The latest microwaves aren’t just for reheating leftovers or defrosting food. Because there are so many features built into the newest models, they make amazing gifts for the holidays. You can use them for broiling, convection baking, and even air frying, and there are sizes and styles for everyone on your gift list.
Here are 5 amazing microwaves to gift anyone who would love a microwave upgrade this holiday season.
Panasonic Genius 4-in-1 microwave with Air fryer
The Panasonic 4-in-1 microwave is more than just a microwave. It takes on the tasks of a full-size oven. It can convection cook, broil, bake, microwave your food, and has an air fry mode built-in. The Genius sensor will monitor your food so it’s not over or undercooked, and it has 10 power levels to cook everything quickly. Take a look at my review of the Panasonic 4-in-1 microwave to see how great it is to have an air fryer built into your microwave.
Breville Countertop Microwave
The Breville 1.2 cu. ft countertop microwave is small in size but big on features. It has a 12.4″ glass turntable so it easily fits larger dishes, and it uses Sensor iQ technology to automatically calculate the cooking time.
You can use Smart Cook, Smart reheat, and Smart Defrost to make basic tasks effortless, and there are 15 on-touch auto settings for quick access to tasks like melting butter or chocolate. Put that together with the soft-close door and Breville sound suite and you have a countertop appliance that stands out in every kitchen. I tested this model this past spring and I loved it so much I bought it.
Insignia Compact Microwave
The Insignia Compact Microwave is a tiny powerhouse. It has a roomy interior and 700-watts of power to heat, defrost, and cook your food. There are six presets for everything from popcorn to hot drinks, and it has a great child safety lock so you can prevent children from accessing the oven.
This model would be a great gift for anyone who wants a versatile appliance that doesn’t take up a lot of space.
LG NeoChef Countertop Microwave
The LG NeoChef 2.0 cu.ft. microwave is the perfect small appliance to put under the tree this year. It uses Smart Inverter technology to provide variable power from 300W to 1200W, and there is an Auto sensor cook function that adjusts your cook time and power based on current humidity levels.
The SmoothTouch glass controls are sleek and stylish, and it has an Anti-bacterial EasyClean coating so it shines up just like new. It even has SmartDiagnosis technology built-in, so your appliance can directly communicate with LG customer service if you ever have an issue.
Breville Countertop 3-in-1 Convection Microwave
Give the gift of the ultimate multi-purpose appliance with the Breville Countertop 3-in-1 Convection microwave.
It’s a 1.1 cu.ft. small appliance that can air fry, warm up food, and be used as a convection oven. With Element iQ built in, everything you cook comes out perfectly, and it has a soft close door, 19 one-touch settings, and an amazing Fast Combi mode that uses all three technologies to speed up the cooking process. I tried the air fry mode in this microwave and it made perfectly crispy French fries and delicious chicken strips.
With so many people cooking at home, this is the perfect year for a new small appliance. Take a look at the latest microwaves available on Best Buy and treat a few people on your gift list to an upgrade.