Product Type: Tesco microwaves
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Tesco Value Microwave
Member Name: renniechew
Tesco Value Microwave
Advantages: Cheap, works fine
Disadvantages: Hard to choose a specific time
Going into a student accommodation is always a scary process. Not just for the obvious reasons of meeting new people you are expected to live with and get along with for the next 9 months but to see whether the flat itself is going to be able to handle 6 teenagers who mostly have no clue about independence. I'd like to say I am not one of these and have grown up maturely with little need for a microwave; however, the oven and the hob are still something I am not completely confident with so straight to the microwave I usually go. Laziness is probably a huge incentive too!
So with ready meals being the main choice of every meal, a well-made microwave is an essential. I didn't go out a buy this product, though I would have gone for something similar to this anyway. I never see the need for expensive kitchen appliances as they all seem to do a standard job anyway. This was already here when I arrived and I had no trouble with it at all.
To use the microwave, you just bung the ready meal, tea, rice, whatever on the glass dish inside, close the door turn the knob with the heating setting and then turn the knob onto the right time you want. I only ever use the maximum heating or defrost due to impatience and little understanding of the other options and they work perfectly fine. It's a shame that defrost has only one setting and can't choose what meal you are defrosting like most microwaves but it does the job just fine anyway.
The main problem and possibly only big issue I have with this product is the time dial. It is quite difficult to get it onto specific times, say if you only wanted it in there for 30 seconds and I usually just time this myself and pop it open when I think it's ready.
However, other than that, I think it's perfectly suitable for any kitchen.
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