The countertop microwave is a classic small kitchen appliance. While we've also reviewed the best over the range microwaves of the year, in this article, we'll focus on the best countertop microwave models of 2021 from a variety of brands. We cover everything from compact options to large family-size models retailing at prices as low as $119 all the way up to $499. From basic to impressive, we wanted to give you a broad sampling of the best microwaves for your kitchen.
Without further ado, let's dig into the best countertop microwaves of the year, complete with pricing, features, and links to real customer reviews! (And check out our microwave buying guide if you want more help choosing a new model.)