The vast majority of microwave ovens sold on the market today are countertop models. The price range for countertop microwaves is very wide, with some costing as little as $50 and others topping the charts at $300 or more. Their average price, however, is somewhere around $130, making them much cheaper than built_in and over_the_range models. The average capacity for these microwaves is 1.2 cubic feet, and the average wattage is 1000w. Users find countertop units to be more reliable and of higher quality on average compared to over-the-range units.
Panasonic, GE and LG are all very popular brands of countertop microwaves.