Dorm microwaves are affordable appliances and are not typically as large or powerful as regular microwaves, but they give similar results and are perfect for students who want to carry out simple heating and re-heating tasks.
The market features numerous dorm room microwave options, three of the best which will be discussed in this post.
Commercial Chef CHM990B
This is a great dorm room microwave with benefits like affordability, ease of use, and heat resistance.
It is built to fit on small kitchen countertops and tables like the ones found in dorm rooms.
However, its small size does not reflect its performance.
Despite the size, it is highly convenient and intuitive because of the multiple cooking options.
It is also easy to clean and does not require much maintenance, making it the best choice for the busy life in the dorm.
. Ten power levels for multi-stage cooking
. A glass turntable that is dishwasher safe
. Compact design
. Six quick defrost setting
. Quick defrost setting
. Push-button controls with an LED display
. 0.9 Cubic feet capacity
. It is easy to use
. It features a compact yet highly effective design
. It requires no maintenance and is easy to clean
. It is safe to use with child lock safety guarantees
. It features a loud beeping sound that doesn’t stop until you open the door
Whirlpool 0.5 CU FT Compact Countertop Microwave
This is perhaps the smallest microwave option on the market.
The size is enough to accommodate a standard dinner plate.
This makes it perfect for dorm room application because space is often an issue.
It comes with ten power levels and a power level of 750 watts.
It also comes with an “Add 30” option that allows you to add thirty seconds to your current cooking time.
It also comes with a control lock that makes it safe for use.
. Ten power levels
. 0.5 CU FT capacity
. Control lock to avoid unintended use
. It is small enough to fit in a corner and save table or countertop space
. It is easy to use
. It is safe to use because of the control lock
. It is affordable
. It is small and can only accommodate a standard size dinner plate
Faberware Classic FM09SSE
This is a great dorm room microwave offering both quality and convenience.
It is made with stainless steel that can withstand everyday application.
It also features a compact size that can fit on small tables and kitchen countertops.
It comes with a 10.6-inch glass turntable that is also dishwasher-friendly.
The product is also quite affordable.
. It comes with a sturdy handle
. Ten adjustable power levels
. Siz one-touch cooking settings
. Quick defrost alternative
. Speed cooking option
. 900-watt power level
. It is stylish and easy to use
. It comes with a memory function that saves your most applied settings
. It is highly durable
. It is quite expensive
- CONVENIENT MICROWAVE: Prepare quick and easy meals in a snap with our powerful microwave. It packs 700 of output power and features a range of settings for press-and-go speed.
- POWERFUL SETTINGS: This microwave has ten power levels with multi-stage cooking. You can fully customize your cooking with six one-touch options, including popcorn, potato, and pizza. Defrost by weight or by time settings to make quick work of any task.
- PERFECT SIZE: Measuring 0.7 cu ft, this microwave is the ideal small-space solution that offers full-sized cooking in a compact space. It features an easy-to-clean interior and exterior and is perfect for the home or office.
- ALL YOU NEED: This microwave has a clear LED display with a kitchen timer and clock that lets you easily keep track of time. Easy-to-view interior lighting lets you keep an eye on your dish, and a child safety lock adds additional security.
- FARBERWARE: From weeknight favorites to family feasts they'll never forget, Farberware helps today's families craft the meals that make memories and bring everyone together.
- Stylish (black) stainless steel finish, compact size: 0.7 cubic-foot capacity, 1050 watts and 11 power levels
- Mute function, settings, clock, kitchen timer, child safety lock, easy auto-cook functions: Popcorn, potato, pizza, frozen veggie, beverage, reheat
- One touch express cooking function with 1-6 minutes and plus30 seconds functions, and two defrost settings (by weight or by time)
- Energy Saving Eco Mode: Minimizing 50% standby power by turning on ECO mode
- Bright digital display, easy-to-read control panel, interior light and 10 inch glass turntable
- 【Sustainable Material】Our plate and bowl sets are made from materials of natural fiber, environmentally friendly, which don't release strange odours and can be reused many times.
- 【Complete Set】 The wheat straw dinnerware sets are serviced for 4 adults: 4 x wheat straw plates (9.8inch), 4 x wheat straw bowls (6.7inch) and 4 x wheat straw cups. Perfect choice for someone looking for a complete pack.
- 【Super Safe】With the admirable heat-resisting ability, these dinnerware sets are safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher. But you'd better control the highest temperature within 120℃ (middle fire) and usage time within 3 minutes.
- 【Lightweight & Unbreakable】The dinnerware set is designed with space-saving style and smooth rounded edges. It is lightweight also compact to carry. Designed to last and built to be resistant to chipping or breaking.
- 【Fresh Light Blue】 Specially designed with light blue color which makes life more pleasant and creative, the fresh color will not only decorate your food, table and kitchen, but also bring appetite to you and your family.
- COMPACT YET POWERFUL: 700 watts of power and 0.7 cu. ft. inside allow for effective, efficient cooking while not taking up valuable kitchen space; glass turntable rotates for optimum cooking
- EASY SET UP: Freestanding microwave fits easily on countertop or open shelf, with 39 power cord
- CONVENIENT CONTROLS: Simple, one-touch operation with Instant On express cooking controls and multiple cooking modes; kitchen timer, child lock controls and cooking complete alarms add convenience
- EASY AUTO OR MANUAL DEFROST: Defrosting times and power levels can be programmed or set manually for optimal results
- SOLID, SLEEK DESIGN: Clean lines, electronic keypad and stainless steel with black glass construction provide elevated design
- 【Easy usage】: Equipped with a side handle, the ramen cooker bowl can be easily taken out from your microwave without scalding your hands. Your favorite food is ready minutes later.It can perfectly save your cooking time, making it a suitable tool all day long. It’s an essential for college student dorm rooms or busy adults with hungry kids.You needn’t worry about boiling water, cleaning the pot or other dishes at all.
- 【Multipurpose】: Our ramen bowl set consists of 3 parts: the big soup bowl at the bottom（33oz）, the drain bowl at the middle, and the small bowl at the top(16.9oz). The large bowl at the bottom and the small bowl at the top can be directly placed in the microwave. It’s a perfect choice for heating ramen, spaghetti, cheese, soup, cereal, and oatmeal as well as any food that is safe in a microwave.
- 【Instructions for use】：Dry noodles recipe: Put the instant noodles into the draining bowl and place it into the large bowl, pour some water into the instant noodle, cover with the small bowl, and heat it up in a microwave (Apart from heating up in a microwave, the instant noodles can also be cooked by pouring boiling water). After the noodles are cooked, take out the draining bowl, drain the water and place the instant noodles in the small bowl, then mix it dry.
- 【Safe in dishwashers and free from BPA】: Made of high-temperature propylene, the ramen cooker bowl is BPA-free and safe in dishwashers. Don’t use it in the BBQ and convection mode.
- ❤【Remarkable Customer Service】: We will refund you immediately if you are not satisfied with the product for any reason.
3 Best Microwaves For Dorm Rooms
Each of the products listed above has a lot to offer, making it an incredible option for dorm room applications.
However, the Commercial Chef CHM990BO is the best overall option because it is convenient, easy to use, compact, affordable, and stylish.
. Commercial Chef CHM990B0 – The best overall
. Whirlpool 0.5 CU FT Compact Countertop Microwave – the smallest option
. Faberware Classic FM09SSE – the most convenient