Product Type: Tesco microwaves
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Member Name: SJ2011
Advantages: Cheap but does the job
Disadvantages: Looks cheap but at £28 who cares
I bought the Tesco MM08 microwave in October last year after my old microwave decided to pack in
2 months after the years warranty run out. My previous microwave cost us around £120 so after that
I decided I wasn't willing to pay a fortune to get 14 months out of it and as we had no need for a grill
or oven feature I decided to buy the cheapest one I could find.
If you are looking for something flashy to look great in your kitchen you might want to look elsewhere
when it comes to looking cheap this has the market sown up! It's very basic looking just plain white
plastic with a couple of dials and a black door there's no fancy touch buttons and not even a digital
display so stylish is definitely not it's main attraction.
On the plus side it's very easy to use there's no silly programming and no reaching for the instruction
manual when you haven't used it for a while and can't remember how to set it. My other half is lazy
when it comes to things like cookers or microwaves and despite owning the last one for 14 months
he only ever managed to use it on auto cook but even he can manage to use this with no problems.
I should point out he isn't stupid give him a new TV or DVD player and he will usually have it set up
long before I'll manage it but unless he has an interest in it he can't be bothered to learn how to work
The microwave is rated at 700 watts and comes with 5 power settings from defrost to high on one dial and the other dial sets the time. I've found that although it doesn't look as good as the old one did there's not much difference when it comes to cooking and although it isn't quite as fast as my old
microwave there's not enough difference to warrant paying £90 more to save 30 seconds cooking
Like most microwaves the defrost is pretty useless as it will usually start to cook the outside of the
food before the inside is defrosted but it's no better or worse than any other microwave I've used in
the past so I just avoid using it on defrost.
The capacity on this is 17 litres but it does seem quite small inside compared to our old one which
had a 20 litre capacity. The internal size doesn't cause too many problems except for occasionally
when we use certain rice packets which supposedly should stand up during cooking but due to the
height inside this they can't stand up or catch on the roof and fall over. This is a minor problem easily sorted by placing the packet in a bowl so it's leaning on the edge and can't spill or empty the contents intoa bowl. This doesn't take up much room at 44cm wide x 35 cm deep x 26cm high it is a lot less
bulky than our previous microwave which has freed up some more room for random junk on the shelf.
I never used to use microwaves much but lately due to myself and my other half working at
different times I now try to cook and freeze meals when I'm off work so I now use the microwave
for reheating dinners or heating up soup for myself at lunchtime so it now gets used almost daily.
Despite the cheap price this does what I need it to do and I can't see myself buying another expensive model when this one dies.
The Tesco MM08 costs £28 from Tesco's and is ideal if you just need a basic microwave and aren't too
concerned about what it looks like.
Summary: Good basic microwave
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