Best Microwave Ovens Under Rs. 15000
Within 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 about its functions, features and general user review too.
Which are the best microwave ovens under Rs. 15000?
- LG 28 L Convection Microwave Oven (MC2886BRUM, Black)
- IFB 25 L Convection Microwave Oven (25BCSDD1, Black)
- Samsung 28 L Convection Microwave Oven (MC28M6035CK/TL, Black, HotBlast)
- Panasonic 27 L Convection Microwave Oven (NN-CD684BFDG, Black)
- Samsung 28 L Convection Microwave Oven (MC28H5033CK, Black)
Let now look at the details.
Best Microwave Ovens Under Rs. 15000
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 is 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 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 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 of prompt after sales service too. Overall, it is quite a worthy option to consider.
The first thing you will notice about this IFB convection oven is its outstanding looks. Owing to the drop down door, the oven has quite a sophisticated look. It is also quite functional too as you get better and wider access to the interiors.
The various functions can be set using buttons. Though not as convenient as jog dial, it is fairly easy to use as it has 10 minute, 1 minute and 10 second buttons that help you adjust the timer.
The oven has various auto-cook settings in addition to functions like disinfect, yogurt, fermentation, auto re-heat, keep warm and Quick start. As with every microwave oven, it has convection, grill and combi functions. These functions can be set at 10 different power levels too.
As for cleaning, the interiors are stainless steel. Thanks to the steam clean function, it is fairly easy to clean too.
Now, when you compare with the former LG microwave, its temperature can be set up to maximum 230 degree Celsius while this IFB can be set to maximum of 200 degree Celsius. The LG oven doesn’t have child lock, while this IFB option has it. This IFB oven doesn’t have motorized rotisserie too.
Overall, with 1 year product warranty and 3 year magnetron warranty, this oven is an option worth considering if you are not much in to non-veg cooking.
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, the 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 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 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 disappointment. Also, there is no steam clean or disinfect function. That being said, if you are someone who enjoys experimenting with variety of Indian cuisine, this oven will definitely serve you well.
This option from Panasonic is yet another choice worth considering. With plethora of auto-cook menu, numerous features and functionalities including a rotisserie, it is as good as the previous Samsung option. In fact, if you are particular about having rotisserie in addition to numerous auto-cook functions, we would highly recommend you to opt this oven from Panasonic.
The oven temperature can be set up to 240 degree Celsius, one of the best in the segment. Also, it has two grills, one at the back and the other on the top. This helps grill faster, more uniformly all the while retaining moisture inside.
Just like previous Samsung oven, you have option to fry with minimal oil using “Zero oil recipe” function. With this, you can fry fish, chicken, paneer and make samosa, cutlet and other snacks with hardly any oil.
Now, talking about the appearance, the black matte body and mirror finish door imparts a sophisticated look to the appliance. The combination of buttons and jog dial makes it easy to adjust the settings.
The interiors are stainless steel. The vapor clean function makes it fairly easy to clean the interiors too. While most ovens have glass turntable, this Panasonic oven has ceramic turntable which withstands higher temperature far better.
Additional features include re-heat function, child lock etc.
Overall, with plethora of cooking functions, user-friendly features, this option from Panasonic is quite worth the money spent.
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 is matt black which is pretty subtle. The operations are using 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 the heating efficiency. Moreover, being concealed, it prevents accidents too. The stainless steel interiors also reflects 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.
32 L is perhaps the largest convection microwave oven that you can get within a budget of Rs 15000/- And the best thing, the functionalities of this Samsung 32J7035CT are pretty top notch too. As with all convection ovens, you have options to microwave, grill and convection cooking.
First thing we loved is that it comes with a jog dial. Many of Samsung’s earlier model has membrane panel to control the time and temperature, which was inconvenient to say the least. And instead of membrane buttons for the rest of the control panel, it has proper buttons which makes adjusting the settings a lot easier. The matte stainless steel finish gives a premium look too.
The oven comes with slim fry function which works similar to air frying, whereby you can fry fish, chicken, samosa, cutlet etc with minimal oil. Other pre-set function keys include roti/naan, curd/dough, Indian recipe, defrost, keep warm etc.
Talking about the performance, you can set the temperature from 40 to 200 degree celsius. Cleaning is also pretty easy thanks to Samsung’s proprietary ceramic interiors. You might need a bit of time adjusting the temperature and time manually for perfect cooking. But the auto-cook pre-set menus cook pretty fine.
Overall, it definitely is one of the best budget friendly options for a large family.