Best Microwave Oven In India – Convection, Solo and Grill

Best Microwave Oven in India

In Western countries, it’s rare to find a kitchen without a microwave oven.

However, this culinary tradition is gradually catching up in India.

However, with the microwave concept still new in India, we first need to debunk a common myth that ovens are only ideal for cooking non-vegetarian foods.

In reality, microwave ovens are fit for every kitchen, and there’re hundreds of recipes that you can easily prepare using a microwave oven.

With that said, we shall explore the top 10 microwave ovens in India.

In addition, we’ve compiled a comprehensive buying guide that will make your oven selection easier in your next purchase.

Comparison Table

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Name

Features

Availability

IFB 30 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity: 30 Liters

  • Power: 2,200

Samsung 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity:

  • Power: 2900 W

Bosch 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity:

  • Power: 2,200W

LG 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity: 28 L

  • Power: 3,100W

IFB 25 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity: 25 L

  • Power: 2,200W

Morphy Richards 23 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity: 23 L

  • Power: 1,300W

Godrej 19 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity: 19 L

  • Power: 2,200W

Samsung 23 L Solo Microwave Oven

  • Type: Solo

  • Capacity: 23L

  • Power: 1,150W

Morphy Richards 23 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Room Size:

IFB 20 L Convection Microwave Oven

  • Type: Convection

  • Capacity: 20 l

  • Power: 2,000W

Top 10: Best Microwave Ovens in India

1. IFB 30 L Convection Microwave Oven

IFB 30 L Convection Microwave Oven

Starting off our list of the best microwave ovens in India is the IFB 30 L, which in my opinion is the most cost-efficient mode in the Indian market.

Design-wise, we loved the floral door pattern that improves on the aesthetic appearance of the oven.

The IFB 30 Oven is a convection oven, and it has a generous 30 Liter capacity, which makes it suited for both the medium and the large families.

But the luxurious capacity isn’t the only feature that makes this model luxurious; instead, it features an array of features that are only common in the high-end models.

While this oven has plenty of similarities with other IFB models on our list, regarding features, it’s the only model that features a motorized Rotisserie.

The rotisserie, which looks like a motorized stick, will continuously roll your meat, giving it a uniform cook and crispiness.

An easy to use model, IFB 30 L features 1010 standard menu option and steam cleaning that will make your cooking experience more convenient and hassle-free.

Cleaning is simple, thanks to the “steam clean” option on your side.

Some other notable features on this model include the multi-stage cooking for hands-free operation, keep warm function and child lock safety.

Speaking on child lock, families with little kids will no longer have to worry leaving their kids unsupervised since the oven safeguards and restricts kid’s access to avoid burning.

What We Liked

  • Generous 30-liter capacity
  • 101 Auto-cook menus
  • 360-Degree Rotisserie

What We Didn’t Like

  • No recipe book


2. Samsung 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

Samsung 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

Second on our list is yet another convectional oven from a reputable Korean brand, Samsung.

However, this model has downsized the capacity by 2 liters, but still at 28 liters, Samsung 28 L is still an ideal option for users with medium to large families.

The interior of the Samsung 28 L is coated with ceramic, which keeps the interior scratch-free, and at the same time, resistant free, which I find quite handy in easing the cleaning process.

Samsung 28 L has plenty of similarities with other convectional ovens, especially regarding features. Still, uniquely, it has a Slim fry feature that allows you to eat fried food without the need for deep frying.

The average power consumption on the Samsung 28 L stands at 2900 W in the microwave mode, and so, here, you’re assured of a power output of 800 W. In the grill and convection model, it consumes 1200 W.

Either way, the consumption is decent, yet providing sufficient performance.

The 11 levels of cooking will promote precise and convenient cooking as it’s easy to adjust the heating levels based on your meal requirements.

For the ovens I’ve come across, I think Samsung 28 L is the only oven that features 11 power levels buttons, which you can easily change the overall heat inside the microwave with the simple touch of a button.

Another feature that enhances the ease of use and convenience on this oven is the presence of a digital display that is reasonable enough to provide a clear view.

Finally, Samsung 28 L comes with handy pre-programmed Auto cook menus that will help with the preparation of delicious dishes, curds, and removal of odors without having to go through the hassle of selecting different options.

