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Sharp R372

572 Reviews
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£69.97

Freestanding
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900W
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25L
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£390
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
The top rated microwave under £100, with low running costs and brilliant user reviews
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89

Samsung MC28H5013A

822 Reviews
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£139.00

Freestanding
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1,400W
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28L
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£390
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
The highest rated microwave under £500, with great features and low running costs
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89

Magic Chef MCM990

48 Reviews
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£29.89

Freestanding
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900W
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25.4L
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£390
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
A top-rated and top-value freestanding microwave, with low running costs and the latest technology

89

Samsung MS23F301

1,984 Reviews
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£40.00

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800W
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23L
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£340
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
The highest scoring combination microwave available, with good features and excellent user reviews

89

Samsung MC28H5135CK

56 Reviews
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£130.00

Freestanding
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900W
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28L
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£390
Over 10 years
Aug 2018
A recently released and excellently reviewed freestanding microwave, with low running costs and very good features

89

Samsung MC28M6055

37 Reviews
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£249.99

Freestanding
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900W
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28L
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£390
Over 10 years
Sep 2018
The newest combination microwave available, with low running costs and a good price

88

Samsung MC28M6075

50 Reviews
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£119.99

Freestanding
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900W
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28L
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£390
Over 10 years
Aug 2018
A bargain price and new freestanding microwave, with moderate running costs and very good features

88

Samsung MC32J7035

10 Reviews
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£149.93

Freestanding
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1,400W
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32L
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£600
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
A top-rated and powerful freestanding microwave, with moderate running costs and a reasonable price

88

Panasonic NN‑SD27HS

68 Reviews
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£129.99

Freestanding
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1,000W
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23L
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£430
Over 10 years
Sep 2017
A best selling and excellently reviewed freestanding microwave, with alright running costs and great features

88

Russell Hobbs RHM3003

714 Reviews
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£80.00

Freestanding
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900W
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30L
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£390
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and classic freestanding microwave, with moderate running costs and very good features

88

Samsung MS28J5255

138 Reviews
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£129.99

Freestanding
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1,000W
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28L
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£430
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A very cheap and top-rated freestanding microwave, with ok running costs and very good features
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88

Russell Hobbs RHBM2503

139 Reviews
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£153.17

Freestanding
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900W
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23L
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£390
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
A very cheap and positively reviewed freestanding microwave, with low running costs and great features
£5 Voucher

88

Sharp R28STM

1,257 Reviews
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£65.00

Freestanding
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800W
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23L
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£340
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A top-rated and affordable freestanding microwave, with good features and very low running costs

88

Sharp R‑372KM

526 Reviews
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£75.00

Freestanding
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900W
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25L
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£390
Over 10 years
Aug 2014
A very popular and bargain price freestanding microwave, with moderate running costs and great features
£5 Voucher

87

Panasonic NN‑GD37

21 Reviews
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£123.50

Freestanding
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1,000W
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23L
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£430
Over 10 years
May 2017
An excellent value for money and astoundingly highly rated freestanding microwave, with satisfactory running costs and very good features

87

Russell Hobbs RHM2572CG

199 Reviews
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£75.00

Freestanding
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800W
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20L
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£390
Over 10 years
Jul 2018
An affordable and new freestanding microwave, with average running costs and superb user reviews

87

Hotpoint MWH 30243 B

3 Reviews
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£112.97

Freestanding
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1,000W
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30L
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£430
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A sensationally highly rated and low cost freestanding microwave, with ok running costs and features

87

Kenwood K25MSS11

255 Reviews
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£169.98

Freestanding
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900W
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25L
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£390
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A classic and affordable freestanding microwave, with satisfactory running costs and great features

87

Samsung MC32K7055C

19 Reviews
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£145.00

Freestanding
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900W
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32L
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£390
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A good value for money and top-rated freestanding microwave, with satisfactory running costs and very good features

87

Magic Chef MCM1611

3 Reviews
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£82.89

Freestanding
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1,100W
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45.3L
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£470
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
An enormous interior capacity and top-rated freestanding microwave, with moderate running costs and brilliant features

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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.

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.

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