Updated 14 Sep 2017

Kogan

32L Convection Microwave Oven with Grill KAMWO32CSSA

Snapshot: The Kogan 32L Convection Microwave Oven with Grill KAMWO32CSSA is a benchtop combination microwave with 5 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it cook and grill?

32L Convection Microwave Oven with Grill KAMWO32CSSA
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$211

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Test results

Overall score
75
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at microwave cooking and grilling.
  • OK at combination cooking.
  • Good at convection cooking.
  • OK to use.
  • Good visibility through door.
  • 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.

But

  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Difficult to clean around exposed grill element.
  • Does not 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
$211

Brand survey results

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

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
8.5
Scones
7.0
Roast chicken
5.5
Pizza
7.5
Microwave
8.5
Combination
6.5
Grill
8.5
Convection
7.0
Ease of use
6.7

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
28
Wattage
1000
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
48 x 32 x 52
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
35 x 22 x 36
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
Yes
Standalone timer
No
Stainless steel exterior
Yes
Inverter
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
dicksmith.co.nz and kogan.co.nz only.