Product Type: LG Electronics microwaves
Newest Review: ... as old as me. (27 years) The LG looks the part in my kitchen. Much more stylish than the brown one it replaced, it also looks and feels mo... more
Nuke it baby
Member Name: sympatic
Advantages: Good for defrosting
Disadvantages: Auto cook options are not to be trusted
I would consider this LG microwave to be a fairly standard sort of microwave however for us it has been a faithful servant now and is pretty reliable, we have had it for just over a year now and it cost us £69.99 which I reckon is pretty reasonable for what you get for your money.
It is not the most stylish of designs, fairly functional in fact and I only remember seeing white versions of it in the shops so I'm not sure if there are any other colour options available. It boasts a standard digital display which is easy to read and it is pretty easy to set up as you need to log in the time on the control panel and then it is ready to go.
The maximum wattage is 1000 watts however mostly the higfhest I set it to is 800 as while that will cook the food a little slower it is easier to make sure the food does not get dried out and most cooking times are for 800 watts.
There are a lot of features on the microwave many of which I have no use for and never bothered to try out, one such thing is that you can select the type of food you are going to cook and the microwave will select the optimum time for it however on the two occasions that I used this option it was not a success with one time the food being over cooked and the second time it was the opposite so now I use my own judgement.
One really useful feature is an auto defrost setting which is great for thawing meat or bread although I rarely freeze bread it was useful once after we got back late from a holiday. With meat it is very reliable and while I would always prefer to defrost slowly in the fridge this is a life saver when you have forgotten to take something out of the freezer.
Overall this has proven to be a pretty reliable microwave and while some of the features are superfluous it carries out the basic function of cooking food really well.
Summary: Good microwave
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