Updated 20 Dec 2017

Home & Co

34L Microwave EM134AL7

Snapshot: The Home & Co 34L Microwave EM134AL7 is a standard microwave with auto-cook and auto-reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

34L Microwave EM134AL7
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$109

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Test results

Overall score
85
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

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

But

  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Crevices around exterior where grime can accumulate.

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
$109

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
9.1
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
7.1

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
33
Wattage
1100
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
52 x 32 x 42
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
35 x 24 x 39
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
31
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$12
Standby energy costs ($/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
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Availability
Kmart only.