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    Help buying a microwave please

    HI

    I need to buy a microwave, and have never bought one before.

    I essebntially need it for defrosting, so that is the important element.

    Can anyone guide me to a good deal and let me know if there is anything i should specifically look out for?

    Thanks

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    The very basic microwaves from Sharp, Sanyo, Panasonic are all good and will do the job you are after. What you don't need is a combination microwave as that has a grill and a fan assisted convection oven built in. I would have a gander at the usual shops like currys, comet etc.

    As a basic oven this Sharp at Tesco would do you just fine and they are renowned for reliability :

    direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

    Its £60 delivered and I would have thought that you could pick it up a little cheaper by looking around. Important thing is don't go for a cheapo brand. As with all electricals you get what you pay for.


    If I spot anything really tempting then I'll repost here. If you want to PM me to get an opinion on one You've found then feel free to do so. I used to sell electrical goods some years ago and you get a real insite into the brands to avoid when you see a warehouse full of returned Akura or Hinari products!

    How can you possibly need help with this? How did you get up this morning? Go to Morrisons/Woolworths/Tescos, look in the microwave section, buy the cheapest one!

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    philby27;1448328

    The very basic microwaves from Sharp, Sanyo, Panasonic are all good and … The very basic microwaves from Sharp, Sanyo, Panasonic are all good and will do the job you are after. What you don't need is a combination microwave as that has a grill and a fan assisted convection oven built in. I would have a gander at the usual shops like currys, comet etc. As a basic oven this Sharp at Tesco would do you just fine and they are renowned for reliability :Thankshttp://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-8747.aspxIts £60 delivered and I would have thought that you could pick it up a little cheaper by looking around. Important thing is don't go for a cheapo brand. As with all electricals you get what you pay for.If I spot anything really tempting then I'll repost here. If you want to PM me to get an opinion on one You've found then feel free to do so. I used to sell electrical goods some years ago and you get a real insite into the brands to avoid when you see a warehouse full of returned Akura or Hinari products!

    Bought one for £50 minus their voucher code of £15 at Marshall Ward-Its the Swan one.Its 800 watts and has great modern streamlined styling-unlike some of the plastic monstrosities sold in Asda etc.They also had one for the same price with a built in grill (i tend to avoid gadgets that try to do too many thing-more chance it will go wrong)I have used it-it is perfect and not too big.Stainless steell casing-mirrored door.Think i ordered thru quidco too. 800 watts means it cooks things quicker.
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