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Whirlpool Gusto Microwave - Black

by Whirlpool
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
Price: 119.89 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Crisping function for oven like results
  • Quartz grill
  • Jet defrost- 7 times faster defrost time vs. conventional microwave
  • Easy to use buttons

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 18 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: GT285/BL
  • ASIN: B0085L6X8O
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 22 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,050 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

Crisp and Brown Food

Featuring a crisping plate, the Gusto microwave 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 Gusto, 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.

3D Technology
Conventional Microwave Distribution / Whirlpool 3D Microwave Distribution

3D Microwave Distribution Cooking

The Gusto microwave 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 Gusto 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 Gusto microwave on Whirlpool’s recipe mobile application “Wavelicious”.


The Gusto microwave comes with a ferrite crisp plate and handle. This microwave also has a child lock, interior light and kitchen timer.

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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

Whirlpool GT285BL Microwave
Crisp plate accessory with handle
User manual

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
3.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By w00ster
Verified Purchase
I bought this microwave because it had the Jet defrost and Crisp functions that i was interested in. They work well but the basic microwaving function is very very poor. It takes approximately 8 minutes to microwave some frozen peas, which used to take 3 in my old microwave. If you want to warm up alot of stuff and have it on for any length of time it starts smelling of melting plastic. The other flaw which is a potential fire hazard is that it DOES NOT SWITCH OFF once the end of the cooking time has been reached. Instead the turntable keeps going round and it emits 'reminder' beeps at intervals. This means you can't put it on to say defrost and leave the house for any length of time as the microwave would just be left on! I thought it might turn itself off after a while as a safety mechanism kicks in but no.,

In addition i have had this microwave for just over 12 months and yesterday when i opened the microwave door there was a loud bang and the house electrics went off. i thought it might be the lightbulb which had blown the fuse but changed the fuse but to no avail - the microwave is dead.

I contacted Amazon who stated that it only comes with a 12 month guarantee but they would refer my query to an 'internal department'. Apparently the Sale of Goods act UK does not apply to Amazon as they are based in Luxembourg!! Whirlpool were not interested in repairing it either. I will not be buying electronic goods on Amazon anymore. Instead i will buy from a reputable UK based retailer who does abide by the Sale of Goods act so i have protection outside of the manufacturers warranty.

Shame that Amazon don't seem to make that information more visible!?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By bkkbob
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I spent a lot of time considering which microwave to replace my expensive stainless steel panasonic model which had finally given up. i wanted a good quality one that was up to family usage. ofcourse you can get ones much cheaper but i always take the view that you get what you pay for & i like the look of this, even though its wattage is not that high most food seems to quote about 800 Watts to heat everything so thought that this would cover it & has the benefit of a halogen grill. have had this for a few months now & very happy with it & it is proving to be versatile & relatively easy to use although do need to look at the instruction sometimes to get correct info to use it as it has quite a few functions it is also reasonably sized inside for food not really small like some microwaves if i had to choose again i would still get another one of these as i thing they are very good and im quite particular about microwaves & quality. i would recommended these although ofcourse everyone is different & some might consider it expensive but i think it is worth it & not as expensive as some other ones
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy one. You'll not regret it 13 May 2014
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Great. Just what I was looking for and looks great in the kitchen.
It's easy to use and fast. Anyone can do it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love it! 12 Nov 2012
By mini
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i just love this microwave, its more preety than what it looks like! works perfectly, the thing is they say its black but only the front is black,the back is dark grey(this is why i gave 4 stars!)!

but still love it! i tried the jet crysp for french fries and it was great!defrost function works very nicely! i feel the 3D function..:P!

fast delivery..thank u amazon
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It works well for some months, then after just over a year it starts getting troubles, cooking not even, so half of the food hot and the other cold, then it smells like some wires are burning inside, before I get a fire at my home I decided to trash it, since the manufacturing warranty just cover one year, and mine is just 14 months old they told me I better buy another than pay for the repairment, what a joke. I am very disapointed with Whrilpool regarding microwaves, my other appliances are working well, oven, dryer and washer, all Whirlpool, but this time I am getting upset with this brand.
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