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5 Best Microwaves Under $500 in the US - October 2019

Updated 23 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best microwaves under $500

Which Are the Best Microwaves Under $500?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best microwaves under $500? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best microwaves under $500 are:


What Microwave Under $500 to Buy in October 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 microwaves under $500 currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

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Magic Chef MCM770W Daewoo QT3R Russell Hobbs RHMM701R Bosch HMT72M450B Swan SM22030ON
Magic Chef MCM770W Daewoo QT3R Russell Hobbs RHMM701R Bosch HMT72M450B Swan SM22030ON
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700W
19.8L
CAPACITY
10
POWER LEVELS
600W
14L
CAPACITY
7
POWER LEVELS
700W
17L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
800W
17L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
800W
20L
CAPACITY
4
POWER LEVELS
98
Reviews
3 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$270 Over 10 Years
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
8 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$230 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
362 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$270 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
73 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$310 Over 10 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
684 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$310 Over 10 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A highly rated and stunningly economical to run freestanding microwave, with a very good spec and a good price. Customers report that this microwave isa good size. It's a breathtakingly economical to run and top-rated freestanding microwave, with a very good spec and a good price. A classic and extremely economical to run freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. Customers report that this microwave has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well designed. A very economical to run and classic freestanding microwave, with a good price and a very good spec. Owners report that it has outstanding features, it's really easy to use and good-looking. Purchasers report that this microwave isvery easy to use and well designed, and good-looking. It's a very economical to run and classic freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and a very good spec.
4 Reasons For
Six More Power Levels
Better Kagoo Score
$27 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
2 Reasons For
$76 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
User Reviews Are Better
4 Reasons For
Better Brand
Has a Better Price
Better in Terms of Size
More Well Designed
2 Reasons For
One Year Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee
Has Better Technical Features
6 Reasons For
Bigger Interior Capacity
Child Lock
Grill
One More Auto Program
One Year Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee
Easier to Use
4 Reasons Against
1% Smaller Interior Capacity
17% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
30% Smaller Interior Capacity
Does Not Have a Child Lock
Three Less Power Levels
Worse Kagoo Score
$27 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Six Months Older
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
3L Smaller Interior Capacity
Does Not Have a Child Lock
Five Less Power Levels
Does Not Have a Grill
Worse Kagoo Score
$35 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
17% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
One Month Years Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Harder to Use
Worse Nice Technical Features
17 Reasons Against
Smaller Interior Capacity
Does Not Have a Child Lock
Five Less Power Levels
Does Not Have a Reheat Function
Does Not Have a Grill
One Less Auto Program
Does Not Have a Convection Cooking
Worse Kagoo Score
$97 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Seven Years Older
33% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
Has a Worse Price
Harder to Use
14 Reasons Against
Six Less Power Levels
Does Not Have a Convection Cooking
Worse Kagoo Score
$60 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
33% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
Less Reasonably Priced
Worse in Terms of Size
Less Well Designed
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Magic Chef MCM770W

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700W
19.8L
CAPACITY
10
POWER LEVELS
$267
OVER 10 YEARS

The Magic Chef MCM770W has a Kagoo Score of 90. With a price tag of $41.00 this microwave is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Magic Chef MCM770W.

Features We Love:
10 power levels

A highly rated and stunningly economical to run freestanding microwave, with a very good spec and a good price.

98
Reviews
3 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$270 Over 10 Years
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Magic Chef MCM770W has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Magic Chef MCM770W

Six More Power Levels

The Magic Chef MCM770W is a 10 power level microwave, whereas the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R only has five power levels, the Daewoo QT3R only has seven power levels and the Swan SM22030ON only has four power levels. More ...

'Power Level' denotes how many different power levels the microwave has - these usually range from very low to extremely high.

More power levels mean that the appliance is more versatile, and can reach the exact power/heat level needed for the cooking task at hand, rather than having to settle for one too low or too high.

Better Kagoo Score

The Magic Chef MCM770W has received a Kagoo Score of 90, however the Bosch HMT72M450B scored 83, the Daewoo QT3R scored 84, the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R scored 84 and the Swan SM22030ON scored 82.

$27 Cheaper

The Magic Chef MCM770W costs $97.27 less than the Bosch HMT72M450B, costs $27.49 less than the Daewoo QT3R, costs $35.10 less than the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R and costs $60.47 less than the Swan SM22030ON.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this microwave and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Magic Chef MCM770W

1% Smaller Interior Capacity

The Magic Chef MCM770W has an interior capacity of 19.8. That's 2.8L bigger than the Bosch HMT72M450B and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R (17L), 5.8L bigger than the Daewoo QT3R (14L) and 0.2L smaller than the Swan SM22030ON (20L). More ...

