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

$1299

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
81
Cooking performance
?%
Cooking broccoli
?%
Defrosting mince
?%
Defrosting chicken
?%
Reheating quiche
?%

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 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
$1299

Brand survey results

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

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

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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