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 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
$125

Brand survey results

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

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
No
Sensor reheat
No
Auto cook
Yes
Auto reheat
No
Grill
No
Quick start
Yes
Adjust time during cooking
No
Delayed start
No
Multi-stage cooking
No
Standalone timer
Yes
Stainless steel exterior
No
Inverter
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
The Warehouse only.