20 Best Microwave Ovens in India 2020 – Reviews and buying guide

We bring to you a detailed buying guide on the best microwaves available in India 2020, factors to keep in mind before buying them and everything you need to know about microwave ovens.

Are you thinking of buying a new microwave? With this buying guide, we will make sure you that buy the best microwave oven in India. The 1990’s saw a boom of microwave ovens in every Indian household. For a lot of us, a microwave is a commonly available kitchen appliance used mostly for reheating already cooked food. But don’t be mistaken, it can do much more than that. Everyone buying a new microwave has plenty of questions revolving in their head. We aim to answer all of them with this article- Types of microwaves available in the market, their different functions, which are the best solo microwave ovens in India, which are the best convection microwaves in India, which are the best microwave brands, how are meals cooked and reheated in microwaves, which are the best microwaves that suits your needs, tips to clean the appliance and of course distinct features to look for in a microwave oven when you buy it. Like all kitchen appliances, microwaves are too available online. We have a list of the best microwave ovens available online in India based on customer reviews.

Tip – Want to re-heat your rotis in a microwave without loosing the softness? Wrap them in a damp cloth and heat them in a microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute.

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Questions to ask before buying a new microwave

Before buying any kitchen appliance, it is necessary to ask yourself a few questions to make your purchase a satisfactory one. When you buy a microwave, answer these four questions before you even start looking at options.

  1. What is your budget?
  2. What is the purpose of buying a microwave?
  3. Which is the best microwave brand?
  4. What is the ideal size of the microwave?

The budget – For any purchase you make in life, the first and most important question is the amount of money you are ready to shell out for it. Microwave ovens start as low as Rs 4000/- and can go upto Rs 20,000/-. Once you have decided on a budget for a new microwave, making a purchase will be much easier.

The purpose – Are you looking for a microwave to just re-heat food or to cook? If you want to cook in a microwave oven, are you looking for baking and grilling food too or just simple recipes like dals. In the next section, we will discuss the types of microwaves available in India and their cooking abilities. If you want to cook day-to-day food in microwaves, a whole new section of options is available called convection microwave ovens. If the purpose of your purchase is just reheating food then a solo microwave oven should suffice.

The brand – Deciding which brand has the best microwaves oven in the market is very subjective and also depends on which brand do you trust the most, which brand is providing the best kits and warranty period. Samsung, LG, Godrej, Panasonic, IFB, Whirlpool, Morphy Richards are a few readily available trusted microwave brands available in India.

The size – The capacity of a microwave depends directly on the size of the family. For a small sized family with 2-3 members, a microwave with a capacity of 15-19 litres is enough. For a family of four, a 17-25 litre microwave is ideal. For large families, anything between 25-30 litres is perfect. Of course, consider the purpose of the purchase before deciding the size of the microwave. If the purpose is just reheating food, then a 20 litre microwave is enough for a large family too.

Did you know? The microwave oven was invented by accident!

An engineer named Percy Spencer was testing out military grade magnetrons and the candy bar in his pocket started to melt. That is when the idea struck!

What are the different types of microwaves available in India?

There are three major categories of microwaves available in India – Solo microwave oven, grill microwave oven, and convection microwave oven. You can choose which one is the best microwave suited for you on the basis of their function, price range and the type of food you need to cook in your kitchen. Let’s see what are their functions and how are they different from each other.

1. Solo Microwave Oven

A solo microwave oven is usually considered as the most basic model. It is best for reheating cooked food and simple cooking. It cannot grill or bake food. Solo microwave ovens are economical in comparison to the other variations. These usually start around Rs 4000/- and can go up to Rs 10,000/- depending on the brand you wish to purchase.

2. Grill Microwave Oven

As the name suggests, this type of microwave oven is best to reheat and grill food (Yes, you can make tikkas). You can defrost food in this too. Usually, a recipe book is handed over while buying the appliance, that can help you make food in a microwave. Grill microwave ovens have coils that can help you toast and roast your food too. Read our buying guide on the best grill microwave ovens in India.

3. Convection Microwave Oven

A convection microwave oven can reheat cooked food, grill some delicious tikkas and bake food too. Yes, it can do all three functions. Of course, it is much more expensive than solo microwave ovens. The starting range of such microwaves is around Rs 10,000/-.

Top picks – Best Microwave Ovens

Before we proceed further with the details, let’s do a quick round up of what we thought were the best microwave ovens in India – budget wise, functions wise and brand warranty wise.

1. Top 3 solo microwave ovens

BrandCapacityPrice and model numberTop features
Samsung23 LitresModel number – MS23F301TAK/TL

Price – Rs 6999/-
The capacity of Samsung’s microwave oven was the highest amongst the contenders.

Moreover, it has tactile buttons and a jog dial which are very durable.

