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
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.
2. Sharp 900W Combination Flatbed Microwave R861
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
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
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.
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