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!


  1. if i win the microwave id be making a batch of thc/cbd oil to bake with. its good for arthritis pain. it works great fudge too.

  2. My daughter and I make delicious microwave mug cake and then top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We would be making lots of them with a new microwave.

  3. If I win the compact insignia microwave I will make a delicious meal of microwaved nachos with melted cheese and jalapeños

  4. I would use this microwave to create something new. I like trying different ways to make something quick and healthy for my growing family.

  5. I would try the ‘Veggie Rice Bowl’ recipe that you supplied us with if I won this microwave. Thank you for the chance.

  6. Considering my microwave died today, i am crossing my fingers. If i won it i could continue making my kids popcorn and heat up leftovers. I wont lie and pretend i will be healthy with it. It would just help a single mom of 3 continue to survive.

  7. Oh there are so many possibilities! I think I’d start with some nice steamed veggies and then try to heat milk to a perfect temperature for a delicious cafe latte

  8. I would use the Insignia Microwave to make oatmeal every day. It would replace m old battered unit which I recycled

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