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The top performers from our our tests of standard and combination models. Read more

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Test results - standard models


Compare performance, price and features for 13 standard microwaves. Read more

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Test results - combination models


Find out how well these models microwaved, grilled and baked. Read more


Work out what you mostly use your microwave for – and then choose the model that has the best score for those tasks.
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Which microwave cooks, defrosts and reheats the best?

Microwave cooking can be a godsend if you forget to defrost the meat in the morning or you need to reheat a meal for a hungry child.

We've tested 13 standard microwave ovens and 5 combination models. Find out how they rated.