March 17

7 Most Expensive Microwaves of 2022 – Bordering Ridiculous

Written by: Michael

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You’ve designed your dream kitchen and now you’re shopping for appliances that will look good in your new space. If your budget allows, you'll definitely appreciate more high-end appliances, including a luxury microwave.

Most high-end microwaves are made of stainless steel. Along with their sleek look, luxury microwaves also have state-of-the-art features such as convection capabilities and numerous power levels.

You'll also need to shop by style. Do you want a countertop, over-the-range or built-in design?

We are here to help you find the machine you've been looking for, with our guide to the most expensive microwaves on the market.  

Let's take a look

How Much is a High-End Microwave?

A high-end microwave for the home will cost upwards of $600. Some of the most expensive commercial microwaves cost as much as a few thousand dollars.

You'll want to spend more on a microwave if it will be built-in. One reason is that more expensive microwaves often have a longer life-span.


What is the Most Expensive Commercial Microwave?


1) Panasonic NE-3280 Sonic Steamer Commercial Microwave Oven

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At the cost of a few thousand dollars, this appliance is the most expensive commercial microwave on the market today. It has a stainless steel body with five power levels. For convenience and ease of use, it's programmable and has dial controls.

This commercial microwave costs a few thousand dollars but has several benefits and features that make it worthwhile. For example, it is 3200 watts, which means that it is extremely powerful. 

It is also able to hold a full-size pan, making it ideal for restaurants and other commercial kitchens.

Pros:

  • Can preset recipe cooking
  • Easy to operate


Cons:

  • Not a lot of published reviews


What is the Most Expensive Microwave Drawer Oven?


2) 950W Sharp Stainless Steel Smart Easy Wave Open Microwave Drawer Oven

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Microwave drawers are real kitchen space savers. This Sharp model has a black glass front with a stainless steel frame. It can also be operated using Alexa or other virtual assistant technology. So, it has hands-free capabilities. This microwave oven would fit nicely below an island or wall oven. It costs about $1500.

Pros:

  • Very quiet
  • Hands-free door operation
  • Space saver
  • Use your smartphone to set the timer


Cons:

  • More expensive than similar microwaves
  • The touch panel is a little flimsy
  • A lot of steps to get it connected to your wi-fi


What is the Most Expensive Countertop Microwave?


3) GE Profile PEB9159SJSS 22Countertop Convection/Microwave Oven with 1.5 cuftCapacity in Stainless Steel

GE-microwave

You can cook a variety of dishes in this countertop microwave by GE. Along with reheating food leftover from dinner, it has convection capabilities that allow for baking cookies or browning vegetables. Its black glass door and stainless steel body have an ultra-contemporary look that will look great in a modern kitchen. This microwave costs a little over $800.

Pros:

  • Convection features
  • A variety of settings
  • Great size


Cons:

  • Not fingerprint-resistant
  • The front panel is hard to read
  • High-tech, complicated to use


What is the Most Expensive Over-the-Range Microwave?


4) Euro-Style30" Over-the-Range Microwave Oven by Jenn-Air

If beauty is your goal, this might be the ideal microwave for you. It has a chic look with great functionality including a built-in ventilation system. You'll shell out a little over $1,000 for this large microwave. It will fit seamlessly over your oven and will take up very little kitchen space.

Pros:

  • Sleek, contemporary look
  • Plays a tune instead of a buzzer
  • Large capacity


Cons:

  • More expensive than similar microwaves
  • The touch panel is a little flimsy
  • A lot of steps to get it connected to your wi-fi


Other Expensive Microwaves


5) Whirlpool’s 1.9-Cubic-Foot Convection Over-The-Range Microwave

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Enjoy hands-free cooking with this microwave. It operates by voice control and when you scan in a barcode, it knows exactly how long the dish needs to cook. If you're interested in a smart microwave, this would be a good choice. It costs about $650.

Pros:

  • Quiet operation
  • Lit menu panel
  • Steamer function
  • Scan to cook technology


Cons:

  • The smart feature doesn't always work right
  • Big and heavy



6) FRIGIDAIRE FGMV17WNVF Over The Range Microwave Oven

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Stainless steel with a black glass front, this microwave oven will fit into most kitchen decors. It is space-saving but large enough to cook family-sized dishes. Its interior lighting makes it easy to see what's cooking inside. It comes with a kit that allows for quick installation. This microwave costs about $600.

Pros:

  • LED lights
  • Second rack option
  • Easy to clean
  • Smudge-proof
  • Quick installation


Cons:

  • The clock is really bright
  • Buttons are hard to push



7)Viking RVMHC330SS

Get top-of-the-line performance with this microwave by Viking. It doubles as a convection oven with multiple baking modes. It costs about $1500.

Pros:

  • Child-safety feature
  • Time dial
  • Easy to clean


Cons:

  • Limited reviews are available


Conclusion


Most high-end microwaves are made of stainless steel, however, you can special order many of them in white, black or black stainless steel. Before you go shopping, be sure to measure the space where the microwave will go. Also, make a list of the details and top features that you most want in a new microwave oven. 

We hope this guide has helped you decide what microwave will be best for your space. Please reach out with any further questions or concerns. We are here to help!

Michael

Founder of Robust Kitchen 


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Michael spends his days eating, drinking and studying the fascinating world of food. He received his Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis and spent much of his time at the school brewery. While school proved to be an invaluable experience, his true passion lies in exposing the hidden crannies of food for the cooking laymen.

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