A cheap but useful microwave?

(8 Posts)
nkf Wed 02-Jan-13 10:13:10

I only want it to defrost meals I've already made and reheat. And I want to pay very little. Where should I be looking?

HousewifeFromHeaven Wed 02-Jan-13 10:14:22

I got one from asda for £30. Cheap tat but heats my beans up a treat!

jenduck Wed 02-Jan-13 10:23:27

I know you say you only want it for defrosting, but if you're anything like me, you will end up using it for so much more - heating up milk for toddler/hot choc, starting off jacket potatoes, warming up plates, to name but a few!

Ours was a little more expensive - around £60/£70 about 8 years ago, but has a digital display, as well as a quick start button, which you just press once & it does 30 seconds. Ours also has an oven function (which may come in handy as the glass in our oven door seems to have come loose hmm). Have just come back from 4 days with ILs, and found using MIL's microwave rather frustrating, as it only had a dial, not a digital display, so you couldn't heat something for 30 seconds, you just had to guess at somewhere less than 1 minute & even then if you set it for what you thought was 30 seconds it would stop with about 10 seconds left to go IYSWIM.

nkf Wed 02-Jan-13 10:28:13

Oh yes. Forgot about starting off jacket potatoes.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 02-Jan-13 10:58:40

Morrisons are doing an old fashioned one with two dials, one for power and one for time. It's about £35, I think it's Russell Hobbs.

nkf Wed 02-Jan-13 11:44:27

Thank you. £35 sounds doable.

We bought the cheapest one on sale in John Lewis 7 years ago and it's still going strong.

bureni Wed 02-Jan-13 23:01:22

Cheap microwaves are just cheap, they are pretty much the same and all come with a 1 year warranty. Go for the biggest cubic capacity for your money.

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