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Into the Daewoo.
Daewoo KOR8AOR Touch Control
Member Name: Mama-Q
Daewoo KOR8AOR Touch Control
Advantages: 23 litre capacity, child lock, beeps loud
Disadvantages: may not cook evenly, need to see.
At £49.99 (Amazon) I felt we were getting a bargain with this microwave, seeing as even the most basic of microwaves seems to be nearer that price mark but with no brand name attached and no real promise of quality or longevity.
At a meagre 135 grams this isn't a bulky piece of kitchen equipment. Ours arrived boxed, in nice Daewoo branded packaging. Opening the box: well we got what we paid for. Our black Daewoo microwave. I'll be honest and say I have never seen a black microwave before, but it does seem to fit into our neutral themed kitchen. There was also a manual in there but that's a bit pointless unless you've been locked in a cupboard for 30 years and don't know what a microwave is ;).
The plate that sits inside the microwave arrived bubble wrapped - I assume to avoid smashing in transit. As it's glass, it's easy to clean and dries quickly.
Setting up the microwave is pretty straight forward as it's a plug in and programme the time in. The cord is pretty generous, but seeing as we have loads of plugs all over our walls this isn't a concern for me - I'm just mentioning it in case you're short on plugs. It's an 800 watt microwave which means it packs a punch, on top of that it has a 23 litre capacity and is very deep.
It's not a bulky microwave, but it's not the most compact. It sits in the corner of our kitchen, on the counter top and doesn't take up too much space in our relatively small kitchen (and limited surface space.) There is also a child lock on the microwave which is reassuring for any parent with kids who're old enough to reach the microwave but not old enough to use it safely.
Cooking: what I like about this microwave is that it has an acrylic rust proof inside - perfect! We haven't had any splatters inside the microwave so I can't comment on the cleaning of this product but I would assume it's done with relative ease based on the inside material. Food cooks quickly but I have to say when we reheated some pasta, it didn't necessarily cook evenly as there were some cold spots on the food - this might be more to the time set on the cooking of the pasta so until I use it more I can't say it cooks evenly or not.
Settings: the cooking reminder 'beeps' are quite loud - not disturbing loud, but if your kitchen is next to the living room, with both doors closed and the TV on then you will hear the beep once something has been cooked ;). The microwave has the defrost setting, with options to select different meats or vegetables to be defrosted. There are many cooking options; jacket potatoes, soups and all kind of other things I won't use it for - but it's nice to have the option :P.
Overall this microwave gets the thumbs up from me - especially for the price range it's in. It performs wonderfully, does most of what it says on the tin and the black colour is a bonus for me - less mess! The 23 litre capacity is a bonus for most families and with the child lock as a safety feature I would say this is a family friendly microwave. 5 stars from me!
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