Top countertop and over-the-range microwaves

Top countertop and over-the-range microwaves

Microwaves are used more often than range ovens to prepare some part of the meal, and that means we’re doing more reheating and less baking and broiling, says Harry Balzer, author of the "Eating Patterns in America" report. Countertop microwaves outsell over-the-range models nearly 2 to 1, but each type has its advantages. Here’s a look at some of the top scorers from Consumer Reports’ microwave tests and tips from our testers.

CR tip. A microwave eats up counter space—about 3 square feet—so look … (read more)