Microwaves: Don't Buys Don't buy

Which? Don’t Buy microwaves fail to perform adequately in several criteria and are to be avoided.

What do Don’t Buy microwaves do badly?

Don’t Buy microwaves that we’ve tested don’t heat effectively – they can take much too long to heat up, not get hot enough and food heated in them can lose too much weight. Weight loss is important as the weight that’s lost is water – and food that loses too much water can end up dry, shriveled and unappetising.

Find out about Don't Buy microwaves

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  • Reviews of 97 microwaves – solo, grill and combination models.
  • 26 Best Buy microwaves.
  • Reviews of microwaves from 29 brands.

Microwave reviews you can trust

Models from the biggest microwave brands are tested at the Which? Test Lab – including Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung, LG, Zanussi and Whirlpool. We also test microwaves from cheaper brands and from supermarkets. Our tests include real food such as minced beef and fairy cakes, and we carry out ten ease-of-use assessments on each model including how easy they are to set, how clear the instructions are to follow and how easy it is to open and close the door.

Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.

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