Top 10 Countertop Microwaves
for May 2022

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Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN766S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor, 1.6 Cubic Foot, 1250W

Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN766S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor

1.6 Cubic Foot, 1250W

by Panasonic
What We like

Compact Design: This countertop microwave with 15 inch turntable is thinner, lighter and more efficient, allowing you to devote less space to electronics and more to interior capacity; Dimensions: Interior HxWxD :9 x 16.4375 x 18.5 inches, Dimensions-12 D x 19.1 W x 21.8 H inches

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Product Features

  • Smart cooking settings with Genius sensor: Built-in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; Other advantages include 14 Preset menu items, quick-minute timer, delay start and child safety lock
  • Keep Warm Feature: This inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve. Function key is available
  • Panasonic Microwave: This 1250 Watt high power, 1.6 cubic foot capacity stainless steel countertop/built in microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor
  • Inverter Technology with Turbo Defrost: Patented Inverter Technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; Advanced Inverter Turbo Defrost speeds up defrosting time

Panasonic microwave: this 1250 watt high power, 1.6 cubic foot capacity stainless steel countertop/built in microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor Keep warm feature: this inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve. function key is available Inverter technology with turbo defrost: patented inverter technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; advanced inverter turbo defrost speeds up defrosting time Smart cooking settings with genius sensor: built-in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; other advantages include 14 preset menu items, quick-minute timer, delay start and child safety lock

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Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN966S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor, 2.2 Cubic Foot, 1250W

Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN966S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor

2.2 Cubic Foot, 1250W

by Panasonic
What We like

Large Family Size: This countertop microwave with 16.5 inch turntable is thinner, lighter and more efficient, allowing you to devote less space to electronics and more to interior capacity; Internal dimensions (H x W x D): 10.94 inch x 18.44 inch x 18.50 inch. Outside dimension HxWxD (Inches) 14 x 23.9 x 19.4

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Product Features

  • Smart Cooking Settings with Genius Sensor: Built in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; Other advantages include 14 preset menu items, quick minute timer, delay start and child safety lock
  • Keep Warm Feature: This inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve
  • Inverter Technology with Turbo Defrost: Patented Inverter Technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; Advanced Inverter Turbo Defrost speeds up defrosting time
  • Panasonic Microwave: This 1250 Watt high power, 2.2 cubic foot capacity stainless steel countertop/built in microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor

Smart cooking settings with genius sensor: built in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; other advantages include 14 preset menu items, quick minute timer, delay start and child safety lock Keep warm feature: this inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve Panasonic microwave: this 1250 watt high power, 2.2 cubic foot capacity stainless steel countertop/built in microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor Inverter technology with turbo defrost: patented inverter technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; advanced inverter turbo defrost speeds up defrosting time

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Panasonic NN-SN936W Countertop Microwave with Inverter Technology, 2.2 Cubic Foot, 1250W, White

Panasonic NN-SN936W Countertop Microwave with Inverter Technology

2.2 Cubic Foot, 1250W, White

by Panasonic
What We like

Large family size: This countertop microwave with 16-1/2-inch turntable is thinner, lighter and more efficient, allowing you to devote less space to electronics and more to interior capacity; Internal dimensions (H x W x d): 10-15/16-inch x 18-7/16-inch x 18-1/2-inch

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Product Features

  • Keep Warm feature: This inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve
  • Smart cooking settings with Genius sensor: Built-in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; Other advantages include 14 Preset menu items, quick-minute timer, delay start and child safety lock
  • Inverter technology With Turbo defrost: Patented Inverter technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; Advanced Inverter Turbo defrost speeds up defrosting time. Power source- 120V/ 60Hz. Power consumption- 1460W
  • Panasonic microwave: This 1250-watt high power, 2. 2-Cubic-foot capacity black countertop microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor

Panasonic microwave: this 1250-watt high power, 2. 2-cubic-foot capacity black countertop microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor Inverter technology with turbo defrost: patented inverter technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; advanced inverter turbo defrost speeds up defrosting time. power source- 120v/ 60hz. power consumption- 1460w Smart cooking settings with genius sensor: built-in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; other advantages include 14 preset menu items, quick-minute timer, delay start and child safety lock Keep warm feature: this inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve

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Breville BMO650SIL the Compact Wave Soft Close Countertop Microwave Oven, Silver

Breville BMO650SIL the Compact Wave Soft Close Countertop Microwave Oven

Silver

by Breville
What We like

The Breville Compact Wave Soft Close with a 25L compact footprint and an easy shortcuts and foods menu is big on convenience, and is designed to precisely reheat, defrost and cook; A countertop microwave engineered with an 80% quieter soft close door

