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

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Test results

Overall score
77
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$449

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

Capacity (L)
28
Wattage
900
External WxHxD (cm)
52 x 33 x 44
Useable internal WxHxD (cm)
34 x 22 x 37
Useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
32
Number of power levels
5
Running costs ($/year)
$10
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$1

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
×
Quick start
Adjust time during cooking
×
Delayed start
×
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
Stainless steel exterior
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-