The best-rated microwave differs depending on which review is consulted. While Best Reviews and Comparaboo gives the Panasonic NN-SN661S Genius top marks, a Sweethome review selects the GE JES2051SN as the best overall microwave as of 2015.
Best Reviews lauds the Panasonic NN-SN661S as being a powerful and large model, with a 1.2 cubic foot internal capacity. It comes equipped with inverter technology that can lower the power of the microwave cooking process, rather than using the on-off approach to low-power cooking that traditional microwaves employ. The review states that the NN-SN661S cooks food evenly and consistently, as the heating process is controlled by internal temperature sensors.
The Sweethome recommendation states that the GE JES2051SN was chosen for its size and heating efficiency. The model, which is also equipped with sensor-controlled cooking modes, comes with a large number of pre-programmed cooking modes for a variety of dishes.