Which Microwave Oven Is Better: a Flatbed or Turntable?

Flatbed microwaves are easier to clean and can fit larger dishes or multiple dishes at one time, but turntable microwaves tend to heat food faster and more evenly with less need to stir during the heating process. The option that works depends on the user's particular needs.

A microwave heats food more evenly when it can keep it moving constantly throughout the process; however, this can be problematic with large or rectangular dishes that don't fit well, and the turning movement can cause food to spill. Another option is a flatbed combination microwave oven that has a recessed turntable so it can heat food with or without movement.