Updated 12 Oct 2016

Home & Co

20L Microwave EM720CWW (F)-PM

Snapshot: The Home & Co 20L Microwave EM720CWW (F)-PM is a standard microwave with 10 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

20L Microwave EM720CWW (F)-PM
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$65

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Test results

Overall score
76
Cooking performance
?%
Cooking broccoli
?%
Defrosting mince
?%
Defrosting chicken
?%
Reheating quiche
?%

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Excellent at defrosting mince.
  • Good at defrosting chicken.
  • Good visibility through door.
  • Digital display is clear.

But

  • Poor at reheating quiche.
  • Small usable volume.
  • Small turntable diameter.
  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Cracks and crevices around the exterior.
  • Does not beep/prompt you to turn food during defrosting.

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
$65

Brand survey results

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

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
7.8
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
7.2

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
18
Wattage
700
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
44 x 26 x 33
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
31 x 19 x 31
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
24
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$9
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$2

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
Kmart only.