The price and easy installation of countertop microwaves is appealing. Just plug one into an ordinary outlet. But be aware that they eat up counter space, so zero in on each model's usable capacity in our ratings.. . .
These models free up counter space. But although they can be vented to the outside, don't expect an over-the-range microwave to vent as well as a range hood. Installation might require an electrician.. . .
The top-rated Brita purges tap water of bad tastes, odors, and chlorine, while two low-scoring models are slow and prone to clogging
Save space on the counter with a cabinet-mounted model that stands out in Consumer Reports' tests
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Our Green Choice designation will help you find a dishwasher that's easier on the environment
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