Best Microwave Ovens Under Rs. 15000
Within a budget of Rs. 15000, you can comfortably buy a convection microwave oven suitable for 4-6 member family. They mostly fall within capacity of 23-28 Litre and have all sufficient features for baking, grilling and more.
In this article, we bring to you our top 5 picks of microwave ovens from leading brands. We also discuss its functions, features and general user review too.
Which are the Best Microwave Ovens Under Rs. 15000 in India?
|LG MC2886BRUM||28 Litres||Convection|
|Samsung MC28M6035CK/TL||28 Litres||Convection|
|IFB 30BRC2||30 Litres||Convection|
|Samsung MC28H5033CK||28 Litres||Convection|
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Best Microwave Ovens Under Rs. 15000 In India
With numerous features and functionalities, this 28 L microwave oven from LG is one of the top-rated options available.
The oven, with its floral design, is quite a pretty addition to a modern Indian kitchen.
The jog dial makes it quite easy to adjust the timer and temperature, unlike buttons. Thanks to the LED light inside, you can see the progress of food inside just about well. Further, the stainless steel interiors are pretty efficient in reflecting the microwave rays for faster cooking. However, you will have to clean up immediately after cooking to clear off the oil sputtered on the sides. The steam clean function will also help you in maintaining the interiors clean.
The temperature of this oven can be set to up to 230 degree Celsius. It also has ample pre-set functions to cook a variety of food. In addition to 251 auto cook menu options, you have Diet Fry option whereby you can fry with minimal oil- something that is typically achieved only by an air fryer; patented Indian Roti basket to cook a variety of Indian Rotis; keep warm for up to 90 minutes; Pasteurize milk; Make ghee and also to Make paneer.
As with all convection microwave oven, you can bake, roast, grill and defrost with the microwave, grill, convection and combi functions. With the motorized rotisserie, you can also grill whole poultry with ease.
User reviews suggest that it is fairly easy to grill and cook various Indian delicacies. Baking cookies and cake is also a breeze.
The recipe booklet that comes along is especially useful if you are a newbie in minimizing trial and errors while setting the oven temperature and duration.
LG has a good reputation for prompt after-sales service too. Overall, it is quite a worthy option to consider.
Samsung is another formidable brand that has gained a reputation for offering spectacular features at reasonable pricing. This convection microwave oven would also make your cooking tasks a breeze.
Its fantastic design in black is aesthetically pleasing and will add oomph to any ambience.
The oven has 28 litres capacity, making it suitable even for large families. Being a convection microwave, it can do versatile cooking and can be your one-stop kitchen appliance.
Its digital LCD and touch panels make it easy for you to operate the microwave and alter its settings.
The oven boasts of several unique features. The first is the slim fry technology that helps you get healthier food without frying but gives you the same taste.
Another unique feature of the oven is the tandoor technology. Heating up to 200 degrees, it drools out naans and rotis comparable to any restaurant. It also has a ferment function to help you make curd, dosa batter, etc. to perfection.
The oven boasts of six power levels from 40 to 200 degrees Celsius to execute a variety of cooking.
Several pre-set auto-cook menus take away the hassle of preparing the Indian and western cuisine.
The ceramic enamel cavity looks stylish, is hygienic, renders easy cleaning, and is highly bacteria-free.
The oven also has all other standard features we have discussed so far, like defrosting, child lock, etc.
Its Quartz convection heater and sheath grill heater are of the highest quality and provide quick and even distribution of hot air in record time for fast cooking. The power consumption of the appliance is 2900 watts.
You get the standard one-year warranty on the product but five years warranty on the magnetron along with ten years on its ceramic cavity, which is impressive.
There is barely any complaint against the appliance. The only drawbacks that can be pointed out are the lack of a starter kit and high energy bills.
Overall, with its pricing of less than 12k and excellent quality and performance, it is one of the best convection microwave ovens that you can lay your hands on.
If you are someone who uses oven extensively for cooking a wide variety of food, then you will be quite happy with this oven from Samsung.
With 28 L capacity, it is quite sufficient for a 4-6 member family. The oven has 6 power levels and the temperature can be set up to 200 degree Celsius. As with all ovens in this range, it has microwave, convection, grill and combi functions. Using these, you can grill, re-heat, defrost and cook various food.
In addition, other cooking functions include Hotblast which is a variation of convection cooking where hot air is circulated for crispy exteriors and juicy interiors. Next, Slimfry technology essentially works like an air fryer where you can cook with minimal oil. There are also functions like Tandoor, Curd, Fermentation and plethora of functions for cooking various Indian cuisine.
Users were able to make a variety of food easily using the oven. Dishes like paneer, chicken tikka, tandoor, roti etc. came out pretty well. However, the auto cook menu is not that intuitive to use. Without a demo, you might find it a tad difficult to utilize all cooking functionalities. Trial and errors might result in a few cooking disasters too. So, do insist on a demo if you are a newbie.
Now, coming to cleaning, thanks to the ceramic enamel cavity, cleaning the interiors is a breeze. Even oil that has splattered a week before comes off easily without having to scrub excessively.
Comparatively, that it doesn’t have a motorized rotisserie is a bit disappointing. Also, there is no steam clean or disinfect function. That being said, if you are someone who enjoys experimenting with a variety of Indian cuisine, this oven will definitely serve you well.
The next in our list is the oven from Panasonic which is meant for medium to large families.
