Updated 12 Oct 2016

Breville

the Fast & Easy BMO230

Snapshot: The Breville the Fast & Easy BMO230 is a standard microwave with 10 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

the Fast & Easy BMO230
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$370

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Test results

Overall score
75
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Very good at defrosting mince.
  • OK at defrosting chicken.
  • OK at reheating quiche.
  • OK visibility through door.
  • Digital display is bright and clear.

But

  • Cracks and crevices around the exterior, mainly around door handle.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.

Avg prices are from an August 2017 survey (combination models) and November 2017 survey (standard/standard with grill models).

Running costs ($/year) are evaluated on reheating a plated meal once a day (with electricity costs at 26¢/kWh).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$370

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
7.7
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.9

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
26
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
52 x 33 x 43
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
33 x 22 x 36
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
29
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$11
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$1

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
×
Quick start
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
×
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
Stainless steel exterior
×
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
Farmers only.

Reliability

We received information on 2897 microwaves in our 2016 appliance reliability survey.

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