Best microwave 2022: Top picks for rapid cooking, heating and defrosting

Panasonic's microwave is brilliant, all the more so because it innovates on previous models by losing the rotating tray.

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With loads of presets and the option for granular control, it's no wonder this has got a celebrity chef's seal of approval.

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We're big fans of the sleek, black look of this microwave from Samsung.

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If you don't feel the need for masses of complicated controls, Russell Hobbs' microwave still delivers quality performance.

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The smart oven that set the world alight, there's nothing like getting Alexa to help you make dinner. 

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Sometimes you just want simplicity, which is what this model from Bosch offers in spades.

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