11 Best Microwave Oven Malaysia 2021: Do You Really Need A Combination Microwave? (See Models & Prices)

Who doesn’t love convenience and warm food? And that’s what you’ll get with the best microwave oven in Malaysia 2021!

It only takes less than a minute to have a piping hot bowl of something tasty! Microwave oven prices in Malaysia are competitive. So you won’t have to spend more than RM300 for a basic one!

Refer to this list for reliable microwave ovens. Some of which can double up as convection ovens and even food steamers!

Types Of Microwave Oven

1. Technology (How It Heats Up Food)

Conventional

Uses radiowaves (i.e. microwaves actually) converted from electricity to heat up and cook food on a molecular level. Food cooks very fast.

Convection

Has a fan to circulate the heat produced by a heating element. There may be a top and bottom element. Baking and grilling is possible.

Can use combination of microwaves with the heating element too.

Don’t like the thought of electromagnetic radiation to cook your food? Try one of the best air fryers in Malaysia!

2. Application

Countertop

Affordable. And therefore, the most common.

Over-The-Range

Connected to a range hood, these can filter out and release cooking fumes to the outside of your house. You will need to call an expert to install it!

Usually wider and shorter than countertop microwaves to accommodate the range hood.

Built-In

Built-in microwave ovens have a way of making your kitchen appear more stylish. While taking up less counterspace. Will cost more too (excluding installation fees!)

How To Choose A Microwave Oven

1. Size

Microwave ovens are measured in terms of liters (L). Most models fall in the range of 20L to 44L.

A good family size is around ~27L. With a turntable diameter of ~300mm.

Pick your oven size based on how much you plan to cook with your oven!

You need to consider the space in your kitchen too! Find a power outlet close enough for the oven’s cord to access without straining the wire.

And don’t forget to include an extra 2 inches all around the microwave for ventilation!

2. Power (Wattage)

Microwave ovens tend to be within the range of 800W and 1500W.

The power determines how fast the microwave oven can cook your food! A larger oven will need higher power too!

3. Features/ Settings

Solo

Basic settings are to reheat leftovers and to defrost frozen food.

Combination

Some models have additional settings like baking, grilling or toasting.

And then there are sophisticated ovens with sensors to detect when the food is cooked. Enabling the oven to adjust the temperature accordingly. Or turn off!

Other Features:

Child lock

11 Best Microwave Oven Malaysia 2021

1. Midea MM720CXM 20L Microwave Oven

Choose to defrost by weight or time with the Midea MM720CXM 20L Microwave Oven.

It’s simple to use as there are only 2 control dials (power and time)!

Considering the price, the quality is more than satisfactory!

Midea MM720CXM 20L Microwave Oven
  • Type: Countertop | Solo
  • Size: 20 L
  • Turntable diameter: 9.6inch / 255mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):  328 x 439.5 x 258.2
  • Microwave Output Power: 700 W
  • Weight: ~11 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM185

2. Sharp R213CST 20L Microwave Oven

This stylish silver R213CST 20L Microwave Oven by Sharp has up to 35 minutes of cook time. With 5 available power levels.

Like the previous model by Midea, you can defrost by weight too.

And instead of a push button, the mirror glass door has a sleek handle.

Sharp R213CST 20L Microwave Oven
  • Type: Over-the-range | Solo
  • Size: 20 L
  • Turntable diameter: 255mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 440 x 360 x 259
  • Microwave Output Power: 800 W
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM209

3. Lebensstil Kollektion LKMW-2301SS 23L Combi Microwave

Watch for overhead shelves if you intend to get this microwave. Otherwise, enjoy its stainless steel build and numerous functions besides defrost by weight!

There are 9 auto cook programs and a child safety lock. Even a grill rack with a rotating ring if you want to make use of the high-powered grill feature!

Lebensstil Kollektion LKMW-2301SS 23L Combi Microwave
  • Type: Countertop | Grill | Combi
  • Size: 23 L
  • Turntable diameter: n/a
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 483 x 281 x 370
  • Microwave Output Power: 900 W
  • Microwave Power Usage: 1,400 W
  • Grill Power Usage: 1,000 W
  • Weight: n/a kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM299

4. Sharp R357EK 25L Microwave Oven

Here’s another beautiful microwave oven by Sharp.

The cook time is even longer (~100 minutes) with this model that also has a mirror glass door.

And other than reheating and defrosting, you can select any of the 6 auto menus. There’re a total of 11 power levels too.

Sharp R357EK 25L Microwave Oven
  • Type: Countertop | Solo
  • Size: 25 L
  • Turntable diameter: 315 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 513 x 430 x 307
  • Microwave Output Power: 900 W
  • Weight: ~20 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM299

5. Panasonic 25L Solo Microwave Oven NN-ST34HBMPQ

Cook everything from congee, steam fish, chicken, instant noodles and more with the 9 set programs in the Panasonic 25L Solo Microwave Oven NN-ST34HBMPQ.

If the food is not as fully cooked as you would like, you can punch in the exact time you need with the Add Time function.

