8 best microwave ovens (microwave ovens)

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

For many housewives, the microwave has long become the main means of cooking, displacing traditional gas and electric stoves in this field. Ease of use, endless possibilities for culinary creativity and low cost of most models – these are the components of the popularity of 'microwaves', which contributed to the appearance of devices of this class in almost every kitchen.

The best manufacturers of microwave ovens (microwave ovens)

Panasonic

The largest Japanese industrial giant, one of the world's top 50 manufacturers of industrial equipment. Founded in 1918 by the famous Japanese businessman Konosuke Matsushita. Products manufactured under this brand do not need advertising: excellent manufacturability, variety of model range and high functionality have done their job: the number of adherents of this manufacturer's products is extremely large.

LG Electronics Inc.

South Korean concern specializing in the production of consumer electronics, computers and telephony facilities. Founded in 1947 in the city of Busan, the first products manufactured by the concern are radio receivers. Today it is one of the market leaders, headquartered in Seoul. It has over 120 offices around the world. For a long time it was known under the Goldstar brand, the development of the brand LG began in 1995.

Samsung

Another South Korean brand founded in 1938. It is one of the market leaders in household and telecommunications equipment, has hundreds of offices around the world. The corporate headquarters are located in Seoul. Income from the production of household appliances is only 7% of the total income of the company.

Without exception, all models currently on the market can be divided into several conditional categories depending on the final cost of a particular device. We have compiled a rating of the best microwave ovens, having studied in detail the specifications and reviews of the most popular models.

Rating of the best microwave ovens

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best inexpensive microwaves 1 Gorenje MO17MW RUB 3,286
2 Samsung ME83KRW-1 RUB 5,780
The best mid-range microwave ovens 1 LG MS-2343BAR
2 Samsung MS23F302TAS RUB 7,000
3 Samsung GE83DTR
The best microwave ovens in the premium segment 1 LG MF-6543AFS
2 Panasonic NN-DF383B RUB 19 989
3 Gorenje GMO25ORA-ITO 11 600 RUB

Best inexpensive microwaves

Gorenje MO17MW

Rating: 4.8

Gorenje MO17MW

The first place in the rating of inexpensive microwaves is occupied by Gorenje MO17MW, which is not burdened with excessive functionality and performs an exclusively basic set of functions. A great option for those who do not want to overpay for unnecessary features, as well as for the brand. The device is controlled mechanically using rotary switches. In addition to cooking, the user has access to the function to defrost the product. The main compartment has a capacity of 17 liters and is accessed through a hinged door. The inner coating is enameled. The estimated cost of a microwave oven is 3,500 rubles.

Advantages

  • Build quality;
  • Small size;
  • High power;
  • Defrost function;

disadvantages

  • Basic functionality;
  • Noisy work;
  • Lack of memory function;

Samsung ME83KRW-1

Rating: 4.7

Samsung ME83KRW-1

A microwave oven, distinguished by very good functionality and 'fulfilling' every ruble of investment. This is a classic 800W microwave oven with an electronic control interface and modern digital buttons. The microwave is equipped with a special system for uniform distribution of waves and chamber illumination, and the walls of the inner coating are made of special bioceramic enamel. In addition to cooking, this microwave oven supports the functions of defrosting and automatic cooking, carried out by means of a timer and a delayed start function. Microwave power adjustment is equipped with six steps – a useful feature for those who like to control the cooking process as much as possible. The estimated cost of the device is 5.5 thousand rubles

Advantages

  • Stylish design;
  • Defrost function;
  • Electronic control;
  • Bioceramic enamel chamber;
  • Six steps of power adjustment;
  • Uniform wave distribution function;

disadvantages

  • Loud work;
  • Sliding stands;
  • No 'quick start' button

The best mid-range microwave ovens

Functional devices, whose price tag is still at an affordable level for the vast majority of buyers.

LG MS-2343BAR

Rating: 4.7

LG MS-2343BAR

The best model in the ranking of microwaves in the middle price segment goes to LG MS-2343BAR. Classic microwave, with a spacious main compartment (23 liters) and an intuitive electronic interaction algorithm and touch buttons. Cooking here is perfectly complemented by the quick defrost function, as well as the delayed start, which allows you to cook food when needed. The child protection algorithm, traditional for such microwave ovens, is provided here as well – with its help your child will not be able to disable the microwave oven. The estimated cost of this microwave is 9500 rubles.

Advantages

  • Stylish design, compact appearance;
  • Intuitive touch controls;
  • Roomy main compartment;
  • A large number of recipes;
  • Quick warm-up function;

disadvantages

  • Short power cord;
  • Hard closing door;
  • Noise during operation;

Samsung MS23F302TAS

Rating: 4.6

Samsung MS23F302TAS

A microwave oven that will certainly suit lovers of stylish and beautiful things, who value design and general stylistic concept. The microwave body is made of plastic and silver-colored metal, which, in combination with the dark glass of the door and the ergonomic control panel, makes this device stylish and beautiful. This model is also functional from a technical point of view – a peak power of 800 W with six adjustment steps, a spacious main compartment with a capacity of 23 liters, quick defrosting and heating functions. The device is controlled using tact and pushbutton switches and provides a simple and convenient setting of the operating mode. There is also a timer – with it you can set the operating time in the range of up to 99 minutes. The inner coating of the microwave oven is made of bioceramic enamel, and thanks to the function of uniform distribution of waves, cooking takes an order of magnitude less time compared to its closest competitors. The estimated cost of the device is 7.5-8 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Classic design;
  • Stylish appearance;
  • Intuitive controls;
  • Fast defrosting and heating functions;
  • Six steps of power adjustment;
  • Child lock function;

disadvantages

  • Markable glossy glass surface;
  • Short power cord;
  • Perceptible heating of the case;
  • Noisy work;

