Best Microwave Oven In India
Microwave oven has become an essential these days. From reheating to grilling, baking to roasting, an oven is quite a versatile equipment that everyone ought to have.
If you are yet to grasp the jargons that you come across while buying an oven, we suggest you to take a look at our guide on how to choose an oven. Others, check out our detailed review below.
Best Solo Microwave Ovens In India
Solo microwave ovens are suitable for mainly re-heating, quick food like tea, coffee, rice, noodles, pasta and for de-frosting. Here are the top picks.
Samsung MS23J5133AG can be called as a successor to Samsung’s successful model MS23F301TAK/TL. This model has more pre-set menus and the handle is replaced with a push-to-open button.
As you know, this is a solo microwave oven. So, frying, roasting, and such cooking processes cannot be handled by this oven.
The pre-set menu buttons include vegetable, fish, chicken, defrost, soften/melt and keep warm. There are also 16 pre-programmed recipes stored in it which includes rice, chicken breasts, salmon etc. Other features include kitchen timer, child lock, clock and de-odourization.
One of the distinguishing features of Samsung ovens is that its interior come with ceramic coating that comes with attractive finishing and scratch resistant surface. But what we loved the most is that it is pretty easy to clean. Even if you try cleaning up a stain that has been remaining there for a week, you can wipe it off easily with a wet cloth without using any dish wash liquid.
Samsung also claims that the stand-by mode consumes very less power. So, even if you sometimes forget to switch off the oven, you won’t have to worry much about the electricity wastage.
A drawback however is that instead of jog dial, you have touch buttons to adjust the duration. So, you will have to keep on pressing the button for cooking long duration recipes. The power output of 800 W also is just enough for quick heating.
Overall, if your needs are basic, you are likely to be quite happy with this choice.
Bajaj 17 litre 1701 MT microwave oven is yet another microwave oven that is basic and highly budget friendly.
The functions are basic. You can adjust the temperature between low to high with 5 different power levels. Temperature can be set between 0 to 30 minutes in the increment of 12 seconds.
With the oven, you can re-heat, defrost and take up minor cooking. But there are no auto-cook menus in it.
All being said, considering the budget-friendly price tag, it is one of the best options for bachelors and families with 1-2 members.
Available in black and white color options, IFB 17PM MEC1 is yet another solo microwave oven that is basic, yet highly rated.
The oven comes with 6 power options from low to high including defrost option. And with 1200 Watt power, heating is fairly quick too.
Timer can be set for up to 30 minutes. A drawback here is that you can increment the time setting by 1 minute and not as you find in digital timer.
On the whole, if you are looking for just an appliance for re-heating and maybe making some quick noodles or pasta or hot beverage, you wouldn’t be disappointed with this budget-friendly choice.
With a slightly higher wattage and capacity, Morphy Richards 20MS is yet another option worth considering.
As with the previous IFB appliance, it has option to adjust power and time using a jog dial. The power can be adjusted in 5 settings from low to high. One distinct advantage over IFB is that you can adjust the timer in increments of seconds till 10 minutes, post which the increment is in minutes.
User reviews are pretty positive and there are hardly any common complaints. So, if you are a family of 3 plus or expecting to be a family of 3 plus, opt for this oven over the previous IFB as it is larger and of better power.
As you can see, this LG MS4295DIS solo microwave oven has a whopping 42 litre capacity, making it apt for large families. Its appearance is also quite sophisticated with the control panel neatly hidden behind the door.
The oven comes with numerous auto-cook features like Indian cuisine, Breakfast, Kids Delight and Cooking Aid. Under each of these, you have options to choose various recipes. For example, options like Idili, Poha, Upuma comes under Breakfast delight; Popcorn, Noodles, Bread pudding come under Kids Delight and under Cooking Aid, you can keep warm, steam clean, boil potato, dehumidify etc.
The timer and power can be adjusted using the touch button. A distinct positive reported by many users is that the LED light is bright enough that you can see what is going on inside the oven and the noise is low compared to other ovens. Also, the heating is pretty quick too.
LG’s customer care is also quite prompt in most cities. So you don’t have to worry about after sales service. Also, while most companies offer 1 year warranty on the product and the magnetron ( the device that generates the microwave), LG offer 10 years warranty on this oven’s magnetron.
As with all LG appliances, this oven too comes with Smart Diagnosis function that allows to easily find out the problem with the device and expedite repair.
Overall, this is one of the best choices for large families.
