Whether you’re a student returning to university, or a busy family strapped for time, microwave ovens are the saving grace for millions of people across the world. However, with more modern specifications and new tech, what was once a cheaper alternative to an oven can increasingly become attached to a hefty price tag. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best microwave ovens for a fraction of the price.

1. Russel Hobbs Inspire RHM1731B 17 Litre Microwave

Price: £83

Watts: 700

Number of Power Levels: 5

Dimensions: (H)19.8 x (W)45.2 x (D)39.4

The Russell Hobbs Inspire RHM1731B 17 Litre Microwave is perfect for a busy family, or those who hate to wait too long. The 700-Watt power output means your food will be ready faster than other models, and the handy defrost function means you can reheat those frozen leftovers in a jiffy. At just £83, this free-standing microwave means it’s easy to place in your kitchen, designed to sit upon your countertop.

Russell Hobbs Inspire RHM1731B 17 Litre Microwave

2. Sharp 900W Combination Flatbed Microwave R861

Price: £143

Watts: 2050

Number of Power Levels: 15

Dimensions: (H)30.3 x (W)50.4 x (D)49.7

The Sharp 900W Combination Flatbed Microwave R861 is the perfect combination microwave for families, offering the simplicity of a microwave paired with the conventional use of a grill oven. The 25-litre capacity means you’ll have plenty of space for larger dishes, and the defrost option means you’ll never have to wait to tuck in again.

3. Russell Hobbs RHM1714B Solo Microwave

Price: £89.99

Watts: 700

Number of Power Levels: 15

Dimensions: (H)262 x (W)452 x (D)360

The Russell Hobbs RHM1714B Solo Microwave is another brilliant microwave for those looking to keep to a tight budget. The 17-litre capacity means there’s ample room for your day-to-day cooking requirements and the auto-cook menus provide an easy way to cook a variety of different foods at the touch of a button.

4. De’Longhi 800W Standard Microwave P80T5A

Price: £90

Watts: 800

Number of Cooking Programmes: 8

Dimensions: (H)26x (W)45x (D)38cm

The De’Longhi 800W Standard Microwave P80T5A is another great budget friendly microwave for a proportion of the price of other higher end brands. With 8 different cooking options, its versatility is the perfect addition to your kitchen, and the electronical controls means it’s simple to use. The 20L capacity means there’s tons of room to cook all your favourite dishes and the anti-bacterial seal means that cleaning is a breeze.

Did you find this article useful?

Article useful

Share this article

Subscribe to our newsletter

If you want to keep up to date with what's happening on the blog, sign up for our newsletter!

Name*
Privacy*

Help & Advice

Latest Help & Advice Articles

Whether you’re looking to buy new or need help with caring for existing appliances our experts are here to answer your questions with useful guides and articles.

See all help & advice
  • Air fryer on a table

The Pros and Cons of an Air Fryer

Over the past few years, the popularity of air fryers has surged. Our guide covers the pros and cons of an air fryer, giving you all the necessary information to make an informed choice.