You don’t need us to tell you that the humble microwave makes your life a whole lot easier, with many models doing a whole lot more than warming up leftovers.
But what you may not know is that there are many different types of microwaves. There are solo models, which are basic microwaves that heat and defrost. Then, there are grill versions, which combine normal microwave cooking with a, well, grilling element. And finally, a combi, which does everything the other two machines can do, but can also roast, crisp and brown like a conventional oven.
If you’re unsure which model is best for you, we’d recommend reading our tried and tested review of the best microwaves, which demystifies the entire buying process and answers all your questions.
But if you’re looking to make it a less costly purchase, you’ve come to the right place. With a constant eye out for a good deal (including sales on everything from TVs, fridge freezers and mattresses to laptops, iPads and AirPods), we’ve rounded up the best discounts on leading microwaves.
Read on for how you can save money on your next microwave and prepare to whip up meals in minutes with one of these top models.
The best microwave deals in January 2022 are:
- Hoover chefvolution HMCI25TB-UK microwave: Was £249, now £149, Amazon.co.uk
- Swan SM22030BLN retro digital microwave: Was £99.99, now £69.99, Swan-brand.co.uk
- Russell Hobbs RHM1714B digital solo microwave: Was £74.98, now £64.97, Appliancesdirect.co.uk
- Hoover chefvolution HMG125TB-UK microwave: Was £189.99, now £152.95, Amazon.co.uk
- Samsung MS23F301TFK/EU 23l solo microwave – black: Was £129.99, now £99.99, Very.co.uk
- KitchenAid KMQFX33910BUK 33l combination microwave – black: Was £499, now £349, Ao.com
- Kenwood K25MB21 solo microwave: Was £170, now £99.99, Currys.co.uk
- Hotpoint MWH101B cook 20l manual microwave oven: Was £89.99, now £59.99, Robertdyas.co.uk
Hoover chefvolution HMCI25TB-UK microwave: Was £249, now £149, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-range piece of kit, this model took the top spot in our review of the best microwaves thanks to the sheer range of features that our reviewer said “makes it hard to beat”. It has the latest inverter technology and a decent oven, plus an impressive 25l capacity, 27cm turntable and 900W of power means cooking is quick and easy.
Swan SM22030BLN retro digital microwave: Was £99.99, now £69.99, Swan-brand.co.uk
“Microwaves are rarely described as cute but this freestanding machine in baby blue could change that,” noted our writer in our review of the best microwaves. “There are five power levels including a defrost setting and all worked well for straightforward reheating and cooking, with an audible alert when food is ready,” they added.
This 17l microwave has five power levels, weight defrost settings and a digital clock and timer display. It also features several auto cook menus such as pizza, fish and popcorn, allowing you to cook all your favourite food at the simple push of a button.
Hoover chefvolution HMG125TB-UK microwave: Was £189.99, now £152.95, Amazon.co.uk
Now this is a handsomely discounted Hoover chefvolution. This 900W microwave with grill is down over £30 from its £190 retail price. It has a 25-litre capacity, jet defrost function, child lock, and an integrated grill for cooking and crisping.
Samsung MS23F301TFK/EU 23l solo microwave, black: Was £129.99, now £99.99, Very.co.uk
This 23l Samsung microwave is super efficient – it boasts 20 pre-programmed recipes, including a defrost option – and affordable, now costing under £100 at Very. The surface is scratch and rust resistant, and it even has a steam clean option for its ceramic enamel interior meaning it’s easier to wipe-clean after using the helpful programme. Looking to be healthier? No problem, this model also has a healthy steam programme to steam all your veg and fish to fit in with your lifestyle needs.
KitchenAid KMQFX33910BUK 33l combination microwave, black: Was £499, now £349, Ao.com
Now, this is a combi microwave oven with a difference. Coupled with an oven-like handle that pulls downwards, instead of sideways, this hefty appliance has a family-friendly 33l capacity and 36cm turntable – ideal for big plates. The 1000W power microwave comes set with pre-set programmes to take the complications out of defrosting, thawing, steaming and cooking all types of food in no time at all.
Kenwood K25MB21 solo microwave: Was £170, now £99.99, Currys.co.uk
With five power levels to choose from and a range of pre-set cooking programmes, you’ll always be sure to cook meals to perfection with this handy machine. It has easy-to-use controls and a roomy 25l interior, meaning it’s great for everything from warming up your soup for lunch to steaming rice.
Hotpoint MWH101B cook 20l manual microwave oven: Was £89.99, £59.99, Robertdyas.co.uk
Take all the hassle out of cooking by snapping up this Hotpoint microwave, which has £30 off right now at Robert Dyas. Boasting 700W of power, it has six power levels and a 20l capacity, making it a great option for those who live alone or for small families. Designed with a sleek black exterior, it has a glossy finish on the inside too that can be wiped down effortlessly between uses.
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