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40 litre capacity, great for medium-sized households
900 Watts output
7 power levels to choose from
Works out ideal time & power levels for perfect results
Dimensions (cm) - H45.5 x W59.5 x D56
This 40 litre microwave from Hotpoint is great for medium-sized households. It has a 900 Watt output and 7 power levels to choose from – so you can adjust the setting to compliment your food, whatever you’re cooking. This model also features Sensor Cook which works out the perfect cooking time and power levels for your meal. By choosing the right programme and setting the weight of your food, the microwave automatically adjusts the settings to make sure you get delicious results, every time.
A customer who has been given a product to use and keep in exchange for an honest review.
Good Quality Product That Looks Great
The microwave is very well packaged for delivery.
The installation was an easy process as it is a plug and play appliance, so no need for an electrician to install it. You will probably need a helper to lift it into place as it is not the lightest of items. Better to be safe than sorry.
I like the build quality of the microwave which has a good solid feeling stainless steel bar handle on the door and stainless steel interior.
We use our microwave mainly for defrosting and reheating food and I found this to be very easy to do using the Auto functions for this. At the top edge of the door there is a handy guide to remind you of the settings you can choose when using the Auto functions. You are provided with a daily reference guide as well which walks you through each step and it may be a good idea to keep this handy. It shows what you need and how to do it for a variety of different foods.
It also comes with a selection of accessories that you may need for different cooking styles. A crisp plate to use with the crisp dynamic function, a baking tray for using when you use the microwave as a convection oven, a wire shelf for better browning and heat circulation, a steamer for steaming and a cover to reduce splashes and retain moisture during cooking.
Another feature I did like was the Jet Start. You put your food item inside and press the start button. Each time you press the start button adds 30 seconds to the cook time. The microwave starts on the first press of the button. This is a 900 watt microwave so reheating times will be shorter than smaller output appliances, so it is quick to reheat food.
The control panel is not cluttered with too many functions, which is great, and you may need to reference the guide a few times in the beginning but overall I found it fairly straight forward to use. It does have a reheat dynamic function which allows the oven to calculate the settings required to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time but I've not tried this function yet.
I have given this microwave oven 5 stars because I couldn't find fault with it at all. I'm very satisfied with it and would have no problem recommending it to family and friends.
Pros: Ease to use, Good build quality, Looks good, Quiet, Value for money