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Product Features

  • CHILD LOCK: Using your microwave while ensuring your child stays safe is only one touch away thanks to the Child Lock button
  • DEFROST & REHEAT FUNCTIONS: The Defrost function is designed to gently defrost food without overheating and drying out the edges; The Reheat function uses lower power levels to gently reheat food without drying or overcooking
  • SETTINGS: Popcorn Beverage, Food Menu, Defrost, Reheat, Power Level Adjustment, Child Lock and Clock Setting
  • COOKING SHORTCUTS AND FOOD MENU: One touch auto buttons including Reheat, Defrost, Popcorn & Beverage providing access to your favorite settings; Food Menu functions such as reheat pizza, defrost vegetables or cook potatoes to create quick and easy snacks
  • SOFT CLOSE DOORr: A countertop microwave engineered with a soft close door which is 80% quieter; Clever touches like child lock, mute button and 30 second instant start means less beeps, bumps and clangs, and more pops, bites and crunches

Settings: popcorn beverage, food menu, defrost, reheat, power level adjustment, child lock and clock setting Cooking shortcuts and food menu: one touch auto buttons including reheat, defrost, popcorn & beverage providing access to your favorite settings; food menu functions such as reheat pizza, defrost vegetables or cook potatoes to create quick and easy snacks Soft close doorr: a countertop microwave engineered with a soft close door which is 80% quieter; clever touches like child lock, mute button and 30 second instant start means less beeps, bumps and clangs, and more pops, bites and crunches Child lock: using your microwave while ensuring your child stays safe is only one touch away thanks to the child lock button Defrost & reheat functions: the defrost function is designed to gently defrost food without overheating and drying out the edges; the reheat function uses lower power levels to gently reheat food without drying or overcooking Compact microwave this countertop microwave has a compact footprint with a 25l capacity and all the room you need to cook, defrost and reheat delicious meals

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Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN686S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor, 1.2 Cubic Foot, 1200W

Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN686S Stainless Steel Countertop/Built-In with Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor

1.2 Cubic Foot, 1200W

by Panasonic
What We like

Compact Design: This countertop microwave with 13.4 inch turntable is thinner, lighter and more efficient, allowing you to devote less space to electronics and more to interior capacity; Internal dimensions (H x W x D): 9 15/16 inch x 15 13/16 inch x 14 3/8 inch

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Product Features

  • Panasonic Microwave: This 1200 Watt high power, 1.2 cubic foot capacity stainless steel countertop/built in microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor
  • Inverter Technology with Turbo Defrost: Patented Inverter Technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; Advanced Inverter Turbo Defrost speeds up defrosting time
  • Keep Warm Feature: This inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve. Power Source 120V / 60Hertz. Power Consumption 1480W. Membrane keypad and 5 menu buttons for easy programming, 10 Power Levels; push-button door release
  • Smart Cooking Settings with Genius Sensor: Built in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; Other advantages include 14 preset menu items, quick minute timer, delay start and child safety lock

Inverter technology with turbo defrost: patented inverter technology generates a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking; advanced inverter turbo defrost speeds up defrosting time Panasonic microwave: this 1200 watt high power, 1.2 cubic foot capacity stainless steel countertop/built in microwave delivers a seamless stream of cooking power for even cooking and delicious flavor Smart cooking settings with genius sensor: built in automatic genius sensor adjusts power and times based on different foods; other advantages include 14 preset menu items, quick minute timer, delay start and child safety lock Keep warm feature: this inverter microwave keeps soups, gravies or desserts warm and fresh until ready to serve. power source 120v / 60hertz. power consumption 1480w. membrane keypad and 5 menu buttons for easy programming, 10 power levels; push-button door release

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Toshiba ML-EM45P(BS) Countertop Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor, Sound on/Off Function and Position Memory Turntable, 1.6 Cu.ft, Black Stainless Steel, Non-inverter Technology

Toshiba ML-EM45P(BS) Countertop Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor

Sound on/Off Function and Position Memory Turntable, 1.6 Cu.ft, Black Stainless Steel, Non-inverter Technology

by Toshiba
What We like

Position Memory Turntable: Innovative position-memory technique resets the turntable to the initial position for more convenient and safer use.

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Product Features

  • This 1200-watt high power microwave with 10 power levels includes a pre-programmed sensor menu for optimum heating of popular foods like pizza, potato, vegetable and more
  • Convenience Features: Auto defrost, fast cooking, memory function, multi-stage cooking, child safety lock, clock and kitchen timer
  • If you wish to mute the buzzer of the microwave, pleas long press on the button "8" for 3-5 seconds. The buzzer is automatically switched off after a long beep.
  • Product Specs: External dimension (WxDxH): 21.77x17.91x12.87, internal dimension (WxDxH): 15.51x17.05x10.24, 13.58 position memory turntable
  • 1.6 cubic foot capacity with one touch popcorn button, energy-saving Eco mode and sound on/off function

If you wish to mute the buzzer of the microwave, pleas long press on the button "8" for 3-5 seconds. the buzzer is automatically switched off after a long beep. Product specs: external dimension (wxdxh): 21.77x17.91x12.87, internal dimension (wxdxh): 15.51x17.05x10.24, 13.58 position memory turntable Convenience features: auto defrost, fast cooking, memory function, multi-stage cooking, child safety lock, clock and kitchen timer 1.6 cubic foot capacity with one touch popcorn button, energy-saving eco mode and sound on/off function The keypad is covered by a protective film during shipment. please peel it off before first use. This 1200-watt high power microwave with 10 power levels includes a pre-programmed sensor menu for optimum heating of popular foods like pizza, potato, vegetable and more Fit & finish: stylish black stainless-steel finish adds the perfect look in every kitchen Program up to three favorite time and power combinations of additional one-touch convenience.

