We've tested standard and combination microwave ovens.
Overall score includes:
Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.
Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.
Avg prices are from a September 2018 survey (combination models) and November 2017 survey (standard/standard with grill models).
Running costs ($/year) are evaluated on reheating a plated meal once a day (with electricity costs at 26¢/kWh).