Product Type: Cookworks microwaves
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Cookworks Manual Microwave- A basic microwave that does the job.
Cookworks Silver Manual Microwave
Member Name: graceyyxx
Cookworks Silver Manual Microwave
Advantages: Cheap, easy to use, works well.
Disadvantages: Manual controls mean timing not that accurate.
Price and Availability
When my partner moved down from Liverpool to Stoke she moved into a little flat as a short term measure before we could find something big enough for the both of us. She bought with her various bits and pieces, including the basics for a kitchen which had been given to her by various family members. One of these things being the Cookworks Manual Silver Microwave from Argos which is currently priced at £42.99 and available both online and in store.
Appearance and Technical Details
The microwave is predominantly silver metal although the front of the microwave is silver plastic. The glass panel on the front of the microwave is black and when it's in use and the light inside is on you can just about see what's going on inside. The microwave is a very simple design with two dials, on for power and one for time and one large button which opens the microwave door. Inside the microwave is silver metal with a glass rotating plate in the middle, as with all microwaves this plate can be removed to make cleaning easier.
The technical details are as follows:
* Microwave power output 700 watts.
* 5 power settings.
* Defrost option.
* Interior capacity 17 litres.
We moved into our flat in September, and my partner had been using the microwave since last March, from what I can tell her Mum had the microwave for a couple of years before that as well. The microwave is very easy to use, anyone could do it, and it's just a case of twisting the dials. As I mentioned before there are two dials, the first one is the power dial. There are five different power settings from low to high, medium low is the defrost setting, it's pretty straight forward and I usually just cook most things on high although I do use the defrost button sometimes. The second dial is the time button which is also pretty self explanatory, it goes up to 30 minutes and as with all microwaves there's a loud beep when the timer has finished. The only annoying thing about the manual microwave is that it's hard to judge the time, its okay if you want to put it on for 10 minutes but it's a guessing game really for smaller amounts of time. When in use the microwave is quite loud but no louder than usual I suppose. The microwave cooks food well and is also really good on the defrost function and for the price what more can you ask.
Although this isn't an advanced microwave I think it's a decent microwave for the average user. The microwave is very simple to use and is priced cheaply, it looks okay for the money and although we will probably upgrade ours soon it's purely for aesthetic reasons as our Cookworks microwave continues to work well.
Summary: 4/5 a decent microwave for a low price.
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