Updated 20 Dec 2017

LG

MS4296OSS

Snapshot: The LG MS4296OSS is a 39L standard microwave with auto-cook and auto- reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

MS4296OSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$380

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Test results

Overall score
86
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli and defrosting mince.
  • Very good at defrosting chicken and reheating quiche.
  • Excellent at melting chocolate on auto-melt setting.
  • OK visibility through door.
  • Digital display is clear.
  • Large pull door is easy to use.

But

  • Cooling fan is quite noisy.

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
$380

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
9.1
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
7.3

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
39
Wattage
1200
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
54 x 31 x 43
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
40 x 24 x 41
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
35
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$11
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$1

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
Yes
Inverter
Yes

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-