Isn't this normal price? Pretty sure I got this at this price a year ago? The glass on the door is a fingerprint magnet but the microwave itself is pretty decent and does the job. Looks pretty robust.
Mis priced its 84.99 Sam_Crow😁. Tbh not many below this price that are digital and a decent size,from looking a couple weeks ago
90 quid for a microwave? What does it do, nosh you off while your beans heat?
I've had one for around four years and the inside is like new. The biggest problem I've had with it is that it's a bit of a fingerprint magnet. If it stopped working tomorrow, I wouldn't hesitate to replace it with the same model.
Can't see or find the internal made of. Worry the paint might peel off and get rust.
Get it from JL for price matching with sonic direct... I did it last week. Not sure if it's still there.. at 74.95
Missed it :( , great deal if you got it!
I strongly advise anyone not to order from their website, it's a major hassle if you have to return anything. It's better to use their eBay shop as returns are handled via eBay.
Out of stock 😔
Ordered one new for £75 (maybe £80) whilst on sale. Very pleased with it. My previous microwave was £35 from a supermarket so might be easy to please. I think this Samsung looks good and is really easy to wipe clean. It definitely seems to heat things much more evenly than my previous unit. It's also big. On the down side the window is dark so you have to open it to see how things are doing. But definitely pleased overall.
Thanks for posting @beetle_bum - shame it sold out and weclome to hotukdeals
At this price, they could have been 10 and they would sold out in a minute, HUKD is on other platforms too so lots of people have access. I posted a deal for a smart plug at a very good price, they had about 50 in stock, it took about 30 seconds and they were all gone.
Thanks for flagging this - there were at least 2 at the time of posting
This seems impressive for the price, but it is OOS. I voted hot on the assumption this was in stock at the time of posting, which was not long ago.
Ordered mine last night, to replace a shoddy Hotpoint model, and hoping it's a good buy!
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I went with this one, was sealed but damaged box. It was with an ebay voucher, so got it initially for £50, after noticing a big dent I was given £10 back and it actually took minutes to take the cover off and fix the dent. It is only 19l, I wanted 20l, but because it is flatbed, the interior is more spacious than it was on my old 'traditional' 20l and the exterior is slightly smaller. Looks quite premium, I think they were about £100 brand new, the only downside is it 700w and I wanted 800w. Sold by electricalshop15 on ebay.
Yep got one earlier this year. Most use comes from the '30 seconds' button, which I quite like as our previous mwave had a 1 min button. I think the 23 litres is gained from it being slightly wider internally, rather than being slightly taller as such, over our previous 20 litre machine.
I recently paid £85 from AO.com for the version of this without the rotary dial (has up/down buttons instead) to replace a dying Russell Hobbs microwave which had lasted about 12 years. It was a purchase of necessity at the time and I'm very pleased with it and would buy it again, although if I'd realised they did a rotary dial version (this one) I'd have gone for this instead. It was only when looking at the instructions I realised they did multiple versions.
What flatbed did you go with? I'm in a similar situation with regards to space
Voted hot for the ceramic coating, makes it easier to clean. The price is good too, not sure ive seen this cheaper. I was tempted, but after checking on dimensions, I realised it was way too big for my kitchen. Decided to go with the 20l, but that one was still bigger than my old 20l microwave and the space where I wanted it was tight. Eventually ended up with a flatbed. Good deal and hot!
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Microwaves are compact ovens which have changed the way we cook, liberating us from long waits and hard work, and making food preparation easier than ever. Coming in various sizes and brands, and offering a diverse variety of features, these kitchen helpers can be tricky to choose. Do you want a huge 40L model to feed an army, or a compact cooker for a single person? Are preset modes essential, or disposable?
This hotukdeals guide will make picking an oven as easy as possible, and we'll explain everything you need to know. So read on to find out the key microwave features, as well as where to find the best microwave deals.
Microwave Features to Think About
These features should all come into the picture when making a microwave purchase. However, before even thinking about purchasing a microwave, it's also a good idea to refresh our minds about how microwaves work. Unlike conventional ovens which use electric elements or gas to generate hot air, microwaves use tiny waves of energy generated by devices called magnetrons. In magnetrons, electrons pass between an anode and a cathode. When they do, they also pass through a magnetic field, which causes them to follow a curved trajectory, essentially becoming a form of radio wave. By cleverly using metal notches called “resonant cavities”, the magnetron can control the length of the radio waves produced extremely precisely. And when they make contact with fluids, these waves generate heat – producing the cooking effect we are all familiar with. Heat levels depend on the frequency of the waves – more for faster heating, fewer for slower heating. And that's pretty much all there is to know.