It has a child lock, plus a deodorise feature.
LG20 LitresModel number – MS2043BP

Price – Rs 7400/-
LG’s solo microwave oven comes with a cook book that allows you to cook over 25 Indian dishes.

It has an anti-Bacteria cavity that reduces the bacteria growth.

It has a child lock.
Whirlpool20 LitresModel number – 20SW

Price – Rs 5999/-
It comes with a starter kit.

It has a child lock.

Whirlpool’s microwave oven has 10 power levels and easy use buttons to reheat and defrost food.

2. Top 3 convection microwave ovens

BrandCapacityPrice and model numberTop features
Samsung28 LitresModel number – CE1041DSB2/TL

Price – Rs 16,550/-
It has a large capacity.

With the Slimfry technology you can enjoy healthier fried food without a deep fryer
Bosch28 LitresModel number – HMB45C463X

Price – Rs 18,700/-
Borosil starter kit.

7 cooking modes.

It has a large capacity.

One of the best warranties provided- 2 years on the Product and 7 Years on the Magnetron.

It has a frylite function that allows you to enjoy ‘fried food’ without the frying.
LG28 LitresModel number -MC2846SL

Price – Rs 16,160/-
LG’s microwave oven has over 251 auto cook menus.

It has a large capacity.

3. Budget friendly – Lowest priced microwaves

BrandType of microwavePrice
(At the time of review)
IFBSolo microwave ovenRs 6090/-
WhirlpoolSolo microwave ovenRs 5999/-
BajajConvection microwave ovenRs 9490/-
GodrejConvection microwave ovenRs 10,717/-
HaierConvection microwave ovenRs 8790/-

What can you cook in a microwave?

A commonly asked question is – Can I cook *XYZ* dish in my microwave? Let’s review!

Type of microwaveReheat foodDefrost foodSeparate tea/CoffeePopcornPaneer Tikka/ Chicken tikkaPizzaCake
Solo microwave ovenYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Grill microwave ovenYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Convection microwave ovenYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

As you can see, almost everything can be cooked in a convection microwave oven. It is the ideal option if you wish to do most of your cooking in your microwave, but if you want a microwave oven for basic use and simple recipes, then a solo microwave oven is the best microwave option for you.

How does a microwave cook food?

Without getting too technical, let’s answer this question in layman language. Microwaves use electromagnetic radiation to cook food. It is a combination of electrical and magnetic waves. These waves are generated inside the oven by a tube called Magnetron. The magnetron is one of the core components of a microwave oven. There is a reason microwaves heat food so quickly. Microwaves channel the heat energy to the tiny molecules inside the food to cook them or heat them faster and efficiently. When you switch on a microwave, the water molecules in the food vibrate and generate heat.

  • The magnetron sends these waves to the food which is placed in the microwave oven through a medium known as a waveguide.
  • There is a turntable (the glass plate) on which the food is placed and it keeps spinning so that the food is cooked evenly from all sides.
  • The walls of the microwave oven have a reflective metal and the waves keep hitting the wall and bounce back towards the food to cook it. It passes through the food and cooks it from the inside as well.

This is the reason it is difficult to cook completely dry items in the microwave oven and numerous guides ask you to keep a glass of water while heating your leftover pizza or add some water to a solidified thick dal.

What are the pros and cons of cooking in a microwave oven?

Whenever you buy a new kitchen appliance, be it a refrigerator, hand blender or a microwave oven, make sure you weigh in on their pros and cons. Let’s tell you all about the wonderful benefits (pros) of owning a microwave. The main reason of buying a microwave oven is the ease with which cooking can be done. It’s quick, mess free and definately there are fewer dirty dishes. The kitchen is not over heated when you cook, it remains cool. Microwave ovens are easier to clean in comparison to cleaning an entire kitchen after every cooking session. The icing on the cake – there is an auto-switch off feature in microwaves which prevent burning and over cooking of food. You will never run to the kitchen screaming ‘OH NO! OH NO!’ or never wonder ‘Cooker ki kitni seeti baj gayi hai?’.

The main drawback (cons) of using a microwave in an Indian kitchen is that you cannot make chapatis in a microwave. A nation obsessed with their rotis should definately consider this. You also cannot deep fry your food. Sorry, samosas and french fries. Sadly, the color, taste and texture of the food is likely to change too upon cooking and reheating.

Pros of a microwave oven Cons of a microwave oven
Quick-cookingNo deep frying can be done
Nutrition of food is retainedRoti/chapati can’t be made, it can be reheated though
The kitchen stays cool as no heat is released  The water content of the food items decrease, which leads to dehydration
Safer as compared to gas burnersTexture, color and taste of the food changes
Easier to clean
Auto-off feature  
No preheating the microwave oven required  
Less dirty dishes  

How to choose the best microwave oven in India – Solo microwave oven Vs Convection microwave oven

People often wonder how a solo microwave oven is different from a convection microwave oven. Read on to find out how the two of them are different from each other.

