The Best Built-In Microwaves of 2022
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The Best Built-In Microwaves of 2022

If you like to have a clean, streamlined look in your kitchen, then built-in microwaves might be the choice for you. With a built-in unit, you can install the microwave so that it is neatly tucked into existing infrastructure, like cabinets or a wall. That gives your kitchen a more modern look without having to sacrifice the capacity, functions, or other features you expect to find in microwaves today. If you're in the market for a new microwave, here are three of the best built-in microwaves of 2022.

Forte F2422MV5SS

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This 24-in. microwave from Forte's 5 Series with 2.2-cu. ft. capacity is actually a countertop unit, but there are 27-in. and 30-in. trim kits available, which will help to turn this unit into a built-in model. With a trim kit, you can get an integrated, built-in look with your cabinets while allowing for air circulation. However you choose to install this model, you'll get 1,200 Watts of power with 10 power levels for the flexibility needed to tackle a variety of foods. Sensor cooking detects the vapor emitted from your food to adjust cooking time and power, giving you the perfect results every time. Nine preset menus allow you to easily prepare your favorite foods with the needed power levels and cooking times automatically calculated for you. The F2322MV5SS is easy to operate thanks to the intuitive and easy-to-clean electronic touch controls, and the child safety lock prevents unintended operation of the appliance.

Frigidaire Professional FPMO227NUF

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With the Frigidaire Professional FPMO227NUF, you get 1,200 Watts of cooking power in a 24-in. built-in Fits-More™ microwave that provides you with an extra-large 2.2 cu. ft. of cooking space inside. PowerSense™ Cooking Technology gives you results you can trust by automatically sensing the ideal time and power levels for what you are preparing. There are nine power levels available, including a melt setting that is a simple way to melt ingredients, like chocolate and butter, for consistent baking results. The auto defrost function means you can get great results even when you're in a hurry by having the microwave automatically thaw bacon, steak, and other foods based on their weight. The controls are easy to use, with one-touch options that make it simple to cook a baked potato or popcorn, or even add 30 seconds to the time with the press of a button. The easy-to-clean Smudge-Proof ™ stainless steel construction resists fingerprints and smudges, and optional 27-in. and 30-in. trim kits are available in a matching finish.

Whirlpool WMT50011KS

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The Whirlpool WMT50011KS is another of the best built-in microwaves you can buy, as the 30-in. built-in model gives you 1,000 Watts to use for cooking and a 1.1-cu. ft. capacity inside. The included streamlined Slim Trim Kit design allows you to easily fit this unit into your kitchen design by seamlessly integrating it into your cabinets without having to make a separate purchase. Concealed touch controls add to this microwave's streamlined look with a smooth touch panel behind the microwave door that is accessible with a tap. The Purposeful Capacity is specifically intended to allow the unit to fit all of your essential vessels, including tall glasses, wide plates, and big bowls. You get 10 power levels and a popcorn preset that gives you the settings to cook popcorn the right way. The tap-to-open door needs just a simple tap to get inside the unit, and you can choose whether the turntable rotates or not -- accommodating a wide range of dish sizes. When turned on, control lock mode helps avoid unintentional use or accidental button pressing while you're cleaning the appliance.

Related Questions

How long should a microwave last?

With proper use and care, you should expect to get about 10 years out of a microwave.

What is the difference between an over-the-range microwave and a built-in microwave?

An over-the-range microwave can only be installed over a range. A built-in microwave gives you more installation flexibility as it is designed to be built into your existing cabinetry or a wall for a streamlined look.