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
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

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 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
$65

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
×
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.