Updated 20 Dec 2017

Living & Co

900W 30L Microwave LM900B

Snapshot: The Living & Co 900W 30L Microwave LM900B is a standard microwave with auto-cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

900W 30L Microwave LM900B
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$125

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Test results

Overall score
82
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

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

But

  • Crevices around exterior where grime can accumulate.

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
$125

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.6
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
7.4

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
28
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
52 x 33 x 44
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
34 x 22 x 37
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
31
Number of power levels
11
Running costs ($/year)
$10
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$1

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
No
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
The Warehouse only.