If you are one of those people who use a microwave oven for re-heating, basic baking and grilling, you will get exactly what you need in Rs. 10000. Here, we take a look at some of the best choices within this price range. While some are just grill-microwave, most of them are convection microwave ovens that have all standard features.
Which are the Best Microwave Ovens Under 10000?
|Panasonic NN-GT221WF||20 Litres||Grill|
|Samsung CE73JD-B/XTL||21 Litres||Convection|
|IFB 20SC2||20 Litres||Convection|
|IFB 20BC4||20 Litres||Convection|
|LG MC2146BG||21 Litres||Convection|
Best Microwave Oven Under Rs. 10000
With a 20 litre capacity and basic grill and microwave function, this is an oven suitable for families with 3-4 members.
As it doesn’t have convection, you may not be able to use it for baking. But works fine for re-heating and for making coffee, tea, pizza and grilling.
The combination of microwave+grill makes it easier to grill fish, chicken and meat with the right level of browning and retaining moisture and succulent meat underneath.
The control is through the membrane panel. As the time can be set in increments of 10 minutes, 1 minute and 10 seconds, it is fairly quick to set to the desired time. You can also set the auto menu time as per the weight of food and the time required will be automatically calculated by the oven.
The auto cook menu has 38 dishes and the Indian menu has 26 dishes.
Overall, this is one of the basic microwave+grill that you can opt for which is fairly priced.
With a 21 L capacity, this convection microwave oven is a complete package for small families with less than 3-4 members.
The appliance is quite versatile as you can bake, grill, reheat and defrost with it. The combination function of micro+grill and micro+oven makes cooking pretty quick too. With 800 Watt power, 30 seconds of heating is sufficient enough to warm a plate of food to the desired level.
The oven also has numerous pre-set menu categorized into India’s best, tikka series, cafeteria, healthy cook, kids nutrition and veg series. The oven also has the option to fast preheat and keep warm.
In the older version of Samsung Convection ovens, you had to set time in increments of 10 seconds, which was pretty tedious. Now, with this oven, they have buttons for 10 minutes, 1 minute and 10 seconds increment which speeds up the set-up process.
Yet another advantage of the oven is the ceramic enamel cavity. Not only is it extremely easy to clean, but it is also scratch-resistant and anti-bacterial. In fact, even if you clean it just once a week, the stains get removed easily.
The after-sales service is also fairly prompt in most cities.
Overall, it is one of the versatile convection microwave ovens that you can buy at around Rs. 10k.
With 1200+ user ratings, IFB 20SC2 is one of the popular convection microwave ovens that you can buy online.
The 20 L capacity is sufficient for families with less than 3-4 members. With 1200 watt power, this oven stands a notch above the previous Samsung microwave oven. Yet the price is almost in a similar range.
Being a convection microwave oven, you can bake, grill, heat, reheat, defrost and cook various food of your choice. The preset menu includes bread snack, beverage, rice, tandoori, stuffed vegetables, desi masala mix and Desi. The combination of microwave, grill and convection has 4 settings where you can set temperature from 110 to 200 degrees Celsius.
Talking about the controls, the membrane touch keypad is sensitive. It is fairly intuitive and easy to choose the desired settings.
The interiors are made of stainless steel. Its advantage is that heat is reflected well and food is heated up much more uniformly. But on the flip side, you will have to wipe off the oil splashes while grilling soon after cooking else it will be stubbornly stuck.
Talking about the performance, the oven is fairly efficient in all cooking functions. However, do take care to inspect it thoroughly at the time of receiving it as there are complaints of damages during transit.
A precise comment about the after-sales service cannot be made as it depends on the area where you live. While many users living is satisfied with the after-sales service, that is not quite the case with all.
Overall, with a budget-friendly price tag, 1-year product warranty and 3-year warranty on magnetron, it is an oven worth considering.
This is yet another option from IFB that is worth considering for a small family of less than 3-4 members.
Being a convection oven, a plethora of cooking functions are possible with this oven. In addition to 71 auto-cook menus, it has very useful options like Steam Clean that eliminates grease from the oven interiors; Fermentation that helps with dough fermentation as well as curd making; Keep warm function that helps keep food warm for up to 90 minutes; Auto Reheat function and Weight defrost functions that use weight to auto-calculate the time required for warming.
The control panel is a touch keypad with easy to touch buttons. As it has 10 minutes, 1 minute 10 second and 1-second buttons, you can control the time settings comparatively easier.
Talking about the performance, the microwave output is 800 W, which is almost the standard that you can expect out of ovens in this price range. Cooking, grilling and baking are to an expected level.
Most users are fairly satisfied with the product. But there are complaints of a damaged product being delivered. Hence, take care to thoroughly inspect the oven at the time of delivery. Also, do a few tryouts of baking and grilling within the return period so that you can be sure the oven works to your expectation. A few users have commented that they did not receive the starter kit that the company ought to provide.
