Updated 14 Sep 2017

DeLonghi

DE60COMBI

Snapshot: The DeLonghi DE60COMBI is a built-in combination microwave with 5 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it cook and grill?

DE60COMBI
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$780

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Test results

Overall score
78
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at microwave cooking and grilling.
  • Good at combination cooking.
  • Excellent at convection cooking.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good visibility through door.
  • Large pull door handle.
  • Digital display is bright and clear.
  • Audio feedback when using controls.
  • Audio feedback to prompt putting food in once the oven’s preheated on convection mode.
  • Good selection of auto-cook and auto-reheat programmes.
  • Comes with grill rack for high and low grilling.
  • Built-in kit supplied.

But

  • Controls can accumulate grime around the crevices.
  • Difficult to clean around exposed grill element.
  • Does not prompt you to turn food during defrosting.
  • Long preheat time (30 minutes) in convection mode.

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
$780

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
8.5
Scones
10.0
Roast chicken
6.5
Pizza
7.5
Microwave
8.2
Combination
7.0
Grill
8.5
Convection
10.0
Ease of use
7.0

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
22
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
60 x 46 x 50
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
33 x 19 x 35
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
30
Number of power levels
5
Running costs ($/year)
$11
Standby energy costs ($/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
-
Availability
-