Updated 20 Dec 2017

Miele

M6012 SC

Snapshot: The Miele M6012 SC is a 25L standard microwave with auto-cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

M6012 SC
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1199

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Test results

Overall score
81
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.
  • Very good at reheating quiche.
  • Good at grilling toast on grill setting.
  • Very good visibility through door.
  • Digital display is clear.
  • Comes with grill rack, grill plate and cover.

But

  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Small start button.
  • Need to select power level every time before setting time.
  • Crevices around the exterior where grime can accumulate.
  • 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 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
$1199

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
7.0
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.9
Combination
n/a
Grill
7.0
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.3

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
25
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
52 x 31 x 42
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
35 x 19 x 37
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
32
Number of power levels
7
Running costs ($/year)
$11
Standby energy costs ($/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
-
Availability
-