What is the best microwave oven brand and model in Malaysia?
If you are planning to buy a microwave oven, there are so many options for you to choose from either from an electrical store or online e-commerce sites.
Which one do you choose?
Making your buying decision can be quite a challenging task.
Because of that, I’ve decided to do a list of the top microwave oven models in Malaysia.
I am using Lazada Malaysia online shopping portal as my research platform.
What I am looking for are microwave ovens which have the most number of user feedback and comments.
If a particular model has a lot of feedback, it generally means the unit is selling well and the buyers are happy with their purchase and would recommend it to other potential buyers.
So, lets begin!
1) My first recommendation is the Electrolux EMM-2021MW Microwave Oven.
As I am writing this review (June 2017), the EMM-2021MW has more than 7 user reviews.
This unit was given mainly 5 stars rating for user satisfaction.
The Electrolux microwave oven comes with a 255 mm diameter turntable.
Size wise, this oven was rated at 20 litre capacity.
It is a pretty standard size and would fit 1 dish or bowl with some room to spare.
It also comes with 5 cooking modes which are Low, Defrost, Medium, Medium High and High.
The EMM-2021MW comes with 1 year local manufacturer warranty.
The Eletrolux EMM-2021MW is selling for RM195.
2) My second recommendation is the Panasonic NN-DF383B Microwave Oven.
This unit from Panasonic has oven 3 user reviews.
I was given mainly 5 stars for user satisfaction.
The NN-DF383B uses the inverter technology.
As I know, inverter technology is mainly used in air-condition unit.
It’s main benefits is to reduce energy consumption.
Now, inverter technology is also used in refrigerator, oven and microwave oven.
Size wise, the NN-DF383B is rated at 23 litre.
It is big enough to fit any dish, plate, bowl or pots.
As an added benefit, this microwave has an interior fluoric coating for easy cleaning.
When you use a microwave to heat up food, if you didn’t put a cover on it, the food will sizzle and pop.
After a while, the inner wall of the oven will be covered with food stains.
The inner fluoric coating will make cleaning a breeze.
This particular model comes with 1 year local manufacturer warranty.
How much does it cost?
The Panasonic NN-DF383B is selling at RM788.
3) My third recommendation is the Sharp R202ZS Microwave Oven.
Among all the microwave oven I’ve researched, Sharp R202ZS has the most number of user reviews.
This model has almost 400 reviews!
It was given mainly top 4 – 5 stars rating for user satisfaction.
Feature wise, it comes with a touch control panel.
The electronic panel will give you access to 11 power levels.
Size wise, it is rated at 20 litre.
The size is non bulky and compact.
It will fit nicely on a kitchen counter or cabinet.
The Sharp R202ZS comes with a 1 year local manufacturer warranty.
It is selling at RM209.
4) My fourth recommendation is the Samsung ME711K Microwave Oven.
This microwave unit has over 20 reviews from past buyers.
It received generally 4 -5 stars rating for user satisfaction.
The oven capacity is rated at 20 litre.
Generally, it has all the standard features you will expect from a microwave oven.
However, the Samsung ME711K comes with 2 years local manufacturer warranty.
The Samsung ME711K is selling at RM193.
5) My fifth recommendation is the Toshiba ERH8MS Microwave Oven.
If you need a big microwave oven, the Toshiba ERH8MS is right for you.
This oven is rated at 30 litre capacity.
It is big enough to meet all of your cooking needs.
This particular unit has 1 user review and it was given a 5 star rating for user satisfaction.
The ERH8MS also uses inverter technology.
As an added feature, this microwave oven can also cook with steam.
If you want to reduce your cooking time, you can use the super heated steam feature.
Warranty wise, you are given 2 years local manufacturer warranty.
The Toshiba ERH8MS is selling at RM1399.
6) My sixth recommendation is Hitachi MRO-NBK5000E Microwave Oven.
This is a premium microwave oven made in Japan.
It has 1 user review and was given top 5 star rating for user satisfaction.
Size wise, this is the biggest microwave oven I’ve seen.
It is rated at 33 litre capacity.
The MRO-NBK5000E can do pretty much everything…cooking wise.
The design it is top notch.
The unit comes with a whopping 200 auto mode and 232 recipes!
It is fair to say, if you have the budget, this is one of the best microwave oven you can get in Malaysia.
How much does it cost?
The listed price is RM4,339.
There you have it.
My recommendation on the best microwave oven available in Malaysia.
Obviously, the list above is not comprehensive.
There are many other brands and models in the market.
I would advise you not to get any generic microwave oven brand from China.
Because it is a kitchen electrical equipment, the cheap China oven may not have SIRIM approval.
Be smart and buy a branded oven.
You pay a little more but you’ll have a peace of mind.
If you are in a the process of researching which microwave oven to buy, I hope the list above has been helpful to you.