Freestanding Microwaves

Freestanding MicrowavesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best freestanding microwaves, designed to be placed anywhere in the kitchen
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MC28M6055CK

Samsung MC28M6055CK

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R372SLM

Sharp R372SLM

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£68.97

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The highest scoring microwave under £100, with low running costs and great features

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MC32K7055CT

Samsung MC32K7055CT

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£199.99

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£600
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A top-quality and excellently reviewed 1,400W microwave, with alright running costs and a fair price

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MS23F301EAW

Samsung MS23F301EAW

148 Reviews
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£86.99

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£340
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Feb 2016
A positively reviewed and bargain price 800W microwave, with good features and very low running costs

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MS23F301EAW

Samsung MS23F301EAW

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£87.99

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£340
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Sep 2015
An excellently reviewed and low cost 800W microwave, with good features and very low running costs

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RHM2563

Russell Hobbs RHM2563

143 Reviews
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£73.97

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£390
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May 2016
A very popular and bargain price 900W microwave, with good features and low running costs

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RHM3003

Russell Hobbs RHM3003

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£119.00

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£390
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Jul 2015
A best selling and bargain price 900W microwave, with alright running costs and brilliant user reviews

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MS28J5255US

Samsung MS28J5255US

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£155.99

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£430
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Apr 2016
An excellently reviewed and fully featured 1,000W microwave, with satisfactory running costs and a fair price

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MS28J5255

Samsung MS28J5255

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£129.99

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£430
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Jul 2015
A top-value and good spec 1,000W microwave, with alright running costs

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MS23F301

Samsung MS23F301

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£78.00

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£340
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Oct 2015
A best selling and top-value 800W microwave, with excellent user reviews and very low running costs

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R982STM

Sharp R982STM

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£177.00

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£390
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A cheap and enormous interior capacity 900W microwave, with great features and low running costs

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RHM2362S

Russell Hobbs RHM2362S

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£64.99

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£340
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Jun 2016
A bargain price and best selling 800W microwave, with very low running costs and exceptional user reviews

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MS23H3125AK

Samsung MS23H3125AK

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£69.99

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A top-value and top-rated 800W microwave, with very low running costs and good features

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KOC-9C0T

Daewoo KOC‑9C0T

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£89.00

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SM22070

Swan SM22070

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£75.00

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A top-value and excellently reviewed 900W microwave, with alright running costs and good features

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RHM2031

Russell Hobbs RHM2031

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£59.97

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An affordable and positively reviewed 1,000W microwave, with satisfactory running costs and good features

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KOR1N0A

Daewoo KOR1N0A

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£65.93

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KOR1NOA

Daewoo KOR1NOA

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RHM2563

Russell Hobbs RHM2563

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£85.76

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NN-SF464MBPQ

Panasonic NN‑SF464MBPQ

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£109.99

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is a steam function?
AThis is a way of cooking foods using bursts of hot steam rather than direct heat or microwaves. It's a more delicate form of cooking, best suited to vegetables, dumplings and even pasta.
QWhat is a rotisserie?
AA rotisserie spit is a special rotating skewer available as an add-on for some premium microwaves. It allows you to spit-roast chicken and meat in the microwave - meaning the appliance can be used to cook many more dishes.

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Freestanding Microwave Buying Guide

A microwave is a necessity of any modern kitchen. It is a versatile tool that can be used for far more than just reheating leftovers - it can be used for all manner of cooking, from poaching salmon to baking potatoes.

Freestanding Microwaves

Freestanding microwaves are designed to be placed on a worksurface, or anywhere in the kitchen you want. Whiel this makes them versatile and easy to move around, they can require a sizable amount of surface space, and can look ungainly and clash with the aesthetic of your kitchen. Those looking for a more unified look may prefer to look at integrated microwaves

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Capacity

Microwaves come in all different shores and sizes, and are primarily differentiated by their capacity, measured in litres (L). The bigger the capacity of your microwave, the larger the food you can cook in it. Some microwaves just fit single plates or bowls, while other models are large enough to fit an entire chicken or soup pot in.

Oven & Grill Functions

Some microwaves have the ability to function as ovens and grills in addition to standard microwave cooking. Microwaves that have an added grill function combine the normal microwave cooking with a heated element either on the top or the sides of the machine - this allows it to function similar to a standard grill. Microwave ovens, on the other hand, can cook and roast food exactly like a convection oven. Whichever model you pick, these types of microwaves greatly increase the types of food you can cook, and turn your microwave into the central cooking tool in your kitchen - you can roast fish and beef, roast vegetables and grill cheese toasties!

More advanced models of microwave may also have a steamer function. As the name suggests, a steamer addition to the microwave uses boiling water to generate bursts of hot steam inside the microwave. This is a great method of delicately cooking vegetables so they retain the maximum amount of nutrients, and can also be used for cooking fish, dumplings, or Chinese-style pancakes for roast duck. While normally only found in the most high-level and expensive microwaves, it allows the appliance to become even more versatile as a cooking tool, and therefore may well be worth the extra expense.

Power Levels/Cooking Programs

Microwaves are all given a power level, rated in Watts. The higher the power level, the faster your food will be cooked. Most modern microwaves come with a range of power levels, allowing you great flexibility when preparing your food. They also come with specific setting for warming, reheating or defrosting food - extremely useful in speeding up cooking times, or reheating food previously cooked. Defrosting is an especially useful setting, meaning that joints of meat and frozen food can be brought up to room temperature in a matter of minutes.

Many microwaves now have a selection of automatic cooking functions as well. These allow you to input a type of food to cook (potatoes, chicken, soups, etc) and a weight, and the microwave will automatically calculate the power level and time needed to cook it perfectly. Conveniences like this can make preparing dinner hassle-free, and remove the guesswork and constant checking to see if your food is ready.

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This automatic cooking function can also extend to defrosting and reheating leftovers, making the microwave an invaluable tool for easy food heating and prep. Some advanced models of microwave also offer a 'power defrost' setting, which can defrost frozen meat far quickly than usual defrost programs. However because this defrost cycle is far more powerful, care has to be given to make sure that you don't accidentally part cook the food while it's being defrosted.

Extra Features

Finally, some microwaves comes with a collection of extra features, to make cooking easier or more convenient. These can include recipe books detailing how to cook different types of food, baking trays designed to fit comfortably into the machine, or racks to allow multiple dishes to be cooked at once. Some microwave ovens even include a rotisserie spit, allowing you to cook spit-roasted chicken or pork.