Best Microwaves 2022

It seems to be a sim­ple microwave oven. But when choos­ing the best microwave oven, ques­tions may arise. But how to answer them cor­rect­ly — explains KP
Best Microwaves 2022
The best microwaves Pho­to: shutterstock.com

A good microwave can make your life a lot eas­i­er. From quick­ly reheat­ing yes­ter­day’s din­ner, melt­ing but­ter, soft­en­ing ice cream, and per­form­ing hun­dreds of oth­er use­ful func­tions, for exam­ple, a decent microwave will make cook­ing habits faster and eas­i­er.

A mod­ern microwave oven can offer a wide range of solu­tions to var­i­ous culi­nary tasks. Major brands are adding a host of fea­tures to their microwave ovens, includ­ing stir-fry and instant cook­ing modes, inter­ac­tive recipe data­bas­es, and more.

So, if you are plan­ning to buy a new microwave oven, you should con­sid­er the fol­low­ing list, which brings togeth­er the top ten microwave ovens of 2022 in the Russ­ian mar­ket. Let’s see!



Top 10 best microwave ovens according to KP

1. Panasonic NN-CS894B

Panasonic NN-CS894B
Pana­son­ic NN-CS894B. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The Pana­son­ic NN-CS894S is a clas­sic-look­ing 32-litre microwave that is a steam­er, con­vec­tion oven, grill and microwave com­bined. It per­forms many tasks and is a great choice for those who lack kitchen space. Invert­er tech­nol­o­gy allows the appli­ance to con­tin­u­ous­ly heat food at half pow­er, instead of turn­ing it on and off dur­ing cook­ing.

Pros and cons

Hi-tech from the world of microwaves, can do a lot
The price is exor­bi­tant

2. Daewoo Electronics KOR-669RM

Daewoo Electronics KOR-669RM
Dae­woo Elec­tron­ics KOR-669RM. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The Dae­woo Retro microwave oven dif­fers from oth­ers in its style and afford­able price. This stove looks styl­ish and its col­or is also very pleas­ant. It has a zero stand­by sys­tem, a two-way defrost option, thanks to which the defrost­ing of food becomes extreme­ly fast. This microwave oven has five pow­er lev­els up to 700W and can be select­ed by the user depend­ing on the dish. This machine is easy to use and clean. A unique fea­ture is the pre-set four-course menu that will not dis­ap­point gourmets.

Pros and cons

Styl­ish, rel­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive
Flim­sy met­al, could make a clock on the screen

3. Panasonic NN-SD38HS

Panasonic NN-SD38HS
Pana­son­ic NN-SD38HS. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

This is a pow­er­ful 950W microwave oven, which ensures a smooth cook­ing process for deli­cious meals. Invert­er tech­nol­o­gy ensures sta­bil­i­ty when cook­ing and ensures even cook­ing.

Pros and cons

Invert­er sys­tem, just close the door
Many users com­plain about unsta­ble work­man­ship

4.BBK 20MWS-721T/BS‑M

BBK 20MWS-721T/BS‑M. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Advanced tech­nol­o­gy in the BBK 20MWS-721T/BS‑M microwave ensures uni­form heat­ing and defrost­ing with­out burn­ing food. With the delay start func­tion, you can set the start time and oper­at­ing para­me­ters of the microwave oven. For quick cook­ing, you can use the quick start func­tion. The mod­el has a wide range of func­tions for defrost­ing, cook­ing or heat­ing. The Auto­mat­ic func­tion is designed for the auto­mat­ic prepa­ra­tion of tra­di­tion­al meat dish­es and relat­ed dish­es.

Pros and cons

Inex­pen­sive, many modes of oper­a­tion
The case rat­tles, the cov­er of the door will not allow you to see the con­tents of the microwave

5. Hotpoint-Ariston MWHA 27343 B

Hotpoint-Ariston MWHA 27343 B
Hot­point-Aris­ton MWHA 27343 B. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The Hot­point MWH 27343 Com­bi­na­tion Microwave Oven uses Mul­ti­wave tech­nol­o­gy to ensure per­fect cook­ing. Microwaves enter the cav­i­ty through two radi­ant plates that dis­trib­ute heat more even­ly, so food is cooked thor­ough­ly and retains rich fla­vor.

Pros and cons

Pow­er­ful, easy to replace elec­tric oven
Touch­pad prone to dirt

6. LG MW23R35GIB

LG MW23R35GIB microwave oven with Smart Invert­er tech­nol­o­gy and attrac­tive design will take its right­ful place in any kitchen. The high pow­er of 1000W allows you to cook your favorite meals in less time than tra­di­tion­al microwave ovens. Pre­cise con­trol of microwave pow­er ensures faster and more even heat­ing of food for bet­ter taste, while var­i­ous modes allow you to cook in a vari­ety of ways and in a pleas­ant way to sur­prise your­self and your loved ones.

Pros and cons

Fast heat­ing, inter­est­ing design
In some instances, a plate rat­tles, a brand­ed door

7. LG MW-25R95CIS

Microwave oven LG MW25R95CIS is made in a styl­ish sil­ver case. The device’s pow­er of 1000 W con­tributes to faster and more effi­cient cook­ing, defrost­ing and heat­ing of food, which con­tributes to the com­fort­able oper­a­tion of the device. For uni­form and quick heat­ing of dish­es and defrost­ing food, a built-in pow­er reg­u­la­tor is pro­vid­ed. The mod­el uses touch switch­es, which allows you to quick­ly select the oper­at­ing mode of the microwave oven to achieve the desired result.



