This is a compact microwave which I use for a family of four for cooking veg, jacket potato, making sauces, reheating meals etc. The cord is black and is about a metre long. The microwave looks very smart with a dark, curved viewing window and a neat touch screen panel. It looks very neat and has a digital time display.
The interior contains a round glass plate on a wheeled ring base. The actual internal aperture measures 16cm high above the plate, 28cm deep and 27cm wide.
This microwave has a 700watt output and has a heating category C. Features include auto reheat, auto cook and auto defrost settings.
The touch screen has a Micropower button, pressing it once sets the microwave at 700 watts but the second press takes it down to the defrost level of 270 watts, third press is 600, fourth is 440 and fifth is 200watts. After selecting the power you need to select the cooking time which has got be done using a combination of three buttons: 10mins, 1min and 10secs.
This is quite loud when cooking and each time you press a button you get a loud beep and when the cooking finishes you get five of these annoying little beeps.
The oven can be set for two stage cooking as well but you cannot set a resting time in between cooking times. The turntable runs well and even with quite a heavy bowl it runs smoothly and does not judder.
The door closes with a solid feel and the opening button also feels firm without being stiff, it does not feel as if it will break easily.
The oven also has a couple of handy features; you can use it as a timer by pressing the timer button and then the required time, up to 90minutes away, and then start. The oven is not working but you have a countdown with an audible end. Also there is a child safety lock by pressing the start button three times the touch pad becomes inactive until you press the cancel key three times. I imagine this is very handy to stop curious children pressing buttons and ending up with the microwave working whilst empty and causing a fire hazard.
I would certainly recommend this Microwave due to its neat appearance, easy controls and effective cooking.