Prices of 15-inch microwaves vary widely from $63 to almost $1,000, depending on functionality, as of 2016. The sizes vary between 14.25 inches and 14.9 inches, and capacities range from 0.9 cubic feet to 1.5 cubic feet capacity.
The $63 West Bend microwave has 11 power levels, a child-safety handle and an LED display with a digital clock and a timer. It has six one-touch settings for cooking specific dishes. The $570 Sharp model also has 11 power levels, and it includes convection cooking features and high and low racks. The appliance includes a Help key to assist with custom cooking. The $999 Sharp model includes high and low rack positions, and it adds combination microwave and convection cooking along with stainless steel interior surfaces.