Pros and cons

Invert­er, looks real­ly cool
Mar­riage is com­mon, users com­plain that it can jam Wi-Fi around them

8. LG MW-25R95GIR

The LG NeoChef 25 liter microwave also fea­tures Smart Invert­er tech­nol­o­gy. Thanks to the high pow­er of 1000 W and pre­cise con­trol, food is defrost­ed, reheat­ed and cooked more effi­cient­ly, and the dish­es will delight you with vari­ety. Pre­cise con­trol of microwave pow­er ensures faster and more even heat­ing of food for bet­ter taste. The microwave pow­er con­trol sys­tem ensures that food is defrost­ed more even­ly and quick­ly, pre­serv­ing their taste and tex­ture.

Pros and cons

Fast heat­ing speed, sen­si­tive con­trol
Easy to get dirty, expen­sive for its char­ac­ter­is­tics

9. Bosch FEM513MB0

The Bosch FEM513MB0 microwave oven is a great helper in the kitchen thanks to its fast heat­ing, defrost­ing and warm­ing up dish­es. It also offers 8 auto­mat­ic pro­grams and a grill func­tion. The stove is easy to clean due to the absence of sharp edges.

Pros and cons

Easy to clean, nice light­ing
In stand­by mode, a qui­et high-fre­quen­cy squeak of elec­tron­ics is heard, the door can be crooked­ly screwed “from the fac­to­ry”

10. Candy CMXW 22DS

The Can­dy CMXW 22 DS is ide­al for small house­holds thanks to its 22 liter capac­i­ty, while the range of auto­mat­ic pro­grams helps cook every­thing per­fect­ly — with pre-set times and tem­per­a­tures. In addi­tion, the defrost option allows you to quick­ly and hygien­i­cal­ly defrost food. You can even lock the con­trol pan­el so you don’t acci­den­tal­ly change set­tings while cook­ing.

Pros and cons

Con­ve­nient con­trol, you can com­plete­ly turn off the sound
Noisy doors, vol­ume may not be enough
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How to choose a microwave

We have con­sult­ed with Alex­ey Prokopenko, head of the sales depart­ment of a large online store of house­hold appli­ances. As part of his duties, he trains sales­peo­ple on the specifics of select­ing the opti­mal microwave oven for any kitchen.


One of the first things you need to decide when choos­ing a microwave is where you will put it. Many install it on the coun­ter­top in the kitchen. Alter­na­tive­ly, it can be wall mount­ed or stored on a shelf. Anoth­er option is a built-in oven. But such mod­els will be more expen­sive and require detailed con­sid­er­a­tion. On the oth­er hand, a built-in microwave oven can look very styl­ish and com­ple­ment the kitchen inte­ri­or. You will also save work­space in the kitchen

Oven type

Microwaves “Solo” (reg­u­lar) are the most com­mon. This cat­e­go­ry is capa­ble of per­form­ing sim­ple cook­ing tasks, includ­ing reheat­ing soups and dish­es, as well as cook­ing veg­eta­bles and some recipes. They are com­pact and mobile and are espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar with small­er house­holds such as stu­dents, young cou­ples and the elder­ly. Often have a swiv­el bot­tom. This can ensure that the food is cooked even­ly and thor­ough­ly.

Com­bined ovens. Com­bi­na­tion microwave ovens have become more com­mon. They can use microwaves and con­ven­tion­al ther­mal con­vec­tion at the same time. You will be able to decide how to cook: either con­ven­tion­al heat or microwave cook­ing — or even use them togeth­er if you pre­fer. Some of the microwave ovens have addi­tion­al fea­tures such as a fan, grill, or auto­mat­ic con­trol for microwave sequenc­ing and reg­u­lar cook­ing.

Grill microwave ovens are dif­fer­ent in that they have a heat­ing ele­ment that works in con­junc­tion with con­ven­tion­al microwave cook­ing, which browns food and gives it a more attrac­tive tex­ture and appear­ance. They have a spe­cial rack to bring the food clos­er to the grill ele­ment.

Other Options

Leave enough space around the microwave oven so that air can escape through the vents and the door can be ful­ly opened. What is often over­looked by many is the size of the cook­ware that will be used in it. Make sure it fits.



The more pow­er­ful the oven, the faster it will cook. You can deter­mine the pow­er by the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the device. The pow­er for each type of oven can vary from 500 to 1550 watts. You can adjust the pow­er accord­ing to the food you are cook­ing. In Europe, ener­gy rat­ings are from E to A. Most microwaves are rat­ed E, from about 741 watts to 800 watts.

There are many styles so you should find the one you like. White, sil­ver and black are the most request­ed col­ors. Most microwaves have a door with a but­ton, oth­ers have a door with a han­dle. A small num­ber of stoves have top hinges — they are more com­pact.

Most microwaves have dig­i­tal dis­plays with key­pads. They allow you to press a spe­cif­ic but­ton for gen­er­al func­tions, as well as spe­cial keys for auto­mat­ic set­tings for cook­ing piz­za, jack­et pota­toes, etc.