The top two over-the-range microwave ovens for 2015 are the Kenmore Elite 80373 and GE Profile PVM9179DFWW, according to 10 Top Ten Reviews. Some of the criteria used to rank microwaves include microwave features, vent features, design, warranty and support.
The Kenmore Elite is rated 9.95 out of a possible 10 points. Some of the reasons given for the high rating include more features, power and capacity than the competition. The microwave also offers multiple options for convection and microwave cooking functions. The only downside listed on the site is that the Kenmore website does not offer a live chat. The consumer reviews on Amazon.com are mostly positive, but one reviewer complained about excessive noise when using the microwave.
The GE Profile is rated 9.8 out of a possible 10 points. The main advantage seems to be its versatility. It does the work of an over-the-range convection oven and microwave all in one appliance. The main downside is that the microwave has fewer sensor-cooking options when compared to other microwaves in its price range. The GE Profile is also favorably reviewed on Amazon.com, although one consumer complained that 15 second increments make the knob controlling the cooking time difficult to adjust.