Best microwave oven for home use

By Peter Chubb - Oct 17, 2016

When it comes to making cooking in the home fast and easy, the microwave has certainly changed things, and so you will not be too surprised at just how many people ask which type of microwave oven is best for home use. Some people will be thinking about which is better for baking cakes and grilling, but we just want to help you find the best for general use in the home. We will go into detail about baking cakes etc. in another article.

When it comes to choosing a good cooker alternative, then the combo microwave is great because they truly are perfect from home use because they try to offer the best of both worlds – although we know there are always sacrifices to be made. Back in the past cooking food in the microwave was not a good option because food cooked in them often came out rubberybut things have come a long way since then.

So you want to cook fast and easy, but still able to get great results, and so here we will now have a look at what the best microwaves are for home use.


The first on the list of best microwave ovens to use in the home has to be the Sage BMO700BSS by Heston Blumenthal the Quick Touch Crisp Microwave. Ok, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way first, and that is the price, as you will have to pay around £350. This is a lot of money to pay, but if you truly want some great results from cooking with a microwave, then this 25 L, 1000 W microwave has to be on your list. Some of the main features this model has going for it are pre-programmed shortcuts for cooking jacket potatoes, melting chocolate, pizza, grilled cheese and more. There is also a built-in preheat crisper pan function so that your food comes out crisp and evenly cooked. You can also set favourites, and choose from 10 power levels.


Another model worth your consideration is the Sharp R959SLMAA Combination Microwave Oven. Its price is a little better at around £210 to £220, although it does not offer as much compared to the one above. The good thing is that this has a 40 Litre capacity, although is slightly less powerful at 900 watts. There is a 1400 watt quartz grill feature, 5 power controls and 8 auto cook menus.


If these two models are just too expensive for you, or just not what you are looking for in your home, then another popular choice, and one we have owned is the Samsung MS23H3125AK Solo Black Microwave Oven. This model does not come with the range of features as the other two, although it is more ideally suited for those of you that just wish to heat things up rather than get too adventurous. This only has a 32 litre capacity, and just 800 watts of cooking power. However it does come with some decent features, such as anti-bacterial ceramic enamel interior, triple distribution heating system for faster cooking, an eco mode to save energy, and a crystal gloss design. In terms of price, expect to pay less than £100.

These are just three microwave ovens that are ideal for the home, but you could also consider the Swan SM22030GN Retro, Russell Hobbs RHFM2363B, Miele Contour Line M6012, Panasonic NN-CT585SBPQ and also the Smeg FME20TC3.

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