  • Solo microwave ovens have a magnetron fitted in them which produces microwaves while a convection microwave oven has a magnetron along with a heating element.
  • A solo microwave oven can perform a single task at a time while convection microwave ovens can perform multiple tasks at a time.
  • Convection microwave ovens prepare the food quickly as the air is continuously being circulated due to the fan while solo microwave ovens take a lot of time in preparing food.
  • Solo microwave ovens can’t perform tasks like baking or grilling while a convection microwave oven can.
  • A solo microwave oven cooks food only on the inside while a convection microwave oven cooks food on the inside and outside as well making it crispy.
  • Solo microwave ovens are for simple cooking and cheaper than convection microwave ovens.
Functions Solo Microwave OvenConvection Microwave Oven
Method of heatingMagnetronMagnetron with a fan
MultitaskingCan perform a single task at a timeCan do multiple things at a time
Cooking timeSlowFast
Baking & grillingNoYes
Cooking methodCooks food only on the insideCooks food on the inside and outside

Which are the best features to look for in a microwave?

Choosing the best microwave for your home is not an easy task. Look for the following features to optimize your appliance’s use. Ask the following questions before you purchase a microwave oven.

1. Does the microwave have automatic sensors?

An automatic sensor, also called a humidity sensor, checks if the food is cooked or not. As soon as the food is cooked completely, it automatically shuts off the appliance. With this feature, you can avoid overcooking if you ever forget to turn off the microwave oven.

2. How is the power rating?

Always select a microwave oven with more power ratings. More watts means the cooking time is lesser.

3. How is the control panel?

Always buy a microwave oven with a control panel that has the numbers and you can set the temperature according to the food item. The preset cooking time needs to be carefully checked so you can use it without the worry of undercooking or overcooking the food. There are different types of control panels available- Mechanical, feather touch and tactile buttons.

Mechanical knobs are usually used in solo microwave ovens where the main purpose is to reheat food. These jog dials are durable and need not be replaced often.

Control panels with tactile buttons are easy to use and can be operated with soiled hands too, eliminating the fear of damaging the buttons.

Feather touch control panels are very advanced and accurate. You can use them like you would use your touch screen smartphone.

4. Is there a multi-stage cooking feature?

This feature lets you cook food at different temperatures in the same cooking cycle. You can set the temperature you want at the beginning of the cooking cycle and instruct it to change after a certain time period. We say it’s a feature your microwave oven should surely possess.

5. Does the microwave oven have shortcut keys?

There are shortcut keys to prepare a set of food items. In this case, you don’t have to set the temperature or change it, you can simply press the button and allow the food to be cooked. For example – One of the microwave oven models has an ‘Indian cooking’ feature. Once you press that key, you can make a dal in a microwave with regular temperature modulations.

6. Is there an auto defrost and steam cooking option?

The best microwave oven has an auto-defrost feature where you only have to select the type and weight of food and it defrosts the food item perfectly.

7. Does the microwave oven have a child safety lock?

It is an electric lock where you can put a code and the kids at your home will be safe from any mishap as they will not be able to operate the microwave oven without using the code.

Which are the best solo microwave ovens in India 2020?

The best solo microwave ovens in India are from various brands like IFB, Samsung, LG, Bajaj, Panasonic and many more. With each option, we will tell you about its capacity, price, warranty, functions, online availability and some special features that the appliance has.

Quick Review – Comparison table of the best solo microwave ovens in India

BrandCapacityWarrantySpecial features
IFB17 Litres1 year on the product, 3 years on the magnetronIt has 3 auto cook options and durable jog dials
Samsung23 Litres1 year on the product and magnetronIt has tactile buttons
Bajaj17 Litres1 year on the product and magnetronBajaj’s microwave has an alarm
LG20 Litres1 year on the product and 4 years on the magnetronIt has a child lock and is very energy efficient
Panasonic20 Litres1 year product warrantyIt has a touch keypad and 51 auto cook options
Whirlpool20 Litres2 years warranty on the magnetronIt has a large turntable and 10 power levels
Godrej20 Litres1 year warranty on product and magnetronIt has jog dials
Morphy Richards20 Litres2 years warranty on the productIt has durable jog dials

1. IFB Solo Microwave Oven

IFB claims that they have the best innovative products that outperform peers and they say they provide outstanding after and before sale services.

IFB Solo Microwave Oven

IFB’s solo microwave oven has 3 auto cook options with durable jog dials.

