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 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
$1099

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
6.3

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
No
Sensor reheat
No
Auto cook
Yes
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
No
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
Built-in trim kit included.
Availability
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