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Whirlpool Family Chef Microwave - Silver

by Whirlpool
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
RRP: 250.00
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  • Crisping function for oven like results
  • Quartz grill
  • Steam function for healthy cooking
  • Advanced sensor technology
  • Microban antibacterial cavity
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 26 Kg
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  • Item model number: FT381SL
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Feb 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 230,163 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

Cooking with Intelligence
oven cooking
Oven-like cooking

The Family Chef’s 6th SENSE advanced sensor technology will cook food to the desired consistency with minimal intervention from the user. Sensors in the microwave monitor the humidity in the food throughout the cooking cycle, controlling and adapting the cooking time and power level to provide the best cooking results, with no overcooking or undercooking.

Oven-like Results

The forced air system in the Family Chef uses a fan in the back wall of the microwave oven to push air around the heating elements and into the cavity from every direction. This creates a powerful airflow in the microwave cavity, providing the oven-like results of a traditional oven.

Crisp and Brown Food

Featuring a crisping plate, the Family Chef allows the user to crisp and brown food, allowing for oven-like results. Food such as pizza, when cooked in a conventional microwave will become soggy, whereas in the Jet Chef, the crisp function will give it a crisp base and a browned top. The crisp plate heats up to 210°C heating the base of your food, whilst the grill at the top of the microwave browns from above.

Healthy Cooking with Steam Function

This microwave comes with a specially designed steamer vessel and pre-programmed settings for ease of steaming a variety of different foods such as fish, vegetables and even cakes. The auto steam function means that food can be fully steamed to the desired level within minutes. All that is required is to add water to the steamer then select the food class and weight.

3D Technology
Conventional Microwave Distribution / Whirlpool 3D Microwave Distribution
Keeping Your Microwave Clean

The Family Chef microwave comes with a Microban anti-bacterial interior cavity. Therefore, this prevents the natural build up of bacteria in your microwave for longer, keeping it a clean environment for cooking.

3D Microwave Distribution Cooking

The Family Chef comes fitted with Whirlpool’s 3D distribution technology which means that the food can be cooked, steamed and defrosted evenly for safer and faster results. It also means the microwave is more efficient with the power that it is using.

Quick Start and Defrost

Microwave cooking is designed to be quick, so the Family Chef has Jet options for speedy results. One touch of the Jet Start button will trigger the Microwave to heat food for 30 seconds at full power. The Jet Defrost option can defrosts food seven times faster than a conventional microwave heating system and all that is required is to set the weight of the food.

"Wavelicious" Recipes

The user can find recipes to complement the Family Chef microwave on Whirlpool’s recipe mobile application “Wavelicious”.


The Family Chef comes with a ferrite crisp plate and handle, steamer vessel, plastic plate lid and grill grid. This microwave also has an interior cavity light, child lock, memo function, kitchen timer and end of cooking buzzer.

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Turntable Size (cm) 28 28 28 32.5 36
Capacity (l) 13 (equiv. to 20 litre due to design) 13 (equiv. to 20 litre due to design) 25 28 31
Door Side Swing Side Swing Side Swing Side Swing Drop-down
Controls Type Touch Touch Knob & buttons Knob & buttons Knob & buttons
Advanced Sensor 6th SENSE Technology      
Crisping Function  
Steaming Function    
Jet Start
Jet Defrost
3D Microwave Distribution System
Forced Air Convection System      
Bread Defrost Function        
Microban Antibacterial Cavity        
Colour Variety Variety Black Silver Anthracite
Power (w) 700 700 700 1000 1000 - variable

Box Contains

FT381SL Family Chef Microwave
Crisp plate
Crisp plate handle
User Manual
Grill grid
Forced air grid

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great microwave. 10 Dec 2013
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Really not sure what the one star review is about!!. I think this is a great product with loads of features which I am still getting use to. It is a slightly more powerful and updated version of the FT339.
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3 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dont waste your money 21 Sep 2013
By roisin
This has to be the worst microwave I have ever bought now I have to go out and buy a new one. Its like having a tin of peas and no tin opener
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