Product Type: Daewoo microwaves
Newest Review: ... the model number KOR-63F7. It is very simple to set up, you simply plug it in and go. Use The microwave cooking dials consists of two ci... more
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Member Name: Abski2001
Advantages: Easy to use and clean
Disadvantages: Boring design, not accurate timings, slightly too small, noisy!
I haven't owned a microwave in years until six months ago as I did not feel that we needed one or were missing out. We make a lot of fresh meals and I generally like cooking foods in an oven if given an option, it takes longer but I find tastes much better from an oven. However we were offered this microwave from a friend at work who had barely had chance to use it before their builder father got them a fancy new one. It is the Daewoo KOR-63F7 model.
To Look At
The microwave is not much to look at and it won't win any style competitions! It is white all over with the typical main door ¾ of the size of the front of the microwave and the remaining ¼ is the dials and options for cooking. The glass door of the microwave has a white netted piece behind so that you can't see all of the way through the glass to inside but light can came through it.
The microwave has approximate dimensions of 46 cm width x 28 cm height x 36 cm depth and a quite heavy weight of 13 kg. I would say it is a regular sized microwave. The Daewoo branding logo is subtly written on the front of the machine, along with the model number KOR-63F7. It is very simple to set up, you simply plug it in and go.
The microwave cooking dials consists of two circular handles on the right side of the front of the machine and underneath this is the large push button to open the microwave door. The top one is the heat/cooking options, with seven selections available.
This is a 700 watt microwave and the cooking power you set it to will alter the percentage power that the microwave cooks with as follows:
High - 100 %
Med High - 88%
Medium - 73%
Low Stage - 59 %
Defrost - 44%
Heat - 26 %
Gentle Heating - 18 %
The second dial is the timer and the maximum time that this microwave is capable of in one sitting is 35 minutes. The timer goes from one to ten minutes in minute intervals, then 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 minute options. The dials are very simple to turn and it is a swift one movement to get your microwave working. However the times are not very accurate as the dial does not click or stop on the different time options and so you have to judge as best you can whilst turning the dial. I don't particularly mind this as I tend to use my microwave most often for reheating food which has no accurate time needed. I am aware however that digital microwaves are much better for more accurate timings.
This is a very plain and bog standard microwave with no frills or fancy options. There is no On/Off button; as soon as you turn the timer dial the microwave starts working. Similarly there is no stop or start button. It is all controlled by the timer dial or by opening the door which obviously immediately stops the microwave from working. The open door button is quite big and easy to push and releases the door catch lock inside.
Inside the microwave is the usual plain white interior, with a plastic roller guide and the glass cooking tray on top of this. The microwave has a 20 litre capacity and is pretty big, though I do struggle getting my dinner plates in it and have to tilt them slightly to fit in. Just a millimetre or two bigger and it would be a perfect fit. Sometimes when I do get my dinner plates in I worry the door could pop open as it doesn't feel the most secure of kitchen equipment.
When the microwave is in use it is offensively loud, with a large reverberating humming coming from it that I can hear throughout my entire flat! As I have said we do not use this very often or for long periods of time so I can live with it. I couldn't imagine having it on for the whole 35 minutes though! It would drive me crazy. To make up for it the microwave has a nice chirpy bell 'bing' when it has finished.
The microwave is very easy to clean, with it being white it attracts dust and dirt but is easy to wipe down after use and the glass cooking tray can be removed and washed up separately.
This would not be a microwave that I would have picked for myself. The majority of my kitchen equipment is black and I would in an ideal world have a black stylish microwave to match, but I cannot complain as I received this for free. It is simple to use and simple in nature. The microwave does what I want it to do and has thus far been very reliable so I don't want to be too harsh on it.
The RRP for this microwave is £59, though I am not sure when this was first available, secondhand microwaves are available for around £25. I would say for that kind of money you could definitely get a nicer and perhaps digital microwave.
Summary: I am not bowled over by the microwave, but it does its job!
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