The 10 Best Combination Microwaves

We Reviewed dozens of Combination Microwaves and Listed the 10 Best Options
By Jen Hammond
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    Nowadays, microwaves exceed the simple duty of reheating food. In this buyer’s guide, we pick out the best combination microwaves and offer you a top 10 list that breaks down the pros and cons of each product.

    As well as telling you why we have picked the models in the list, there is a handy buying guide in case you need a bit of help understanding this type of appliance.

    The Best Combination Microwave 2020

    1.
    Hotpoint SUPREMECHEF MWH338SX

    Hotpoint SUPREMECHEF MWH338SX

    A microwave which has been voted the best combination microwave by a whole host of sites. And it is no wonder, when you take into consideration the features and specifications.
    33 litres of space makes it more than suitable for larger homes, and the brilliant thing about it is that it doesn’t look like it could hold that much, making it a brilliant compact pick too. The 900 watt power output is great for getting the food cooked quickly yet effectively, and there is also a grill for those quick cheese on toast cravings.
    We can safely say the food will be cooked effectively because of the Multiwave technology. It evenly distributes the heat from two directions, so is better than standard microwaves at creating a consistent atmosphere. You also get Dual Crisp technology, which can combine the grill and microwave functions for the same effect as an oven, but in a much shorter time.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)37.3 x (W)49.0 x (D)54.0cm
    • Power: 900W
    • Capacity: 33L
    • Weight: 25.9 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • Nice clear digital screen
    • Good range of automatic programmes
    • Auto clean option

    Reasons to Avoid

    • There are more powerful options out there for price

    2.
    KitchenAid KMQFX33910

    KitchenAid KMQFX33910

    In this top 10 list, there was certainly a dramatic fight for the places and that top spot. This KitchenAid deserves its place on the list, though.
    From the moment you set eyes on this appliance, you can see that it offers extraordinary features for all of your favourite meals. More than a microwave, this KitchenAid KMQFX33910 provides lots of volume for your favourite meals, an easy to use, intuitive control panel and a number of oven functions.
    What is this microwave capable of? It can reheat, defrost, be used for dough proving, provide a healthy fry option and even use a steam function. This microwave is an astounding addition to your home with elegance and purpose.
    Comes with 33-litres of capacity, 2000-Watt output and many functions designed specifically for different foods.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)37.3 x (W)49 x (D) 54cm
    • Power: 2000W
    • Capacity: 33L
    • Weight: 27.45 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • An amazing kitchen addition with numerous programmes and pre-sets including dough proving, baking, steam and more
    • It is simple to use and its smart mode offers intuitive control
    • Self clean programme

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Isn't cheap - you may want to ensure you'd really rely on it before buying

    3.
    Sage The Quick Touch Crisp BMO700BSS

    Sage The Quick Touch Crisp BMO700BSS

    It’s not the first time that this Sage microwave has made it into a top 10 list, because it is full with features and function that make it a fan-favourite.
    This is a real combi-microwave with a multitude of programmes, a lot of capacity and a grill.
    The best combination microwave is always one that has versatile functions, that are easy to use. This pick comes with 49 programmes especially for meat, fish, vegetables and other meals.
    Utilise the touch control to program the unrivalled grill or use it as an oven to cook up a storm in your kitchen. Cooking has never been easier and thanks to Sage we can now prepare meals without stress, use the huge 25-litres of capacity, the crisp function and the 1000-Watt of power to perfect your meal.
    It is simple to use and even has a smooth enamel interior that is easy to wipe clean when you have finished cooking.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)31.4 x (W)51.9 x (D) 41.8cm
    • Power: 1000W
    • Capacity: 25L
    • Weight: 16 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • Has an unrivalled amount of automatic programmes, boasting 49
    • Easy clean enamel interior can be wiped clean
    • Large digital screen display

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Looks pretty bog-standard - not the jazziest around

