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Microwave recomendations

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Microwave recomendations

Our microwave has just given up the ghost so will be looking for a new one.
It was an Hinari 17L, 800W and we had it for around 7 years with almost daily use.
We'll probably go for slightly larger at 20L (25L seem too big physically) but 800W watts seems ok for our needs.
SWMBO prefers a handle rather than push-button to open the door and no knobs to turn and wants a digital display.
Not too sure these days of reliability but assume that the likes of Kenwoon, Morphy Richards and Panasonic would be good.
There's a couple that fit the bill in Argos & Currys but wonder if anyone else has any recommendations or ones to avoid.

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Re: Microwave recomendations

I have a Panasonic Slimline Combi 1000w in the kitchen and it seems to have been there since Adam was a lad.
Absolutely no problems and just one bulb replacement which was cheap off the internet.
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Re: Microwave recomendations

I liked the "green" power test that was done on a modern microwave.
Where it was found that the timer/clock used more power, over the year, than the actual microwave.
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This is not a recommendation as it was very expensive (Neff built in unit) but I find that I only use the 1000 watt setting except for defrosting meat (steak or chicken breast) when I don't want to cook the edges and then I use 600 watts
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Not cheap but I have the Panasonic NN-CF778SBPQ Combination Microwave, virtually makes my main oven redundant as well as being a good microwave.
I particularly like the flat bed and drop down door on this model.
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Yes, that is a bit too expensive for us at the moment Embarrassed
Our budget it a lot lower at around £70. We only want a standard one anyway. It wouldn't be used for general cooking but mainly for occasional defrosting and reheating of meals.

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Our microwave has just given up the ghost so will be looking for a new one.

If you like it just replace the magnetron; that's what usually fails.  Wink
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If you like 'retro' styling, this one seems to fit your requirements and ranks well here: http://www.reevoo.com/p/daewoo-kor6n9r
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