The best retro microwaves for a vintage kitchen vibe
Add a touch of colourful charm to your kitchen countertop with a retro microwave.
If you're looking to liven up your kitchen with a pop of colour, a retro microwave could do the trick! Their quirky, eye-catching appearance, and straightforward design make them an appealing choice for those fed up of complex, modern day appliances that lack character.
Our list of the best retro microwaves includes a range of colours from dusty pinks, to vibrant oranges, so you can find the perfect fit for you kitchen. We've also selected buys from popular trusted kitchen brands such as Russell Hobbs, Swan and Beko.
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Best retro microwaves to buy in the UK
Beko Solo Retro Microwave
Thanks to the cream colour, this fun pick from Beko would work well in a range of kitchen décor styles and colour schemes. It would look particularly effective alongside other cream countertop appliances - retro or not - such as a toasters and kettles. This 20L, 800W retro microwave is also pretty compact in size, so it won't take up too much room.
It's also available in baby blue, red and black if you'd rather opt for a bolder colour. Creamy colours also look super in kitchens with a farmhouse vibe, so it's one to consider if you're a fan of the country look.
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Retro Pink Digital Microwave
We love this dusty pink retro microwave from Dunelm! The pale pink design is fun without being too loud, so it's a perfect way to add a subtle splash of colour. There's even a matching toaster and kettle, so you can go all out and purchase the whole set for a uniform look! Functional as well as attractive, this model has five different heat settings, and a child lock.
This is one of the most affordable microwaves on our list, so it's a great choice if you're looking for a budget buy.
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Comfee' Retro Style Microwave
Looking for a calmer colour to complement a subtle kitchen decor scheme? Thanks to its light, fairly neutral colour, this Comfee' retro microwave would fit into a range of styles and designs, whether you've gone for unique and eclectic, or country chic. And you'll be secure knowing that if you fancy mixing things up and revamping your kitchen in the future, you'll not need to buy a new microwave!
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Not only does it look great, but this pretty kitchen accessory features eight cooking presets so you can cook dishes such as pasta and baked potatoes with ease.
Swan Nordic Digital Microwave
Another pick from Swan, but this time with a Scandi twist. Boasting the curved lines of mid-century modern furniture, this choice has more of a natural feel thanks to the wood effect handle and controls. The creamy matte blue finish is a fabulous choice if you're after a microwave that'll successfully blend in whilst still adding character. It's also available in white and black if you prefer a more timeless look.
Russell Hobbs Retro Microwave
This is a classy choice if you want the retro look without the bright, jazzy colour! This 700W microwave from Russell Hobbs has a capacity of 17L, compared to our other buys which hold 20L, so it's a winner if you're looking for a compact countertop accessory.
It has a sleek and sophisticated appearance and the chrome handle gives it a stylish vibe. The removable glass turntable is dishwasher safe, so messy soup spillages should be easy to clean up! This is a manual microwave, so rather than digital settings, it features two dials, so it's one to consider if you want the real retro experience!
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