Best Convection Microwave Ovens In India
This 28 L oven from Samsung is quite a popular model that has been receiving rave reviews. Like most convection microwave ovens, it come as a complete package with microwave, convection and grill options.
Appearance wise, the unit is quite stylish and looks sophisticated. The membrane buttons are pleasant and of right size. However, it is a bit hard to press. The interiors, as with most Samsung ovens come with ceramic coating that is anti-bacterial, scratch resistant and incredibly easy to clean even if you have left the stains without cleaning for a week. Additionally, the de-odourization function helps you remove odour retained inside the chamber. This feature is especially useful after frying fish, chicken and other non-veg items.
The convection heater used is Quartz while the grill heater is sheath metal. Quartz is supposedly the best type of heater as it heats up easier and faster without occupying space inside the oven chamber.
Perhaps the best thing about this oven is that it has incredibly huge number of pre-programmed auto-cook options. From slim fry function that includes 22 pre-programmed options like samosa, cutlet, fries, bread roll etc, to naan/roti, curd/ dough and plethora of Indian recipes, cake, confectionary, soup and snacks, you get over 120+ auto-cook menu options in this oven.
In fact, with the slim fry option, you can fry food with so minimal oil that you won’t have to buy an air fryer if you have this oven. Also, the option to turn off the turn table rotation allows you to cook large dishes which might not rotate properly in the oven. However, cooking may not be that even in this case and so you may have to turn the dish every 10-15 minutes to ensure even cooking.
Talking about other settings, in the convection function you can adjust the temperature from 40 to 200 degree celsius and timer for up to 60 minutes. Grill too works similarly. The oven also has Microwave+Grill and Micro+ Convection modes.
Overall, this microwave oven is truly a delight for a 3-4 member family with all necessary functions and utilities.
This convection oven with 30 litre capacity is ideal for large families. It is intact one of the few convection ovens with rotisserie function whereby you can grill whole poultry like chicken, quail, duck and even a small turkey.
The oven comes with touch membrane key pad which is fairly easy to use. You can increase the time in increments of 10 seconds, 1 minute and 10 minute, thereby making it easier to use. Samsung on the other hand has just two arrows that moves in 30 seconds increment.
The pre-programmed menus include beverage, popcorn, rice, cake, pizza, cookies, barbeque, defrost and re-heat. In addition, you also have options like microwave+grill, microwave+convection, and separate buttons for the rotisserie turning too.
In order to make cleaning easier, the oven comes with deodourize/steam clean/ disinfect function too.
A distinct feature we found in this oven is the delay start function.
Talking about the drawbacks, the oven uses sheath heater which isn’t as efficient as a Quartz heater. Sheath heater protrudes in to the interiors and takes up space. Also, your hands could get burnt if you accidentally touch it while taking out the dish.
Overall, if you are looking for a rotisserie microwave oven this could be one of the best options to choose from.
This again is a convection microwave with motorised rotisserie with which you can grill whole poultry at home.
With 28L capacity, it is suitable for families with 4-5 members. As with most ovens in this segment, it comes with microwave, convection, grill and combination of microwave+grill and microwave+convection.
In addition, it has about 360 plus auto cook menu settings. The options include diet fry/ low calorie which almost replaces the need for an air fryer; charcoal for the barbecue effect while making grill chicken, paneer or other poultry; Indian Roti basket for making various varieties of chapati, paratha and rotis; Indian cuisine; pasteurise option and finally Kids Delight for pizza, cookies and so on.
The interiors are made of stainless steel. So, you needn’t worry about the coating peeling off at a later stage.
Overall, the features and functionalities are better than the former Samsung microwave oven. Users are also of the opinion that the appliance is quite durable and versatile. After sales service is also fairly prompt.
So, if you are someone who loves to cook variety of food and experiment with various cooking processes, you will simply love this oven.
If you are looking for a small convection oven for a family of 2, then this budget friendly option from Godrej is quite worth considering.
The features, functions and the appearance are quite basic. Yet, the performance is on the whole satisfactory.
The oven comes with 125 pre-set menu and defrost function. In addition, it also has convection and convection+microwave option. Note that this oven doesn’t have the grill function. The oven has a jog dial for temperature and power, which makes it fairly easy to use.
Instead of a handle, the oven comes with a push to open button that is fairly easy to use.
So, if you are looking for a budget friendly convection oven, then this Godrej oven will not disappoint you.