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Last updated: 02 September 2019

Combining electric and microwave ovens in a single convection model makes sense if space and money are limited. Convection microwaves, also known as combination ovens, combine electric and microwave ovens in a single convection model. Our convection microwave buying guide explains their features while how we test explains how we get our scores.

If it's just a regular microwave you're after (that doesn't act as an oven as well) take a look at our microwave reviews

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Our lab test results will tell you which convection microwaves:

  • are best at defrosting, reheating and cooking using the microwave functions
  • are best at roasting, grilling and baking using the convection and combination modes
  • are the easiest to use.

You can also see what features they come with – such as auto reheat, sensor cooking and child lock – and how much each model will cost to run.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which brands perform best and are the most efficient. Our recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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    Cooking performance score

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    Cooking performance is made up of scores for defrosting, cooking, reheating, grilling, baking, roasting and using combination mode (convection, microwave and grill).

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    We check that controls are intuitive, easy to operate and the instructions easy to follow. We also check the effectiveness of the light and whether the viewing window is large enough and easy to see through. The interior and exterior are assessed for cleaning: do the surfaces wipe clean easily and are there small holes and seams that can accumulate dirt?

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    Some convection microwaves are built-in rather than freestanding to streamline your kitchen space.

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      • High temperature baking score
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      • Combination baking pizza score
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