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Below is your quick reference guide to microwaves.

Accessories Some models come with additional accessories, such as vegetable steamers and non-stick pizza pans.
Auto-cooking /
Enter the weight and, with some models, type of food, and the microwave automatically selects the oven temperature, microwave power output and optimum cooking time.
Capacity Microwave size varies from about 17 to over 28 litres. For a family-sized microwave, opt for a larger model. These have larger turntables and more interior height, so you can cook more food at one time.
Chaos defrost Uses random pulses of microwave energy to reduce the usual defrosting time.
Constant power Gives constant energy, the perfect cooking process for your food. Important for defrosting and reheating to ensure food is cooked throughout.
Easy clean ceramic enamel The enamel lining is very hard-wearing, will not discolour, and is easy to clean. This means there is no build-up of food or grease on the lining. They have an anti-bacterial coating and are scratch resistant.
Inverter technology When cooking or reheating, Inverter technology ensures that food is heated evenly, improving texture and flavour.
Lighter ovens Microwaves using Inverter technology weigh approximately 3kg less than ordinary microwaves, making them easy to move for cleaning.
More compact The external dimensions of the microwave are smaller without losing any internal cavity space.
Power Microwave power is measured in watts. Our range varies from 700W to 1000W. The higher the wattage, the quicker your food will cook.
Programmes All the different models have pre-set programmes. This helps to take the guesswork out of your cooking times by having pre-set times for reheating, defrosting and cooking popular meals. All microwaves defrost.
Steam cook function Some microwaves offer a steam cooking function.

Touch control

Simple to use, with accurate programming for cooking times, all at the touch of a button.
Watts Microwave power is measured in watts, ranging from 700 to 1000W. The higher the wattage, the quicker your food will cook.


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