Top 10 Best Microwave Ovens in India 2020 – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

by Aman Kumar
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In Western countries, you would rarely find a kitchen without a microwave oven. The trend is gradually catching up in India as well with the modern day woman preferring to invest in a top microwave oven.

Moving on from heating just tea or coffee or nuking cold food, microwave ovens have now made cooking a hi-tech experience. Offering a range of essential features in the most convenient and effective way, microwave ovens are here to stay. Here is our list of the top 10 microwave ovens.

Confused between convection and solo? Check out our “Buying Guide” for a detailed explanation & comparison.

We have tested over 20 different products and combined our research with customer reviews from all over India. The results show that these are the 10 best microwaves that you should choose from:

SaleBestseller No. 1
IFB 17 L Solo Microwave Oven (17PM MEC 1, White)
  • 17L Capacity:Suitable for bachelors & small families;Solo: Can be used for reheating, defrosting and cooking
  • Warranty: 1 year on product and 3 years on magnetron and cavity
  • Brand does not provide starter kit with this product
  • Control: jog Dials that are easy to use with a long life
  • Special features: 3 auto cook menu options
SaleBestseller No. 2
Whirlpool 20 L Solo Microwave Oven (MAGICOOK PRO 20SE BLACK)
  • 20L Capacity with Superior Powder Coated Cavity
  • Solo Microwave Freatures: Reheating, Defrosting and Cooking.
  • Brand does NOT provide starter kit with this product
  • Warranty:1 year comprehensive warranty on Product & 2 years on Magnetron.
  • 21 Auto Cook Menus & Defrost Function
SaleBestseller No. 3
Samsung 21 L Convection Microwave Oven (CE73JD-B/XTL, Black)
621 Reviews
Samsung 21 L Convection Microwave Oven (CE73JD-B/XTL, Black)
  • 21L : Suitable for families with 3 to 4 members
  • Convection: Can be used for baking along with grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking , Power Consumption (Microwave) :1200W ,Power Source :230V / 50Hz ,Output Power (Max) :2350W
  • Indian recipes for quick prepration, Easy cleaning of interiors with Ceramic Enamel cavity
  • Warranty : 1 year on Product & 5 years on Megnetron & 10 years on Ceramic Cavity
  • Brand does NOT provide a starter kit with this product
SaleBestseller No. 4
IFB 30 L Convection Microwave Oven (30BRC2, Black, With Starter Kit)
1,372 Reviews
IFB 30 L Convection Microwave Oven (30BRC2, Black, With Starter Kit)
  • 30L Capacity: Suitable for large families; Convection: Can be used for baking along with grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking
  • Warranty: 1 year on product & 3 years on magnetron & cavity
  • Brand provides starter kit with this product
  • Control: Touch key pad (membrane) is sensitive to touch and easy to clean
  • Special features: 101 auto-cook menu options, express cooking, auto reheat and deodorize, weight defrost, steam clean and multi stage
SaleBestseller No. 5
Inalsa MasterChef 10BK Oven Toaster Griller with Temperature Selection 800 W, Powder Coated Finish, Includes Baking Pan, SS Grill Tray, Hand Glove (Black)
  • FAST HEATING & ENERGY EFFICIENT: With 800W of power, this oven toaster griller heats up in 2-3 minutes and cooks food faster. Save Time and Money on your Electricity Bills and at the same time you get to...
  • SMALL PACKAGE WITH BIG OVEN HEAT - Wide temperature range of 100 to 250 degrees C lets you cook with the convenience.
  • EVEN TOAST TECHNOLOGY - The interior is specially designed for even toasting of up to 4 slices of bread at a time and makes room for a 9” pizza or variety of other snakes and meals. The sleek compact...
  • DOUBLE HEATING ELEMENTS - High-efficiency heating elements are positioned on the top and bottom of oven helps evenly toast, bake, brown and reheat to perfection.
  • 60 MINUTE STAY ON TIMER - The 60-minute Accu-timer technology gives precise oven settings and stay-on functionality for longer baking tasks every time.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Pigeon by Stovekraft Electric Oven Toaster and Griller, 16-Litre with barbeque rack, crumb tray, pan handle and skewer rods
372 Reviews
Pigeon by Stovekraft Electric Oven Toaster and Griller, 16-Litre with barbeque rack, crumb tray, pan handle and skewer rods
  • Elegant design which brings elegant look to your modern kitchen
  • High grade knobs for high durability and easy operation
  • Glass door for easy monitoring
  • Automatic timer-off with alarm
  • Adjustable thermostat temperature between 100 - 250 C
SaleBestseller No. 7
Haier 20 L Solo Microwave Oven (HIL2001MWPH, HAL2WBLACK)
36 Reviews
Haier 20 L Solo Microwave Oven (HIL2001MWPH, HAL2WBLACK)
  • Capacity: 20 litres Suitable for a small family, Solo: Can be used for reheating, defrosting and cooking
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 3 year on magnetron
  • Brand does NOT provide a starter kit with this product
  • Control: Jog wheel plus button that are easy to use with a long life
  • 5 multi power level: multiple types of food can be different power level
SaleBestseller No. 8
IFB 23 L Convection Microwave Oven (23BC4, Black,Floral Design, With Starter Kit)
1,043 Reviews
IFB 23 L Convection Microwave Oven (23BC4, Black,Floral Design, With Starter Kit)
  • Capacity-23L:Suitable for families with 3-4 members; Convection: Can be used for baking along with grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking
  • Warranty: 1 year on product & 3 years on magnetron & cavity
  • Brand provides a starter kit with this product
  • Control: Touch Key Pad (Membrane) is sensitive to touch and easy to clean
  • Special features: 71 auto cook menu options, steam clean
SaleBestseller No. 9
IFB 20 L Convection Microwave Oven (20SC2, Metallic Silver, With Starter Kit)
2,018 Reviews
IFB 20 L Convection Microwave Oven (20SC2, Metallic Silver, With Starter Kit)
  • 20L Capacity:Suitable for bachelors & small families; Convection: Can be used for baking along with grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking
  • Warranty: 1 year on product & 3 years on magnetron & cavity
  • Brand provides starter kit with this product
  • Control: Touch key pad (membrane) is sensitive to touch and easy to clean
  • Special features: 24 auto cook menu options
SaleBestseller No. 10
LG 32 L Convection Microwave Oven (MC3286BRUM, Black, With Starter Kit)
483 Reviews
LG 32 L Convection Microwave Oven (MC3286BRUM, Black, With Starter Kit)
  • 32L Capacity: Suitable for large families
  • Convection: Can be used for baking along with grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking
  • 1 year on product and 1+ 4 years on Magnetron. (From the date of Purchase)
  • Brand provides starter kit with this product
  • Control: Tactile buttons to set the temperature/timer & Jog Dials that are simple to use with a long life

