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Best Over-the-Range Microwave Ovens

It has been several decades since microwave ovens first made an appearance, and in that time, they have become staples of the modern kitchen. It is the rare home that doesn’t have one, and with good reason, since they’re the fast and easy solution for cooking and reheating food. There are many companies that make microwaves, and they come in different styles. For example, there are free-standing microwaves that go on your counter, and there are those that can be installed over-the-range. If you’re shopping for this second variety, then you might be looking for a particular brand that you trust. You’ll want one that has some useful features, but most importantly, you must select one that has the proper dimensions for the space you have available. Below, you’ll find our top picks.

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Runner Up

GE JNM3163DJBB 1.6 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave

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Get Quality Heat Faster. This microwave oven can fit over the range in your kitchen, and its 950 watts make for rapid cooking and reheating.

What We Liked

The dimensions of this over-the-range style microwave oven are 29 7/8-inch width by 16 7/16-inch height, and it has a depth of 15 7/8 inches. Make sure to measure the space that you have available to see if it fits. The cabinet width that’s required is 30 inches. It comes with cooking controls that are intuitive and easy to learn. There are settings for popcorn and baked potatoes, as well as reheating and defrosting. You can use the automatic settings, or program the time you need manually. This microwave packs 950 watts, so cooking with it takes place quickly and easily. It comes with a heavy-duty glass turntable and a venting system that safely removes steam, smoke, and odors. Order Online.

Editor’s Choice

Frigidaire FGMV176NTF 30″ Gallery Series Over the Range Microwave

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Dependable from a Trusted Brand. Frigidaire is certainly a trusted name in the industry, and this is one of their better over-the-range style microwaves.

What We Liked

Frigidaire makes a full line of kitchen products, and their microwaves provide dependability that consumers appreciate. Our testers did as well. This over-the-range variety bears dimensions of 16.4 inches high by 30 inches wide. It’s 15 inches in depth. It boasts 1000 watts of cooking power, and has nine different power levels. It also has a sensor cooking function and a 2-speed 105/300 CFM fan for venting of odors, steam, and smoke. It is made entirely of stainless steel that will go nicely with any modern kitchen design. It also features preset buttons for popcorn, veggies, baked potatoes, and snacks. Purchase Yours Today.

Best Quality

Sharp Over The Range Microwave Oven

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Microwave with Bright Interior Light. This microwave by Sharp is easily installed over the range in your kitchen and features a bright interior LED light. It’s superb quality, and you’ll notice the high-end difference immediately.

What We Liked

One of the things that’s irritating about some microwaves is the dim interior LED light. This over-the-range model from Sharp solves that problem with bright LED cooktop lighting. It will enable you to see any splashes of sauce or grease for easy cleaning. It has 1.6 cubic feet capacity, 1000 watts of cooking power, and 10 different power levels. It has edge-to-edge stainless steel design and a grey interior that will fit nicely with any modern kitchen design. It also comes with a 12.8-inch carousel glass turntable which rotates during the cooking process for even heat distribution. It also features a chrome grill rack accessory for multi-level heating and cooking. Buy Now.