Capacity – 17 Litres

Model number – 17 PM MEC 1

Price – Rs 6090/-*

*At the time of review

Features of IFB solo microwave oven

This microwave oven has a capacity of 17 Litres, and it is best suited for small families. Since it is a solo microwave oven, it can only be used for reheating, defrosting and simple cooking. This type of microwave oven cannot grill and bake. There is no starter kit included with this product. It has jog dials that are durable and are easy to use. It has 3 auto cook menu options.

It has a user manual and a warranty card included and comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and 3 years warranty on magnetron.

  • Capacity – 17 Litres
  • Suited for small families
  • Can reheat
  • Can defrost
  • Can perform simple cooking
  • 3 auto cook options
  • Durable jog dials
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 3 years magnetron warranty

2. Samsung Solo Microwave Oven

Samsung claims to make products with innovative technology and optimal operation. They say that their goal is to become a beloved, innovative and admired brand. Their strategy is creativity, partnership and keeping their customers happy.

Samsung Solo Microwave Oven

Samsung’s solo microwave oven has tactile buttons and durable jog dials.

Capacity – 23 Liters

Model number – MS23F301TAK/TL

Price – Rs 6999/-*

*At the time of review

Features of the Samsung solo microwave

This Samsung microwave oven has a capacity of 23 Litres and is best suited for a family of 3-4 members. It is a solo microwave oven that can only be used for reheating, defrosting and simple cooking. It has tactile buttons to set the temperature and durable jog dials. It does not include a starter kit. It comes with a 1-year warranty on product and 1-year warranty on magnetron.

  • Capacity – 23 Litres
  • Suitable for a family of 3-4 members
  • Solo microwave oven
  • Tactile buttons
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Simple cooking
  • Durable jog dials
  • No starter kit included
  • 1-year warranty on the product
  • 1-year warranty on magnetron

3. Bajaj Solo Microwave Oven

As per the website, Bajaj Electronics is an electrical appliance manufacturing company based in Mumbai. Its main domains are lighting (lamps, tubes, and luminaries), consumer durables (appliances and fans), engineering and project (transmission line towers, telecommunications tower, high-mast, and poles), wind energy and solar energy.

Bajaj Solo Microwave Oven

Bajaj’s solo microwave oven has 5 power levels with an alarm.

Capacity – 17 Litres

Model number – 1701 MT

Price – Rs 6500/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Bajaj solo microwave oven

This solo microwave oven has a capacity of 17 L. It is best suited for small families. It can only be used for reheating, defrosting and simple cooking. The brand doesn’t provide a starter kit with this microwave oven. It has durable jog dial controls that are easy to use. It has an alarm that alerts you when the cooking is completed.

It has 5 different power levels for cooking and due to this feature, you can also control the temperature. The cooking time alarm is of 30 minutes. It includes a warranty card and a user manual. This solo microwave oven comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and a 1-year warranty on magnetron.

  • Capacity – 17 Litres
  • Suitable for small families
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Simple cooking
  • No starter kit included
  • Durable jog dials
  • Alarm fitted
  • 5 power levels
  • Includes a warranty card and user manual
  • 1-year warranty on product and magnetron

4. LG Solo Microwave Oven

As per the website, LG is a part of a large industrial conglomerate in South Korea. It has 4 business units which are home entertainment, mobile communications, home appliances, and air solutions and vehicle components. LG claims to be the world’s 2nd largest LCD television manufacturer.

LG Solo Microwave Oven

LG’s Solo Microwave Oven is energy efficient and has i-wave technology.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – MS2043BP

Price – Rs 7400/-*

*At the time of review

Features of LG solo microwave oven

This LG solo microwave oven operates on I wave technology to ensure faster and healthier cooking by circulating microwaves evenly inside the food chamber. It has the ability to reheat and defrost. It uses fewer watts of power to operate, hence, saving energy. It has the child lock feature as well. It comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and 4 years on the magnetron.

  • I wave technology
  • Faster and healthier cooking
  • Reheat
  • Defrost
  • Energy efficient
  • Child lock
  • 1-year product warranty

5. Panasonic Solo Microwave Oven

As per the website, Panasonic was founded in 1918 as a manufacturer of light bulb sockets. They claim to be one of the largest Japanese electronics producers. They also offer non-electronic products and services like home renovation services.

Panasonic Solo Microwave Oven

Panasonic’s solo microwave oven has 5 power levels with 51 auto cook options.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – NN-ST266BFDG

Price – Rs 7890/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Panasonic solo microwave oven

The Panasonic solo microwave oven has a capacity of 20 L. It can reheat, defrost and do simple cooking. There is no starter kit with this microwave oven. It has a touch keypad and is very easy to clean. It also has 51 auto cook menu options with 5 different levels of power.

There is a warranty card and a user manual included with this product. It comes with a 1-year warranty.

