Best Microwaves

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The list of the best overall microwaves is determined by a weighted calculation of factors that users find most important in this product.
The majority of the microwaves that made it to the top of this list are countertop models with small or medium capacities (maximum 1.5 cu. ft.). While their prices do vary, none of them cost over $300. All of these microwaves receive great user ratings for quality, usability and reliability.
LG has the best cumulative ratings from users.

Best Microwaves

Following a thorough analysis of the collected opinions, Buzzrake produced the following rankings of the Best Microwave Ovens. Buzzrake took the following factors into account: quality, performance, reliability, customer satisfaction, speed, value and power.
#1 rated in best: GE 1.1 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven, scored 100/100100

1. GE 1.1 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

The GE 1.1 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven is the #1 best microwave oven on the market. Opinions show that it is a very reliable microwave. This microwave's quality ratings are higher than average. In addition, it is rated above average for power.
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#2 rated in best: LG 1.5 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven, scored 98/10097

2. LG 1.5 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

The LG 1.5 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven is the #2 best microwave oven on the market. Opinions show that it is a very reliable microwave. This microwave's quality ratings are much higher than average. In addition, it is rated above average for power.
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#3 rated in best: LG 1.4 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven, scored 96/10096

3. LG 1.4 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

The LG 1.4 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven is the #3 best microwave oven on the market. This microwave's quality ratings are higher than average. It is said to be more powerful than others. Also, owners say that they would probably buy this product again, knowing what they know now.
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#4 rated in best: Panasonic Genius 1.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop/Built-In Microwave Oven, scored 96/10095

4. Panasonic Genius 1.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop/Built-In Microwave Oven

The Panasonic Genius 1.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop/Built-In Microwave Oven is the #4 best microwave oven on the market. This microwave's quality ratings are much higher than average. Users report that they would probably recommend it to a friend. Also, users find that it is worth the money, and it receives above average value ratings.
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#5 rated in best: Whirlpool 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven, scored 95/10094

5. Whirlpool 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven

The Whirlpool 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven is the #5 best microwave oven on the market. Owners say that they would probably buy this product again, knowing what they know now. Users feel that they are really getting their money's worth with this product, and it is rated very highly for value. However, opinions show it is not very quiet during operation.
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