'Interior Capacity' is how much the microwave can hold, measured in litres (L).

A bigger capacity means that the microwave is capable of holding - and therefore cooking - more food at once.

17% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the Magic Chef MCM770W are $267 which is $38 more than the Daewoo QT3R. Show assumptions.

Lower User Review Score

The Magic Chef MCM770W's average user rating is 93%, however the Daewoo QT3R's is 100% (based on 8 reviews).

Worse Brand

Magic Chef microwaves have an average rating of only 93.6%, whereas Bosch has an average rating of 94.2% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MCM770W in the US is $41.00 and in total we found 11 prices for it.

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Daewoo QT3R

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Daewoo QT3R

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Daewoo QT3R
600W
14L
CAPACITY
7
POWER LEVELS
$229
OVER 10 YEARS

The Daewoo QT3R has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $68.49 this microwave is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Daewoo QT3R or read our article on whether you should buy a Daewoo microwave.

Features We Love:
Seven power levels

Customers report that this microwave isa good size. It's a breathtakingly economical to run and top-rated freestanding microwave, with a very good spec and a good price.

96
Reviews
8 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$230 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Daewoo QT3R has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Daewoo QT3R

$76 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Daewoo QT3R is $76 cheaper to run than the Bosch HMT72M450B, $38 cheaper to run than the Magic Chef MCM770W, $38 cheaper to run than the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R and $76 cheaper to run than the Swan SM22030ON over five years. More ...

User Reviews Are Better

The average user review score of the Daewoo QT3R is 100% based on 8 reviews, but the average rating of the Bosch HMT72M450B is 85% (based on 73 reviews), the average rating of the Magic Chef MCM770W is 93% (based on 3 reviews), the average rating of the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is 86% (based on 362 reviews) and the average rating of the Swan SM22030ON is 85% (based on 684 reviews).

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Daewoo QT3R

30% Smaller Interior Capacity

Daewoo QT3R is only 14 capacity. That's 3L smaller than the Bosch HMT72M450B and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R (17L), 5.8L smaller than the Magic Chef MCM770W (19.8L) and 6L smaller than the Swan SM22030ON (20L). More ...

'Interior Capacity' is how much the microwave can hold, measured in litres (L).

A bigger capacity means that the microwave is capable of holding - and therefore cooking - more food at once.

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The Daewoo QT3R does not have a child lock (As do the the Bosch HMT72M450B and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R), whereas the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Swan SM22030ON do. More ...

'Child Lock' denotes whether the microwave has a child lock, which stops kids and prying fingers from accidentally operating the appliance when you're not around.

This is very helpful, since it reduces the chance of an accident hurting your child.

Three Less Power Levels

The Daewoo QT3R has seven power levels, however the Magic Chef MCM770W only has 10 power levels. More ...

'Power Level' denotes how many different power levels the microwave has - these usually range from very low to extremely high.

More power levels mean that the appliance is more versatile, and can reach the exact power/heat level needed for the cooking task at hand, rather than having to settle for one too low or too high.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Daewoo QT3R has received a Kagoo Score of 84, but the Magic Chef MCM770W scored 90.

$27 More Expensive

The Daewoo QT3R is more expensive than the Magic Chef MCM770W by $27.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 stores sells the Daewoo QT3R, however 4 shops sell the Bosch HMT72M450B and 11 shops sell the Magic Chef MCM770W. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this microwave remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Six Months Older

The Daewoo QT3R is older than the Magic Chef MCM770W by six months.

Worse Brand

Daewoo microwaves have an average rating of only 79.4%, however Bosch has an average rating of 94.2%, Magic Chef has an average rating of 93.6%, Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95% and Swan has an average rating of 86.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the QT3R in the US is $68.49 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Russell Hobbs RHMM701R

$76.10
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Russell Hobbs RHMM701R

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Russell Hobbs RHMM701R
700W
17L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$267
OVER 10 YEARS

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $76.10 this microwave is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R or read our article on whether you should buy a Russell Hobbs microwave.

A classic and extremely economical to run freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. Customers report that this microwave has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well designed.

94
Reviews
362 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$270 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 362 reviews.

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R

Better Brand

Russell Hobbs microwaves have an average rating of 95%, but Bosch only has an average rating of 94.2%, Daewoo only has an average rating of 79.4%, Magic Chef only has an average rating of 93.6% and Swan only has an average rating of 86.6%.

Has a Better Price

On average reviewers thought the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has a better price.

