Microwaves are a popular appliance because they provide a quick and easy way to prepare food when you're in a hurry. When you're in the market for a new microwave, you have a lot of options to choose from. One of the factors many people take into consideration when shopping for a microwave is size. A bigger microwave means you can heat up more food at once. If that's what you're looking for, here are some of the largest capacity microwaves available in 2021.
This 24-in. model from Sharp is perfect for large families because of its 2.2-cu. ft. capacity allowing you to cook for a crowd. Its size allows you to put larger serving trays and casserole dishes inside. Whatever vessel you use, the food will cook evenly thanks to Sharp's Carousel turntable. Thia microwave has Sensor Cook technology, giving you six presets for precise cooking and reheating, which are all accessible via a blue LED display. It also has Auto Defrost and Melt/Soften functions.
Frigidaire also gives you a spacious 2.2-cu. ft. capacity with this extra-large Fits-More™ microwave from the Gallery Series. No matter what you put in there, there will be a setting for it with more than 30 options available, including an Auto Cook function that takes the guesswork out of heating your food. Effortless™ Reheat lets you reheat virtually anything with the touch of a button, and a built-in sensor automatically adjusts power levels and cooking times depending on what you're preparing.
This 2.2-cu. ft. microwave from GE Profile features an extra-large 16-in. turntable that gives you plenty of room for whatever you need to cook or reheat. Sensor cooking controls automatically adjust the time and power for what you're preparing, and 10 power levels give you precise control every time. Instant On controls give provide one-touch operation, and Control Lockout helps to prevent accidental activation. Weight and Time Defrost allows the microwave to set the optimal defrost time and power when you enter the food's weight.
The LMH2235ST is one of LG's entries in the mark for the largest capacity microwaves currently available as another unit with 2.2-cu. ft. capacity. LG offers ExtendaVent™ 2.0, which gives you more ventilation than most over-the-range units, providing powerful 400 CFM ventilation over the entire cooktop. And the QuietPower™ Ventilation System gives you strong ventilation quietly, so you're not disturbed when the microwave is in operation. Hidden vents give you a sleek and stylish design, while the Eco-on feature helps save on your energy costs by turning off the display when the unit is not in use. LG's EasyClean™ interior resists stains and buildup, making cleaning go quicker. Sensor Cook determines when the food is cooked and shuts off the unit to prevent overcooking.
Whirlpool gives you 2.2-cu. ft. of capacity -- the most the brand offers -- with the WMC50522HZ. The recessed glass turntable allows you to cook in larger vessels like cooking bowls, and if you make a mess on the turntable it is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Control Lock gives you additional peace of mind by preventing unintended use of the unit. You can be sure your foods are prepared properly with presets that give you the right amount of heat and time, and the Sensor Cook function, which automatically tracks your food's progress and adjusts the cooking time as needed.
How long should a microwave last?
The average microwave should last approximately seven years, potentially longer with proper care and maintenance.
What size microwave will hold a 9x13 pan?
You'll need a large capacity microwave, like these, 2.2-cu. ft. models, for it to fit a 9-in. by 13-in. baking dish.