Updated 14 Sep 2017

Electrolux

EMF2527BA

Snapshot: The Electrolux EMF2527BA is a benchtop combination microwave with 5 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it cook and grill?

EMF2527BA
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1109

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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 microwave cooking.
  • Good at combination cooking.
  • Very good at convection cooking and grilling.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good visibility through door.
  • Digital display is bright and clear.
  • Audio feedback when using the controls.
  • Good selection of auto-cook and auto-reheat programmes.
  • Comes with grill rack for high and low grilling.

But

  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Difficult to clean around exposed grill element.
  • No multi-stage cooking.

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
$1109

Brand survey results

2018 brand reliability (%)
n/a
2018 brand satisfaction (%)
n/a

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
8.5
Scones
8.5
Roast chicken
7.0
Pizza
7.5
Microwave
9.0
Combination
7.3
Grill
8.5
Convection
8.5
Ease of use
7.2

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
23
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
52 x 33 x 46
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
33 x 20 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
No
Sensor reheat
No
Auto cook
Yes
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
Yes
Quick start
Yes
Adjust time during cooking
Yes
Delayed start
No
Multi-stage cooking
No
Standalone timer
Yes
Stainless steel exterior
Yes
Inverter
No

More Info

Notes
Technically the same as the built-in EMB2527BA but some dimensions are different.
Availability
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