In the western world, microwave ovens are an essential part of the kitchen. From the rental apartment to multi-million dollars house has at least 1 microwave oven in their kitchen.
In India, the microwave is fairly new concepts and gradually catching up with the trend. There are so many rumors in India. For example, It is not safe. The food cooked in the microwave is not healthy. Or Microwave used only to cook non-vegetarian food.
Most people in the US or Canada, microwave, and oven are two separate things. There are no such things as a convection microwave oven. But in India, we do have solo and convection available to purchase.
Let’s get started and figure out which one is the best suitable for your needs. Also, don’t forget to see our Guidelines and FAQ at the end of the blog.
Best Microwave Ovens in India
Best Solo Microwave Ovens
1. LG 20 L Solo Microwave Oven (MS2043BP)
LG is one of the leading brands in manufacturing house and kitchen appliances. It is known for its best quality products and it has maintained its quality standards over the years.
LG makes really good microwave ovens. This one is a solo type. Therefore, it doesn’t have grilling or baking features as in convection ovens. As per our research, this one is the best solo microwave available in the Indian market. With 28 preset for Indian Auto Cook Menu allows easy and faster cooking. LG’s i-wave technology claims faster and healthier cooking.
|Things to know|
|LG came up with the new Intellowave Technology, so the cooking can be faster and healthier. The purpose of using this technology to ensure the microwaves circulates evenly in the cavity. |
This particular microwave has about 44 Preset Programs includes 28 Indian recipes. This allows you to cook your favorite food just with a press of a button. Just put the ingredients inside, press the pre-set button, wait for some time and the delicious food is ready to eat.
Another good feature is Defrosting. This feature you can use to defrost/thaw frozen food without wasting much time. Once the food is defrosted, it is ready for cooking.
This oven allows milk to reheat which means it won’t cause milk to over boil and spillover.
Size – 20 LitersWattage (Output) – 700WEnergy Saving – YesDimensions – 455mm x 252mm x 320mm
2. Samsung 23L Solo Microwave oven
Samsung, another leading brand that manufactures house and kitchen appliances for years. This is a solo so again it is not possible grilling or baking but it is possible to cook, reheat, defrost.
The look of this oven is extraordinary. The stainless steel and mirror make this microwave more elegant.
|Things to know|
|Ceramic Cavity allows cooking food evenly. This ceramic cavity comes with anti-bacterial protection. Since this cavity is made out of ceramic, it aids in scratch-free cleaning.|
The Food Warming feature keeps food warm without overcooking. So you can keep the food inside the microwave and it keeps the food warm until you are ready for hot food to be served.
Unlike LG microwave, it doesn’t come with many preset programs but it comes with 16 preset programs includes 4 Indian recipe presets.
The Defrosting feature allows food to defrost faster than normal with keeping taste intact.
The LED display, doesn’t only make the oven look good but also helps the user to know the time, see the power levels.
Size – 23 LiterWattage (Output) – 800WEnergy Saving – YesDimensions – 489mm x 275mm x 374mm
3. IFB 17 L Solo Microwave Oven (17PM MEC 1)
As it is one of the smallest solo microwaves in the solo category. This one is perfect for a couple or a bachelor. Again it doesn’t come with grilling or baking features like convection ovens.
Two mechanical control knobs give this oven a very classy look. The upper knob controls the power. While the lower knob allows the user to set the timer.
|Things to know|
|The IFB solo microwave has a Flexi power level which allows users to change the power levels during the cooking. So stop the cooking process in the middle won’t be needed.|
The Auto Cook Setting allows the user to change the cooking setting without stopping or canceling the previous cook setting.
This oven comes with 3 standard cooking menu. As mentioned earlier IFB 17PM give the user the freedom to change this setting in the middle of the process as well.
This doesn’t have many cooking preset but it has a 30-minute timer which can be useful to track the cooking time without overcooking. This product doesn’t come with the starter Kit.
This one comes with a 3-year warranty on the magnetron and cavity and a 1-year warranty on the product.
Size – 17 LiterWattage (Output) – 700WEnergy Saving – NoDimensions – 262mm x 452mm x 330mm
4. Morphy Richards 20L Solo Microwave Oven (20 MS)
Morphy Richards is based in United Kingdom (UK) which makes electrical appliances. This 20-liter solo microwave is one of the finest products made by Morphy Richards.
Two mechanical control knobs give this oven a very classy look. The upper knob controls the power. While the lower knob allows the user to set the cook timer or defrost timer by weight.
|Things to know|
|Same as IFB 17 L solo, this is oven also has a mechanical dial. This mechanical knob allows the user to control different microwave functions.|
Since this is a solo oven, it allows food to heat, cook and defrosts. The defrost function will allow frozen food to defrost in less time without losing nutrient value.
The manual timer is easy to use. As ovens are the most common thing in the western world, the Morphy Richards does not provide a starter kit. But you can read it’s starter kit here.
The best aspect of solo ovens is that they consume the least power of all the different types of microwave ovens.
