Stainless Steel Microwave Buying Guide


Whether you’re on the move or just need to snack now, the simple microwave oven is now a staple of most US households for one reason-They’re versatile and fast. You can melt butter, steam veggies, and reheat your leftover food. All microwaves may not do the job the right way especially if you’re a perfectionist and value quality of food.

Interested in a perfect stainless steel microwave oven that can quickly do the job right? To help you narrow down choices and expedite your search, we’ve done extensive research to write this guide to find some of the best microwaves on the market. So, say goodbye to that undercooked food.


Things to Consider when buying a Microwave?

* Budget-Countertop microwaves are cheaper than other types, and many midsized models are available for $70. You can get OTR’s (over-the-range microwaves) for under $200, but some can cost up to $500 or more. Models for walls or cabinetry can cost more, but kits for some models are available online.

* Space and Location-Consider the location where microwave works best for you. Countertop models may need some space. For instance, top-rated models may be 20 inches wide and 18 inches deep or even beyond.

* Type-Countertop stainless steel microwave ovens are most popular. Built-in models are great and can be placed below a wall oven or under a countertop.

Remember that size of the oven doesn’t always translate into usable cooking space. Usually usable capacity is about 50-55 percent of what manufactures clam. You can measure the amount of the space you can use. More watts translate into more cooking power.

Samsung Countertop Microwave Oven


If you want a stainless steel microwave that’s not only versatile but easy on eyes, then go for Samsung countertop microwaves. It sports a premium look. It has a 1.4 cubic foot interior built with high quality ceramic enamel that is easy to clean. It’s a 950 watt oven that comes with any array of auto-cook functions and a grill that uses its own heating element to cook crispy foods like pizza. The combination mode uses mix of microwaving and grilling, giving you multiple options to cook. Its ceramic plate can keep your cooked food fresh for long.

KitchenAid Microwave Oven



You can cook a perfect meal in just minutes, whether you’re using its convection feature or just as a plain microwave. It has a 1000 watt element that includes a sensor simmer/steam cook cycle which provides exact amount of power and time required to warm different types of foods. Its stainless steel interiors sport a 1500 watt convection oven, meaning you can cook or bake chicken or cookies at up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, you can cook several dishes simultaneously. It also has a steam cleaning mechanism to make wiping up food spills simple once you’ve cooked your food.

Maytag Over-The-Range Microwave Oven with Sensor Cooking


It lets you cook wide range of dishes at once. With over two cubic feet of cooking space, this oven has sufficient room to handle your oversized dishes, and comes with an rack that lets you easily stack your food plates on top of each other. You can stop the turntable using a button if any irregular dish is knocking on its sides. This stainless steel microwave uses sophisticated sensors to automatically adjust the cooking time and microwave power settings, thereby cooking your food more uniformly. This microwave is made with stainless-steel interior that is perfectly designed to clean splatters easily. To prevent smell of your cooked from wafting your kitchen, it has a charcoal filter.

GE Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven


The JES1072SHSS countertop cooks with 700 watt power on a elegant glass turntable and is equipped with one-touch buttons to ensure express cooking. It’s 0.7 cubic capacity also features a sound control, LED display, a child lock along with an option to add additional cooking time if necessary. This stainless steel microwave has reasonable size, and offers uniform cooking without tons of frills.

Danby DMW7700BLDB


Though this microwave doesn’t have grilling or convection options, it still does perfect reheating. It is under 18 inches wide and have a 0.7 cubic feet capacity, and is perfect for kitchens with limited counter space. This 700 watt stainless steel microwave offers one touch cooking, 10 different power levels, and an cute oven light. It’s a small yet powerful microwave that comes with LED timer and clock. Its offers a small footprint and standard features at the right price.