Samsung GE83DTR

Rating: 4.6

Samsung GE83DTR

Microwave, made in a strict classic style and featuring excellent functionality. The main compartment of the microwave oven has a capacity of 23 liters and is covered with a special bioceramic enamel that excludes the release of harmful substances. The device is controlled electronically, with the help of intuitive touch keys that any housewife can handle. All basic information about the operation of the microwave is displayed on the bright display located on the front panel. The microwave oven has a power of 850 W with the possibility of six-step adjustment. In addition to manually setting the cooking modes, the microwave supports 4 auto-cooking modes, and also can 'reheat' and defrost food. The microwave comes with a separate grill grate and a crispy dish. The estimated cost of the device is 9,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Classic design;
  • Electronic control;
  • Display;
  • Six-step power adjustment;
  • 4 auto-cooking programs and 4 auto-defrosting modes;
  • Uniform distribution of waves;
  • Childproof function;
  • Grill rack and crisp plate included.

disadvantages

  • Soiled glass of the door;
  • Dim lamp to illuminate the working area;
  • Ill-conceived quick launch mode;
  • Uninsulated grill heating element;

The best microwave ovens in the premium segment

Devices whose functionality is able to satisfy the needs and demands of the most demanding customers. The reverse side of the coin is a rather high cost: it is for this reason that the popularity of models in this price group cannot be called mass.

LG MF-6543AFS

Rating: 4.9

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Topping the list of the best premium microwave ovens LG MF-6543AFS. Gourmet Microwave: In addition to traditional functions, this microwave is equipped with a 1150 W quartz grill, 44 automatic cooking recipes and a 'World Cuisines' function. The operation algorithm of the device assumes both their separate operation and the simultaneous operation of microwaves and a grill. The other functions of this microwave oven are also at their best: a spacious main compartment with a capacity of 25 liters, a well-thought-out touch control with output to a contrast LCD display, 4 automatic defrosting modes and 5 steps of microwave power adjustment. The estimated cost of this microwave is 10,500 rubles.

Advantages

  • Built-in grill 5 steps of microwave power adjustment;
  • 44 built-in auto-cooking recipes;
  • Function 'Kitchens of the World';
  • Fast defrosting with four operating modes;
  • Intuitive controls;

disadvantages

  • Short power cord;
  • Loud grill noise;
  • Perceptible heating of the top panel;
  • Touch keys take getting used to;

Panasonic NN-DF383B

Rating: 4.8

Panasonic NN-DF383B

A microwave oven with decent functionality and a simple and intuitive control algorithm. Like all models of this class, microwave radiators with the function of uniform distribution of waves are complemented here by a grill with a power of 1000 watts. The capacity of the inner compartment is 23 liters, its inner walls are covered with special antibacterial ceramic enamel. The control of this microwave oven is combined: here the tact switches are adjacent to the buttons assigned to individual functions, as well as a clear and high-contrast LCD display that displays basic information about the cooking process. The microwave oven also has functions traditional for this class – accelerated defrosting, heating food and delayed start, implemented by means of a timer. You have to pay for such functionality: the estimated cost of the device is 17 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • High power – 1000 W;
  • Built-in grill;
  • Advanced inverter control;
  • LCD display for displaying basic information;
  • Defrosting and heating functions;

disadvantages

  • Noisy work;
  • Peeling inner coating;
  • Small opening angle of the door;
  • No rotating panel;

Gorenje GMO25ORA-ITO

Rating: 4.7

Gorenje GMO25ORA-ITO

Stylish and laconic microwave oven, the body of which is made of a special material that does not collect fingerprints. It is this feature that ensures an excellent appearance even after long-term use. In addition, this oven is not only beautiful, but also functional: a traditional microwave radiator with a five-stage power adjustment is here side by side with a 1500W quartz grill. Device management – intuitive touch, with information output on the display. Accelerated defrosting and heating, traditional for this class of devices, are also present here, significantly simplifying food preparation. The estimated cost of the device is 17.5 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Compact dimensions;
  • Spacious compartment (25 liters);
  • Powerful microwave emitter with five adjustment steps;
  • Built-in quartz grill;
  • Touch control;

disadvantages

  • Intricate menu organization;
  • Short power cord;
  • It turns off when overheated;

Which microwave is better to buy?

  1. If you are looking for an inexpensive microwave oven that performs basic functions, we recommend that you pay attention to Samsung ME83KRW-1. This microwave does an excellent job with basic cooking functions and is not particularly whimsical in service. This model is a great option for an office, a summer residence and use as an auxiliary device in the kitchen;
  2. Buyers looking for the best price-performance ratio should look to the Samsung GE83DTR. The microwave allows you to cook tasty and healthy food, supports defrosting and heating functions, and is also equipped with four automatic cooking modes.
  3. Those who are looking for the most functional device and are ready to shell out a considerable sum for it will love the LG MF-6543AFS. Five-step power adjustment, smart grill and as many as 44 (!) Automatic cooking programs, coupled with many other equally popular and demanded functions, make this microwave one of the best in its class. And one of the most expensive.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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