The old days of using a microwave to heat dinners or make popcorn as long gone. A great microwave is one that can cook food and heat food. Think not just leftovers in popcorn but crispy bacon, steamed veggies, baked potatoes and spaghetti squash. that’ll rival the cooking results you get from your range oven not to mention it will do it two to five times faster. Plus, once you learn how to poach eggs like a pro in the microwave, you might also finally give up trying to learn how to do it the old-fashioned way.

To find the best microwave, we tested many microwaves ourselves. Checking how well they melted cheese, reheated food, baked potatoes, defrosted frozen food, popped popcorn and cooked vegetables. opening the doors, viewability inside, cooking alerts and cleaning. For models with convection and grill capabilities we tested their ability to bake cake roast chicken and broil steak then noted the surface temperatures. Based on the extensive tests we’ve rounded up 10 Best Countertop Microwaves for you.

10 Best Countertop Microwave 2020

1. AmazonBasics Microwave, Small, 0.7 Cu. Ft, 700W

$59.99  in stock
1 new from $59.99
1 used from $47.04
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as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • Now it’s easier to defrost vegetables, make popcorn, cook potatoes, and reheat rice. With an Echo device (not included), quick-cook voice presets and a simplified keypad let you just ask Alexa to start microwaving.
  • Automatically reorder popcorn when you run low and save 10% on popcorn orders—enabled by Amazon Dash Replenishment technology
  • Compact size saves counter space, plus 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock, and a turntable.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new presets.
  • External dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 17.3 in. x 10.1 in. x 14.1 in. ; internal dimensions (10 7/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. x 10” in.); Turntable (Diameter): 10 in. ; Maximum Popcorn bag size: 3 oz

2. Sharp Microwaves ZSMC0912BS Sharp 900W Countertop Microwave Oven

$117.00  in stock
5 new from $116.99
Amazon
as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • Premium blue LED display
  • Convenient "+30 second" key for instant start
  • Time cook, time defrost and auto defrost. Interior Dimensions (wxhxd):12.4 x 8.7x 13.7 inches
  • 10.6" carousel turntable for even cooking and reheating
  • Convenient popcorn, Beverage and reheat settings

3. Danby Designer 0.7 cu.ft. Countertop Microwave

 out of stock
Amazon
as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • 0.7 cu.ft. capacity microwave
  • 700 watts of cooking power
  • Stylish black and stainless steel exterior
  • 10 power levels, Dimensions 14 x 17.3 x 10.1 inches
  • Simple one-touch cooking for 6 popular uses

4. Toshiba EM925A5A-BS Microwave Oven

$89.99
$81.80  in stock
5 new from $81.80
3 used from $69.53
Free shipping
Amazon
as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • Stylish black stainless steel with timeless design; Rated Voltage: 120V~ 60Hz; Rated Input Power (Microwave): 1350W; Rated Output Power (Microwave): 900W
  • Pre-programmed menu for 6 popular foods like popcorn, pizza, potato and more
  • One touch start - quick access to start the microwave from 1 to 6 minutes cooking at full power
  • Equipped with power-saving Eco mode, sound on/off option and child safety lock
  • 900 watts with 10 power settings, clock, and kitchen timer

5. Toshiba EC042A5C-BS Microwave Oven

$189.99  in stock
6 new from $189.99
1 used from $180.00
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as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • Exterior dimensions: 21.73" w x 21.38" d x 12.83" h; Cavity: 15.5" w x 15.35" d x 10.2" h
  • Combines microwave and convection cooking in one appliance, with auto bake, defrosting and auto roast menus
  • Pre-programmed sensor menu for optimum result of popular foods like frozen pizza, vegetables and more
  • Sound on/off option: If you wish to mute the buzzer of the microwave, press and hold the button "8" on the keypad for 3-5 seconds. The buzzer is automatically switched off after a long beep.
  • One touch popcorn button and warm-hold function, equipped with power-saving eco mode, and child safety lock.

6. Magic Chef MCM1611ST 1100W Oven, 1.6 cu.ft, Stainless Steel Microwave

$141.00
$133.21  in stock
42 new from $133.21
1 used from $115.74
Amazon
as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • 1.6 Cu. Ft. - 1100 Watts
  • 11 Power Levels
  • Stainless Steel Front / Black Cabinet
  • Auto Cook Menus. Activate the built-in child safety lock for added piece of mind
  • 6 pre-programmed 1-touch cooking menus for cooked results at the touch of a button

7. Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN936B Black Countertop

$179.99  in stock
2 new from $179.99
1 used from $152.99
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as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • 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 / 60Hertz. Power Consumption 1460W
  • 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
  • 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. Clock: 12 H

8. Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN686S Stainless Steel Countertop

$174.95
$162.54  in stock
4 new from $162.54
3 used from $138.16
Free shipping
Amazon
as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

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
  • 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
  • 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

9. GE PEM31SFSS Countertop Microwave

 in stock

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as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • GE 1. 1 cuft 800W Turntable MWO SS
  • This countertop microwave oven is built-in capable with a sleek matching trim kit

10. COMFEE' EM720CPL-PM Countertop Microwave Oven

$63.95  in stock
3 new from $63.95
2 used from $54.34
Free shipping
Amazon
as of December 3, 2020 12:12 am

Features

  • Stylish (black) stainless steel finish, compact size: 0.7 cubic-foot capacity, 700 watts and 11 power levels
  • Mute function, settings, clock, kitchen timer, child safety lock, easy auto-cook functions: Popcorn, potato, pizza, frozen veggie, beverage, reheat
  • One touch express cooking function with 1-6 minutes and +30 seconds functions, and two defrost settings (by weight or by time)
  • Energy saving Eco mode: Minimizing 50% standby power by turning on ECO mode
  • Bright digital display, easy-to-read control panel, interior light and 12.4 inch glass turntable