Product Type: Tesco microwaves
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It does what it says on the box.
Tesco Value Microwave
Member Name: Clurbur85
Tesco Value Microwave
Advantages: It's cheap and it does the job.
Disadvantages: No bells or whistles.
My one complaint about the office where I work was always the lack of microwave. As somebody that likes to batch cook -- having a microwave in the office very handy. Plus, there's only so much salad you can eat in the winter months, before it becomes too much and you end up buying expensive food in each day!
After much discussion about the microwave situation, one of my colleagues managed to get permission for us to have a microwave through HR and we started a kitty to raise the funds to buy one. There are only 12 people in our office and people weren't keen on coughing up much. So we ended up with about £35 in the pot, which we needed to spend on the microwave and on delivery.
This Tesco Value microwave set us back £33. It is bright white in colour and it a rectangular shape. You can press the button on the right hand side of the microwave to open it the door and you can see your food cooking -- if you look closely -- through the black window within the microwave door.
You use two dials on the microwave to adjust for power and time. The three options for power are low, medium and high. I always use the 'high' option, which isn't that powerful to be honest, but it does cook your food eventually.
The microwave is a 700w one, which has less power than my model at home and I find that I have to put things like soup in there for a few minutes longer than I would when using my 900w microwave.
The maximum time you can heat your food for in one go is 35 minutes, which is fine for the purposes of our office, but it might not be long enough for personal purposes.
I think this microwave is ok, but you get what you may for and it doesn't have any additional features. If this is all you can afford, or you're looking for something as a temporary measure then I recommend it. However, if you want to do something other than the basics then I think you should probably invest in something a little more complex.
I am giving this four stars because there is nothing wrong with it as such -- it is what it says it is -- a Tesco Value microwave. However, I can't help but think that it could be a little more powerful.
Summary: Not bad.
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