The top three quietest microwave ovens as of 2015 are the Panasonic Compact Size 0.8 Cu. Ft. Microwave oven, the West Bend 0.9 Cu. Ft. Counter-top Microwave Oven and the LG 1.5 Cu. Ft. Counter-top Microwave Oven, according to Buzzrake. Smaller microwaves tend to be quieter than larger ones.
The Panasonic Compact Size is more powerful than many models in its price range despite its average wattage. The model is also rated high for quality and reliability, and it is also visually appealing. The unit also operates quietly and quickly. The downside is that it is priced above average compared to other similar microwaves.
The West Bend Counter-top Microwave Oven is durable, reliable and aesthetically pleasing, and it is also priced below average compared to other similar types of microwaves. The model is quiet in its operation. The downside is that it is slow. It has an average wattage, which makes it less powerful than other microwaves in its price range.
The LG Counter-top Microwave Oven has 1100-watts of power, which is average. It is, however, more powerful than many microwaves of the same wattage. The unit is reliable and rated high for quality. This model is also visually pleasing, and it operates quickly and quietly.