I like a small microwave for its compactness, convenience, and versatility. Plus, modern countertop microwaves can do so much more than popping popcorn, warming up leftovers, and heating frozen meals. Unlike over-the-range or built-in microwaves, countertop microwaves do not require any special installation and can easily be moved. So, it’s no surprise that over two-thirds of Canadians owning a microwave prefer countertop microwaves. I’ll share my favorite microwave recipe, “Veggie Rice Bowl,” in a second, but you should know we have two Insignia microwaves that you could win by entering this contest. Read on to find out how!

Best compact microwave for small spaces

In many of our kitchens, there’s not enough space to simultaneously make coffee, use the toaster, and chop vegetables. So having compact appliances can be a huge help. A compact countertop microwave is convenient for its size—it’s also lower priced than larger options.

The Insignia microwaves we are giving away in this contest are only 19.1 inches and 0.7 cu. ft. in size. They would be a perfect addition for students in a dorm room or small families. The stainless-steel finish looks great on any counter. We sent out the Insignia microwaves we are giving away in this contest to our bloggers to test and share an honest review. Check out the Insignia compact stainless steel microwave review by Shelly to see how much she enjoyed cooking with it.

Microwave-cooked, quick, and easy dinner recipe

You are hungry, your kids and the rest of the family is cranky, and it is dinner time. When I am in that situation, I love making this recipe. Veggie Rice Bowls are my go-to when I need to get dinner on the table quickly. If you have some canned beans on hand it only takes 10 minutes to make this dish in the microwave.

Let’s make micro-dinner!

Veggie Rice Bowl can be made with basic ingredients that are easily available in most of our homes:


  • 2 cups rice, 2 tsp olive oil, 4 cups water
  • 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 can of black beans, 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 avocado (chopped or sliced)
  • a handful of chopped cilantro & scallions for the topping


  1. Combine the rice, water, and olive oil in a glass bowl.
  2. Stir, cover, and microwave, for 6-8 minutes until the rice is fully cooked.
  3. Carefully remove the lid, then add chopped tomatoes, black beans, salt, and pepper.
  4. Mix well. Top with avocado, scallions, and cilantro.

Enjoy! Oops, I almost forgot … here are the contest details.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter only once below this article. In a comment, tell us what special dish you would prepare in this microwave if you win one.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will choose two (2) people and each will win one of the Insignia stainless-steel microwave samples that we sent for review to our bloggers.

This contest runs from Nov 6th until Nov 20th.

Remember, you can only enter once in the comments below this article, but like a great meal, contests are best when shared with family and friends so if one of you wins you can all celebrate … perhaps with a great meal!

Win an Insignia Microwave Rules and Regulations

Good Luck!

Bhupinder Kaur
Bhupinder is a senior editor and a collaborative team player at Best Buy Canada. She is passionate about creating consistent digital experiences with her writing, editing, analytics, and project management skills. Other than that, she loves to cook authentic Indian recipes for friends and family.


  1. I am very happy to announce the winners of this Insignia Microwave:

    Stephen M – Toronto ON
    Annie L – Beauport QC

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  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. I think that if I were lucky enough to have this microwave, I would love to try mac and cheese for the first time with my family, especially since it is almost near the holidays now.

  4. want this because I have little too time to heat up meals when I am doing school, playing basketball working out, going from one place to another, etc.

  5. I’d love to have this so I can heat meals up fast when I am doing school, playing basketball working out, going from one place to another, etc

  6. I love to make scrambled eggs with cheddar and diced green onions and ham in my microwave. They always turn out fluffy and perfect !

  7. I like to do Scrambled eggs in the microwave. They always turn out perfect and there is only one bowl to clean up.

  8. I don’t know what I would do without my microwave and it must be getting ready to wear out, I’ve had it for a while. A new one would certainly be a welcome addition.

    • I have arthritis and I heat my hot pack up in it and my son makes mac and cheese quite often. I’ve been wanting to try mug cakes.

  9. Brownie in a mug 100%

    If I’m trying to be a little healthier…ok maybe fast broccoli & cauliflower with melted cheese, delicious!

    Is that better 😀

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