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The best microwave ovens in Australia 2020

We read customer reviews to find 6 of the best microwaves for any kitchen and budget.

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The best microwaves in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on actual customer reviews. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall: LG MS4296OWS NeoChef Smart Inverter 1200W Microwave Oven

LG MS4296OWS NeoChef Smart Inverter 1200W

  • 1,200W of power
  • Anti-bacterial coating
  • Some customers complain it is not user-friendly
  • Some users are annoyed by the tune the microwave plays when finished cooking

Price (RRP): $319

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Why we chose it

With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 from more than 60 Appliances Online customers, plus 4.3 out of 5 on productreview.com.au, this LG NeoChef model is our pick if you're looking for the best all-rounder.

With a 42-litre capacity, it's big enough to tackle a wide range of dishes. It also features 28 auto-cook menus, inverter heating and an antibacterial coating on its interior. LED lighting lets you keep an eye on your cooking, while the microwave is backed by a two-year warranty.


Best convection microwave: Samsung MC455THRCBB 45L Convection Microwave Oven 900W

Samsung MC455THRCBB 45L Convection Microwave Oven 900W

  • Large capacity
  • Sensors that detect humidity level and set optimum cooking temperature and power
  • Not the most powerful option
  • Some customers suggest it is not especially user-friendly

Price (RRP): $649

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Why we chose it

If you're in the market for a convection microwave, this model from Samsung is definitely worth a closer look. It's competitively priced for a machine with a large 45-litre capacity, and has garnered positive reviews from Appliances Online and The Good Guys customers.

Featuring a black finish designed to blend in with modern kitchen spaces, this microwave offers six cooking modes. It also boasts a scratch-resistant cooking surface and is backed by a two-year warranty.


Best microwave for small spaces: Sharp R210DW Compact 750W Microwave Oven

Sharp R210DW Compact 750W Microwave Oven

  • Easy to use
  • Affordably priced
  • Only 750W
  • No fancy features

Price (RRP): $159

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Why we chose it

If you've only got a small amount of bench space to work with and you're searching for a no-frills microwave, the Sharp R210DW is definitely worth a look. It gets an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from more than 30 The Good Guys customer reviews, and an average of 4.2 out of 5 on productreview.com.au.

With a 20L capacity and 750W of power, the R210DW features 6 auto menus to help you defrost, reheat and cook a wide range of dishes. And with dimensions of 442mm (W) x 327mm (H) x 325mm (D), it's compact enough to fit in most kitchens.


Best large-capacity microwave: Samsung ME6144ST 40L 1000W Microwave

Samsung ME6144ST 40L 1000W Microwave

  • Wide range of cooking programs and options
  • User-friendly
  • Some customers complain that door is too dark
  • Some users complain about flimsy door-release button

Price (RRP): $399

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Why we chose it

With an average score of 4.5 out of 5 from 101 Appliances Online customer reviews and 93 The Good Guys customer reviews, this 40-litre Samsung microwave is a good choice for large families.

It features a wide range of cooking, reheating and defrosting options, as well as a scratch-resistant and non-stick interior finish. It also boasts a stainless-steel finish on the outside and is backed by a two-year warranty.

If you're looking for something a little cheaper, there's also a white model available with a $70 lower price (RRP).


Best cheap microwave: Kmart Anko 20L Microwave

Kmart Anko 20L Microwave

  • Very cheap
  • Easy to use

Price (RRP): $49

Where to buy

Kmart

Why we chose it

If you're searching for an entry-level microwave that won't break the bank, it's hard to go past this 20-litre model from Kmart. Not only is it priced under $50, it's also earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 from more than 150 Kmart customer reviews and 4 out of 5 from more than 140 ratings on productreview.com.au.

With 700W of power and dimensions of 26.6cm (H) x 45.2cm (W) x 32cm (D), this microwave is compact enough to fit in most kitchens. It also features a child safety lock, 6 auto cooking menus and 10 power levels.


Best high-end microwave: Westinghouse WMF4102SA 40L Microwave 1100W

Westinghouse WMF4102SA 40L Microwave 1100W

  • Large capacity
  • Easy to use
  • Too big for some benches
  • Only has a one-year warranty

Price (RRP): $399

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Why we chose it

If you're happy to spend more than $200 on a microwave, the Westinghouse WMF4102SA has earned plenty of positive reviews from consumers. These include an average of 4.5 out of 5 from more than 75 The Good Guys customer reviews, and 4.2 out of 5 from 14 productreview.com.au customer ratings.

With a 40L capacity, this model is capable of taking on a wide range of dishes. It features a 345mm turntable diameter, 10 power levels and 6 sensor-cook functions. And while its price (RRP) is $399, you could pick it up for well under $300 at the time of writing.


Methodology

  • We compared dozens of microwaves from over 10 brands.
  • We based our findings on real customer reviews (as of June 2020).
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

How to choose a microwave

Consumers are spoiled for choice when it comes to microwave ovens, so the best buy for you will depend on your individual needs.

For more information, check out our microwave buying guide.


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