Size – 20 LiterWattage (Output) – 800 WEnergy Saving – YesDimensions – 220mm x 400mm x 300mm
Best Convection Microwave Ovens
1. Samsung 32 L Convection Microwave Oven (MC32K7056CB)
Samsung, one of the leading brands that manufacture house and kitchen appliances for years. This convection oven functions are not limited to warming, cooking, or defrosting but it also allows the user to bake and grill the food.
This is the best convection oven available in the Indian market as per our survey.
|Things to know|
|This 32 Liter microwave comes with a massive 306 Auto Cook Menu with 243 Indian recipes. This allows you to cook your favorite food with just the press of a button.|
The best feature of this convection is the newly introduce Masala Mode and Sun Dry Mode. The Masala mode ensures masala always tastes great. With Spice mix mode, there’s no need to continuously stir it to ensure it is evenly cooked.
The Sun Dry mode allows the food to sundry without the SUN. That means you can make delicious rice papad from scratch in just 40 minutes even in the rainy season.
Now seasoning the tadka is easier with the new Tadka Mode. No continuous stirring is required plus it requires less oil.
Unlike other conventional grills, this microwave comes with a wide grill. This allows cooking food more evenly. With perfect heat distribution food can be grilled and browned to perfection every time.
The crusty plate allows even baking and browning the top/bottom of frozen like pizza, quiche, etc. The crusty plate can be used to bake or fry the food without oil.
Size – 32 LitersWattage (Output) – 900WEnergy Saving – YesDimensions – 523mm x 309mm x 479.8mm
This 32 Liter convection is good for a large family who loves eating different types of cuisines. This can be a perfect addition to your modular kitchen. The saffron graphic enhances the look further.
2. LG 32 L Convection Microwave Oven (MC3286BRUM)
The 32-liter capacity is meant for large families. As it is a convection model that allows baking, grilling, reheating, defrosting, and cooking, and many more.
The LG product especially kitchen appliances are very much favorite in many households.
|Things to know|
|This 32 Liter oven has 211 Indian auto-cook menu options. So it is a kind of all-in-one microwave oven.|
This bad boy has many awesome features. Just to name a few, one is the Diet Fry feature. This feature allows you to cook Samosa, Pakora or other fried items with a minimum oil quantity without losing the flavors.
The baking capability of this oven is amazing. You can cook about 12 different types of bread like Naan, Missi Roti, Tandoori Roti, Rumali Roti, Kulchas, Paratha, Laccha Paratha that just too on at one touch of a button.
The Auto cook menu sets cooking time and temperature by itself. All you have to do is select the dish and press ‘Start’.
Boiling milk days are gone thanks to Pasteurize Milk feature. When you put milk in this mode, the oven keeps the milk below the boiling temperature. This will keep the nutrients intact and avoid spilling.
This microwave makes desi ghee just in 12 minutes. This feature puts this oven in front of the line. Another feature is that this microwave can make Paneer as well.
The 360-degree rotation feature will allow the heat distribution from every angle. This helps to cook any tandoor/barbecue preparation evenly.The multi-cook Tawa helps in even distribution of heat.
The stainless steel cavity is durable and provides uniform reflection.
Size – 32 LitersWattage (Output) – 900WEnergy Saving – YesDimensions – 530mm x 322mm x 533mm
This 32 Liter convection is good for a large family who loves eating different types of cuisines.
3. IFB 23 L Convection Microwave Oven (23BC4)
This 23 Liter oven is perfect for a family of 4. Since this oven is convection type, this can be used for baking along with grilling, reheating, defrosting and cooking.
The IFB products are very much favorite in many households for their grilling features.
|Things to know|
|The digital time display feature is nice to have and it is really easy to use. It keeps track of your cooking time along with power levels at every stage of the cooking. |
IFB makes their ovens with Child Lock Feature. This will keep children to misuse the oven and helps them keep harm free. The other safety features are sensor malfunction protection and overheating protection. This won’t let your food overcook.
The fermentation feature is perfect for yogurt and paneer. This feature also helps to rest the dough for pizza, pasta or naan. Also, you can leave dosa or idli batter for fermentation.
The sterilizing feature will help you to sterilize the baby bottles and other utensils.
This oven comes with semi self-cleaning. The steam clean feature helps in cleaning the cavity, especially when Indian food was cooked, very easily.
The 71 pre-set menus including many Indian recipes allow you to cook your favorite dish in no time.
The Express Cooking feature will allow you to cook with the weight of the ingredient. You just need to set the weight and press the start button.
Size – 23 LitersWattage (Output) – 900WEnergy Saving – YesDimensions – 483mm x 281mm x 390mm
The floral design on the mirror-finished door gives an elegant look to the microwave. This would be a perfect addition to the kitchen.
So after going through these many styles and features, you already have an idea, that microwave oven shopping is not going to be easy. We know buying a microwave oven is overwhelming and hope the above article is going to make your life a little easier.