Better in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R was better in terms of size. Over 10 people thought that it was a superb size and was very compact.

More Well Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R was more well designed. More than 100 people thought that it was really well designed and more than 30 people thought that it was also very good-looking. Several people also thought that it was really retro and was neat.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R

3L Smaller Interior Capacity

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is a 17 capacity microwave, and so does the Bosch HMT72M450B. That's 3L bigger than the Daewoo QT3R (14L), 2.8L smaller than the Magic Chef MCM770W (19.8L) and 3L smaller than the Swan SM22030ON (20L). More ...

'Interior Capacity' is how much the microwave can hold, measured in litres (L).

A bigger capacity means that the microwave is capable of holding - and therefore cooking - more food at once.

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R does not have a child lock (As do the the Bosch HMT72M450B and the Daewoo QT3R), however the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Swan SM22030ON do. More ...

'Child Lock' denotes whether the microwave has a child lock, which stops kids and prying fingers from accidentally operating the appliance when you're not around.

This is very helpful, since it reduces the chance of an accident hurting your child.

Five Less Power Levels

The number of power levels on the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is five (as does the Bosch HMT72M450B), but the Daewoo QT3R only has seven power levels and the Magic Chef MCM770W only has 10 power levels. More ...

'Power Level' denotes how many different power levels the microwave has - these usually range from very low to extremely high.

More power levels mean that the appliance is more versatile, and can reach the exact power/heat level needed for the cooking task at hand, rather than having to settle for one too low or too high.

Does Not Have a Grill

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R does not have a grill (As does the the Bosch HMT72M450B), whereas the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Swan SM22030ON do. More ...

'Grill' denotes whether the microwave has a grill function on not.

A grill allows for high-power cooking of everything from sausages to cheese toasties - it's the best thing for getting a nice crisp topping on pies and bakes as well.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the Magic Chef MCM770W scored 90.

$35 More Expensive

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is more expensive than the Daewoo QT3R by $8 and more expensive than the Magic Chef MCM770W by $35.

Fewer Sellers

Only 2 stores sells the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R, but 4 sellers sell the Bosch HMT72M450B and 11 sellers sell the Magic Chef MCM770W. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this microwave, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is older than the Daewoo QT3R by 21 months and older than the Magic Chef MCM770W by two years. The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is the same age as the Swan SM22030ON.

17% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs of the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R are $267 which is $38 more than the Daewoo QT3R over five years. Show assumptions.

One Month Years Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee

The Russell Hobbs RHMM701R comes with a manufacturer's guarantee of one year, whereas the Bosch HMT72M450B has a one year guarantee and the Swan SM22030ON has a one year guarantee.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Daewoo QT3R is 100% (based on 8 reviews) and the Magic Chef MCM770W is 93% (based on 3 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R is 86%, whereas the average overall rating of the Daewoo QT3R is 93% (based on 8 reviews) and the Magic Chef MCM770W is 93% (based on 3 reviews).

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R was harder to use.

Worse Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R was worse nice technical features.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHMM701R in the US is $76.10 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Bosch HMT72M450B

$138.27
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Bosch HMT72M450B

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Bosch HMT72M450B
800W
17L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$305
OVER 10 YEARS

The Bosch HMT72M450B has a Kagoo Score of 83. However with a price tag of $138.27 this microwave is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Bosch HMT72M450B or read our article on whether you should buy a Bosch microwave.

Features We Love:
Grill

A very economical to run and classic freestanding microwave, with a good price and a very good spec. Owners report that it has outstanding features, it's really easy to use and good-looking.

93
Reviews
73 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$310 Over 10 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Bosch HMT72M450B has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 73 reviews.

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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Bosch HMT72M450B

One Year Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Bosch HMT72M450B is two years, but it is one year for the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R.

Has Better Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Bosch HMT72M450B has better technical features. Several people thought that the Bosch HMT72M450 had superb features and had a powerful motor.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Bosch HMT72M450B

Smaller Interior Capacity

Bosch HMT72M450B is only 17 capacity, and so does the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R. That's 3L bigger than the Daewoo QT3R (14L), 2.8L smaller than the Magic Chef MCM770W (19.8L) and 3L smaller than the Swan SM22030ON (20L). More ...

'Interior Capacity' is how much the microwave can hold, measured in litres (L).

A bigger capacity means that the microwave is capable of holding - and therefore cooking - more food at once.

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The Bosch HMT72M450B does not have a child lock (As do the the Daewoo QT3R and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R), whereas the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Swan SM22030ON do. More ...

'Child Lock' denotes whether the microwave has a child lock, which stops kids and prying fingers from accidentally operating the appliance when you're not around.

