Updated 20 Dec 2017

Westinghouse

WMB2802SA

Snapshot: The Westinghouse WMB2802SA is a 27L standard microwave with auto-cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

WMB2802SA
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1099

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Test results

Overall score
76
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Good at cooking broccoli.
  • Excellent at defrosting mince.
  • Very good at defrosting chicken.
  • Good at reheating quiche.
  • Door press lever is easy to use.

But

  • Just OK visibility through door.
  • Does not beep or prompt you to turn food during weight defrost function.
  • Digital display is not clear.
  • Small start button (although it’s illuminated).
  • Crevices 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 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
$1099

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
6.3

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
27
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
59 x 46 x 39
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
36 x 20 x 38
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
32
Number of power levels
5
Running costs ($/year)
$11
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$2

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
Built-in trim kit included.
Availability
-