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Best Compact Microwaves

Updated November 2018
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  • 18 Models Considered
  • 6 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 121 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Do you live in a studio apartment, small house, or travel trailer? There are all kinds of reasons you may need a compact microwave. Though these models are small, they’re big on power, and many have far more interior space than their exterior would suggest. Compact microwaves come with many of the same features as full-size models, including pre-programmed settings for popcorn, pizza, and frozen vegetables. Do you have children in the house? Look for a model with a locking keypad that prevents little fingers from tampering with your settings. If you like to experiment, try a model with a memory feature that will recall all your favorite adjustments. Check the measurements, including the space needed for door clearance, and get cooking.  

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      Editor
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