Product Type: Sanyo microwaves
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A very easy to use Microwave
Member Name: jeffjen
Date: 04/09/09, updated on 04/09/09 (1222 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, good price
Disadvantages: A little noisier than some microwaves
Up until just over a year ago my microwave had served me very well over a number of years and was still going strong.
The only reason I bought a new one 14 months ago was because it was starting to look a little tired . I bought an expensive new silver model and was very pleased with it until a month ago, when the door catch broke and I could not access my jacket potato inside!
Typically, this was one month after the twelve month guarantee had ran out. I decided to buy a new microwave and not pay a lot of money this time, as cannot see the point if an expensive one fails just after a year!
I was doing some shopping in Asda and noticed this Sanyo EM- S105AW/AS priced at £39.99 and available in white or silver. After looking at one or two other microwaves available I decided on this one, purely because of the price, and also there was one on display on the shelf.
It looked perfectly adequate for my requirements, which is mainly just the convenience and speed of heating things up.
I also had a £20 Asda gift card to use, which would mean I only had to pay £19.99 after taking off the £20.
The microwave was packaged very well inside the box. It was simply just a case of unpacking it and plugging it in. It comes with a full instruction manual. Mine is the silver model.
The two microwaves I have previously owned have both had digital displays, so this is the first one I have owned with dials instead.
It seemed simple and straightforward enough, and after using it for a month I can confirm it is!
The microwave is a 700W model. My previous one had a higher output, but to be honest this does not bother me at all. It may take a few seconds longer for the contents to be cooked, but that is not a problem for me.
It is also a smaller model than my previous one, but again this is not a problem and I actually prefer this size (452 x 262 x 332mm) as it looks neater sitting on my worktop and gives me a bit more space.
The only downside (if this can really be classed as one) is it does seem a little noisier than my previous microwave, but this isn't a major problem at all.
The top dial is a Power/Action Selector, and you use this to choose a cooking power level. There are six power levels to choose from, and they are as follows :-
HIGH (MICRO 5) - 100%
M.HIGH (MICRO 4) -85%
MED (MICRO 3) - 66%
M.LOW (MICRO 2) - 48%
DEFROST - 40%
LOW - (MICRO 1) - 17%
Instructions are given on defrosting food, and a table is illustrated in the manual explaining how many minutes you should defrost frozen food for, according to the weight, eg: 0.5kg - 4mins approx.
The bottom dial is the Timer Dial, and this offers visual timer settings. Turn the dial to your selected cooking time and away it goes!
Cleaning the microwave is simple. The glass turntable is easily removed for cleaning, and the inside of the microwave can be cleaned with a damp cloth. A mild detergent can be used if the microwave gets very dirty, but spray cleaners should not be used, as they can damage and stain the microwave.
You must also be careful when cleaning the outside, not to let water seep into the ventilation openings on top of the microwave.
Removing odours from inside the microwave can be done by combining a cup of water with the juice and skin of a lemon, placing them both in a bowl and microwave for 5 mins.
Overall I am happy with my purchase and it is certainly the easiest to use microwave I have owned. Turn two dials to the appropriate settings and that's it!
I am hoping of course it will last longer than 13 months, but if it doesn't, then at least I have not paid a great deal of money for it. It does have the usual 12 months guarantee, and you need to keep your till receipt, as this acts as the guarantee.
At £39.99 this seems quite a bargain price for what seems so far to be a very good microwave. It is still available now at the time of writing from Asda priced £39.99.
Summary: A bargain price for a good microwave.
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