Reviews of IFB’s after-sales service is rather mixed. While it is good in a few cities, it is too poor in certain areas. Do check the local reviews before you take a plunge.
Overall, with a 1-year product warranty and 3 years warranty on magnetron and cavity, this is definitely one of the better ovens that you can consider within the price range of Rs. 10000.
If you are looking for a small, basic convection microwave oven, this option from LG is quite worth considering. With 21 L capacity and 800W power output, it is apt for a small nuclear family.
The oven comes with 151 auto cook menu. It has functions like Keep warm, Health plus menu, Indian cuisine, low calorie, tandoor, kids delight, paneer/curd, tea/dairy delight etc.
As with all LG ovens, the MC214BG also comes with Quartz heater instead of sheath heater. LG claims that it prevents any accidents as it is placed concealed. Also, it facilitates maximum space inside the cavity. Being made of stainless steel, the cavity reflects waves in a better manner for more uniform cooking.
Thanks to steam clean function, cleaning the interiors is also fairly easy.
Overall, though basic, it is one of the best performing convection microwave oven for a small family.
Amazon Basics 23 L Convection Microwave
This option from Amazon Basics is an excellent combination of aesthetics, functionality, and affordability.
Foremost, its modern and sleek design in black looks aesthetically pleasing and adds a spark to any ambience. Built compact; it occupies little space on your countertop and is reasonably lightweight to move about.
The oven has 23 litres capacity to cater to couples, bachelors, and small families of up to three members.
It also comes with a convection feature. Given that, you can effortlessly cook, bake, grill, microwave, defrost, and do a host of other cooking activities effortlessly with this gadget.
The microwave has a stylish LCD display and digitally controlled tactical buttons for setting temperature and timer with just a touch of the button.
An excellent aspect of this oven is the 65 auto-cook options that are impressive for any oven. You simply need to select the dish and press the button.
It has particular tabs for microwave, grill, defrost, and a lot more to unleash your cooking skills to their potential. The timer ensures that the microwave is not overcooking, and your food remains safe. It is safe during operation even for kids, thanks to its child lock feature.
Preheating and warming food is easy because of its preheat and other user-friendly tabs. Because of its five power levels, you can easily do multistage cooking and prepare a host of recipes.
The inner cavity is dark and crafted of material that is easy to clean. Wiping the insides with a soapy solution and then clean water keeps it clean and odour-free.
The unit consumes 1300 watts of energy. It is quick with the internal hot air circulation to cut on the cooking time and save energy. Its cooling down post-cooking is also fast to increase the durability of the appliance. Users find it quieter in operation compared to other similar ovens.
The unit comes with a standard warranty of one and three years on its magnetron.
The only major complaint heard against is its capacity falling below 23 litres. Its inner chamber remains dark while cooking which makes monitoring of food during operation difficult. You need to stop the machine to check your cooking.
Overall, given its excellent customer ratings and pocket-friendly pricing of below 7.5k, it’s a microwave oven that will take away many cooking pains and drool out yummy dishes.
Godrej is a watershed brand in the Indian electronics market with an esteemed reputation for tradition and reliability. This convection microwave oven is no exception.
The style and visual aesthetics of this microwave attract eyeballs instinctively. Its white rose hue and the white flower painting on its glass door gives it a mesmerizing beauty. Crafted of stainless steel and weighing about 17 kgs, it is effortless to handle. It occupies minimal space on the countertop as well.
The oven has a 23 L capacity that makes it ideal for single people, college students, and nuclear families of a maximum of two to three people.
Being a convection microwave oven, it is versatile enough to cook, bake, roast, defrost, preheat, and do various other cooking jobs. The inner cavity is also crafted of stainless steel for sturdiness and easy cleaning. The interiors are also not as dark as with other microwaves.
It, too, has a digitally controlled panel and large LCD for easy manoeuvring.
The most delightful feature is its preset recipes. Even an amateur can prepare them with just a button press without referring to any recipe booklet.
Its ten power levels facilitate versatile cooking. Its three stages of multi-cooking at one go frees you from the hassle of continually monitoring the cooking process. It also has a quick start button to help you preheat or cook food without setting the timer and power.
It has a unique multi-distribution heat system that evenly spreads the hot air fast and expedites the cooking process.
Features like jet defrost, child lock, etc. add to the convenience and safety of using the appliance.
Cleaning the microwave is easy. It is also rust protected because of the steel cavity.
The unit consumes 800 watts of electricity which is moderate.
It comes with a standard one-year warranty and a three-year warranty on the magnetron.
Looking on its flip side, it does not come with any starter kit. Its door opening system is also button-based and not a pull system that creates inconvenience.
Its convection mode does not allow you to set the time, and you can only set the temperature. There is also no separate pre-heat button here.
Despite it, with a high customer satisfaction rating, it is a slightly expensive but worthwhile choice for singles and small families.