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Cheap microwave: what you should keep in mind

What functions does a cheap microwave up to € 70 have? Can you get a good microwave for € 90, or do you have to spend more? This article provides an overview of the microwave functions you can choose on a low budget.

Microwaves up to 70 euros

Microwave up to 70 euros

The cheapest microwave ovens can be found in the price range up to € 70. Typically, cheap microwave ovens are a solo model that warms or defrosts dishes. With a wattage of 700 or 800 Watt, your dishes heat up less quickly than when you opt for a microwave oven in 1 price range. The placement is always free standing.

  • Solo microwave oven (heating and defrosting)
  • Detached
  • 700 or 800 Watt (heat up less quickly)
  • Basic class construction quality

Microwaves between 70 and 100 euros

Microwave between 70 and 100 euros

Are you looking for a cheap but special microwave? In this price range you will find the first cheap retro microwave ovens. A model in this price range is a solo microwave oven with a low to average power and has a basic class construction quality. In the next class you will find combi microwave ovens and models with a better build quality.

  • Solo microwave oven (heating and defrosting)
  • Detached
  • Grill (for crispy dishes)
  • 800 or 900 Watt (less fast or medium warming)
  • Basic class construction quality

Microwaves between € 100 and € 150

Microwave between 100 and 150 euros

Do you also want to prepare oven dishes or pizzas in addition to heating and defrosting? Then you look at microwave ovens from € 100 to € 150. In this price range you will find the cheapest microwave oven. They have a basic or middle class build quality. Opt for a middle class microwave if you want to have more fun of your new purchase.

  • Combi microwave oven (heating, baking and roasting)
  • Detached
  • Grill (for crispy dishes)
  • 900 or 1000 Watt (medium to fast heating)
  • Basic or middle class build quality

Microwaves between 150 and 250 euros

Microwave between 150 and 250 euros

For a built-in microwave you start your search in this price range. Here you expect a freestanding combi microwave and a solo or combi built-in microwave oven. With a capacity of 900 or 1000 Watts, your dishes warm up quickly and quickly.

  • Combi microwave oven
  • Built-in and free-standing
  • Grill (for crispy dishes)
  • 900 or 1000 Watt (medium to fast heating)
  • Basic or middle class build quality

Tip: Second Chance microwaves

Make sure to also check the Second Chance microwaves if you're looking for a cheap microwave. A Second Chance product text will always include a note why it's a Second Chance. Usually, it's small damages or opened packaging. The microwave itself is fine, but it might have a dent. You'll be able to save a bit of money on the original price, though.


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