Here are the key features to look out for when buying a microwave:
Microwaves tend to come in three standard sizes: small, medium or large, and they are usually measured in litres or cubic feet. Expect capacities to range within a fairly narrow spectrum, from around 20-40 litres. But look for newer “compact” models which are significantly smaller (and ideal for students or placing in offices).
Microwave power is generally either measured in watts and can be described by terms like “low”, “medium,” or “high” or via microwave classes (from “A” being the most powerful, to “E” the least powerful). Modern devices tend to vary between 700-1000 watts, and more powerful models will tend to cook food significantly faster. But prices rise with power, something to bear in mind.
Many devices these days also come with a setting called “Eco Mode”. This basically means that the microwave can be set to its most energy-efficient setting, keeping carbon emissions as low as possible (and limiting your electricity bills).
Preset Cooking Options
Cooking modes are a feature of pretty much every mass market microwave, but models will differ regarding which settings they include. Defrost is almost always included, but look for special modes for foods like jacket potatoes, pizzas or popcorn. The most expensive models also come fitted with sensors which automatically detect which setting to use.
Not all ovens come with a microwave grill fitted, but this can make a big difference - particularly if you're the kind of person who prefers crispy microwave chips and authentic cheese on toast.
All microwaves have some form of control system, but some will have sophisticated touchscreen panels, while others will stick to simpler dials and push buttons. The more buttons you have, the more options will be available, including timer settings and cooking modes. But simplicity has its own appeal, and often comes with a cheaper price tag.
More advanced “Combi” microwaves can also switch between standard microwave-based cooking and convection cooking – mimicking a conventional convection oven. This is a great feature for fans of baking pies and cakes, which can often be cooked faster via microwaves then in normal ovens. But it does come with a cost.
Most microwaves on the market these days feature rotating plates which allow users to cook their food evenly. However, you may also see flatbed models. These versions can be cheaper and easier to clean, although cooking quality can sometimes be inferior.
The majority of microwaves available from UK merchants will have side opening hinged doors. However, if you have space constraints in your kitchen, this could be a little awkward. In that case, check for drop-down doors, which are included with a limited range of models.
Microwaves are usually very safe to use, and should shut off whenever the door is opened, but some models come with child lock features just to be sure. Devices are regulated to ensure minimal leakage and reliable shielding, but if you are really concerned about radiation leaks, paying more for deluxe models is advisable.
We'll talk about how to clean microwaves in more detail later, but when picking your model it's also a good idea to check for “easy clean” devices. These models feature special settings which allow you to flush out the cooking chamber and wipe off any grease deposits or overflows – a handy way to make your device last longer.
Looks aren't everything, but if you want a microwave to fit into a stylish kitchen design, finding an appropriate model should be possible. From dashing stainless steel devices to options incorporating wood-grain handles and pure white ovens, many styles are available.
Getting to Know the Biggest Microwave Brands
Here are some of the best microwave uk customers can find:
Hotpoint – Founded in Chicago but based in Peterborough, England, Hotpoint is a reliable brand and one of the UK's most popular microwave makers. Specialising in mid-range models which are simply laid out and easy to learn, the company offers some excellent combi designs like the MWH2734B.
Samsung – The Korean electronics giant is as skilled at making microwaves as smartphones, and has plenty to offer UK buyers. Samsung models are known for their stylish build (in keeping with the firm's general reputation for aesthetics), and also tend to fall in the middle of the size range (around 30-40 litres is common). Popular models include the spacious CM1069 and the all-black MS23K3555EK.
Panasonic – One of Japan's leading kitchen goods manufacturers, Panasonic is another hugely popular brand with UK microwave buyers. The reason why is fairly simple: very few brands match Panasonic's reputation for quality, which regularly sees its models top consumer charts. Excellent current models include the simple NN-SD27HSBPQ and the NN-DF386BBPQ – one of the best drop-down door models around.
Russell Hobbs – The most famous UK-based microwave maker, Russell Hobbs has been serving home chefs for 70 years, and offers a dizzying range of models – from compact to mammoth designs. Not all are exceptional, but the firm makes plenty of market leaders, such as the RHM2362S – which makes managing cooking settings a breeze.
Sharp – Osaka-based Sharp is another Japanese contender, and has decades of experience in building reliable microwave ovens. In fact, Sharp could be the leading brand in the high capacity category, with models like the 40l R959SLMAA offering enough capacity for the most ravenous families.
Beko – Turkish brand Beko has emerged as one of the best affordable microwave manufacturers, matching appealing prices with excellent build quality and features. The brand has been especially successful at crafting compact models, like the widely praised MOF20110B. A good low cost option.
And that's not all. Other brands to look for include Heston Blumenthal (owned by the famous celebrity chef), Swan Nordic (who make particularly elegant models featuring wooden handles), and even the retailer Asda, which makes a cheap but surprisingly accomplished solo model.
