Top five microwave ovens below 5000 Rupees


Are you looking to buy a microwave oven in this season? We have compiled a list of few models which offers good quality and are available around Rs 5,000. Learn more about these models here

Microwave ovens have became part of our lives without which our daily lives will be affected. It is a great solution for reheat and use leftover food as well as for baking, grilling and convection cooking. This model can do the basic cooking including reheating, cooking and defrosting. For a small family with 4 members or less, a simple solo type microwave oven will suffice for their needs. There are few models in the market which are good enough for the small families and are VFM also.As you may know, at prices below 5000, you may get a solo or grill type microwave oven. Solo type microwave oven usually comes with a turn table where you can place the tray containing food items to be cooked or reheated. Glass, ceramic and microwave safe plastic containers can be used with these ovens. At this price range, quality over features may be a good parameter while buying. For me, I will look for no frills models with mechanical controls suggests durability and the basic cooking options offered by these models suffice my needs. I have the experience of buying a convection model oven and my use never warranted such a expensive model.

1.Samsung MW73AD-B/XTL 20 L Solo
Samsung MW73AD-B/XTL Solo microwave oven
This solo type microwave oven from Samsung is durable and will fit in your kitchen cupboard without taking much space. Some of the features are TDS (Triple Distribution Cooking), Eco button to save standby power, child safety lock, rapid defrosting feature, 6 power level options and membrane key pad.

2. Whirlpool Magicook 20 SW 20L
Whirlpool Magicook 20 SW Microwave oven
This is the basic model from Whirlpool. Solo type and 20 Litres capacity. It has a LED display. 245mm large turntable to carry big containers, Grill, 10 power levels to choose, Touch Foil (membrane) keypad. It has functions like Quick Defrost and Reheat buttons etc. It supports combination cooking.

3. Morphy Richards MWO 20 MS 20 L Solo
Morphy Richards MWO 20MS Microwave oven
Solo type 20 Litres capacity model. It has a unconventional black color body. It is built to last but lack features and fancy key pad found in competing models from other manufacturers. Mechanical control knobs are used which will last long. Other features are defrost function, mirror glass door, timer and overheat and sensory protection.

4. Electrolux S20M.WW-CG 20 L Solo
Electrolux S20M.WW-CG Microwave oven
This model from Electrolux comes with mechanical controls and does not have fancy features. It has Smartwave technology, auto defrost, 360 degree clean for effective cleaning of all areas of the chamber. Electrolux gives a 3 year warranty on magnetron for this model.

5. IFB 17PM-MEC1 Solo 17 L
IFB 17PM-MEC1
This microwave oven is a basic offering from IFB. It has a sturdy body and mechanical controls which will long last. It has five power levels,auto cook menu, quick defrosting, mechanical timer and a 3 year warranty on magnetron. This model has a capacity of 17 Litres only, which may be counted as a drawback for some people.

These are the popular models available around 5000 rupees and below in the market. Microwave ovens at this price range generally are Solo types. But, Whirlpool Magicook 20 SW is of grill type and it may be quiet value for money for small families who look a little more than reheating and basic cooking. However, Samsung MW73AD-B/XTL is a hot seller in the market. Customer loyalty with some brands may be driving the sales. A small tip I will want to share is to never use microwave ovens in low voltages as it can damage your microwave's magnetron or transformer which may conk off. If you will use microwave oven frequently, it may be a good investment to buy a voltage stabilizer of good brand. Happy buying!


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