What We Liked

  • Sleek and elegant
  • Decent power consumption
  • Reliable

What We Didn’t Like

  • Tad expensive


3. Bosch 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

Bosch 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

If you’ve a kitchen with high cooking requirements, then a large convection oven, such as Bosch 28 L, might be an incredible resort.

Coming with a 28-liter capacity, this model ties up with the Samsung oven we’ve reviewed above.

It’s a conventional oven, and so, it’s suitable for the large family-sized meals. Better yet, the convection-aided cooking features underline the suitability of this oven for the large families.

Again, as a convectional model, it’s highly versatile and can be used for various food preparation processes, including baking, grilling, and roasting.

Besides the benefit of having additional cooking modes, Bosch 28 L includes a starter kit, a feature that lacked in both the Samsung and IFB ovens.

The starter kit on the Bosch 28 L is laden with features as it includes a rotisserie and a non-stick tower.

To save you time and remove the hassles of meal preparation, the Bosch 28 L also incorporates a whopping 121 Indian auto cook menus.

Another notable feature that I would like to highlight on the Bosch 28 L is the proprietary FryLite technology that lets you fry your favorite meals with a mere brushing of oil on top of them.

And so, it would be safe to assume that the Bosch 28 L will also double up as an air fryer.

What We Liked

  • Large capacity
  • Includes a starter kit
  • FryLite technology

What We Didn’t Like

  • Outdated knob control


4. LG 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

LG 28 L Convection Microwave Oven

LG is yet another trustworthy brand that many Indians consider when purchasing for electrical appliances.

Generally, LG is associated with an incline towards the higher-end items, but for the LG 28 L, you get a model that offers great features, and an extremely fair price.

It’s an ideal model for those who are lazy in the kitchen, thanks to the delicious autocook menus. With the menu, you get all the ingredients ready, and all you have is toss them inside the microwave since the appliance will take care of the cooking times and power settings.

Now, if you’re like me who is calorie conscious and always observing your weight, then this oven has got a lot in store for you. The autocook feature will let you prepare healthy and delicious food with ease.

Another reason why you should consider the LG 28 L is the quartz heater. Unlike other models where the heater bulges on the upper surface, LG 28 L has discreetly concealed the heater for safety purposes.

In addition to the already mentioned neat features, this model has a Keep warm setting that lets you cook your meal for an extended period without overcooking the cook, yet maintaining it warm as you prefer.

What We Liked

  • Generous 28 capacity
  • A healthy pre-set function
  • Concealed quartz heater for safety purposes

What We Didn’t Like

  • Absence of rotisseries


5. IFB 25 L Convection Microwave Oven

IFB 25 L Convection Microwave Oven

IFB 25 L is yet another fantastic model from IFB that has numerable features, among them a unique handle design that enhances the overall appearance of the oven.

IFB 25 L is a convectional oven, and so, you accrue all the benefits of this type of oven, including a generous capacity. Also, if you’re in search of a model that can perform a variety of cooking recipes, then IFB 25 L is an ideal option.

For the bake enthusiasts, the drop-down configurations are God-sent, since they give you nice upfront access to the oven.

When it comes to the power output, this oven cranks up 1950 W that will allow you to try various recipes.

The oven further incorporates easy-to-use control options, sensitive to touch, but easy to clean.

The 24 auto cook menu options allow you to set the timer and continue with your domestic tasks without worrying about the food getting burned.

Another notable element of this appliance is the multi-stage cooking. The auto-set cook option incorporates three cooking cycles that ensure you get quality and hygienic food every time.

The defrost feature is equally convenient as all you’ve to do is enter the weight of the food item you want to defrost, and the appliance takes care of the rest.

With so much automation on this model, you’ll end up saving a pretty chunk of your time and resources as well.

What We Liked

  • Hands-free operation
  • Large capacity
  • Prepares a variety of recipes

What We Didn’t Like

  • No starter kit


6. Morphy Richards 23 L Convection Microwave Oven

Morphy Richards 23 L Convection Microwave Oven

At position six of the best microwave ovens in India, we have another versatile convection microwave from the Britsih brand, Morphy Richards.

While it’s true many Indians are not familiar with Morphy Richards; it’s the pioneer of kitchen appliances in the UK.

The brand is known for its superior build quality, something I would say a majority of the Indian brands don’t focus on.

The selling point of this microwave oven is the easily programmable multi-stage cooking that will allow you to determine the power levels and cooking times for the different meals so that each meal turns out perfect.

