Updated 12 Oct 2016

Breville

the Quick Touch Crisp BMO700BSS

Snapshot: The Breville the Quick Touch Crisp BMO700BSS is a microwave with a grill that has 10 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

the Quick Touch Crisp BMO700BSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$449

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Test results

Overall score
80
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Excellent at defrosting chicken.
  • Very good at defrosting mince.
  • OK at reheating quiche.
  • Very good at grilling toast.
  • Excellent at melting chocolate on auto menu setting.
  • Digital display is clear and has word prompts.

But

  • Small usable volume.
  • Just OK visibility through door.
  • Cracks and crevices around the exterior.
  • Cooling fan is noticeable.

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
$449

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
8.5
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.5
Combination
n/a
Grill
8.5
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.8

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
24
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
51 x 31 x 44
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
33 x 20 x 37
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
30
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$10
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$2

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
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Availability
Harvey Norman only.