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Microwave Ovens - About twenty-five years ago, 1 in 4 homes in the U.S. had a microwave oven; today it is estimated that more than 90% of all homes have one. They have truly become ubiquitous in the American kitchen. If you are planning a kitchen remodel and will be upgrading your appliances, it is nearly a certainty that you will be shopping for a microwave oven too. Unlike conventional ovens, microwave ovens are still seeing continual improvements all the time; so your new microwave will likely have improvements and features that your old one did not.

Their are five basic categories of microwave ovens on the market: Countertop, Over the Range, Built-In, Drawer models and then any of these with the addition of a convection cooking feature. Learn more about the different models and their features, their Pro's and Con's and our recommendations, select by oven type from the links below.

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Microwaves by Manufacturer
Microwaves by Type Major Retailers

Amana $129 - $599

Bosch $419 - $949

Dacor $ Not Available

Electrolux $649 - $1,499

Fisher & Paykel $ Not Available

Frigidaire $59 - $499

Gaggenau $ Not Available

General Electric $74 - $2,499

Jenn-Air $ Not Available

Kenmore $59 - $899

KitchenAid $409 - $1,749

LG $169 - $629

Maytag $269 - $619

Miele $ Not Available

Monogram $ Not Available

Panasonic $ Not Available

Samsung $199 - $599

Sharp $ Not Available

Thermador $ Not Available

Viking $ Not Available

Wolf $ Not Available

Microwave + Convection Heating

Built-in Model

Countertop Model

Over the Range Model

Drawer Model


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*All prices are estimated MSRP

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