  • Capacity – 20 Litres
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Simple cooking
  • Touch keypad
  • 51 auto cook options
  • 5 levels of power
  • No starter kit included
  • Includes a user manual and warranty card
  • 1-year product warranty

6. Whirlpool Solo Microwave Oven

As per the website, Whirlpool is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. They claim that their products enrich their customer’s lifestyles.

Whirlpool Solo Microwave Oven

Whirlpool’s solo microwave oven has 10 power levels with a large turntable.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – 20SW

Price – Rs 5999/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Whirlpool solo microwave oven

This amazing solo microwave oven has a capacity of 20 L. It has a large turntable allowing you to cook large quantities of food items. It has 10 different levels of power from which you can select the time you want to. It has an LED display with touch foil buttons to make your experience of cooking enjoyable.

It can be used for reheating, defrosting and simple cooking. This microwave oven has 5 Indian auto cook menus. The body of the microwave oven is of metal. There is no starter kit included. It comes with a warranty of 2 years on the magnetron.

  • Capacity – 20 Litres
  • Large turntable
  • 10 power levels
  • LED display
  • Touch foil buttons
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Simple cooking
  • 5 Indian auto cook options
  • Made of metal
  • Comes with a starter kit – One cook & serve container, one serving spoon, one big bowl & medium Bowl (Microwave safe)
  • 2 years magnetron warranty

7. Godrej Solo Microwave Oven

As per the website, Godrej offers a wide range of products such as appliances, food and grocery, furniture, locks, home, and personal care, security, properties, etc. They also have interests in agriculture, audio-visual solutions, chemicals, construction, electrical and electronics, green building consultancy services, material handling, motors, precision engineering, etc.

Godrej Solo Microwave Oven

Godrej’s solo microwave oven has no starter kit included and has jog dials for easy use.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – GMX 20SA2

Price – Rs 6310/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Godrej solo microwave oven

This solo microwave oven has a capacity of 20 L making it suitable for small families. It is ideal for reheating, defrosting and simple cooking. It has jog dials to select the settings with 5 levels of power. There is no starter kit included.

It comes with a 1-year warranty on product and magnetron.

  • Capacity – 20 Litres
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Simple cooking
  • Jog dials
  • 5 power levels
  • No starter kit
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 1-year magnetron warranty

8. Morphy Richards Solo Microwave Oven

As per the website, Morphy Richards has been a manufacturer in Europe for over 80 years. Their products have the latest design and technology. Some of their home appliances and personal care products with amazing features are now available in India.

Morphy Richards Solo Microwave Oven

Morphy Richards solo microwave oven requires 1270 watts of power to operate.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Price – Rs 7395/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Morphy Richards solo microwave oven

This innovative microwave oven has a capacity of 20 L. It can do reheating, defrosting and simple cooking. There are durable jog dials to adjust the temperature or timer making it easy for the user to use it. It has 5 different levels of power allowing the user to adjust the temperature based on the food being cooked. It requires 1270 watts of power to operate.

It includes a turntable, instruction manual, customer care list and a guarantee card. It comes with 2 years warranty on the product.  

  • Capacity – 20 Litres
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Simple cooking
  • Durable jog dials
  • 5 power levels
  • Requires 1270 watts of power
  • 2 years of product warranty

Which is the best convection microwave oven to buy in India?

In this section, we will list out the best convection microwaves available online in India 2020. Some key features, their warranty period, capacity, prices, model number, and other important details will be discussed. Let’s have a look who made it to our list!

Quick Review – Comparison table of the best convection microwave ovens in India

BrandCapacityWarrantySpecial features
IFB20 Litres1 year on the product, 3 years on the magnetronIt has a touch keypad and a child lock
Samsung28 Litres1 year on the product, 5 years on Magnetron & 10 years on Ceramic CavityIt has a digital display
Bajaj23 Litres1 year product warrantyTactile buttons for timer and temperature
LG28 Litres1 year on the product, 4 years on the magnetronIt has a touch keypad control
Panasonic27 Litres1 year on the product, 4 years on the magnetronIt has 101 auto cook options
Whirlpool20 Litres1 year on the product, 2 years on the magnetronIt has a large turntable and a feather touch keypad
BPL25 Litres1 year product and magnetron warrantyIt has a touch keypad
Morphy Richards23 Litres2 year product warrantyIt has a child lock
Godrej20 Litres1 year on the product, 3 years on the magnetronIt has durable jog dials
Haier20 Litres1 year product warrantyIt has a digital display
Koryo25 Litres1 year product warrantyIt has durable jog dials
Bosch28 Litres2 years on the product, 7 years on the magnetronIt has 7 cooking modes and 121 auto menus

1. IFB Convection Microwave Oven

This microwave oven from IFB is a convection microwave oven with a capacity of 20 L. This microwave oven does all the same tasks as the solo microwave oven but it can also do baking and grilling. It has a touch keypad and it is easy to clean. It has 24 auto cook menu options with a child lock which makes this microwave oven a better option.

