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Volume measured (L)
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Cooking performance score
Cooking performance is made up of scores for defrosting, cooking, reheating, grilling, baking, roasting and using combination mode (convection, microwave and grill).
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Ease of use score
We check that controls are intuitive, easy to operate and the instructions easy to follow. We also check the effectiveness of the light and whether the viewing window is large enough and easy to see through. The interior and exterior are assessed for cleaning – do the surfaces wipe clean easily and are there small holes and seams that can accumulate dirt?
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High temperature baking score
We bake scones to test the oven in convection mode, looking for even results and scones that are properly risen with good texture.
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Combination baking pizza
We cook a freshly prepared pizza at a very high temperature for a short period on a combination of convection and microwave. This assesses the ability to crisp and brown the base and evenly cook the toppings.
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Microwave wattage (W)
Higher wattage helps to cook food faster. All models use more power in convection mode, with typical convection mode output 1400-1500W. Some models use up to 2300W.
Kitchen timer (standalone)
Quick boost start
Adjust time during cooking
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Cooking performance score
- Ease of use score
- Cooking vegetables score
- Defrosting mince meat score
- Defrosting a whole chicken score
- Reheating score
- Grilling score
- High temperature baking score
- Combination roasting score
- Combination baking pizza score
- Annual standby cost (30c/kWh)
- Annual running costs (30c/kWh)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Sensor cook
- Sensor reheat
- Auto cook
- Auto reheat
- Adjust time during cooking
- Quick boost start
- Inverter technology
- Number of power levels
- Delayed start or pre-set cooking
- Kitchen timer (standalone)
- Multi-stage cooking
- Child lock
- Microwave wattage (W)
- Claimed external dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
- Useable cavity dimensions (cm, WxHxD, measured)
- Useable shelf (turntable) diameter (cm)
- Volume (L, measured)