Comparing Leading Microwave Oven Models
Prices for microwaves will range from as little as £25 to over £200, and you usually get what you pay for. So let's compare models to see exactly what the extra outlay delivers.
Beko MOC20200C Retro Style
25.5 x 45.5 x 35 cm
32.6 x 52.9 x 43 cm
Touchscreen / Flatbed
50.4 x 30.3 x 49.7 cm
Beko MOC20200C Retro Style
25.5 x 45.5 x 35 cm
32.6 x 52.9 x 43 cm
50.4 x 30.3 x 49.7 cm
Touchscreen / Flatbed
How to Clean Microwave Models
Here's an easy way to clean a microwave:
Let's assume you have purchased a microwave which doesn't have an automated “easy clean” setting. In that case, the first step in cleaning the oven is to remove any internal plates or racks.
Now, mix together a solution of 1 cup of water, the juice of one lemon, the same lemon cut into slices, and a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Place this mix in a microwave friendly bowl and insert it into the cooking chamber. Close the door.
Now, cook the mixture for a few minutes at the microwave's highest setting. You should see the fluids boiling, which is exactly what we want to happen.
When you can't see into the chamber and the liquid has boiled over, turn off the microwave and let it stand for a few minutes to cool.
When the chamber is cool, open the door and use a cloth to wipe the insides. This should liberate grease and food deposits with ease, leaving a pristine finish.
Remember to clean the plate and any racks as well. Soaking them in soapy water or detergent and then wiping clean should do the trick.
Key Microwave Accessories
Here are some accessories that you may want to consider buying to accessorise you microwave:
A Quick Microwave FAQ
When was the microwave invented?
The first recognisable microwave was created in 1967 by the Amana Corporation in the USA. Sharp was the first brand to commercialise the idea in the 1970s.
Who invented microwaves?
American scientist Percy Spencer first realised that radio waves could be used to cook food. His early prototypes weighed up to 750lbs and were 6 feet tall, but the idea caught on.
Are microwaves dangerous?
They can be, but not when used in microwave cookery. Microwaves simply heat food, and do not irradiate it. So the main dangers involve burns from overheated meals.
Do microwaves kill bacteria?
Yes, at high temperatures microwaves are an effective way to sterilise items like sponges. But don't assume that they kill 100% of bacteria.
How many microwaves are there in the UK?
The UK is home to approximately 23 million microwave ovens, so we have obviously embraced the technology.
Are microwaves better than convection ovens?
Many people prefer the texture and taste of food cooked in standard ovens, which often cook more evenly. But the best microwaves definitely rival convection ovens in every regard.
Can microwaves affect wifi?
Microwaves can interfere with WiFi networks, making them less reliable. However, shielding on ovens should keep leakage to a minimum, making this less of a problem.
Do microwave ovens lose power with age?
Yes, most microwaves will become less powerful as they get older. As a rule, they will have a lifespan of around 10 years.
Can microwaves be repaired?
Controls and doors can be repaired, but unfortunately, magnetrons can't. So you would need to replace a faulty magnetron, which is often pricier than a new microwave.
Buying Advice: How to Find a Cheap Microwave That Gets the Job Done
Microwaves have saved millions (or even billions) of hours for British chefs since they appeared in the 1970s, and they continue to be a great add-on for kitchens around the nation. But as we've seen, these handy appliances come in multiple styles and brands, with price tags varying wildly. And we've also seen that extra features may well be worth paying for. So how can you save money and drive the price down?
Actually, saving money on microwave offers shouldn't be too hard. As with most major kitchen appliances, microwaves are often discounted in microwave sale promotions. Look for the best deals around Black Friday in November (when the Christmas rush kicks off), or the New Year sales. There may also be deals on compact models at the end of summer when students flock back to university.
Otherwise, the trick is to shop around for the very best microwave offers, and the best place to do so is hotukdeals. Our listings include up to date models from leading brands like Panasonic, Sharp, Swan Nordic, and Samsung. And they also cover discounts from all of the UK's biggest kitchen good merchants. Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Currys PC World, AO.com, Wilko, Asda – all of the biggest retailers are included. Just browse the listings, search for the right specifications, and you'll soon find the perfect microwave at a great price.
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The best modern microwaves can do anything. From whipping up healthy omelettes to baking cakes, from making curry house style baltis to heating up the perfect jacket potato with cheese, these appliances are among the most versatile around. Simple, fast, and very adaptable, they make so many cooking tasks possible for chefs who don't have a Michelin star. If that sounds good to you, be sure to check out the hotukdeals microwave listings for the latest models and the biggest reductions.
This probably isn't even a smart microwave that I can control from an app and use to microwave my oats in the morning saving me 30 seconds as I come downstairs. How ever will I cope with this, my life is filled with insurmountable challenges.