IFB Convection Microwave Oven

IFB’s convection microwave oven has a touch keypad and a child lock.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – 20SC2

Price – Rs 12,290/-*

*At the time of review

Features of IFB convection microwave oven

This microwave oven comes with a 1-year warranty on product and 3 years warranty on magnetron and includes a user manual, warranty card, and starter kit.

  • Capacity – 20 Litres
  • Can bake and grill in addition to features of solo microwave oven
  • Touch keypad
  • Easy to clean
  • 24 auto cook menu options
  • Child lock
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 3 years magnetron warranty

2. Samsung Convection Microwave Oven

This convection microwave oven has a capacity of 28 L. The size of the turntable is 318 mm. It has an LED display with a quartz convection heater and a sheath grill heater. It has 6 power levels with different cooking modes. The door type of this microwave oven is a handle.

Samsung Convection Microwave Oven

Samsung’s convection microwave oven has 6 power levels with different cooking modes.

Capacity – 28 Litres

Model number – CE1041DSB2/TL

Price – Rs 16,550/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Samsung convection microwave oven

It includes a wire rack, crusty plate, and a user manual. It requires 2900 watts of power to operate and comes with a warranty of 1 year on product.

  • Capacity – 28 Litres
  • Turntable size: 318 mm
  • LED display
  • Quartz convection heater
  • Sheath grill heater
  • 6 power levels
  • Different cooking modes
  • Auto defrost
  • Dough proof
  • Includes a wire rack, crusty plate, user manual
  • Requires 2900 watts of power to operate
  • 1 year on the product, 5 years on magnetron & 10 years on ceramic cavity

3. Bajaj Convection Microwave Oven

This convection microwave oven has 23 L of capacity. It can bake along with grilling, reheat, defrost and simple cooking. There is no starter kit included with this microwave oven. It has tactile buttons to set the temperature and timer with durable jog dials.

Bajaj Convection Microwave Oven

Bajaj’s convection microwave oven has auto cook menus with 5 power levels.

Capacity – 23 Litres

Model number – 2310 ETC

Price – Rs 9490/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Bajaj convection microwave oven

It has a child lock which is electrical and uses a code. It has different auto cook menus, making it easier to set the temperature based on the food being prepared with 5 different power levels.

It includes a warranty card and a user manual and comes with a 1-year warranty on the product.

  • Capacity – 23 Litres
  • Suitable for small families
  • Grill
  • Reheat
  • Defrost
  • Simple cooking
  • Tactile buttons for timer and temperature
  • Durable jog dials
  • Child lock
  • Auto cook menus
  • 5 different power levels
  • 1-year product warranty

4. LG Convection Microwave Oven

This convection microwave oven has a capacity of 28L and is suitable for large families. It can be used for baking along with grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking. There is a starter kit included with this microwave oven. It has a sensitive touch keypad and is easy to clean. It includes a user manual with the product.

LG Convection Microwave Oven

LG’s convection microwave oven comes with a starter kit and has a touch keypad.

Capacity – 28 Litres

Price – Rs 16,160/-*

*At the time of review

Features of LG convection microwave oven

It comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and 4 years warranty on magnetron.

  • Capacity – 28 Litres
  • Suitable for large families
  • Baking
  • Grilling
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Cooking
  • Starter kit included
  • Touch keypad control
  • Easy to clean
  • User manual included
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 4 years magnetron warranty

5. Panasonic Convection Microwave Oven

This stylish Panasonic convection microwave oven has a capacity of 27 L. It has a double grill power providing faster and efficient grilling. It has a dual heating feature with 101 auto cook menus. It requires 1400 watts of power to operate.

Panasonic Convection Microwave Oven

Panasonic’s convection microwave oven has a double grill power with a dual heating feature.

Capacity – 27 Litres

Model number – NN-CT645BFDG

Price – Rs 16,790/-*

*At the time of review

Features of the Panasonic convection microwave oven

It includes a high low rack, glass tray, user manual, warranty card, roller ring. In a separate packaging, it includes a free start-up kit, cookbook, serving dish, idli stand, steamer, measuring tumbler and spatula.

It comes with a 1-year warranty one the product and 4 years warranty on magnetron.