And if you rather not, then just use the quick 30-second function!

Panasonic NN-ST34HMMPQ 25L Solo Microwave Oven
  • Type: Over-the-range | Solo | Steam
  • Size: 25 L
  • Turntable diameter: 288 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 485 x 400 x 287mm
  • Microwave Output Power: 800 W
  • Weight: 12.7 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM358

6. Sharp R607EK 25L Microwave Oven With Grill

The Sharp R607EK 25L Microwave comes with a rack that you can grill meat on. There’s a dedicated mode for pizza too!

Other than this, it’s quite identical to the R357EK 25L model but smaller.

Sharp R607EK 25L Microwave Oven
  • Type: Over-the-range | Grill
  • Size: 25 L
  • Turntable diameter: 315 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 328 x 368 x 206
  • Microwave Output Power: 900 W
  • Weight: ~16 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM379

7. Panasonic NN-GT35HMMPQ 23L Microwave Grill Oven

This is the grill version of the Panasonic NN-ST34HMMPQ 25L Solo Microwave Oven with 3 more set programs (e.g. roast chicken, roast lamb/beef, reheat bread, etc):

Where food is subject to dual cooking with both microwaves and the grill to achieve a crispy outer layer!

Panasonic NN-GT35HMMPQ 23L Microwave Grill Oven
  • Type: Countertop | Grill
  • Size: 23 L
  • Turntable diameter: 288 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):  486 x 405 x 292 mm
  • Microwave Output Power: 800 W
  • Weight: 13.4 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM389

8. Morphy Richards Accents Red 511512 23L Microwave Oven

How about this striking microwave to add some pizzazz to your kitchen? It has sufficient functions without being overly complex.

Like 8 preset programs (e.g. pasta, porridge, pizza, chicken, soup, etc) and 5 power level settings. In addition to the defrost setting by weight/time!

Morphy Richards Accents Red 511512 23L Microwave Oven
  • Type: Countertop | Convection
  • Size: 23 L
  • Turntable diameter: 270 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 490 x 410 x 295 mm
  • Microwave Output Power: 800 W
  • Weight: 13.1 kg
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM490

9. Electrolux EMS3087X 30L Microwave Convection Oven

Highly versatile, the EMS3087X 30L Microwave Convection Oven by Electrolux is as elegant as it is practical!

It’s much more than a microwave with its grill, baking and steaming programs!

And large enough to fit a whole chicken (albeit a small chicken) on top of the included rack.

Electrolux EMS3087X 30L Microwave Convection Oven
  • Type: Countertop | Grill, Steam and Convection
  • Size: 30 L
  • Turntable diameter: n/a
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 539 x 438 x 300 mm
  • Microwave Output Power: 900 W
  • Grill Power Usage: 1,250 W
  • Convection Power Usage: 2,200 W
  • Weight: 18.4 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM770

10. Samsung 23L Grill Microwave Oven MG23T5018CN/SM

That round grill plate is a unique feature of the Samsung 23L Grill Microwave Oven MG23T5018CN/SM.

Other than grilling and baking on it, you can defrost food or cook from the selection of pre-set programs!

The durable ceramic interior makes for a quick cleaning job too!

Samsung 23L Grill Microwave Oven MG23T5018CN_SM - Mint
  • Type: Countertop | Grill, Fry
  • Size: 23 L
  • Turntable Diameter: 288 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 489 x 381 x 275 mm
  • Microwave Output Power: 800 W
  • Grill Power Usage: 1,150 W
  • Weight: 14.3 kg
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM599

11. Electrolux 20L Microwave Oven EMM20K18GWI

If you worry about being able to fit large plates in, the Electrolux 20L Microwave Oven EMM20K18GWI has a generous turntable of diameter 27cm!

The simple exterior is complimented with minimal markings on the mechanical timer and power dials (5 adjustable power levels indicated by letters and icons). 

Electrolux 20L Microwave Oven EMM20K18GWI
  • Type: Free-standing | Countertop
  • Size: 20 L
  • Turntable Diameter: 270 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 451 x 331 x 258 mm
  • Microwave Output Power: 800 W
  • Weight: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM299

Safe Use Of A Microwave Oven

  • Never ever use metal in a conventional microwave oven! That includes aluminum foil and utensils! You can use microwave-safe plastic, ceramic and microwave-safe glass.
  • Covered food should have some holes for steam to escape
  • Don’t turn on your microwave when it is empty! That will cause the microwaves to damage the oven interior. And you don’t want that!

How To Clean Your Microwave Oven

  • Freshen up your microwave by heating up bowl of water with some lemon slices until the window steams up! Then wipe down after 15 minutes.
  • Wipe down your microwave oven (inside and outside) occasionally.
  • If the turn-table is removable, you can wipe it down too!

Conclusion

In this list of the best microwave ovens in Malaysia 2021, the budget winner is Sharp R213CST. While Sharp R357EK (best value for money) offers a lot of features for ~RM300.

Lastly, we have to mention the Electrolux EMS3087X – this is a microwave convection oven with steaming capability!