The top over-the-range microwave models of 2014 were the GE JVM3160RFSS, GE JVM7195SFSS and GE Profile PVM9215SFSS, according to Consumer Reports. Of the dozen microwaves tested, these three models were the only over-the-range microwaves to make Consumer Reports' recommended list.
The JVM3160RFSS model is the most affordable in price, ranging from $200 to $400. It has a capacity of 1.6 cubic feet and heats with 1000 watts of electricity. The JVM7195SFSS model costs between $300 and $350, has 1.9 cubic feet of capacity and heats with 1100 watts of electricity. The Profile PVM9215SFSS is the most expensive at $500 to $600, but is the largest with 2.1 cubic feet of capacity.