  • Capacity – 27 Litres
  • Double grill power
  • Dual heating feature
  • 101 auto cook options
  • Requires 1400 watts of power to operate
  • Includes lots of accessories
  • Free start-up kit
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 4 years magnetron warranty

6. Whirlpool Convection Microwave Oven

This smart microwave oven has a capacity of 20 liters with 6 pre-programmed magic menus for quick cooking while there are 118 auto cook menus to delight you. It has a double grill mechanism for efficient grilling. It has a large turntable of 245 mm allowing you to cook a large amount of food at a time. This microwave oven has 3 automatic cooking sequences for perfect cooking. There are 3 combi cook modes to select from for the type of dish you are preparing. They are microwave and convection mode, microwave and grill mode and grill and convection mode.

Whirlpool Convection Microwave Oven

Whirlpool’s convection microwave oven has 6 magic menus and 118 auto cook menus.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – Magicook Elite-20L

Price – Rs 14,290/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Whirlpool convection microwave oven

The brand claims that this microwave oven is smarter than air fryers as it can cook 50% faster than an air fryer and retaining 45% of food’s moisture. It has a feather touch membrane (keypad). It includes a baking plate and a grill rack while the free starter kit includes a 2450 mL big bowl with a steam valve, a 1250 mL coral bowl, a 1500 mL marigold bowl with a lid, a measuring cup, cereal bowl, spatula, 2 idli stands and a cookbook.

It comes with a 1-year warranty on product and 2 years warranty on magnetron.

  • Capacity: 20 L
  • 6 magic menus
  • 118 auto cook menus
  • Double grilling
  • Large turntable
  • 3 automatic cooking sequence
  • 3 combi cook modes
  • Feather touch keypad
  • Baking plate and grill rack included
  • Free starter kit
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 2 years magnetron warranty

7. BPL Convection Microwave Oven

As per the website, BPL was founded in 1963 as a manufacturer of electrocardiograph machines and panel meters. Later it became a world-class Indian consumer electronics brand. They say that they have a legacy of quality, elegance, and affordability.

BPL Convection Microwave Oven

BPL’s Convection Microwave Oven is suitable for small families and is easy to clean.

Capacity – 25 Litres

Model number – BPLMW25CIG

Price – Rs 11,999/-*

*At the time of review

Features of BPL convection microwave oven

This BPL microwave oven has a capacity of 25 L which is suitable for small families. It can do baking, grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking. It has a touch keypad and is easy to clean. There is no starter kit included. It includes a user manual and a warranty card.

It comes with a 1-year warranty on product and magnetron.

  • Capacity: 25 L
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Simple cooking
  • Jog dials
  • 5 power levels
  • No starter kit
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 1-year magnetron warranty

8. Morphy Richards Convection Microwave Oven

This microwave oven has a capacity of 23 L, making it suitable for small families. It can do baking, grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking. It has a touch keypad making it easy to use. It also has an electric child lock which can be used with a code.

Morphy Richards Convection Microwave Oven

Morphy Richards convection microwave oven has an overheat protector and stainless steel cavity.

Capacity – 23 Litres

Model number – 23MCG

Price – Rs 12,495/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Morphy Richards convection microwave oven

It has 5 different levels of power with 10 auto cook menus. It includes a baking plate, wire rack, manual, customer care list and a warranty card. There is no starter kit included with this product. This microwave oven has a stainless steel cavity which makes sure the air is evenly circulated inside the food chamber.

It comes with a warranty of 2 years on the product.

  • Capacity – 23 Litres
  • Baking
  • Grilling
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Cooking
  • Touch keypad
  • Child lock
  • 5 power levels
  • 10 auto menus
  • Overheat and sensory protection
  • Stainless steel cavity
  • No starter kit
  • 2 years of product warranty

9. Godrej Convection Microwave Oven

This beautiful microwave oven has a capacity of 20 L with a floral print design on the front. It can bake, grill, reheat, defrost and cook. It has tactile buttons to adjust the temperature or timer with durable jog dials. There is no starter kit included with this product.

Godrej Convection Microwave Oven

Godrej’s convection microwave oven has a floral design with tactile buttons.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – GMX 20 CA5 MLZ

Price – 10,717/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Godrej convection microwave oven

It comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and 3 years warranty on magnetron.

  • Capacity – 20 Litres
  • Floral design
  • Baking
  • Grilling
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Cooking
  • Tactile buttons
  • Durable jog dials
  • No starter kit
  • 1-year product warranty
  • 3 years magnetron warranty

10. Haier Convection Microwave Oven

This convection microwave oven has a capacity of 20 Litres. It requires 940 watts of power to operate. It also has different auto cook options. It has a great feature of standby mode which saves energy when the microwave oven is not active. The defrost option of this microwave oven has 2 categories: defrost by weight and defrost by time.

Haier Convection Oven

Haier’s convection oven has a sleek dial and digital display.

Capacity – 20 Litres

Model number – HIL2001CSPH

Price: Rs 8790/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Haier convection microwave oven

It has the ability to keep the food warm up to 90 minutes if the food is simply left in the microwave oven after reheating. It has quick tactile buttons with a sleek dial and a digital display. It has a beautiful black gloss finish.

