Great Compact Microwaves for Small Spaces

Save time and counter space!

microwave on counter
Small in size, big in power.Pexels

Don’t let a lack of space stop you from owning a great microwave. Purchase a great compact option by considering the wattage, features and your counter space.

Kenmore 70923 0.9 cu. ft Small Compact 900 Watts Countertop Microwave
This model offers two defrost cooking options and takes up about one cubic foot of space.Kenmore

Your food will cook faster and more evenly with higher wattage. Microwave wattage ranges from 500 to 1200, but smaller models often have wattage on the lower end. If you plan on using the microwave to follow any recipes, buy a microwave that offers at least 800 watts.

BLACK+DECKER EM720CB7 Digital Microwave Oven with Turntable Push-Button Door,Child Safety Lock,700W, Stainless Steel, 0.7 Cu.Ft
At less than one cubic foot, this small appliance packs a punch.BLACK+DECKER

Not all compact microwaves are made equally compact. An average microwave is between 1.4 to 1.8 cubic feet—compact microwaves range from 0.5 to 1.2 cubic feet. Make sure to measure the area you intend to store the microwave before purchasing.

Nostalgia RMO4RR Retro Large 0.9 cu ft, 800-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven
Slick, antique vibe with a dial rather than a keypad. Comes in five different colors.Nostalgia

Small microwaves can have fewer features than their larger counterparts, so make sure you look for the right settings for your intended uses. Don’t assume a defrost button, a turntable, or even a keypad will come standard.

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