Here Are The Top 10 Best Over-the-range Microwave Ovens 2018

Our list showing the newest Over-the-range microwave ovens includes only microwave ovens that obey to these rules:

  • To make it to our best over-the-range microwave list, models must include an exhaust fan located above the stove that acts as an oven hood.
  • Most over-the-range microwaves (OTR) also include one or more filters and multiple hood speeds
  • There are typically three over-the-range microwave dimensions: 24-inch, and 30-inch models extendable to 36 inches, and the most low-profile models start at 14 inches (space saver models) but 17 or even 18 inches of height are more typical.
  • If you are looking to fill up a 36-inch over-range microwave spot, what you need is a 30-inch model and a 36-inch trim kit.


The List:

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Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

1000
w
Power
300
CFM
Exhaust fan

Based on its aggregated ranking of 91%, we conclude that the Whirlpool WMH32519CS is, as of now, Alphachooser's best Over-the-stove microwave 2018/2019. Alphachooser also concludes that our sample of 831 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that prompts us to name it a "no-brainer best choice."

Finish: ? (It seems that the biscuit and black-on-stainless versions have a stainless steel finish, while the black and white models simply have a painted-metal finish)
Available colors: Black, White, Biscuit, Black-on-stainless

Average rating:
(91%) (831 reviews over 2 sources)   
Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
1050
w
Power
400
CFM
Exhaust fan

Based on 4.5 stars averaged over 1785 reviews, here is second best Over-the-stove microwave. * This choice (and the following members of this best Over-the-stove microwave models list), is based on a full computation of hundreds of Over-the-stove microwave reviews from across the web.

Finish: Stainless steel (We assume the black and white models have a painted-metal finish)
Available colors: Grey, Silver, Black, White

Average rating:
(89%) (1785 reviews over 3 sources)   
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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
1000
w
Power

Finish: Stainless steel (Based on the pictures, we think the smooth white and smooth black models may include some plastic finish)
Available colors: Smooth black, Smooth white, Stainless steel, Black stainless steel

Average rating:
(88%) (1665 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
1000
w
Power

Finish: Stainless steel (Black and white versions presumably have a painted-metal finish)
Available colors: Black, Grey, Silver, White

Average rating:
(88%) (2439 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
1000
w
Power
400
CFM
Exhaust fan

Available colors: Silver (stainless steel)

Average rating:
(88%) (730 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

Finish: Smudge-Proof Stainless steel

Average rating:
(85%) (2475 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
1000
w
Power
300
CFM
Exhaust fan

Finish: ? (Presumably stainless steel for the silver version and painted-metal for the black and white versions)
Available colors: Black, Stainless steel, White

Average rating:
(85%) (728 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

GE JVM3160RFSS Over The Range Microwave

1000
w
Power

Finish: ? (Presumably plastic, looking at the pictures)

Average rating:
(85%) (9343 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

Sharp R-1214 Over Range Microwave

1100
w
Power

Average rating:
(85%) (227 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High

Samsung ME16K3000AS Over The Stove Microwave

1000
w
Power
300
CFM
Exhaust fan

Finish: Stainless steel
Available colors: Silver (stainless Steel)

Average rating:
(79%) (113 reviews over 3 sources)   

Samsung MC17J8000CS Microwave Over The Range

950
w
Power
300
CFM
Exhaust fan

Available colors: Grey

Average rating:
(71%) (121 reviews over 2 sources)   

More Over-the-range microwave ovens, sorted by the latest model first:

KitchenAid KMHC319ESS Over Stove Microwave

1000
w
Power

Available colors: Stainless steel, Black, White

Average rating:
(34%) (3 reviews)   

Frigidaire FPBM3077RF Over The Range Microwave

1050
w
Power
400
CFM
Exhaust fan

Finish: Smudge-Proof stainless steel
Available colors: Silver (silver front with black body)

Average rating:
(48%) (23 reviews over 2 sources)   

Bosch HMV8052U Over Range Microwave

1000
w
Power
385
CFM
Exhaust fan

Finish: ? (Presumably painted-metal body with a stainless steel door)
Available colors: Silver (with black body)

Average rating:
(70%) (43 reviews over 2 sources)   

Samsung ME21F707 Over The Stove Microwave

1000
w
Power
400
CFM
Exhaust fan

Average rating:
(63%) (123 reviews over 2 sources)   

Frigidaire FFMV164LS Microwave Over The Range

1000
w
Power

Average rating:
(44%) (52 reviews)   

Sharp R1874T Over Stove Microwave

850
w
Power

Average rating:
(74%) (116 reviews over 2 sources)   

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