This is very helpful, since it reduces the chance of an accident hurting your child.

Five Less Power Levels

The Bosch HMT72M450B has five power levels (as does the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R), however the Daewoo QT3R only has seven power levels and the Magic Chef MCM770W only has 10 power levels. More ...

'Power Level' denotes how many different power levels the microwave has - these usually range from very low to extremely high.

More power levels mean that the appliance is more versatile, and can reach the exact power/heat level needed for the cooking task at hand, rather than having to settle for one too low or too high.

Does Not Have a Reheat Function

The Bosch HMT72M450B does not have a reheat function, but the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W, the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R and the Swan SM22030ON have this feature. More ...

'Reheat Function' indicates whether the microwave has a low power mode, aimed to heat up pre-cooked food without cooking it further.

A reheat function is extremely helpful for making leftovers taste the best they can, rather that having to eat them cold.

Does Not Have a Grill

The Bosch HMT72M450B does not have a grill (As does the the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R), but the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Swan SM22030ON do. More ...

'Grill' denotes whether the microwave has a grill function on not.

A grill allows for high-power cooking of everything from sausages to cheese toasties - it's the best thing for getting a nice crisp topping on pies and bakes as well.

One Less Auto Program

The number of auto programs on the Bosch HMT72M450B is one, but the Swan SM22030ON only has two auto programs. More ...

We do not know the number of auto programs on the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W or the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R. It is possible that they do not have any auto programs.

'Auto Program' denotes the number of automatic programs the microwave comes with. These are standardized cooking modes for popular dishes (such as baked potatoes, chilled quiche, etc). The weight is input, and the microwave takes care of the rest - calculating power and time to achieve the tastiest possible result.

More auto programs means that the microwave can handle more types of dishes, meaning it is more versatile and, by extension, helpful.

Does Not Have a Convection Cooking

The Bosch HMT72M450B does not have a convection cooking (As does the the Swan SM22030ON), whereas the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R do. More ...

'Convection Cooking' denotes whether the microwave oven is capable of convection cooking or not. This is a special mode that uses both the microwave and the oven at once.

Convection cooking uses the microwave power to cook the food quickly, and the oven power to keep the food crisp and brown. This leads to the optimal results for dishes such as pies, bakes or jacket potatoes.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Bosch HMT72M450B has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the Daewoo QT3R scored 84, the Magic Chef MCM770W scored 90 and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R scored 84.

$97 More Expensive

The Bosch HMT72M450B is more expensive than the Daewoo QT3R by $70, more expensive than the Magic Chef MCM770W by $97, more expensive than the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R by $62 and more expensive than the Swan SM22030ON by $37.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 4 retailers sells the Bosch HMT72M450B, however 11 shops sell the Magic Chef MCM770W. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this microwave remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Seven Years Older

The Bosch HMT72M450B is older than the Daewoo QT3R by seven years, older than the Magic Chef MCM770W by eight years, older than the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R by five years and older than the Swan SM22030ON by five years.

33% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs of the Bosch HMT72M450B are $305 which is $76 more than the Daewoo QT3R, $38 more than the Magic Chef MCM770W and $38 more than the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R over five years. Show assumptions.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The Bosch HMT72M450B has an average user rating of 85%, but the Daewoo QT3R has an average user rating of 100% (based on 8 reviews), the Magic Chef MCM770W has an average user rating of 93% (based on 3 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has an average user rating of 86% (based on 362 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The Bosch HMT72M450B has an average overall rating of 85%, but the Daewoo QT3R has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 8 reviews), the Magic Chef MCM770W has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 3 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has an average overall rating of 86% (based on 362 reviews).

Worse Brand

Bosch microwaves have an average rating of only 94.2%, however Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95%.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Bosch HMT72M450B has a worse price.

Harder to Use

The Bosch HMT72M450B reviewers thought the Bosch HMT72M450B was harder to use.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HMT72M450B in the US is $138.27 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Swan SM22030ON

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Swan SM22030ON

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Swan SM22030ON
800W
20L
CAPACITY
4
POWER LEVELS
$305
OVER 10 YEARS

The Swan SM22030ON has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $101.47 this microwave is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Swan SM22030ON.

Features We Love:
Grill
Child lock

Purchasers report that this microwave isvery easy to use and well designed, and good-looking. It's a very economical to run and classic freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and a very good spec.

93
Reviews
684 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$310 Over 10 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Swan SM22030ON has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this microwave to others.

