Forté creates beautiful and reliable Italian-engineered appliances both big and small. Their selection of microwaves has a wide assortment of different features and designs, ensuring there is a perfect fit for every kitchen. Following is a list of our top three expert picks for the best Forté microwaves currently on the market.
The first in our lineup comes from Forté's 5 Series. This 24-in. microwave is designed to go over a range and includes a 300-CFM ventilation fan. With two speed settings, the fan allows the microwave to double as a hood to circulate smoke and food odors out of the kitchen through a ducted venting system. Its sleek stainless steel finish will complement any kitchen beautifully.
With a 1.3 cu. ft. capacity, this microwave has 1,000 Watts of power and 10 power levels to ensure ample power for heating all types of dishes thoroughly and evenly. The interior includes a turntable with on/off rotation to allow the best heat penetration for a multitude of dishes. This model features a built-in sensor that can automatically adjust the cooking time and power level settings for various dishes. You can easily add a little extra cooking time when needed with the 30-second button. The control panel also includes a kitchen timer and an LED cooktop light for added convenience when cooking in the main hub of your kitchen.
This model from the Forté 8 Series is a 24-in. microwave drawer with a 1.2 cu. ft. interior capacity. The drawer design is convenient for saving space in other areas of the kitchen, allowing for it to be installed under countertops, in kitchen islands, and under wall ovens. Its stunning stainless steel finish will add a modern touch to any kitchen. The unique design and all-around convenience of this model make it one of the best Forté microwaves on the market.
With 1,000 Watts of power and 10 power levels, you can easily adjust the power to your needs to ensure even heating throughout each dish. Integrated auto-cook controls make it easy to pre-select common options such as beverage, popcorn, defrost, reheat, melt, or soften. With a bright interior light, you can easily check on your food as it cooks, and the drawer has a simple touch open/close button for added convenience.
This microwave also includes a convenient kitchen timer and a child safety lock to prevent unsupervised use or opening of the drawer.
Another model from Forté's 5 Series, this 24-in. countertop microwave has both the largest interior capacity and the highest wattage on our list. With a 2.2 cu. ft. interior and 1,200 Watts of power, this microwave has the capability to cook, reheat, or defrost a variety of small or large dishes with thorough and even results. While designed to be placed prominently on a countertop, this microwave's stainless steel finish will blend with your kitchen beautifully to compliment your other appliances. A 27-in. or 30-in. trim kit is available for those who prefer a built-in look with the cabinetry.
Enjoy the flexibility of 10 power levels and convenient auto-cook menu settings for your favorite foods and commonly used microwave settings. This model includes a built-in sensor to help calculate the appropriate cooking time and power level for various dishes. Operate the microwave easily with electronic touch controls, and switch on the child safety lock for added peace of mind whenever you'd like to prevent unsupervised use for your little ones.
What are the signs that a microwave is going bad?
Look out for signs of wear, such as food taking longer to cook or suddenly getting heated unevenly from your microwave. Exterior components may also begin to fail, such as the control pad being unresponsive. If you see smoke or sparks coming from your microwave, you should stop using it immediately to avoid the risk of fire or injury in your home.
How long should a microwave last?
Most microwaves should last up to 10 years with proper care and maintenance, including keeping the appliance clean, making sure it has proper airflow, and avoiding improper usage that can shorten the lifespan of the microwave.