Which? reveals three new Best Buy microwavesDid cheaper microwaves shine in our latest tests?

08 June 2014

Choosing a microwave oven

Our latest microwave tests have revealed three new Best Buys

We’ve tested 11 new microwaves and three have impressed us enough to become Best Buys, highlighting that you don't always have to spend a lot to get a great microwave.

The best microwaves we've tested will heat food evenly and thoroughly without drying it out, and will defrost food without starting to cook it. 

Our three new Best Buys do this with ease, and one of the models not only excels at heating and defrosting, but toasts and bakes really well too.

Find out the top and bottom rated models in our full microwave reviews section.

Expensive vs cheap microwaves

The microwaves in our recent tests vary in price from £40 to a whopping £579, and include budget brands such as Argos and Wilko, as well as high-end models from Miele and Sage by Heston Blumenthal.

Some of the microwaves come packed with features, such as a butter softening setting or the ability to deodorise, which bumps up the price, while others lack the fancy extras. But is it worth paying for these extra features?

Our latest test have revealed that you don't have to spend a lot to get a good microwave - some of the new Best Buy models sit at the lower end of the price range. 

Microwave reviews

Below is a full list of the latest microwaves we’ve just tested. Click on the links to read the full reviews:

  • - £50
  • - £40
  • - £579
  • - £60
  • - £65
  • - £93
  • - £280
  • - £135
  •  - £109
  • - £50
  • - £70

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