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Compact microwaves save you space in the kitchen while still offering the versatility of their bigger counterpart. There is a wide range of small microwaves currently available on the Malaysian market to cater to the small space in your kitchen. These smaller microwaves do not monopolize the space on your counter, but still practical enough for cooking family-sized meals.

Do you need a big or small oven?

When it comes to microwave ovens, most Malaysian households do not use them as their primary cooking tool, but to only warm food up. Other than that, one would use it to defrost or thaw frozen foods and heat instant pizzas and pies.

So, unless you do most of your cooking with your microwave oven or are running a business, a small, compact one would suffice. Some of the perks of a smaller microwave oven include lower power consumption, space-saving, low price and ease of cleaning. Check out some of the fantastic choices we've gathered for you below.

Best cheap microwave oven with a grill
1. Electrolux Microwave Oven EMM2021MW
Best small portable microwave oven

This Electrolux microwave oven offers you both versatility and simplicity in a small package. It's portable and can fit even the smallest kitchen countertops. The microwave oven also comes with five built-in cooking functions, a cooking timer for up to 35 minutes and a bell that will ring at the end of each cooking cycle.

2. Toshiba Microwave Oven 20L (Digital Touch) ER-SS20(W)M
Best small countertop microwave oven

This microwave oven from Toshiba is small but comes with full features as compared to other larger ones. You'll find eight built-in cooking programs, can defrost by both weight or time, and has an easy, intuitive digital touch control panel. 

It can be set to cook a variety of food types as well like frozen vegetables, potatoes, popcorn and even pizza. Additionally, there's also the child safety lock feature, push open door button and fan mode to remove food odours.

Best rated small microwave oven
3. Hitachi HMR-D2311 23l Microwave Oven
Best rated small microwave oven

Hitachi's five-star rated small microwave HMR-D2311 is now available in Malaysia. This 23-litre capacity oven has a peak power output of 800 watts and comes with six built-in cooking functions. Additionally, there's also a icon-based touch control panel and child safety lock features to amp up your cooking experience.

Best overall budget microwave oven
4. Midea Microwave Oven MM720CXM
Best value, budget small microwave oven

Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to settle for inferior quality.  This 20-litre capacity Midea MM720CXM microwave oven has a 35-minute timer, 700-watt power capacity, enamel-coated cavity, digital dial controls and push-button door. It's simple to use and is perfect for small kitchens and even office pantries.

5. Netto 9L Multipurpose Microwave Oven Toaster
Small microwave toaster oven combo

Get a toaster in-built into your microwave oven, and you can easily prepare breakfast during rush hour. This handy multipurpose microwave oven also comes with a steamer which can also be used to boil water. The oven has a nine-litre capacity and has a grill on the top of the unit for toasting bread, teppanyaki and frying eggs and baking.

Best small combination microwave oven
6. Samsung 23L Microwave Oven MS23K3513AK/SM
Best small combination microwave oven

This 1150 watt microwave oven by Samsung comes with an easy-to-clean ceramic enamel and a built-in deodorizer. The multi-function LCD menu allows easy access to a variety of cooking modes and combination of multiple heat settings, too. Also, you'll find the Eco Mode, where you will be using minimum power to save energy.

Small 1000 watt microwave oven
7. Sharp Mechanical Grill Microwave R613CST
Small 1000 watt microwave oven

With a cooking capacity of 20 litres, this Sharp R613CST is one of the smallest full-powered small microwave ovens on the market. Higher power means faster cooking times. Other features include a mechanical grill, a 35-minute timer and a variety of cooking programs.

Best small stainless steel cavity microwave oven
8. Electrolux 20L Microwave with Grill EMS2085X
Best small stainless steel cavity microwave oven

This Electrolux EMS2085 is a built-in microwave and grill with a 20-litre capacity. It also comes with eight auto cook programs and power levels, rotary dial control, digital display, and a built-in grill. The cooking cavity is fully stainless steel which makes it durable and long lasting.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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