Modern Microwaves for the 21st Century

There are some pieces of kitchen technology that don't seem to evolve quickly. For example, microwaves from 20 years ago still basically look like the microwaves of today. However, there are new models equipped with updated technology to help you cook better than ever before in an instant...

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Fagor Spoutnik
This new microwave has a transparent, domed design and was named after the first human satellite. The 0.70 kW microwave's spherical shape can accommodate dishes of various sizes. It's easier to clean, and takes up less space. (£179)

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Amana RCS10TS
This commercial microwave oven is designed to be used 50 to 200 times a day. Usual ovens are only built to be used 3 to 5 times a day, so if you think that you'll be using your microwave a lot, then a commercial oven is a good choice. This oven has 1000 watts of power, and includes braille touch pads as well as up to 100 programmable menu items. ($359.99)

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LG OTR 1.8 CF 1100-Watt Microwave
This over-the-range microwave will help you free up counter space, if you have a smaller kitchen. It has a quiet ventilation, and an asymmetrical design, so that you have no issues using it everyday. Its has 1100 watts of power, so that's ample for most chefs. ($269)

Maytag MMV6180WB 1.8 CF 1100-Watt Microwave Range Hood (Not Shown)
This microwave combines a range hood with an over-the-range microwave, and has 1100 watts of power. The hood has five speeds, a CFM venting system, and 10 power levels. This unit also has convection cooking options. ($569.99)

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Whirlpool WMC20005YB 0.5 CF Countertop Microwave Oven
This diminuitive microwave has a small footprint, so that it can fit in a corner without any problems, but still packs 750 watts of power. The microwave is big enough to fit an entire dinner plate, so that you'll always be able to heat up your food. ($111.60)

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