Best Microwave Brands in India

When buying a microwave oven it’s important to choose a brand that’s trustworthy and provides good after-sale service. You would never want that some issue comes with your microwave and there’s no one picking up the call in the service center to help you out. We’ve listed below the best microwave oven brands in India (in no particular order) that have made their name by not only provide exceptional quality products but also provide world class support and product warranty.

IFB

IFB Home Appliances was set up in Goa in 1974 and has provided and manufactured various home appliances for almost four decades. All kinds of appliances like washing machines, microwave ovens, dishwashers etc are provided by this group. IFB microwave ovens are the bestsellers in the category and come with all modern technology required in an oven. You can click on the below link to view some microwave ovens of IFB.

Morphy Richards

It has its headquarters in Swinton Meadows and was founded on July 8, 1936, and has its specialization in home appliances like induction oven, kettles, coffee makers, food processors etc. These beauties are perfect machines and are waiting to be a part of your home. These ovens are smart and are perfect home appliances. You can click on the below link to view some microwave ovens of Morphy Richards.

Samsung

It is a multi-national group and was founded on 1 March 1938 by Lee Buyong Chul and it includes food processing, textiles, insurance, securities, retails etc. Samsung has become an important brand in the field of home appliance and also guarantees quality and product efficiency. The Samsung brand is a mother brand of a lot of home appliances. It assures about the quality and service.

Godrej

The Godrej group has its headquarters in Mumbai and was set up in 1897 by Ardeshir Godrej and had its establishments in the fields of real estate, consumer products, industrial engineering, furniture, security and agricultural products. The Godrej Microwaves come with the green concept to save power consumption. You can click on the link to view more information about Godrej.

