With bench space at a premium, installing an under-counter microwave is a good choice. Available in several colours with a variety of style and features, under-counter microwaves can look as if they were part of the kitchen from the beginning. Easy to use and install, a built-in microwave can be fitted almost anywhere in the kitchen and feature traditional colours as well as fashion hues, including red.
Bosch HMT75M651B Built-in Electronic Microwave Oven
Bosch has earned several coveted kitchen design and kitchen appliance awards. Stylish and well built, Bosch is leading the industry in the manufacture of technologically up-to-the-minute appliances that blend into traditional and contemporary kitchen. The Bosch HMT75M651B Built-in Electronic Microwave Oven is no exception. With the brushed stainless steel body and door that hides fingerprints and smudges, the HMT75M651B is both sleek and stylish. The black window on the front allows the cook to look into the oven to check on the recipe without having to open the door. In addition, the turntable eliminates the need to turn the food during cooking. The control dials pop-out for easy programming, and with a 17-litre capacity and seven automatic programmes, turning out perfect results is easier than ever. The microwave needs a space 36 centimetres high and 60 centimetres wide.
Presented in anti-fingerprint silver-coloured stainless steel by AEG, this 800-watt stylish microwave has intelligent preset programmes designed to take the guess work out of cooking new or old favourite recipes. The active display allows the user to change the settings while the microwave is in operation. The large 17-litre capacity handles family meals as well as that cup of coffee or tea, and the tempered glass turntable eliminates turning. The electronic push control with a light-up LED display makes it easy to see the available options. As an added bonus, this model has a child lock. With auto weight cooking and defrosting, and a quick start function, this microwave oven almost thinks for you. The unit height is 37.1 centimetres high with a width of 59.4 centimetres.
Siemens HB86P672B iQ700
In high-tech black, the Siemens HB86P627B iQ700 features day/night glass and a metal fascia. The central control dial features all-metal construction and illuminated LED lighting, while still being retractable. The 1000 watts of microwave power are equivalent to an industrial unit, while still being family friendly. The flush-fitting door drops down for easy access, and it features an electronic control, digital clear text and temperature display. Included is a safety lock, ensuring the door is not accidentally opened. Other features of this unit include an interior halogen light, three shelf positions, and a moulded enamelled oven interior. The glass is heat reflective and the oven features convection for dual microwave and conventional cooking. With 12 automatic cooking programmes, 14 automatic defrost programmes, and 44 combinations, this oven can handle a wide range of cooking options.