“ Brand: Prestige „
I bought this microwave oven for a reasonable price, or so it seemed at the time. I got it from Comet, where I was advised that it was one of the best microwave ovens, which they were selling at the time. It cost me seventy pounds, and they were trying their best to persuade me that I must purchase the extended warrantee. The appliance alone was expensive enough, and I had no intention of spending extra money on warrantee, because I've never before had a microwave oven that lasted less than four years, while the warrantee would only cover three years. The appliance was fully functional for an entire year, in which there wasn't even a single fault. A few days after the warrantee ran out (a year after the date of purchase), the heating system in the microwave oven failed. The plate continued to rotate, the light worked fine, and the food remained cold.
The microwave oven looks great from the outside, has a good capacity, but the short life-span considering the cost drags down its rating.
The microwave oven has a very simple interface, with the basic requirements of a general microwave oven and built-in grill. It doesn't take much effort to learn to operate it, and to make things easier, the door has a handle which can be used to open it, which I'd say - is a more practical design for the appliance than a push button design.
The power cable isn't particularly long, but not too short to need to use an extension cord, unless the mains socket is over a metre and a half away. In our kitchen, that's never been a problem.
This microwave oven would have been an excellent appliance, had the life-span been a few years, rather than only one. What I found a bit strange is - the microwave oven's heating system worked perfectly, and only failed when the warrantee ran out. This somewhat suggests that the appliance may be made to last an accurate length of time, as long as its usage level is average. The other thing is that replacing the heating system is quite costly, even if the labour costs are cheap or you repair it yourself. The parts aren't so cheap to get, so you'd be better off buying a new microwave oven.
I'd say avoid purchasing this microwave, unless you like to eat all your food cold - and you like to watch your cold food moving around in a heat-free microwave oven.
Prestige steel finish 900w microwave oven with grill / Features reheat programmes that are ideal for convenience meals / Short name: Prestige GS25