As a complement to Appliance Retailer’s Ultimate Guide to the 2015 Australian Microwave market, here is a selection of the best new models from the best brands on the market.

Breville quick touch

Breville Quick Touch Compact BMO625, RRP $249

  • Compact 25-litre capacity to conserve bench space
  •  ‘A Bit More’ setting to add a little extra cooking time (15 per cent of programmed time)
  • Smart Reheat and Smart Defrost settings plus manual power and time adjustments
  • Eight unique shortcut buttons and Favourite

02. Panasonic 18189_NN-CS894S

Panasonic NN-CS894S, RRP $1,209

  • Multiple cooking methods including steam, convection, grill, microwave and defrost
  • Split-level convection cooking allows you to cook on two levels simultaneously
  • Intelligent Sensor Cooking option
  • Flatbed design to increase cavity space to accommodate larger dishes

03. Sharp r67b1w-midsize-flatbed-microwave-with-grill-white

Sharp Midsize Flatbed Microwave with Grill R67B1W, RRP $219

  • 850-watt microwave power
  • Illuminated Smart Panel
  • 12 auto menus and 11 power levels

04. Samsung MS28H5125GK
Samsung MS32H5125GK, RRP $229

  •  Black Crystal Gloss design and blue Graphic LED display
  •   1,000-watt power output and 32-litre capacity
  • Ceramic enamel interior with 10-year warranty
  •  Smart moisture sensor to detect humidity level

05. LG MC8289UR-front

LG Stainless Steel Convection Oven with Grill MC8289UR, RRP $579

  • Humidity sensor to automatically measure vapour and adjust cooking time during cooking process
  • Stainless steel interior with easy grease removal coating and round corners for easy cleaning
  • Multi-directional i-wave technology and echo reflection interior for even cooking

electrolux microwave

Electrolux EMB2527BA, RRP $949

  • 10 automatic cooking programs
  • Child safety lock and mark-resistant stainless steel
  • Seven cooking modes including powerful 1,100-watt grill
  • Flush design with full touch control and push button opening

07. Bosch HBC84K553A
Bosch Combination Microwave Oven HBC84K553A, RRP $2,899

  •  Five cooking and heating methods
  •  900-watt microwave with Inverter Technology
  • 42-litre capacity and child lock
  • Illuminated, retractable controls, LED display

Siemens pyrolytic microwave

Siemens Pyrolytic Combination Microwave Oven HB86P575BP, RRP $4,649 

  • TFT display technology and 1,000-watt microwave with Inverter technology
  • 14 cooking and heating methods
  • ActiveClean for automatic self-cleaning
  • 42-litre cavity and child lock

09. Smeg S45MCX2

Smeg Classic SA45MCX2 Convection Microwave Oven and Grill, RRP $3,290

  • Fingerprint proof satin stainless steel
  •  Designed by renowned architect Guido Canali
  •  11 functions include fan forced, pizza, static and fan grill

10. Miele H 6800 BM CleanSteel

Miele H 6800 BM Built-in Speed Oven, RRP $5,199

  • New ‘M-Touch’ user interface users to effortlessly browse through functions easily
  •  Electronically-controlled automatic programmes for more than 100 dishes
  •  Food probe and electronic sensors to monitor temperature and cooking
  • Quickstart microwave function