Danby Designer 0.7 Countertop Microwave Review

A fairly large number of budget-friendly microwaves can be found on the market today, but not a lot of these ovens are particularly powerful or efficient. Finding a good, cheap countertop microwave is even harder, but Danby have produced a nice little countertop microwave oven – the Designer 0.7 and if you’re having second thoughts about purchasing it, our review might help make up your mind.

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danby-designerWhen it comes to looks, the Designer 0.7 is the perfect example of modern design. Sharp and oval lines, along with the stylish black and stainless steel exterior make this microwave a very aesthetically pleasing model. The control pad and the display add a nice little touch, while the semi-transparent and speckled door window perfectly fits the overall design of the device.

This is a small, low-budget microwave, but it does not look cheap or unattractive – this is a nicely designed kitchen appliance that should fit nicely in every home. It’s small (dimensions: 14 x 17.3 x 10.1 inches) and light (weight: 22.5 pounds). Naturally, it doesn’t take up a lot of space and it certainly won’t be hard to install it as you please or move it about, which is another plus. If you live in a small apartment or if you’re a college student living in a dorm, this microwave will be a good investment.

Are there any cons when it comes to design? It’s hard to find fault with the Designer 0.7, except the obvious one – the 0.7 cubic foot capacity. This is, obviously, not all that much. This certainly isn’t a microwave meant for cooking large meals, but this is pretty much to be expected, since this is a model that caters to a certain audience – people looking for a nice, small, practical countertop oven.

All in all, Darby have done a great job when it comes to design – this microwave is small and practical, yet solid and robust.


The design may be just a little short of brilliant, but what about performance? The Designer 0.7 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance either – as long as you don’t expect anything spectacular.

This is not a microwave with many different cooking options or a lot of power, but it is more than enough for preparing simple meals, defrosting or reheating food. 700 watts of power is not much, but again, that is to be expected from smaller models like this one.

The one-touch cooking feature, with 6 pre-sets, doesn’t work all that great. This is the biggest flaw when it comes to performance. Since this is a small microwave that doesn’t have a lot of power, most of the time it’s best to cook the food a bit longer than you would in an average-sized oven. Even though these pre-sets are a useful addition, it’s better to add some time so the food doesn’t come out under cooked or not properly heated/defrosted. With that said, adding time requires almost no effort, so that shouldn’t be a problem, although the fact that you have to check up on your food every now and again can be a bit annoying.

Other than that, the Designer 0.7 is pretty solid when it comes to performance. It cooks evenly and should be enough for some quick, simple cooking.

Dimensions and Technical Specifications

  • Weight: 22.5 lbs
  • Width: 17.3 inches
  • Height: 10.1 inches
  • Depth: 14 inches
  • Capacity: 0.7 Cu. Ft.
  • Colour: Stainless steel/black
  • Material type: Steel
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Wattage: 700 watts
  • Presets: Popcorn, Beverage, Pizza, Frozen Dinner, Baked Potato, Reheat
  • Power levels: 10


  1. Great design
  2. Good performance
  3. Price


  1. Needs added time when cooking

Final Verdict: A Brilliant Little Countertop Microwave Oven

If you’re someone who lives in a small apartment or doesn’t have a large kitchen, and needs a small, efficient microwave to get some quick cooking done – the Danby Designer 0.7 countertop microwave oven is the perfect microwave for you. This little gem has everything you can possibly need, even though it has a couple of really minor flaws. And lastly, the outrageously low price makes the Designer 0.7 a great investment.

Danby Designer 0.7 cu.ft. Countertop Microwave, Black/Stainless Steel
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Danby Designer 0.7 cu.ft. Countertop Microwave, Black/Stainless Steel
  • 0.7 cu.ft. capacity microwave
  • 700 watts of cooking power
  • Stylish black and stainless steel exterior

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