We were impressed by this retro-styled solo microwave from Beko, available in black, cream, blue, and red colorways. It excelled in baking jacket potatoes and heated chilled ready meals quickly and easily. We were a little disappointed by its performance when testing the soup heating function, as it failed to retain heat during the cooking process and cooled down very quickly after left for just two minutes standing. In spite of this, owing to its compact size, bold color options, and a child-lock safety feature, we would recommend this microwave to any family household.

Best microwaves for quick and easy cooking

A microwave is the go-to cooking appliance when you need food fast, hot, and ready to go. Yes, there’s something to be said for the slow-cooking approach of traditional ovens. However, a microwave is crucial for filling in the gaps when time just isn’t on your side in the kitchen. The popularity of “mug” recipes …

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