It comes with a 1-year warranty on the product.

  • Capacity – 20 Litres
  • Requires 940 watts of power
  • Auto cook options
  • Standby mode
  • Defrosting
  • Keeps food warm
  • Tactile buttons
  • Sleek dial
  • Digital display
  • Black glass finish
  • 1-year product warranty

11. Koryo Convection Microwave Oven

As per the website, Koryo was founded in 2006 and since then they have been taking care of the diverse needs of the Indian consumers. They claim to create affordable products that have the best performance and aesthetics.

Koryo Convection Microwave Oven

Koryo’s convection microwave oven has tactile buttons with durable jog dial.

Capacity – 25 liters

Model number – 830030797

Price – 13,999/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Koryo convection microwave oven

The Koryo convection microwave oven has a capacity of 25 L. It can do baking, grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking. There is no starter kit included with this product. It has tactile buttons to adjust the temperature and timer of the microwave oven. It also has durable jog dials which are very easy to use and maintain.

It comes with a 1-year warranty on the product which also covers the manufacturing defects.

  • Capacity – 25 Litres
  • Baking
  • Grilling
  • Reheating
  • Defrosting
  • Cooking
  • No starter kit
  • Tactile buttons
  • Durable jog dials
  • 1-year product warranty

12. Bosch Convection Microwave Oven

As per the website, Bosch is a multinational engineering and technology company in Germany. Bosch’s core operating areas are mobility (hardware and software), consumer goods (household appliances and power tools), industrial technology (drive and control) and energy and building technology.

Bosch Convection Microwave Oven

Bosch’s convection microwave oven has a Borosil kit and a starter kit included.

Capacity – 28 Litres

Model number – HMB45C463X

Price – Rs 18,700/-*

*At the time of review

Features of Bosch convection microwave oven

This Bosch Convection Microwave Oven has a capacity of 28 Litres. This multipurpose microwave oven has 7 cooking modes which are fry lite, convection for baking, grilling, combination, tandoori, motorised rotisserie, reheating and defrosting. It has pre-programmed 121 auto menus for snacks, appetizers, soup, rice, meat, seafood, vegetarian and desserts.

It is a complete cooking device that includes a borosil kit that is compatible to be used with this microwave oven, a baking tray, 2 grills, rotisserie spit, fry lite tray, and a very easy user interface. It comes with a warranty of 2 years on the product and a warranty of 7 years on the magnetron. Upon comparison, it was noticed that Bosch has the longest warranty period making t one of the best microwaves available in India.

  • Capacity – 28 Litres
  • 7 cooking modes
  • 121 auto menus
  • Borosil kit included
  • Starter kit included
  • Easy user interface
  • 2 years of product warranty
  • 7 years magnetron warranty

FAQ’s – All about microwaves

1. Is microwave bad for health? Does microwave cause cancer?

Microwaves use electromagnetic radiations to cook or heat food. These radiations are similar to ones your cell phones emit. All microwave ovens have metal screens that prevent the radiation from exiting the appliance. Of course, don’t press your faces close to the microwave as radiation increases with distance. Make sure your microwave is in good condition. A lot of people believe that microwaves can cause cancer, the truth is that they are perfectly safe to use.

2. When do you need a new microwave?

You know you need a new microwave if it is older than 10-12 years or if the door isn’t getting closed properly. If repairing doesn’t help, consider buying a new one.

3. Is it safe to use plastic utensils in a microwave?

Most people have the same query- Are plastic utensils safe to use in a microwave oven? It is not considered healthy to use plastic inside a microwave. There are quiet a lot of chances that the plastic container used is damaged and can release poisonous substances in your food. Using glass or ceramic containers is a much better option that plastic ones (Yes, even the high grade, good quality ones).

4. How to clean a microwave oven?

Cleaning a microwave oven can be done in a few easy steps. You can put a glass of water with a few lemon slices. Switch on the microwave and let it heat up for 5 minutes. Switch it off and let the microwave door be closed for the next 5 minutes. Open the door, all the grime will be loose and super easy to clean. The lemon slices will help deodorise the microwave. You can read more about a few simple hacks to clean a microwave. With our simple kitchen-cleaning tips, the grease, the mess, the splatter will all be gone!

Conclusion

In conclusion, almost every household has a microwave oven as it can cook food very quickly as compared to a gas stove. The major drawback of the microwaves affecting our health might trouble you but that can be avoided by taking precautionary measures like using glass or ceramic dishes to cook food in the microwave oven so that the food is not contaminated. Reading this guide will help you in selecting the best microwave oven for your home as it is a convenient and time-saving method of cooking.

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