As of 2015, The Sweethome rates the GE JES2051SN and the Panasonic Genius Prestige as the countertop microwaves with the best value. Both retail for approximately $200.
The Sweethome cites the GE model's one-button cooking ability, its presets, the accuracy of its automatic sensors and its capacity of 2.0 cubic feet as its strong suits. In a series of tests, the GE evenly reheated pizza, thoroughly cooked a potato and warmed up a beverage to a pleasant drinking temperature.The Sweethome named the Panasonic Genius Prestige as a runner up. The Prestige has a large 15-inch turntable that accommodates casserole dishes, and its interface includes a central dial that simplifies use.