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Frigidaire 1.6 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel

Frigidaire 1.6 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel

by Frigidaire
What We like

Easy-Set Start allows you to start cooking quicker with one to six minute start options

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Product Features

  • Electronic clock and timer helps you keep track of cook times
  • One-Touch Keep Warm Setting keeps food warm until everything, and everyone, is ready
  • Sensor automatically adjusts power levels and cooking time to cook a variety of items, effortlessly
  • Interior light illuminates the contents of the microwave for increased visibility
  • Effortless Defrost makes it easy to defrost almost anything, quickly and evenly

Electronic clock and timer helps you keep track of cook times Fit even the largest dishes on our extra-large 13.4" glass turntable 10 power cooking levels offer versatility so you have great cooking results, from frozen pizza to pot roast Quickly melt or soften butter or cheeses for your recipes Ready-select controls start cooking with the touch of a button, from popcorn to baked potato One-touch keep warm setting keeps food warm until everything, and everyone, is ready Interior light illuminates the contents of the microwave for increased visibility Sensor automatically adjusts power levels and cooking time to cook a variety of items, effortlessly Effortless defrost makes it easy to defrost almost anything, quickly and evenly

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Farberware 1.1 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven with 6 Cooking Programs, LED Lighting, 1000 Watts

Farberware 1.1 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven with 6 Cooking Programs

LED Lighting, 1000 Watts

by Farberware
What We like

Glass turntable: large 12.5-Inch glass turntable allows for even cooking and is removable for easy clean up

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Product Features

  • Child lock: Lock the control panel using the child safety lock option to prevent accidental use or access by children
  • 6 cooking programs: Auto cooking programs (popcorn, potato, pizza, frozen vegetable, dinner plate) provide convenient control and avoid guesswork
  • Digital clock: Easy-to-read LED display lights up the digital clock and highlights each cooking setting
  • Spacious & stylish: with 1.1-Cu. feet Of cooking capacity, a sleek Stainless Steel exterior and Stainless Steel interior and 10 power levels, This counter top microwave delivers power, style, and convenience to any kitchen
  • Express cooking: Cook your leftovers with just a touch of a button by touching the number pad (1 through 6 minutes)

6 cooking programs: auto cooking programs (popcorn, potato, pizza, frozen vegetable, dinner plate) provide convenient control and avoid guesswork Digital clock: easy-to-read led display lights up the digital clock and highlights each cooking setting Spacious & stylish: with 1.1-cu. feet of cooking capacity, a sleek stainless steel exterior and stainless steel interior and 10 power levels, this counter top microwave delivers power, style, and convenience to any kitchen Express cooking: cook your leftovers with just a touch of a button by touching the number pad (1 through 6 minutes) Defrost: for all your frozen foods, defrost by time or weight so you can enjoy more flavorful foods Child lock: lock the control panel using the child safety lock option to prevent accidental use or access by children

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SHARP ZSMC1132CS Carousel 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000W Countertop Microwave Oven with Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Preset (ISTA 6 Packaging), Cubic Foot, Stainless Steel

SHARP ZSMC1132CS Carousel 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000W Countertop Microwave Oven with Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Preset (ISTA 6 Packaging)

Cubic Foot, Stainless Steel

by SHARP
What We like

Premium blue LED modern, easy-to-read cool-blue display

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Product Features

  • 11.2" carousel turntable for even cooking using a full-size dinner plate
  • Express cook for one touch cooking up to 6 minutes
  • Convenient "+30 Sec" key for instant start
  • Orville Redenbacher's Certified Popcorn preset tuned for optimal popping results

Express cook for one touch cooking up to 6 minutes Convenient "+30 sec" key for instant start Orville redenbacher's certified popcorn preset tuned for optimal popping results 11.2" carousel turntable for even cooking using a full-size dinner plate

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GE Countertop Microwave Oven | 0.9 Cubic Feet Capacity, 900 Watts | Kitchen Essentials for the Countertop or Dorm Room | Stainless Steel

GE Countertop Microwave Oven

0.9 Cubic Feet Capacity, 900 Watts, Kitchen Essentials for the Countertop or Dorm Room, Stainless Steel

by GE Appliances
What We like

Convenience cooking controls - Operating made quick and easy

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Product Features

  • 0.9 cu. ft. capacity - 900 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)
  • Auto and time defrost - Defrosting times and power levels are programmed automatically or manually for optimal results
  • Turntable - Rotates food throughout the cycle
  • Control lockout - Helps prevent accidental activation

Auto and time defrost - defrosting times and power levels are programmed automatically or manually for optimal results 0.9 cu. ft. capacity - 900 watts (iec-705 test procedure) Control lockout - helps prevent accidental activation Turntable - rotates food throughout the cycle

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