Though the capacity on this oven is not the highest, the 23L alongside a 315mm glass turntable will allow you to easily fit in the large utensils such as grilling or baking utensils.

To further enhance the flexibility of meal preparation, this model allows you to use the convection, microwave, and grill modes separately, or even combine any of the two depending on your meal requirements.

Similar to the Bosch 28L we had reviewed earlier on, this model comes with an Air Fryer feature that lets you prepare your meals with zero-oil cooking.

The revolutionary Zero-oil Smart oven promotes the circulation of air, which in turn results in the formation of a crispy and moist texture in the cavity.

Again, if you’re like me who prefers the Punjab-style meals such as the lachha parathas, or the delicious butter naans, then this oven doesn’t disappoint, thanks to the Tandoor technology that will replicate the tandoor-liked conditions.

What We Liked

  • Good build quality
  • Multi-stage cooking
  • Easy to operate

What We Didn’t Like

  • Can be a challenge to find the cooking options


7. Godrej 19 L Convection Microwave Oven

Godrej 19 L Convection Microwave Oven

Godrej is a trusted Indian brand known for developing quality appliances at friendly prices.

And today, we shall review one of its offerings, the Godrej 19 L.

It’s not as heavy-duty as the other ovens we’ve reviewed above, but it comes with all the features you would expect from the pricier models.

Interestingly, despite the entry-level tag, this model features a starter kit, which lacks in some of the high-end convectional modes.

Design-wise, there’s nothing to get excited about this model, instance it has more of a traditional design, something we have seen with the other ovens on our list.

However, the design is quite sturdy, but what I liked most is the floral design that makes it aesthetically pleasing. I love how it blends nicely with the kitchen décor.

Another incredible feature with this oven is the healthy fry feature that lets you prepare oil-free recipes.

With regard to the ease of use, this model has a unique preset option that lets you set your cooking in advance.

Other essential features that might make you give this oven a try is the auto-cook menus, child lock, and support of various preparation recipes.

What We Liked

  • Simple user interface
  • Healthy fry
  • Ideal for moderate families

What We Didn’t Like

  • Not suitable for large families


8. Samsung 23 L Solo Microwave Oven

Samsung 23 L Solo Microwave Oven

The Samsung 23 L is a solo oven, and so, it’s not suitable for use in baking or grilling. Again, it’s only suitable for a small household.

However, it still has several handy functionality options such as reheating, cooking, and defrosting.

I was also impressed with the exemplary design and the richness of features.

For starters, it comes with a ceramic cavity that offers plenty of reflection for the oven to promote uniform cooking.

Besides the cooking performance, the ceramic interiors are easy to clean, thanks to their stain and scratch-resistance.

This is not to mention that the ceramic design provides up to 99.9% of bacterial protection.

The food warming feature keeps your favorite dish warm for extended periods without your dish having to overcook.

Defrosting is equally convenient, and your food isn’t going to get soggy either. This function helps in maintaining the tastes as well as the nutrition in the defrosted recipe.

The easy to understand LED display provides an easy way of reading the performance metrics such as power levels, timing, and more for the successful operation of the oven.

What We Liked

  • Value for money
  • Ideal for home use
  • Decent power consumption

What We Didn’t Like


9. Morphy Richards 23 L Convection Microwave Oven 

Morphy Richards 23 L Convection Microwave Oven

Morphy Richards 23 liter microwave oven is ideal for small families and those who live alone. You can use the microwave to heat, defrost, or even cook foods because it has five-level heating. You can, therefore, adjust cooking temperatures depending on your menu.

If you have small kids, then stuff like ovens sends chills down your spine. Undoubtedly, kids love touching things in the house. Touching a hot oven could lead to severe burns.

Luckily for you, Morphy had all that into consideration. You can easily input a safety code to lock your oven when in use.

The manual timer makes the oven easy to use, depending on your cooking needs. It’s however, worth noting that the oven doesn’t come with a user manual. Either way, you can always download a starter kit online.

What We Liked

  • Easy to use
  • Ideal for small family units
  • Has safety features
  • Comes in a unique design

What We Didn’t Like

  • The product doesn’t have a starter kit


10. IFB 20 L Grill Microwave Oven – 20PG4S

IFB 20 L Grill Microwave Oven – 20PG4S

Other than the solo and convection microwave ovens, IFB also manufactures grill microwave ovens with unbeatable quality features.

