The best microwave of 2014 is the GE JES2051SN, according to The Sweethome. The website praises the model’s reliability, automatic-sensor technology and ease of use, while noting its large size as a possible drawback. The site also praises Panasonic’s Genius Prestige NN-SD797S as a runner-up.
The vast majority of microwaves have nearly identical hardware, so choosing the best model generally comes down to interface functionality. The Sweethome praises GE’s model while noting that its keypad does contain some superfluous buttons. Regardless, the microwave wins high praise for its roomy interior, which allows large dishes to be reheated easily. However, this spaciousness may be a drawback for users working with smaller kitchens, as the GE model takes up a greater amount of counter space than the average microwave. In spite of its size, the device’s accurate automatic sensor, which ensures that food gets hot but not burnt, gives it the edge over other models.
The Sweethome also offers favorable feedback for the Panasonic Genius Prestige NN-SD797S, praising the device’s simple, streamlined interface in particular. The microwave’s front dial makes heating up food extremely simple, and the device also features a quick minute button. A roomy interior, reliable defrosting system, fast cooking times and the ability to cook well at lower power levels make the Panasonic model a practical choice for most users.