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

$229

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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 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
$229

Brand survey results

2018 brand reliability (%)
86%
2018 brand satisfaction (%)
79%

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
Yes
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
No
Standalone timer
No
Stainless steel exterior
No
Inverter
Yes

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
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