Whirlpool

Whirlpool was founded on Nov 11, 1911, and has its headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan by Louis Upton. It is the world’s largest appliance maker and is engaged in manufacturing home appliances like washing machines, television, air conditioners, etc. Whirlpool microwave oven comes with trendy designs especially in attractive colors like white and grey.

LG

The LG group was founded in 5th January 1947 and has its headquarters in LG twin towers, Seoul by Koo in-Hwoi. LG has its industry in electronics, chemicals, and telecom products. LG has become an important brand in India and has earned a lot of consumers because of its after-sales services.

Buying Guide to find the Best Microwave Oven

1. Cleaning

All the home appliances purchased need proper maintenance for long durability and hygiene of the appliance. They are usually regularly used and therefore cleaning is mandatory in this case so as to get rid of burnt oil or cheese from the appliance. You should make sure that cleaning procedure in the oven is easy and convenient.

One should always be sure that the appliance is cooled down or is not hot so as to hurt naked hands. You should make sure of not touching the rods. There is always a manual cleaning procedure where you use a sponge or cotton cloth to clean the interior after it cools down.

In the following video a very simple and easy procedure is explained which is much more efficient and also doesn’t lead to any kind of accidents. This cleaning helps in leaving the oven odor-free and also germ-free.

2. Budget Friendly

The budget is a very important factor and is given importance as often after looking at any eCommerce site we concentrate on the reviews and the star ratings  and forget about the budget that we had decided upon.

There is an easy solution if you chose your utility and purpose you can chose wisely according to your budget for eg if you just need to heat food go for solo oven, for cooking and grilling look for a griller , and if you need an oven to cook, fry and bake food go for a convection oven.

3. User Guidelines and Installation

If you are a beginner the first thing you need to look for is the free installation and demo with the instruction manual. Although nowadays most of the microwave oven brands provide installation service with demo classes but make it a point to look for it.

It is preferable to be friendly with all the features inbuilt so as to not make any mistakes accidentally.

Microwave Oven – Frequently Asked Questions

Following are some frequently asked questions that’ll help you find the best microwave oven for your kitchen.

What kind of cookware is needed to be used for microwave ovens?

The microwave is compatible to all glass cookware or you can even use microwave compatible fiber or plastic cookware for cooking purposes. The microwave cookware is easily available in market and some ovens are provided with microwave safe bowls which can be used for cooking.

The microwave ovens are not compatible to steel and aluminium cookware as the food cannot be heated and it can lead to accidents due to sparks.

How to remove the unpleasant odour of cooked food from the microwave oven?

The unpleasant odour can be removed by heating a bowl of water with lemon juice or even drops of lemon juice .The steam caused inside the oven with essence of lemon juice or vinegar which removes the bad odour you can also rub with a cloth inside the oven but make sure you don’t touch the hot rods with naked hands to avoid accidents.

Why cant metal utensils be used inside the microwave oven?

The metal utensils are not compatible for cooking using microwave oven but again you should  not use with the microwave oven as the microwave rays reflects the heat and can cause sparks inside the oven. This may also lead to accidents and hence it is better to follow the instructions from the manufacturer.

What is crisp microwave oven?

The crisp fuctionality utilizes three sources of heat at same time and there is usually crisp plate which allows temperature of about 210 degree to grill sausages or tikkis. This functionality is not present in all microwave ovens and can prepare potato fries or chicken fries or even tandoors.

How to clean the stainless steel surface inside the microwave oven?

The stainless steel surface inside the microwave oven can be cleaned using sprinkles of water with lemon juice or you may also use vinegar. The above video explains the cleaning of the microwave oven

Can using Microwave ovens lead to cataract ?

No this is totally a myth microwave ovens are very safe to use and do not cause lead to any health diseases or even cataract it is totally safe to be used and  the only thing to be maintained is that the hot rods should not be touched with naked hands. One should be careful with the hot cookware or even the platform inside the oven.

Is Microwave oven capable of preparing Indian dishes?

Yes most of the microwave ovens come with the preset menus which include menus for halwa or curry. The microwave oven is very user friendly and can be used to prepare most of the dishes and specially cakes, cookies or even biscuits.


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