertop Microwaves #3: Panasonic Stainless 1.2 Cubic Feet Countertop Microwave Oven Model # NN-SD681S – This stainless steel unit offers 1200 watts of cooking power, and the Inverter Technology ensures even cooking and delicious flavor in your food. You can quickly defrost frozen foods with the Inverter Turbo Defrost feature. The 4-digit readout in an elegant blue LED display, programming icon dial, and quick programming buttons make this microwave stylish and functional. Measuring approximately 15 inches deep x 20 inches wide x 11 inches high means it will easily fit on any countertop.

Best Countertop Microwaves #4: Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 0.8 Cubic Feet Countertop Microwave with Inverter Technology – This microwave gives you 950 watts of high power with a one-touch auto cook and reheat feature for automatic cooking settings. The Keep Warm feature will ensure your food will be warm when you are ready to eat it. The turntable and Inverter Technology will evenly cook your food while the Inverter Turbo Defrost will let you start cooking sooner. Measuring approximately 19 inches deep x 14 inches wide x 11 inches high, and weighing in at 21 pounds means it is a great choice in countertop microwaves.

Best Countertop Microwaves #5: Kenmore 0.9 Cubic Feet Countertop Microwave 73093 – This stainless steel microwave oven gives you ten power levels and 900 watts of power so you can cook a variety of foods. There are six automatic smart touch settings that allow you to cook your recipes without selecting cook times and power levels. The simple push-button door release is easy to operate. The glass turntable is dishwasher safe making clean up a breeze. This microwave allows you to increase cook times in 30-second increments making it easy to adjust.

Countertop microwaves are one of those kitchen appliances that we often find ourselves asking “what did we ever do before we had a microwave?” With innovative technologies always making our lives easier, it makes me wonder what will become of the current day microwaves. I am still waiting for an app to be developed that will defrost the food, cook it and serve it up for dinner!