    4.
    Sharp R890S

    Sharp R890S

    Adding this Sharp combination microwave to your kitchen repertoire will improve your entire cooking experience. This microwave is one with 28-litres capacity, 900-Watts and touch controls.
    The bespoke microwave oven brandishes some interesting attributes including convection technology that spreads heat evenly, intuitive touch control and numerous programmes that prepares your food with one touch of a button.
    It has lots of volume for you to place your meals inside, plus it comes with a flatbed design that enables more room to cook.
    One of our favourites for sure and there’s a good argument for this microwave to be placed higher on the list, plus it is one of the best microwaves for under £250.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)54 x (W)44.5 x (D) 30cm
    • Power: 900W
    • Capacity: 28L
    • Weight: 17.7 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • A beautiful design and can be configured via its touch control
    • It has automatic programmes for different foods
    • No turntable so it can fit larger items

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Can only reach 200 degrees

    5.
    Samsung Easy View MC28M6055CK

    Samsung Easy View MC28M6055CK

    Samsung’s sleek, stylish and innovative combi microwave is available for just over £200, making the bespoke product affordable for all homes.
    Its name is referring to its sleek design and stand-out window that makes it easy to monitor your food whilst it cooks, but that is not the only feature that makes cooking easy. They have attempted to make every part of using this microwave, simple, and that is why we love this Samsung Easy View model.
    Enjoy all that it has to offer with 28-litres of capacity sure to cater for everybody in your home.
    Lets talk about some of the astonishing features that can be found on this Samsung combi microwave – it has a healthy frying option that requires no oil, it boasts convection technology and it has HotBlast that will significantly reduce cooking time.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)31 x (W)51.7 x (D) 46.3cm
    • Power: 900W
    • Capacity: 28L
    • Weight: 17.8 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • Plenty of programmes and functions that make cooking easy including a healthy frying option
    • An easy view window enables you to monitor your food
    • Great used as a mini oven

    Reasons to Avoid

    • There are microwaves with more capacity

    6.
    Panasonic NN-CT55JWBPQ

    Panasonic NN-CT55JWBPQ

    If you are looking for a generously sized, well-equipped, microwave that doubles up as an oven and grill, then the Panasonic NN-CT55JWBPQ combi microwave is the perfect pick for you.
    Your wallet doesn’t need to stretch too far, as it provides all of its innovative technology for less than £200. Place a microwave, grill and oven on your work surface, all at once, with this all in one. It provides you with 27-litres of capacity, inverter technology, convection design and offers steady cooking power for even results.
    Features touch control, is able to heat up to 220 °C and offers 29 programmes to accurately prepare your food.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)31 x (W)52 x (D) 39.5cm
    • Power: 1000W
    • Capacity: 27L
    • Weight: 13.8 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • It is a three in one with an innovative microwave, oven and grill
    • Easy to use
    • Comes packed with 29 automatic programmes

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Does everything well but don’t expect any crazy 'mod-cons'

    7.
    Sharp R959SLMAA

    Sharp R959SLMAA

    An upgraded version of the previous Sharp microwave that we also reviewed, but just a little bit more expensive which is why we haven’t rated it quite as high. However, there are loads of improvements for the price, such as a bigger capacity and slightly more innovative touch control user panel.
    The convection setting heats everything thoroughly and evenly, and there is a grills setting which can quickly rustle up your toast for lunch or finish off that Shepherd’s Pie.
    An auto cook function takes the guesswork out of cooking times by automatically assessing weight and density, and there’s also a defrost function for anyone who cannot plan ahead when it comes to what they’re having for dinner tomorrow night.
     

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)31 x (W)52 x (D) 39.5cm
    • Power: 1000W
    • Capacity: 27L
    • Weight: 13.8 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • It is a three in one with an innovative microwave, oven and grill
    • Comes packed with 29 automatic programmes
    • A super-stylish and elegant design to suit your kitchen

    Reasons to Avoid

    • No regular clock to tell the time

    7.
    Panasonic 4in1 Steam NN-DS596BBPQ

    Panasonic 4in1 Steam NN-DS596BBPQ

    Panasonic’s are a heavy feature on any microwave list, and this is one to remember due to the pure elegance, easy to use features and its all-encompassing attributes.
    This is an all-rounder that will orchestrate all of your home’s best recipes, that is because it comes as a 4 in 1. It is a microwave, a grill, an oven and a steam oven.
    It is a fully-equipped creation that seems to have everything, it even comes with a griddle pan and a flat and wide design to offer 30% more room for your meals.
    The 27-litres capacity seems like much more thanks to the flatbed design. It also comes with easy to use touch control, convection temperature of 100°C to 220°C.
    Comes complete with a built-in sensor, two shelves, evenly distributed heat and all of the functions you need to prepare main meals, desserts and quick snacks.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)34.7 x (W)51.2 x (D) 40cm
    • Power: 1000W
    • Capacity: 27L
    • Weight: 17.5 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • Flatbed design to give more capacity
    • Simple to use with a touch control panel
    • Comes full with 23 automatic programmes

