Updated 12 Oct 2016

Omega

OM30X

Snapshot: The Omega OM30X is a standard microwave with 5 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

OM30X
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$449

Join us now to unlock this content

Unlock all of Consumer from just $12 a month

  • Heaps of buying advice so you can choose with confidence
  • Independent reviews of thousands of products and services
  • Personal advice an email or phone call away on our advice line (members only)
Log in

Test results

Overall score
77
Cooking performance
?%
Cooking broccoli
?%
Defrosting mince
?%
Defrosting chicken
?%
Reheating quiche
?%

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Excellent at defrosting mince.
  • Very good at defrosting chicken.
  • OK visibility through door.

But

  • Just OK at reheating quiche.

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
$449

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
8.2
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.4

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)
32
Number of power levels
5
Running costs ($/year)
$10
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$1

Features

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

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-