Every kitchen needs a microwave these days. Most of the good we prepare necessitates a microwave and when it comes to reheating meals, there’s simply no substitution for this important device. That being said, no one wants to spend more than they have to these days and even something as simple as a microwave can wind up hurting your bank account if you’re not careful. So consider these options that are all under $100 instead.
Kenmore 0.9 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave White 73092
You can’t go wrong with a brand like Kenmore, one that America has been trusting for decades now. This microwave is sleek and economic in size, but still offers just short of a foot in size inside. Still, it can pump out 900 watts spread over 10 different levels of power. Your food will receive an especially even exposure to the heat thanks to a glass turntable that is 10.6 inches in diameter (it’s also dishwasher safe).
Despite its size and affordability, this Kenmore countertop microwave won’t let you down in terms of options. It has a memory feature that allows you to save combinations of cook times and power levels so you can easily cook the same dish to perfection time after time.
Oster OGB5902 0.9-Cubic Feet Microwave Oven, Black
This Oster model packs 10 separate power levels, fueled by 900 watts all into a very reasonably sized frame. Inside, the unit offers .9 cubic feet of space and a glass turntable that is dishwasher safe.
Cooking is a breeze thanks to your single-touch options. Just put in your desired meal and click the button that is most appropriate. You have six to choose from, including popular options like pizza, popcorn, frozen dinners and reheating. This Oster microwave also provides defrost options by weight as well as express cooking features. So you can have a meal ready in no time.
All these features still only culminate in a microwave that weighs 32 pounds. This weight makes it plenty sturdy without meaning it will be impossible to move.
Oster OGZB1101-B 1.1 Cubic Foot Digital Microwave Oven, Black
This next Oster unit brings 1,0000 watts of power to the table, providing you with 10 different levels to choose from. The menu it features means that you get six different choices for auto cooking, all available at just a single press of a button. It’s also capable of express cooking and defrosting by weight, so you don’t have to put off your next meal for long, no matter what it might be.
Just like with the other units, this one features a glass turntable on the inside. This component ensures equal exposure to heat for your food, but it’s also dishwasher safe so cleanup isn’t a problem.
The unit is a bit heavier than the others at just short of 40 pounds, but it’s unlikely you’ll need to move it often and this kind of heft can really be to your benefit as a countertop option.
Everyone needs a microwave, but no one wants to break the bank. Fortunately, with these options all under $100, you don’t have to.