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Swan SM22030ON

Bigger Interior Capacity

Swan SM22030ON is 20 capacity. That's 3L bigger than the Bosch HMT72M450B and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R (17L), 6L bigger than the Daewoo QT3R (14L) and 0.2L bigger than the Magic Chef MCM770W (19.8L). More ...

'Interior Capacity' is how much the microwave can hold, measured in litres (L).

A bigger capacity means that the microwave is capable of holding - and therefore cooking - more food at once.

Child Lock

The Swan SM22030ON has a child lock, but the Bosch HMT72M450B, the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R do not have this feature. More ...

'Child Lock' denotes whether the microwave has a child lock, which stops kids and prying fingers from accidentally operating the appliance when you're not around.

This is very helpful, since it reduces the chance of an accident hurting your child.

Grill

The Swan SM22030ON has a grill, however the Bosch HMT72M450B, the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R do not have this feature. More ...

'Grill' denotes whether the microwave has a grill function on not.

A grill allows for high-power cooking of everything from sausages to cheese toasties - it's the best thing for getting a nice crisp topping on pies and bakes as well.

One More Auto Program

The number of auto programs on the Swan SM22030ON is two, but the Bosch HMT72M450B only has one auto program. More ...

We do not know the number of auto programs on the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W or the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R. It is possible that they do not have any auto programs.

'Auto Program' denotes the number of automatic programs the microwave comes with. These are standardized cooking modes for popular dishes (such as baked potatoes, chilled quiche, etc). The weight is input, and the microwave takes care of the rest - calculating power and time to achieve the tastiest possible result.

More auto programs means that the microwave can handle more types of dishes, meaning it is more versatile and, by extension, helpful.

One Year Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Swan SM22030ON is two years, but it is one year for the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Swan SM22030ON reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Swan SM22030ON was easier to use. Over 200 people thought that the Swan SM22030LN was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had outstanding controls and was really easy to setup.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Swan SM22030ON

Six Less Power Levels

The Swan SM22030ON has four power levels, however the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R only has five power levels, the Daewoo QT3R only has seven power levels and the Magic Chef MCM770W only has 10 power levels. More ...

'Power Level' denotes how many different power levels the microwave has - these usually range from very low to extremely high.

More power levels mean that the appliance is more versatile, and can reach the exact power/heat level needed for the cooking task at hand, rather than having to settle for one too low or too high.

Does Not Have a Convection Cooking

The Swan SM22030ON does not have a convection cooking (As does the the Bosch HMT72M450B), whereas the Daewoo QT3R, the Magic Chef MCM770W and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R do. More ...

'Convection Cooking' denotes whether the microwave oven is capable of convection cooking or not. This is a special mode that uses both the microwave and the oven at once.

Convection cooking uses the microwave power to cook the food quickly, and the oven power to keep the food crisp and brown. This leads to the optimal results for dishes such as pies, bakes or jacket potatoes.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Swan SM22030ON has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the Bosch HMT72M450B scored 83, the Daewoo QT3R scored 84, the Magic Chef MCM770W scored 90 and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R scored 84.

$60 More Expensive

The Swan SM22030ON is more expensive than the Daewoo QT3R by $33, more expensive than the Magic Chef MCM770W by $60 and more expensive than the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R by $25.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 stores sells the Swan SM22030ON, however 4 sellers sell the Bosch HMT72M450B and 11 shops sell the Magic Chef MCM770W. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this microwave remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Two Years Older

The Swan SM22030ON is older than the Daewoo QT3R by 21 months and older than the Magic Chef MCM770W by two years. The Swan SM22030ON is the same age as the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R.

33% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the Swan SM22030ON are $305 which is $76 more than the Daewoo QT3R, $38 more than the Magic Chef MCM770W and $38 more than the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R. Show assumptions.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The Swan SM22030ON has an average user rating of 85%, but the Daewoo QT3R has an average user rating of 100% (based on 8 reviews), the Magic Chef MCM770W has an average user rating of 93% (based on 3 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has an average user rating of 86% (based on 362 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The Swan SM22030ON has an average overall rating of 85%, but the Daewoo QT3R has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 8 reviews), the Magic Chef MCM770W has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 3 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHMM701R has an average overall rating of 86% (based on 362 reviews).

Worse Brand

Swan microwaves have an average rating of only 86.6%, however Bosch has an average rating of 94.2%, Magic Chef has an average rating of 93.6% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95%.

Less Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the Swan SM22030ON reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Swan SM22030ON was less reasonably priced.

Worse in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Swan SM22030ON was worse in terms of size.

Less Well Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Swan SM22030ON was less well designed.

Worse Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Swan SM22030ON was worse nice technical features.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SM22030ON in the US is $101.47 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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