For over a decade now, IFB manufacturers continue to lead the kitchen appliances globally. Well, the lead doesn’t come without reason because the company manufactures high-quality devices.

It’s no wonder, the IFB 20 liter convection microwave remains a must-have device in most families.

The IFB 20 liter convection microwave is ideal for moderate to large families of 4-8 members. The good thing with this microwave oven, unlike the solo ones, you can grill your foods.

The oven has a glass finish that gives it a premium look, giving your kitchen the glamour it deserves. The quality of the design also matches the look making the oven durable.

The grill microwave oven is the best for barbeque grilling foods. Besides, the oven can also cook, defrost, heat, or even preheat. However, you can’t bake or prepare rotis using this appliance.

The grill microwave oven is also best suited for warming food because it maintains a uniform temperature to prevent overheating of food.

Understandably, different foods cook at different power levels. As such, the IFB microwave oven comes with a ten power level and ten temperature level.

You can, therefore, adjust the temperature depending on your specific cooking requirements.

IFB added another impressive feature on this microwave oven to give users value for their money. The combi-tech function allows you to microwave and grill at the same time.

Do you love making sandwiches, then this appliance is your best bet anytime you want foods that require grilling and microwaving together.

Besides, the device has auto-cook settings allowing you to change cooking settings without disrupting the process.

Most importantly, the grill microwave oven comes with 41 recipes to make your cooking seamless and fun.

What We Liked

  • Comes with a steam clean feature that also sanitizes the interior cavity
  • Easy to use
  • Includes 41 recipes to make cooking easy
  • Best for warming and grilling
  • Incorporates the combi-tech features

What We Didn’t Like

  • IFB sometimes sends inexperienced technicians for demonstrations leaving customers frustrated


Best Microwave Oven Buying Guide

There’re plenty of ovens in India, and while all of them have a similar working principle, choosing one that suits your needs can be a daunting task.

The good news is, in the section below, we compiled a comprehensive microwave oven buying guide that will make your selection process easier in your next purchase.

But before we look at some of the essential considerations, let’s look at the various types of microwave ovens in the market.

Types of Microwave Ovens        

When choosing an oven in India, the first thing to consider is the type of oven.

Generally, the type of oven is determined by your cooking requirements.

Generally, ovens are classified into three major categories- Solo, Grill, and Convention.

Solo Microwave Oven

Solo ovens are normally the entry-level or rather the basic microwave models.

They’re limited to what they can do, and if anything, they can only cook, defrost and reheat food items.

However, they’re easy and efficient to use since they come with multiple power levels, different temperature settings, and provide uniform heat distribution.

These ovens are also affordable.

They’re suitable for bachelors and couples due to their limited storage capacity.

Pros

  • Economical
  • Easy to maintain
  • Suitable for couples

Cons

  • Limited capacity
  • Cannot grill or bake

Grill Microwave Oven

The grill microwave ovens are similar to the solo microwave, but with an addition of grilling function.

As its name suggests, grill ovens feature a heating coil that gives you the ability to grill, toast, and roast.

These ovens also feature a grill plate or rather a metal rack that can further be used for making tikka and kebab.

Comparatively, I would say grill ovens are beneficial than the solo type ovens and are suited for small and medium households.

Pros

  • Decently priced
  • Grill and re-heating options
  • Suitable for small and medium households
  • Moderate power consumption

Cons

  • Not ideal for large families

Convection Microwave Oven

The convection oven is a heavy-duty and versatile model that performs all the coking functions, including cooking, baking, grilling, reheating, and defrosting.

Uniquely,  it has a fan that helps with the circulation of air evenly within the device.

The only drawback of this model is that it’s quite expensive.

Pros

  • Ideal for large families
  • Has a fan
  • Versatile .ie. can perform all cooking tasks including baking, grilling, reheating and defrosting
  • Features a heating element and magnetron

Cons

  • Expensive

Capacity

When choosing an oven, you need to consider the size.

Normally, the size of your oven is determined by your cooking needs and family size.

For instance, if you’ve a family of five, you’ll certainly need an oven a bit larger than those with a family of two.

Also, your work determines the size of the oven.

For instance, if you’re baking for a restaurant, you’ll want a big oven that can cook fast.

