Updated 20 Dec 2017

LG

MS2596OB

Snapshot: The LG MS2596OB is a 20L standard microwave with auto-cook and auto- reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

MS2596OB
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$269

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Test results

Overall score
87
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli, defrosting mince and defrosting chicken.
  • Good at reheating quiche.
  • OK visibility through door.
  • Large pull-door handle is easy to use.
  • Digital display is clear.

But

  • Small usable volume.
  • Very poor at melting chocolate on auto-melt setting.

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
$269

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
9.3
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
7.4

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
20
Wattage
1000
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
47 x 27 x 36
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
32 x 18 x 34
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
29
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$10
Standby energy costs ($/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
-
Availability
-