How to Buy the Best Microwave for Your Kitchen

Categories: Microwaves


This comprehensive guide will help you to choose the right kind of microwave for your kitchen.

Microwaves may seem like a small kitchen appliance, but they come in handy more often than you might realize. The fact that they heat your food in a matter of minutes is something that can easily be taken for granted. When in the market for a microwave, you will find that there are many options with varying features. Microwaves can make even the most daunting recipes feel effortless by cooking your food in what feels like a split-second. This comprehensive guide will help you to choose the right kind of microwave for your kitchen.


Countertop microwaves are the most commonly used type of microwave, especially in residential kitchens. One of the best advantages of using a countertop microwave is that it can be easily relocated to any part of your kitchen. They are easy to use with the only drawback being that they take up some counter space. Since countertop microwaves are so popular, there are many to choose from. Whatever capacity or finish you’d like your microwave oven to be, there is a countertop microwave that will suit all of your needs.


Over-the-range microwaves are best for small kitchens that do not have a lot of counter space. If you find that your countertop microwave is getting in the way of the food prep areas on your countertops, you should consider investing in an over-the-range microwave. Other than adding much-needed counter space to a small kitchen, over-the-range microwaves have vents and lights stored within them while also working as a hood over your stovetop. If you already have a hood vent over your range but would still like to maximize your counter space, under-the-cabinet microwaves are another great addition to your kitchen.


Built-in microwaves are ideal for high-end kitchens. These microwaves are much larger than traditional microwaves, and some are equipped with drawers that you pull out to retrieve your food. While built-in microwaves are typically more expensive than more conventional models, they do offer a wide variety of advanced features, such as options for baking, roasting, and warming.

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