Foremost, its aesthetics in black with white and grey buttons creates an aesthetically appealing visual. It is heavy at 20.8 kgs, and you should place it on the countertop at a fixed spot.
Its inner cavity has a steel finish that not only looks elegant but is rust-resistant and easy to clean. It also helps in quick and even distribution of hot air for faster and healthier cooking. With its volume capacity of 27 litres, it can easily cater to large family units.
Being a convection model, it can do baking, grilling, roasting, defrosting, etc. Like all our choice, it too has an LCD display and touch buttons for easy usage.
It flaunts five power levels to help you set the temperature and timer for versatile cooking needs. You also have the option to choose microwave, grilling, or convection mode.
Also, there are 101 pre-set auto-cook menu to help you cook to perfection like a pro with just the touch of a button.
It has a unique Magic Grill feature that keeps any grilled food crispy outside but juicy and succulent inside. The oven flaunts an innovative Japanese Technology with powerful double grills at the top and bottom of 1400 W and 1000 Watts, raising temperature quickly for faster cooking.
Apart from the above, it has all the superior features like defrost, fermentation, etc. A unique feature of this oven is the water drop collector integrated with its back cover for easy elimination of all condensed vapours formed inside the oven during operation.
The unit comes with a starter kit of a complimentary idli stand, measuring tumbler, steamer, etc. for customer delight.
It comes with a standard one-year warranty and a five-year warranty on its magnetron.
A major drawback of this appliance is the absence of a child-lock feature. It also produces too much water vapour despite its water collection tray and that causes its glass to often go misty.
The power consumption of this oven is 1400 watts, which is again not easy on your pocket. Given that it fetches a slightly higher price tag of around 12.5K.
Nevertheless, with a high customer satisfaction score, the oven is a great buy.
IFB 30BRC2 is running for 5 years and still going strong. This speaks volumes about its quality and durability.
This unit doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles. In fact, it is pretty basic. But in terms of quality and performance, it is quite dependable. Controls are using touch membrane panel.
The oven can be set to a maximum temperature of 200 degree Celsius. In addition to basic functionalities like roasting, baking, grilling, reheating and defrosting, you get rotisserie function too. In rotisserie, you can grill whole poultry on a rotating skewer rod. In fact, IFB 30 BRC2 is one of the most economically priced convection ovens with rotisserie function.
Also, in this oven, you get pre-set functions like fermentation, disinfection, steam clean, keep warm, express cooking, multi-stage cooking, delay start etc.
Reviewers who tried making variety of foods are overall satisfied. From cakes, cookies, pizza to grilling paneer and chicken, the results are quite pleasing.
Talking about the drawbacks, the first thing is lack of prompt after sales service. In fact, this is a problem with almost all IFB appliances. A few customers have complained about damaged products being supplied too.
This microwave oven from LG is quite suitable for 4-5 member family. It has all basic functionalities you expect from a convection microwave oven and the pricing is attractive too.
The oven exteriors are matt black which is pretty subtle. The operations are using the touch membrane which is sensitive enough. You can choose from a variety of pre-set options like Low calorie, Tandoor, Kids delight, steam cook, Ghee etc. To make it easier to set the time, there are 10 minute, 1 minute and 10-second buttons. Even so, it lacks the easiness of a jog dial.
While most of the ovens use sheath heater, LG uses Quartz heater, which is concealed. LG claims that it improves heating efficiency. Moreover, being concealed, it prevents accidents too. The stainless steel interiors also reflect the microwaves in such a way that food is uniformly heated with maximum efficiency.
Talking about the performance in terms of cooking, most users have rated it as highly satisfactory. The auto cook menus work pretty well. Cooking other delicacies like cakes, cookies, pizza and grilling too comes well even when you adjust the settings manually.
If you don’t really need a rotisserie, then we would recommend you to opt for this LG model instead of the previous IFB 30 BRC2 as the after-sales service of LG is way better than IFB.
Our final selection is this terrific microwave from IFB, whose unique features are bound to leave you impressed.
The microwave boasts a sleek and stylish design in black with rose print on glass and white writings. With its 23-litre capacity, it can easily cater to small to medium families. Crafted of polyurethane, it is built to last long.
Being a convection model, it can do versatile cooking and eliminates the need for any separate appliance.
It has almost all the premium features we have discussed so far, like the preset menus, child-lock, LCD display, high-sensitive touch buttons, auto defrost, fermentation, child lock, etc.
It offers you 71 preset menus for easy and fast cooking. The timer ensures that your food does not get burnt or compromised.
Looking into its unique features, it has an express cooking option where you can expedite cooking by selecting food’s weight.
Another unique and standout feature is its steam cleaning and deodorizing tab. Place a bowl of water inside, press the auto-clean button, and the oven self-cleans with the steam generated. You just need to wipe away the dirt and get sparkling insides.
For safety, it has the overheating protection feature that cuts the power automatically when the temperature gets too high.
The unit consumes 1400 watts of energy that is again not too pocket-friendly. Apart from a standard one-year warranty, it comes with a three-year warranty on the magnetron.
On the flip side, the starter kit is made from cheap plastic. Better quality would have been appreciated.
The unit is also noisy comparatively and tends to overheat fast. Its keypad is also not of high quality and needs maintenance and careful handling. The grill racks are also absent here. Given that, its pricing is slightly expensive.
Despite everything, it is an excellent choice, and the microwave will give you value for money.