A microwave's quality is often mentioned hand-in-hand with its performance and reliability. Microwaves that are praised for their overall quality usually have small-medium capacities (up to 1.5 cu. ft. of space) and medium or high wattage (over 800 watts). Surprisingly, a high price is not correlated with high quality, as most of the top products within this category cost under $200. According to user opinions, Emerson and LG are two of the leading brands for quality microwaves.