    Reasons to Avoid

    • A bit of time needed to get used to all features

    9.
    Swan Retro SM22085CN

    Swan Retro SM22085CN

    With 25 litres of space and a nice retro look, this is for the households who really like to put a stamp on their decor.
    There are some handy settings, such as a defrost option for when there is no fresh food in the house, and the ability to change the power level for a more gentle heating of some foods. It has 900W of power overall, so is going to be perfect for those general tasks and following instructions.
    All of the controls are nice and easy to use, with buttons and dials making choosing the settings simple. There is also a speed cooking option, which will boost the time it takes to get your snacks done but still cook safely. It is available in classic cream, blue, green or grey, and there’s plenty of other matching appliances from Swan too.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)27.8 x (W)48.3 x (D)39.1cm
    • Power: 900W
    • Capacity: 25L
    • Weight: 13.8 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • Lightweight so suitable for custom made spaces
    • Clock and display are easy to see
    • Easy to keep clean

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Handle feels a little weak

    10.
    Daewoo KOC9C0TCR

    Daewoo KOC9C0TCR

    You’ll either think this microwave is really eye-catching or that the design does it no favours, but either way, what you get is a solid unit which is more than capable of day to day use.
    There is 28 litres of capacity which brings it into the more generous side, and there are some automatic settings which assess the weight and the density of the food being cooked so you get perfect results without having to think or guess to much.
    The minute timer will loudly sound when the food is done so you can check on it or tuck straight in, and there is a steam cleaning option just in case the sauce has splashed or veg have boiled over.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)31.1 x (W)40.1 x (D)51.3cm
    • Power: 900W
    • Capacity: 28L
    • Weight: 16.5 Kg

    Reasons to Buy

    • Good choice of functions such as steam clean and keep warm
    • Dial is simple to turn to select settings
    • Nice clear screen

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Design may not be to everyone's tastes

    How to Pick the Best Combi Microwave

    What exactly are combination microwaves and why are they better than the standard options? Well, combination microwaves come armed with a lot more features and can be used as an oven too, so are essentially a microwave and mini oven in one.

    A microwave is a standard fixture for kitchens in the UK and they are for more than merely heating up ready meals. They are full of technology and ways to provide convenience, ultimately saving you and your family time.

    Picking the Best Combination Microwave

    At Which Cooker we have a strong team of experts that specialise in kitchen appliances. We review them and offer our insight into various features, essentially helping you and your process of buying much-needed products.

    We have picked out the best combination microwaves judged on the ability to rapidly heat your food whilst also ensuring the moisture and flavour of your food remains, the extra functions they offer and other aspects such as price, capacity and ease of use.

    Read on to find out how we rate our favourite microwaves and also some of the different facets that you should be aware of, when picking a combination microwave to buy:

    Wattage

    One of the most common features that buyers look out for is the wattage. Wattage is important and we recommend that you get a microwave with at least 800 Watts, but the power rating isn’t the “be all and end all”. It just means things can be cooked a bit quicker.

    Capacity

    Decide what volume you will need for your household. If you have a big family you will want more litres of capacity. A capacity of at least 19 litres will be sufficient for you and your family. As microwaves are so quick, space isn’t always an issue as you can do meals separately.

    If you are using it as an oven though you will want space to fit in your cooking trays – there are some that use a flatbed design to accommodate this, creating more space.

    Fan Microwave

    If you stay up to date with appliances and the latest kitchen technology, you’ll be aware of fan technology, in both microwaves and ovens. It is not only utilised to rid of any unwanted air that spreads odour throughout your home, but it is also used for convection cooking. Convection cooking ensures that heat is spread evenly through your cooking.

    Ease of Use

    Something we always look out for is how simple the device is to use. It is no good having all of the cutting-edge technology, but no idea how to use it. Ease of use is a huge aspect and we make sure we mention any products that we feel are difficult to use for those unfamiliar with gadgets.

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