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

Price comparison

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Test results

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

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 a September 2018 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

Brand survey results

2018 brand reliability (%)
94%
2018 brand satisfaction (%)
77%

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
No
Sensor reheat
No
Auto cook
Yes
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
No
Quick start
Yes
Adjust time during cooking
Yes
Delayed start
No
Multi-stage cooking
Yes
Standalone timer
Yes
Stainless steel exterior
No
Inverter
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Farmers only.