Updated January 31, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 8 Best Smart Microwaves

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2019. There's nothing more infuriating than carrying your TV dinner all the way to the living room before discovering it's still frozen in the middle. These smart microwaves aim to solve that problem. Though there are currently only a few options that can be controlled by apps or Alexa, there are some other models that have sensors to determine the optimal cooking time, so each meal comes out perfect. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Amazon Smart Oven

2. GE JES1097

3. Toshiba ML-EM34P

Editor's Notes

January 25, 2021:

Smart has a certain connotation these days as being capable of internet or some other form of wireless connectivity. Unfortunately, there are still only a few options on the market that offer this functionality, so we have chosen to expand the category to also include microwaves equipped with sensors that allow them to adjust the time and temperature to perfectly cook your food. Falling into the former category, we have the Amazon Smart Oven, GE JES1097, Toshiba ML-EM34P, and AmazonBasics Small, all of which integrate with either Alexa or Google Assistant, depending on the model. In the latter category, we have the Samsung MS14K6000, Panasonic NN-SN67KS, Panasonic NN-SN68KS, and Farberware FMO13AHTPLE, which utilize the aforementioned smart sensors to add some level of automation to cooking your food.

January 27, 2019:

Currently there is a clear winner in this category, which is no more expensive than a traditional microwave, yet has an abundance of features. It's likely that in the future there will be many more smart hub-ready units offered, but for now the biggest choice is whether or not you want to incorporate Alexa. If not, you can still get smart sensing technology, you just won't be able to speak to your appliance.

Special Honors

Whirlpool WMH78019HZ While it is extremely pricey, the Whirlpool WMH78019HZ has a 1.6-cubic foot capacity and true smart functionality. Additionally it is capable of convection cooking, allowing you to bake foods without having to rely on your traditional oven. whirlpool.com

Sharp SMC1139FS In addition to Alexa integration, the Sharp SMC1139FS features Orville Redenbacher’s certified popcorn preset, which is said to offer the best popping results. It also has a large-digit display that is easily viewable from across the room, and a clock that automatically sets itself. sharpusa.com

4. AmazonBasics Small

5. Samsung MS14K6000

6. Panasonic NN-SN67KS

7. Panasonic NN-SN68KS

8. Farberware FMO13AHTPLE


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 31, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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