:) Don't worry, I think it's all about the minimalistic design. ;)
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Am I getting seriously old? Are digital controls, digital display and a shuttle dial retro? Perhaps it's the paint job, maybe it will fade like old red cellulose.
Just had one delivered, does not work. Read switch for the door doesn’t function so it never knows that the door is closed. SENDING BACKKKKK
I was nearly burned by the manufacturers advertising a microwave as stainless steel when the inside was just painted steel. I just wanted a basic microwave but it seems unless you go for commercial type one they don't do this, and over time the bottom bit where the turntable rolls wears the paint away and rusts! In the end I had to get a combo microwave to have a stainless steel interior. As for brands, although the old Panasonic ones are very good, the quality control seems to have nosedived and the newer ones are rubbish - the magnetron on our one went after two years. So far we have had good reliability with the newer Sharp models, and the only thing I have had to change is the cardboard 'wave guide' when the guide developed a hole and it started arcing.
Had my Delonghi microwave 6 years and its still going strong (y)
Wow, thanks for the eye opening info. It's true you learn something every day. When I saw 'Delonghi' I immediately thought decent quality. I once had one of their dehumidifiers and it was amazing, lasted for years and more recently was looking at their washing machines. Normally, they are made by Ebac at their factory in the North East but obviously not this one. I wonder why Delonghi allow this. Thank you anyway.
Had a de longhi microwave and the inverter went fortunately just before the guarantee expired so I was able to return it andI replaced it with a Panasonic microwave yes it was twice the price but it is still going strong 3 years later.
If anyone is still on the fence about this, I really recommend you check out "flatbed" microwaves. The good ones heat the food perfectly evenly and makes the cleaning of the microwave super simple. Not needing to worry about turntables :)
Arrived today..damaged and appeared used ... (annoyed)
Ok took the punt on this model. Been without a microwave for a while.. got it price matched from the downing Street preferred retailer John Lewis. PS: used sonic direct price match at 74.95
This microwave is very good. It heats the food evenly, so you experience less amount of noise and micro explosions during the heating, the microwave stays much cleaner on the walls and food heating results are really good. The only strange thing is, that the front door has a very dark glass, so you see the items inside with limited visibility. It has an airing function. After the heating with lot water condensation or smell, you can ventilate the inside of the device for 5 minutes.
Regarding warranties, I bought from Amazon this week for 79. Nowhere on packaging or website did it mention 2 warranty. However searched and found Samsung Web page where they're offering the extra warranty. In the box where you enter the retailer name, as you type you can see what names pop up (Obviously amazon sarl was a slam dunk), but worth checking.
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/5488555?clickSR=slp:term:sharp microwave:3:85:1 I got this one, you can get a cheaper version for £40 less without the oven and grill function
Interested to know what the right one is or are they hit and miss? Thinking of buying one for a new holiday let this year.
We bought one from ASDA about 2 years ago much better than the old turntable ones. Also think ASDA is the cheapest for a flatbed microwave they are currently £49 https://direct.asda.com/george/home/microwaves/flatbed-digital-microwave/050503470,default,pd.html?cgid=D26M10G10C07
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There are and were two Kenwood companies. The one that did midi systems/hifi and car stereos etc (Kenwood Corp) was never the same entity as the one that did cooking equipment (Kenwood Ltd). The cooking equipment company was and has always been headquartered in the UK and the other is headquartered in Japan. Kenwood Ltd cookers have been made in Italy since 1950 for Kenwood Ltd. Everything else bearing the name Kenwood (Kenwood Ltd) is as you say made under license (mostly in China) by PC World/Currys. Kenwood Corp is now owned by JVC, their items are also likely to be made mostly in China these days but JVCKenwood is still in control. If it is or was cooking or washing machine related it was and is (mostly under license) Kenwood Ltd. Your dashcam is JVCKenwood Corp. Unhelpfully their logos were always a tad similar. Kenwood Ltd red accented K. Kenwood Corp red accented W. Also.. Fox clothing and Fox shocks.. different companies.. don't get me started :)
Yes. I only realised when I bought a Kenwood dashcam (actual Kenwood) and noticed some areas of their website advising that many DSG goods are just rebrands. Including my rather expensive ‘Kenwood’ combi microwave which has had an iffy control panel for the last two years :/
Yep, and what ever it was before that, showing my age I can’t even remember what it was :)
How do we get it for £65.03? When I click the link to Amazon it is priced at £87.99 Edit - I think I missed this by 1 day! Flippin typcial!!! That price point was ideal for me
I have this. Bulb blew after like 6 months. Still need to contact them for return but reluctant to get same thing again so need a better option... Another review said it when I ordered I think but I figured it's likely a one off.
It's £74 with the eBay code at the minute.
How much is the Samsung
I don't know whether to go for this or the Samsung MS23F301TAK?