Here’s a rough breakdown on the ideal microwave oven capacity:

  • Bachelor- 15 liters
  • Couple-18 liters
  • Small families- 20 liters
  • Medium – 25 liters
  • Medium-large-30 liters
  • Large families (7+ members) – 40+

Power Consumption

Like most electronics, the higher the wattage, the faster the device.

However, you need to consider the energy-efficiency of your oven to save the energy charges.

Ideally, when choosing an oven, it should be based on your usage and heating abilities.

Generally, most of the ovens in the market come with an energy rating of between 600 to 1500 watts.

For optimal energy conservation, you can choose models with intelligent heating systems to reduce the power consumption

Alternatively, you can purchase the inverter-based that have a linear power control output that lets you regulate the temperatures according to the heating requirements.

Design

Ovens are available in an array of sizes to cater for your household needs.

The external dimensions are determined by where you want to place your oven.

Ideally, you should proportionate the available space to place the oven to the dimensions of the oven,

The external dimensions of your oven should equally be decided based on the desired weight and power output.


Must-Have Features in Microwave Ovens

Every microwave should have certain features that will allow convenient usage.

Now, the pricier an appliance is, the more features it has.

Some of the common features in the oven include:

Humidity Sensors

Humidity sensors are specialized features responsible for automatic cooking and temperature regulation based on the humidity levels.

This feature allows you to cook your meals perfectly.

Turntable

A turntable allows you to cook your dishes from all sides evenly.

Also, it saves you from having to interrupt the oven while rotating to turn your dish manually.

Removable Metal Racks

Ovens that lack this feature tend to undercook at times.

The racks, however, elevate your food, and so, they facilitate the even distribution of food for uniform cooking.

Multistage Cooking

The ability to regulate heat during cooking sessions is key for perfectly cooked meals.

If you prioritize convenience while cooking, then having an oven that will automatically adjust the temperatures in the course of food preparation is critical.

Auto Defrost

While almost all ovens are capable of defrosting frozen foods, some of the models feature an auto-defrost feature that will let you select the type and weight of the food to allows defrosting of specific foods.

Timer

A timer gives you the convenience of set-and-forget cooking experience.

Once you set your oven, you can leave it since the oven will automatically shut itself off as per the cooking set time.

Safety-Child Lock Safety

There’re plenty of elements to the oven safety, but the child safety lock is perhaps the most critical

If you’ve a kid at home, having an oven with kid safety lock safeguards your little one from unnecessary accidents by preventing them from opening or changing the cooking setting.


Microwave Oven FAQs

  1. What is the purpose of a microwave oven?

Answer: a microwave oven performs many tasks. For instance, you can bake cakes and bread using it. Besides, the appliances are also ideal for defrosting while still retaining the original flavor of your foods.

Some people also use their devices to blanch, roast meats, reheat food, or cook foods fast. Reheating foods using microwave ovens is recommended because the food retains its taste and form.

  1. What is a convection microwave oven?

Answer: a convection microwave oven combines a microwave and oven for faster cooking and baking. The appliance has a fan at the top that distributes warm air evenly to facilitate speedier cooking while using less power.

A convection microwave oven is ideal if you love baking or toasting because it browns foods without burning them.

  1. Define a solo microwave oven

Answer: A solo microwave oven is an entry-level device standard for heating, cooking, and defrosting. However, it’s impossible to bake or grill using this type of microwave oven.

  1. How to preheat a microwave oven?

Answer: Preheating a microwave oven is as simple as turning on a switch. Depending on what you want to prepare, you’ll need to preheat at different temperatures.

Ideally, you should preheat at 14°C less than the temperature requirements of your recipe. You should wait for about 5 minutes until you can place your food to cook.

  1. How to bake a cake in a microwave oven?

Answer: First, you should mix all your ingredients in a bowl, depending on the flavor you want. Then grease your baking tin and pour the cake mixture. Preheat the microwave oven for about 5 minutes and place your tin inside.

Different cakes bake at different temperatures. Therefore adjust the temperature of the oven to your required setting. Then bake for about 30 minutes without opening the door of your oven.

After 30 minutes, you can check whether the cake is fully baked by sticking a toothpick. If it comes out clean, then your cake is cooked.


Conclusion

Microwave ovens are convenient in every Indian Home.

While the ovens aren’t a necessity, they’ll make your lie in the kitchen more fulfilling and convenient.

Depending on your oven selection, it’s easier to defrost, grill, and even bake your food.

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