Solo Microwaves

Solo Microwaves

Solo Microwaves

A solo microwave are often the cheapest type of microwave oven, offering the basic microwave capabilities, without the additional of an oven or grill features. Solo microwave ovens usually start from around £30, and increase in cost depending on the type of materials used in construction. Solo Microwaves are ideal for carrying out basic tasks, such as defrosting, heating, and cooking food and drinks – however they can not brown or crisp food in the same manner that a grill or combi microwave can. If you’re looking for a simple yet cheap method of heating foods and liquids, then a solo microwave could well be the right option for you.

Below are a selection of the best solo microwave ovens – complete with reviews, specifications and latest prices. Our solo microwave oven reviews will help save you time in finding the ideal appliance for your kitchen.

Russell Hobbs RHM2017

Russell Hobbs RHM2017 4.0 out of 5

The 20 litre Russell Hobbs RHM2017 is finished in a silky silver and mirrored door exterior, complete with a 800w power output and 5 different power levels.

£84.99 £69.00
Sharp R372SLM

Sharp R372SLM 4.5 out of 5

 A powerful mid sized 900w microwave, featuring a 25 litre capacity, 8 auto cook functions and a silver finish, the Sharp R372SLM is well worth considering for a mid sized household needing a solo microwave.

£89.99 £64.97
Sharp R272SLM

Sharp R272SLM 4.0 out of 5

The Sharp R272SLM is a durable and reliable 20 litre solo microwave, with a 800w power output together with a host of handy features.

Bosch HMT84M461B

Bosch HMT84M461B 5.0 out of 5

Mid sized solo microwaves are nowhere near as common as the 20 litre smaller versions.  Here we take a look at a microwave manufactured by Bosch, which based upon their excellent reputation should prove to be reliable.  The black HMT84M461B microwave from Bosch features a substantial 25 litre capacity, a comprehensive 900w power output and is finished in a sleek black colour scheme.

Daewoo KOR6L77

Daewoo KOR6L77 4.0 out of 5

The Daewoo KOR6L77 is a decent budget solo microwave offering the basic microwave functions, with a 700w power output and easy control system at a very reasonable price.

£99.99 £39.97
Samsung MW89MST

Samsung MW89MST 4.5 out of 5

The MW89MST from Samsung is a stylish and sleek black and silver microwave, with an impressive 23 litre capacity and 29cm turntable.

Akai A24001B

Akai A24001B 4.5 out of 5

The Akai A24001B solo microwave is a generous 20 litres in capacity, with a sleek and stylish blue exterior.

£62.04 £62.04
Whirlpool FT 339 SL

Whirlpool FT 339 SL 4.5 out of 5

The sleek silver Whirlpool FT 339 SL features a 950w power output, a substantial 27 litre capacity and measures 54.8cm by 47.2cm by 33.3cm.

Bosch HMT72M450

Bosch HMT72M450 4.5 out of 5

The sleek Bosch HMT72M450 is a modest 17 litre capacity silver solo 800w microwave from Bosch.

£134.55 £127.41
Siemens HF15M541

Siemens HF15M541 4.5 out of 5

The Siemens HF15M541 is a solid 17 litre solo microwave finished in an exquisite stainless steel exterior.

Panasonic NN-CT880MBPQ

Panasonic NN-CT880MBPQ 4.5 out of 5

The 1000w Panasonic NN-CT880MBPQ is a huge 32 litre combi microwave model, with a spacious 34cm turntable.


Daewoo KOR6L6BDSL 4.5 out of 5

The Daewoo KOR6L6BDSL Silver Solo Microwave features a spacious 20 litre volume with 800w of power and 10 different power settings.

£64.99 £64.99
Russell Hobbs RHM3002

Russell Hobbs RHM3002 4.5 out of 5

The 30 litre Russell Hobbs RHM3002 combination microwave is finished in silver and features a 900w output.

£174.99 £120.00
Sharp R26STA

Sharp R26STA 4.0 out of 5

The Sharp R26STA is a 22 litre solo microwave finished in a sleek stainless steel shell.  6 power levels, 800w of power, and a 27.2cm turntable.

Daewoo KOR6L1B

Daewoo KOR6L1B 4.5 out of 5

The Daewoo KOR6L1B is a budget solo microwave, finished in a crisp white exterior, and a spacious 20 litre capacity.

£89.99 £80.19
Akai A24001

Akai A24001 4.0 out of 5

The Akai A24001 is an elegant dial based solo microwave, with a practical 20L capacity and 800w of power.

£99.99 £54.93
Emerio Pink

Emerio Pink 4.0 out of 5

The Emerio MW-102588.1 Pink Microwave is a relatively inexpensive solo microwave, offering a modest 20 litre capacity and an easy to use dial based control system.

Sharp R371SLM

Sharp R371SLM 4.5 out of 5

The Sharp R371SLM is a generously sized 25 litre solo microwave, offering a decent power output of 900w.

Igenix IG2855

Igenix IG2855 4.0 out of 5

The Igenix IG2855 provides a fairly standard 20 litre capacity, complete with an easy to use dial based control system.

Daewoo KOR6L1BSL

Daewoo KOR6L1BSL 4.5 out of 5

The Daewoo KOR6L1BSL is essentially an incredibly cheap solo microwave which still offers very good value for money.

What is a solo microwave oven?

A solo microwave is the cheapest and most basic form of microwave oven. Essentially it includes the basic microwave function, which will enable you to heat, defrost and cook food and liquids, but does not include grill or convection oven features.

If you require a grill, then you will be looking to purchase a grill microwave, and if you would like the oven facility then you will require a combi model.

The main advantages of a solo model over other types of microwave are that it will typically be cheaper to purchase, should be more reliable (simply as it has less components to break), and will be easier to operate due to requiring less controls.

As such a solo microwave is ideal for those who require a compact, easy and efficient method of heating food, such as the elderly, and in the workplace. It can be a lot easier, cheaper (in terms of energy used), quicker and less hassle to warm up food in a solo microwave when compared to a regular gas hob or a conventional oven. Heating up leftovers in a solo microwave is far easier and less messy (in terms of washing up) than trying the same task on a gas hob or in a regular oven.

The built in timing system will help avoid overcooking and related accidents, and being powered by electricity, a solo model helps to avoid any dangers associated with gas hobs. Due to their size and versatility, solo microwave ovens are also handy for bedsits and smaller kitchens.

Prices start at around £40 for solo microwaves, with cheaper models often being both smaller and including less features. More expensive models tend to be better constructed, as well as being larger, more powerful and featuring more built in programmes. Popular microwave manufacturers include Daewoo, Panasonic and Russell Hobbs.

In order to work out which solo microwave oven is best suited to your needs, then simply read our reviews, which contain a full specification, latest price and impartial review of each model.

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