5 Best Microwaves For a Rental Property in 2022

Last Updated July 2022

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Although not including appliances has been a growing trend in residential rental properties, some landlords still choose to offer appliances to entice tenants or charge an additional monthly premium. Microwaves are either freestanding (also called a Countertop Microwave) or Built in (usually Over-the-Stove). Built in microwaves can be a great amenity to include in a kitchen, as it will free up valuable countertop space, however, the landlord would likely be responsible for maintenance.. Below we explore the top 5 microwaves for rental properties based on 5 different factors that landlords should consider when determining which type of microwave is best for their rental property investment.

Best Overall

Galanz – 1.7 Cu.Ft Over-The-Range Microwave, 30-second Express Cooking, 9 Auto-Cook Programs, 1000-Watts

Type: Built-In Over-the-Range

Best Economy

Farberware – 0.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Countertop Microwave, 700-Watts with LED Lighting, Child Lock, Easy Clean Interior

Type: Countertop

Best Premium

Sharp – 1.2 Cu. Ft. 24-Inch Microwave Drawer Oven, AutoTouch key Open & Closing, 950-Watts

Type: Built-In Drawer

Best Smart

Cafe -2.1 Cu. Ft. Smart Over-The-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking, Scan-to-Cook Technology, 1,050-Watts

Type: Built-In Over-the-Range

Best Commercial

Amazon Commercial –  0.6 Cubic Feet, Microwave Oven with Membrane Control, Stainless Steel, 1800-Watts

Type: Countertop, Commercial

Rental Property Microwave FAQ

Who is in Charge of Repairing a Built-in Microwave Oven in Rental Property?

The maintenance and repair responsibilities of rather the tenant or landlord (property management company) ultimately come down to how this is written in the lease agreement. If the appliance was provided with the unit, the argument could be made that it is the responsibility of the landlord. Be sure to also check your state specific tenant laws on the responsibilities of appliances.

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